Finance Department - Hamilton Office
Finance Manager (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 14 March 2017
As a former finance department employee at Stryker, I can assure you that the finance department will keep you busy. Hours are long on month end due to unrealistic deadlines set by corporate office. The annual review process has a two strikes and your out approach, if in one year you receive a Developing rating-you get no bonus or raise, then the next if year you receive another Developing rating, there is no bonus or raise, and your put on a probation period, with basically one foot out the door. This approach is designed to ensure employees are pushing as hard as they can in their job. The finance department has historically been known as a sweat shop, and has had very high turnover in the past 5 years.
Don't be mislead by all the "best place to work" awards held by the Stryker office in Hamilton. All info is filtered by HR that gets released to the rating companys, so it's very misleading.
I've worked for a lot of companys, and unfortunately, Stryker is the only place I can say was a mistake in my career choices.
If your still uncertain about this job, speak with any independant job recruiter outside of Stryker, and they will validate the above.
On the positive side, if you can make it in Stryker, you can make it any where.