Other (Former Employee), Waterdown, ON – October 30, 2013
Pros: christmas parties and golf day
Cons: long hours, no extra pay, management has no time for you
Don't be deceived by the best place to work awards in Canada. This company asks a lot from its employees, plus some. If you want a challenging career, with weekend work at no extra pay, then Stryker could be a fit for you however, if you want work / life balance, stay very very far away from this company, as there is no work / life balance at Stryker – more... in Canada. If you like to work independently then this may be a place for you, because management does not have a lot of time to support. – less
warehouse material handler (Former Employee), Waterdown, ON – September 20, 2012
Pros: lunch with all my co-workers
Cons: one hour for youre lunch and no breaks.
Stryker canada was always a long but great day at work eveyone of my co-workers were great to work with management was great as well the hardest part of my day was at the end of my day to make sure that all orders have been picked and shipped out the best part of the day was when it was time to go home.
Assembler (Former Employee), Portage, MI – February 18, 2014
Pros: great people
Cons: working through a temp service to get hired in.
A Typical day at work started at 5am. I was on the Rover Team and I learned about the standard operation procedures to assemble the Rover on my station. The management was great, my co-workers even better and the hardest part of my job was getting up at 3am six to sometimes seven days a week. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with my team.
Cons: management ideology, culture, work life balance
Very fast paced but simple work, no focus on employee growth and no work life balance. Frowned upon by management if employees left on time and the management are extremely hypocritical when it comes to many simple things. Decent pay and perks but if you work for Stryker be prepared to learn the job and that's it, no challenges to learn anything new. – more... Additionally the culture is very outdated and poorly structured. within 6 months i knew i would not want to be here past a year. – less
Assembly (Current Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – January 19, 2014
Pros: clean and safe work place, benefits
Cons: low pay
As factory floors go Stryker has some of the cleanest and safest to work in. The company is constantly listed in the Forbes top 100 places to work. If you are working in the office this is an amazing place if you work on the floor prepare to go through a temp agency to get hired then wait around a year or more to be hired in where the wages are not – more... very competitive for the industry but the benefits are nice. Once hired in there are many opportunities for advancement with in the organization. – less
Endoscopic Specialist (Current Employee), Jasper, IN – January 14, 2014
Pros: great benefits.
Cons: lack of mobility.
Stryker has been a great company to work for; however, to advance in my current division I would have to move all over the country. I'd like to stay in southern Indiana, and there is no room for advancement in this area.
Cups Polishing Lead (Former Employee), Mahwah, NJ – January 12, 2014
Pros: all the hours you could want.
Cons: short lunch. pressure to produce large amounts of parts.
Stryker is a great place to work with a hive mind mentality. Everyone is working towards their prospective cells. Competition within the management fuels the performance of the manufacturing process. However, you will be working as a temp for a very long time with no clear view of when you might be hired full time. Tons of overtime offered, though the – more... hours might be a little wonky from day to day. 12 hr days are not out of the question and depending on demand you will be asked to come in on a Saturday. – less
LOAN SET/ KITROOM ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee), Randburg, GP – January 8, 2014
Pros: good enviroment for learning
Cons: long worning hours as you are on call one week in a month.
A lot of hard work is required and no formal quqlification is needed to excel in the work place. Mathematical and technical skills are of high value. Employees are not willing to take accountablility as they always shift responsibilities to other employees.
QC-Inspector Incoming (Former Employee), PR – December 23, 2013
Perform sampling of parts received in store. Check your documentation in its entirety. Perform relevant tests (dimensional, Visual). Perform detailed reporting of results. Approval of the product for use in manufacturing. Assist the Engineering Department with the "compliances" or validations.
systems foreman (Current Employee), El Paso, TX – December 22, 2013
Normal work hours were fair no complaints about 10 hours a day. The work i did was a ongoing educational experience was able to start from the bottom to where I'm at now as a shop foreman. It gave me management skill for having 5 to 20 service members, the hard part is not getting my hands dirty with the other service members.