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Medical company ranks among 'Best Workplaces for Diversity'

December 7, 2017
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A medical company in the region has been ranked among Fortune’s “100 Best Workplaces for Diversity.”

Kalamazoo-based Stryker Corporation, a maker of medical devices and equipment, landed at No. 39 in the ranking.

The ranking is based on employee feedback and statistics compiled by the national research and benchmarking firm Great Place to Work.

“The ‘Best Workplaces in Diversity’ offer the very best workplace experiences, according to the diverse employees who work there,” Fortune said.

According to the ranking, the Stryker’s workforce is made up of 26 percent minorities, 10 percent minority executives, 17 percent minority front-line managers, 12 percent minority mid-level managers, 33 percent women, 17 percent female executives, 34 percent female front-line managers, 28 percent female mid-level managers and 17 percent baby boomers or those born earlier.

Founded in 1941, Stryker has 16,232 employees across 188 work sites, with 2016 revenue of $11.33 billion.


Great Place to Work solicited feedback from 442,624 employees on more than 50 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work Certified standard, have at least 50 employees and have a 95-percent confidence level and a 5-percent margin of error or less in their survey results.

For the purposes of the ranking, “diverse” employees are anyone who identified as a racial/ethnic minority, female, LGBTQ, disabled or born in 1964 or earlier.

“We compared the experiences these employees reported to that of their colleagues, focusing on areas that the data revealed the most differentiation in their daily workplace experience,” Fortune said. “We also considered the degree of representation in the organization.”

Michigan ranking

The only other Michigan company in the ranking is Detroit-based Quicken Loans, a financial services and insurance company, at No. 25.

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2. Hyatt Hotels, Chicago, hospitality

3. Ultimate Software, Weston, Florida, information technology

4. Salesforce, San Francisco, information technology

5. Wegmans Food Market, Rochester, New York, retail

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