CAD Administrator, Medical Device Industry (Former Employee), Allendale, NJ – March 7, 2014
Pros: uninhibated work environment that promotes groth & ideas.
Cons: parochial thinking
As the CAD administrator I review the company's internal systems and partners with the information technology department to implement engineering-related software and hardware upgrades within corporate operating mechanisms. I've learned after working on the users side what is important to the success of everyday duties that the users must accomplish. – more... and turning those findings into an environment that will promote a user friendly environment for increased productivity. I've managed over sixty users in both the US & France introducing, training, & Supporting upgrades to the Pro/ENGINEER & Windchill systems. The hardest part of my job is convincing the people that control the budget, that with a small investment, the ROI, for the users would prove very productive & profitable. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I finally convince finance, and we work together to make those plans a reality. – less
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 Additionally the culture is very outdated and poorly structured.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
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.
Senior Quality System Coordinator (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – December 10, 2013
Pros: great work environment. on site cafeterial
Cons: very long drive for me.
I typical day included some meetings and some desk work. My ideas were listened to and valued. I had to adjust to working in teams for everything. However, I learned how effective a team of people can me when every one does their part. Management was great. Very positive and promoted doing things to increase each workers personal skills.