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Medical device maker ranks as a 'Best Company to Work For'

March 7, 2016
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A maker of medical devices and equipment in the region can once again boast that it has an exceptional workplace.

Kalamazoo-based Stryker is one of Fortune’s 2016 “100 Best Companies to Work For,” the sixth straight year it’s received the designation.

The ranking recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

“This is a testament to our focus on people and our culture that invests in employee growth and development,” said Katy Fink, human resources VP, Stryker. “We greatly appreciate the contributions of our employees, their drive to make health care better and their passion in making Stryker a great place to work.”

The rankings

Stryker is ranked as the 21st-best company in America to work for, and the second-best company to work for in the manufacturing and production category, after Newark, New Jersey-based W.L. Gore & Associates.

Fortune cites Stryker’s dedication to ensuring its employees are intimately familiar with its products as one of the reasons it scored so highly.

Stryker, which employs more than 12,000 people across 172 sites, offers more than 60,000 medical devices and was given a 94 percent or higher by its employees in several categories covered by Fortune’s surveys.

Employees ranked Stryker on its challenges, atmosphere, rewards, pride, communication and bosses, and according to the survey, 93 percent of Stryker employees said the workplace is great.

Fortune’s review was based on 1,166 responses to employee surveys.

Michigan workplaces

Quicken Loans, Detroit, No. 5

Stryker, Kalamazoo, No. 21

Credit Acceptance, Southfield, No. 27

Plante & Moran, Southfield, No. 33

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