Medical device maker ranks as a ‘Best Company to Work For’


The global operations of Kalamazoo-based Stryker include its endoscopy building in San Jose, California. Photo via

A maker of medical devices and equipment is climbing a ranking of the nation’s exceptional workplaces.

Kalamazoo-based Stryker ranks No. 19 on Fortune’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” marking the seventh year it has been chosen for the honor.

Last year, the company, whose products and service offerings include orthopedics, surgery, neuro-technology and spine treatments, was ranked No. 21.

The annual ranking, now in its 20th year, ranks public and private U.S. companies based on employee satisfaction and perks.

Stryker said its workplace culture and mission contribute to its selection year after year.

“Stryker’s commitment to a great workplace culture has resulted in a company of men and women who are humble and hardworking, driven to excel and enjoy coming to work each day,” the company said. “Stryker recruits and employs people who like to succeed and are motivated by our mission.”

The rankings

Stryker tops the ranking's manufacturing and production category, followed by Houston-based oil and natural gas producer Hilcorp, at No. 41 overall, and McLean, Virginia-based candy and food maker Mars, at No. 50 overall.

Stryker employs more than 13,000 people across 197 sites in the U.S. It was given a 95 percent or higher by its employees in several categories covered by Fortune’s surveys.

The ranking is based on responses to 966 employee surveys, rating Stryker on its workplace challenges, atmosphere, rewards, pride, communication and bosses.

Overall, 93 percent of Stryker employees rated their workplace as “great.”

Michigan employers

Quicken Loans, Detroit, No. 10

Stryker, Kalamazoo, No. 19

Credit Acceptance, Southfield, No. 43

Plante Moran, Southfield, No. 51

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