At Stryker Corporation, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 966 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.55. It was published on Oct 24, 2016. 10698 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

What They Do

We asked Stryker Corporation to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are one of the world's leading medical technology companies and offer a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine, which help improve patient and hospital outcomes. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Manufacturing & Production
US Headquarters: Kalamazoo, Michigan US Sites: 197
Major Locations: Kalamazoo/Portage, Michigan; San Jose/Fremont, California; Mahwah/Allendale, New Jersey; Flower Mound, Texas; Lakeland, Florida US Employees: 13,357
US Revenues: $7,116 million Worldwide Revenues: $9,946 million
Employees Worldwide: 25,000 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: SYK Founded: 1941

Because of the commitment and camaraderie of our employees, Stryker truly is a best place to work.

Perks and Programs

We asked Stryker Corporation to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employees bring smiles to kids in need: Our first company-wide employee volunteer program allows employees to volunteer as non-medical volunteers during an Operation Smile mission. Non-medical volunteer employees change the lives of children by sharing their time, talents and experience. During a 7- to 15-day session, depending on the mission and the need, employees step in wherever a helping hand is needed. From screening hundreds of patients and comforting them before and after surgery, to organizing medical records and taking before and after photographs, employees have unlimited opportunities to assist during one of these missions.
  • Our 401(k) plan exceeds market practice: For over 26 years, we have matched $0.50 for every dollar contributed by an employee to our 401(k) plan, up to 8 percent of his or her eligible wages. In addition, each year we make a voluntary discretionary contribution to employees’ 401(k) plan. All non-sales employees who work a minimum of 1,000 hours and are employed on the last day of the previous year receive 7 percent of their salary and bonus into their 401(k) regardless of whether they are already participating in the plan. This 7 percent, in addition to our employees’ own deferral, means that if employees defer 8 percent, and the company matches that with 4 percent, they receive an additional 11 percent company contribution.
  • We help employees discover their talents: We believe in discovering what makes people tick, then building on it. Our talent-based hiring and development practices ensure that our employees are able to do what they do best every day. Many new employees take an online StrengthsFinder™ survey, which reveals strengths across 34 themes of talent, based on instinctual, top-of-mind responses that are not likely to change over time. Employees may work with a certified strengths coach, who walks them through their results to help them understand and learn how to make the best use of their strengths, as well as enhance their performance and peer relationships. The coaches also work with managers to understand their team’s StrengthsFinder™ reports so they can better manage and coach them individually and as a group.
  • We measure employee engagement annually … and act on it: We’ve used our annual company-wide employee engagement survey for more than 10 years—and as long as 20+ years in some of our businesses—to uncover important issues affecting our work environment. During the survey process, employees share feedback anonymously by answering questions on a five-point scale. Following the survey, managers receive composite scores for their teams and use these scorecards to discuss and create action plans. Teams walk through the engagement data, discussing areas where they are doing well and those that could use improvement. Together the teams create an action plan that is specific to their needs and focuses on the areas of engagement they want to tackle together. They then work on implementing these action plans throughout the year.
  • Employees connect with CEO and each other: A popular feature of our intranet, Connect, is the social media platform that connects employees with one another to share knowledge and experiences, access information and resources, and grow in their careers. Connect houses an employee directory with customizable profiles that include contact information, interests, past projects and areas of expertise. Connect also features communities—groups of people who can ask questions or make posts on a common area of interest. From discussing company business or his perspective on key topics, our CEO, Kevin Lobo, has proven to be a leader who is transparent and open. His posts on Connect, called “Kevin’s Take On …,” share his thoughts on work/life integration, diversity and inclusion, networking, leadership, having global work experience, and many more.
  • Our employee resource groups foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Our employee resource groups provide a means for employees to network, exchange views about managing common business challenges and continue their professional growth and development. They align with our business objectives to drive a culture of innovation by globally embracing diverse perspectives, approaches and backgrounds and by energizing employee engagement and community leadership by mirroring our communities and customers. Two of our most influential ERGs are Stryker’s Women’s Network (SWN) and Stryker’s Allies for Equality (SAFE). SWN improves Stryker’s results by fostering the development and retention of talented women. SAFE fosters a more inclusive workplace for our employees, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 8% of an employee's salary79% Company-paid health coverage for employees
77% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 73% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $15,000 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Stock options to employees
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Employee stock purchase plan


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
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.


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 6 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (1% use it)
  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Telecommute option (25% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (1% use it)


120 days Job-protected maternity leave120 days Job-protected paternity leave
$5,000 Adoption benefit120 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Elder care resources
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$33,900,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $19,225 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Stryker recruits and employs people who like to succeed and are motivated by our mission.


Our employees know how to have fun. We enjoy spending time together and find many ways—both planned and spontaneous—to celebrate with each other.

How to Get Hired

We asked Stryker Corporation for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We are looking for results-driven people who want to make a difference in the world. Stryker may be right for you if you are motivated by: • Meaningful Innovation: Our innovation creates life-changing solutions that enable people to live more active, fulfilling lives. • Growth: Our business growth creates investments, resources and new roles that drive our employees’ personal growth and provide dynamic career opportunities. • Opportunity: We care as much about what you can do as what you have done, helping you to discover, apply and develop your strengths and talents. We offer dynamic career opportunities that allow you to realize new experiences without changing employers. We aim to match the right person to the right role, and we are committed to employee engagement. We seek to build teams with diverse viewpoints, and our employees own and are fully involved in their work environment.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Stryker is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people. Our employees are confident in their ability to fulfill their aspirations at work, and we provide them with the accountability and autonomy to deliver against clear expectations. We aspire to be the best, and our employees share an intensity to succeed through an honest approach to product quality, customer service and overall business management. We give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential—you’re not locked into a predetermined path. We also believe in work/life integration and that there is no “perfect balance” that fits every person at every career and life stage. Your role and how you create value for Stryker will determine how work/life integration will work for you.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Stryker is always searching for top talent that aligns with our core principles—individuals who have demonstrated top levels of performance, accountability and integrity. We are currently seeking talented and qualified candidates for roles in software, robotic and electrical engineers, financial analysts and managers, quality and regulatory positions at all levels of the organization, and sales representatives. For a complete list of our open positions, visit our Careers site at Join our Talent Network site to enhance your job search and application process.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

The best way to find out more about us or apply is to visit our Careers site and search our job openings. You can search for jobs by location and/or function as well as keywords such as title or requisition number. When you find a position you’d like to apply for, just click Apply Now. We invite you to apply to as many positions that you are interested in. You will receive an automatic message that confirms we have received your application. Joining our Talent Network will enhance your job search and application process. By joining our Talent Network, you can create a profile and receive updates on Stryker and new job postings. You can join our Talent Network by visiting our Careers site. In addition, you can follow us online on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

hiring Outlook

3,000 Job openings forecast for coming year 6% Job Growth
40 Average applicants per opening 210,228 Applications received
4,055 Positions filled in past year 21% New hires by employee referrals
2,612 New positions created 1,054 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 219 New graduates hired
9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 12% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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