Stryker — No. 8 among largest medtech employers
Number of employees: 46,000
Glassdoor rating: 4.2/5
85% would recommend to a friend.
In order to be successful at Stryker (NYSE:SYK), be results-driven, according to the company. The ortho device giant claims that making healthcare better is the core of what they do, and they do it by collaborating with customers to create products and services that are tailored to each customer. Stryker touts itself on giving employees the opportunity to develop their careers based on strengths and potential, including the possibility to move geographically, functionally, laterally and vertically.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say:
“Pros: Flexibility; movement opportunities; competitive pay; tuition reimbursement; paternity leave and competent people. Cons: Internal communication between business units is terrible and team and manager make or break the experience.” – Current employee
“Pros: Ethical leadership; mission-driven and cares about employees. Cons: Driven to succeed, and sometimes that creates downsides.” – Current employee
“Pros: Easy workplace and co-workers are very helpful. Cons: Long and marginal promotion opportunities.” – Former employee
“Pros: Incredibly rewarding work; nice offices; a great place to build your network; good benefits (although salaries should be reviewed and adjusted regularly); great training programs and no lack of structure and defined procedures, for those who like that. Cons: Work/life balance is poor; lots of turnovers which, in turn, poorly affects the work/life balance of those who choose to stay; not compensated for after-hours and weekend cases; too many levels of management and none of them are dedicated to their people, and somehow this is accepted in this organization — they are only there to advance their own careers.” – Former employee