Pros: New opportunities to grow as a professional.
Cons: A little more time to adapt myself to a very different way to perform the tasks.
A typical day at work in my last project was performing cleaning protocols, reports, SOP's, among others documents. When the protocols were ready and approved I then trained the corresponding personnel and execute the protocol. Other days I had to work on the events, deviations or CAPA's.
I learned how to adapt my Pharmaceutical experience and knowledge into the Medical Device Industry. On the other – more... hand, I learned new terms and ways to perform a good job in this kind of industry which gave me the opportunity to grow as a Validation Scientist and as a professional as well.
Working in this company I had the opportunity to establish a good relation with the managers and with my co-workers. I believe that the hardest part of the job was to learn some medical device terms and their applications. Nevertheless, the most enjoyable aspect of the job was the new challenge in my day to day; but at the end of the day I felt the great satisfaction to pass a new challenge successfully. – less
demanding job that requires a commitment but can be rewarding
Sales Associate (Current Employee), York, PA – March 15, 2015
Cons: on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week
The days include covering surgeries which usually occur between 7 am and 5 pm but infrequently can occur in the middle of the night. Your responsible for having the instruments and implants that the surgeon would need there for the surgery and be there to support the staff and surgeon with help or technical questions. Its a very demanding yet can be enjoyable and rewarding.
The pricing and margins have been going down for the past 4 to 5 years- so you are doing more surgeries for less money and because of the reduce profits Zimmer gives you less and less resources to work with on a daily basis. Finding time off or away from work can be difficult
CVD (Former Employee), Parsipanny, NJ – February 22, 2015
Pros: easy to get hired
Cons: no development to much family working together
Horrible place to be to much exposure to harmful chemicals. And none of the supervisor have High School diplomas they can barely speak English properly it's sad. I had to leave because I felt I was getting dumb down. The management are all brothers and cousins they all been there for years. If they would ever reach a corporate level HR should be more involved in hiring professionals with degrees not non educated individuals. It's sad to see smart workers on the floor and because of politics their talents would go unnoticed.
Porous Surface Operator (Former Employee), Warsaw, IN – July 28, 2014
Pros: the satisfaction of knowing you did a job well done.
Cons: sometimes i would skip break just so i could get the job done on time or before the end of day.
I spent 21yrs here love working at Zimmer.We worked hard and fast pace.Team player, had to be.Each job you did goes to the next person before sent to hospitals.What i learned is consistency and time management.Two important steps to keep the work flowing.Deadlines can sometimes be the hardest but we always made our deadlines .even when we got our job orders at the last minute
Investment Castings Operator (Current Employee), Warsaw, IN – June 17, 2014
I love my job at Zimmer because it's unique. The management team is always willing to talk to you, whether they give you the answer you want or not is a different story but that's life. I have been able to work tons of overtime for the past 7 years. The hardest part of the job right now is the hours. I've been the lowest on seniority for the last 5 years and have no sign of going to day shift. The hours are also different than the standard 7-3 job so it can conflict with family schedules.
CNC Machinist (Former Employee), warsaw, in. – June 10, 2014
Typical day consisted of trying to avoid drama and harassment within the company. Didn't learn anything I already didn't know, except keep your head down and tail tucked. Management was poor and favored the fulltime employees and more of the women when It came to fulltime. Co-workers harassed and falsified information and documentation as well as management. There was nothing hard about this job. The most enjoyable part was when I got paid. I worked voluntarily 7 days a week a lot.
Marketing (Current Employee), Carlsbad,ca – May 23, 2014
Pros: decent pay
Cons: bad benefits, not a family friendly company
Decent pay, they used to have great benefits but now that they changed their benefit package it is horrible. There are a few people particular that(in more than one department), if your not in their clique, they will act friendly to your face but start gossiping behind your back so keep your friends close but your enemies closer if you start working there. I am searching for a new job as we speak due to the poor management..
Customer Srevice Representative (Current Employee), Warsaw, IN – May 19, 2014
I have enjoyed and appreciated my job at ZImmer. The day pretty much consist of being at you desk waiting on the next phone call and doing other assignments inbetween calls. It requires good time management. I love my co-workers, that is one thing I will miss when I retire. The hardest part of the job is, due to the amount of calls we take a day, getting everyting done by the end of each day. I love helping people and working with my co-workers