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Zimmer Canada?

Discussion in 'Zimmer' started by Anonymous, Jan 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Anyone know what's happening at Zimmer Canada these days? All kinds of changes over the past few months so, not sure if this is a stable place of employment or not? I am interested in marketing career opportunities and was told Zimmer was the best ortho company....
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    So let me understand....you have heard of changes, and are interested in a marketing position....sounds like you should stay with your 'fishing' job.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    It is obvious that you don't understand so, let me try to make this simple for you. Have you ever heard of the concept of conducting due diligence when searching for a new career? I have recently interviewed with Zimmer Canada. Since then I have since learned that they fired both the Director of Sales and Director of Marketing in 2010, hired an inexperienced replacement for the Director of Marketing and demoted the GM to a director level job. I have also heard the new GM is a transplant from the USA and is only expected to be here for a year or two. Lots of turnover so, to my original point, it doesn't appear to be very stable?
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Zimmer has cleaned house in recent months, fired a few people on the corporate side. Many are now speculating that some of the CDN distributors are vulnerable due to poor year on year sales performance? If you really want into Ortho in Canada, talk to Stryker or Biomet.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Haven't you already answered your own question? It doesn't sound like a stable situation, move on....
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Longterm plan for new GM to remain there. Awesome guy, good leader, good visionary, US transplant from Zimmer who understands the portfolio and how to navigate the Zimmer system. Bodes well for Zimmer Canada. Changes are positive. Don't fear change - it's not always a bad thing.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    No way, this post is a huge joke! New GM will be in Canada for three or four years max, he is gone the moment a sizable distributorship opens up in the USA. As for recent terminations, Director of Marketing was completely useless so no big loss, probably a giant step forward for Zim Canada. As for the Director of Sales, he pointed out loudly and often that the old GM was a giant buffoon (which was the honest to god truth!) so, he got whacked. The true dead wood in this company, Director of Logistics and Director of Finance....both are colossal idiots.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Management has gutted this once great company, in the USA anyway this is no longer a career destination like it once was. Maybe things are different at Zimmer Canada but, future is uncertain virtually everywhere else in this company. Look to SYK, JNJ and BMET.
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I work at Zimmer Canada and I can safely say that I have no no inside information about terminations, promotions, leadership aspirations, etc. Management doesn't share this info with staff so, anyone that claims to have it and is posting here is full of shit! From direct observation...company morale is in the toilet...leadership is non-existent...million dollar a year distributors dictate what goes on...management is unwilling to challenge the distributors for fear of losing sales....if anyone speaks out for what's right for the business they get canned....there is nothing stable about this company, don't be fooled.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Does anyone seriously care about what's going on at Zimmer Canada? I think Zimmer sells more in South Dakota.....
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Nothing inspires confidence more than the ringing endorsement of someone being a "good leader." Being a "good visionary" is just corporate babble, it doesn't make it a better place to work. Don't believe me? Start looking into voluntary turnover at Zimmer Canada, it's a mess. Paints a crystal clear picture why so many people have run from this company.....
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    2010 Recap:
    1) GM. Demoted.
    2) Director of Marketing. Fired
    2a) Director of Marketing Replacement. No ortho knowledge or background.
    3) Director of Sales. Fired
    4) Director of Finance. Active job hunter.
    5) Director of Logistics. Should have been fired years ago. Complete idiot.
    6) Product Managers. Most known to be seeking new careers outside ZMH.

    Doesn't sound good and it certainly doesn't appear to be a stable situation? You decide.
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    So Zimmer Canada is unstable and dysfunctional, point made. But, who really cares about this nonsense?
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Don't know the new GM in the slightest but, anyone is better than the idiot they demoted from the position....his "let's all just get a long and love one another" management philosophy was ridiculous. Best guess they will can him this year and everyone will cheer once they finally kick him to the curb
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Why are so many corporate people being fired these days at Zimmer while spoiled, vastly under performing distributors keep their jobs? It's common knowledge that the Zimmer distributors in Canada are millionaires.....do the math, they are paid +17% on total sales. Outrageous compensation for selling joints. Zimmer West.....+$40M sales x 17%! Distributor is easily making +$1m annually. Meanwhile, Zimmer continues to cut corporate staff in order to cut costs.....please, this is bull shit.