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    The medical device maker—whose offerings touch orthopedics, surgery, neurotechnology, and spine ­treatments—is stacked with “amazingly talented” high achievers, co­workers say. “It takes someone who is willing to go above and beyond with a smile on their face” to make the products that “change patients’ lives.”

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    Company Info

    Rank last year21
    Years on list
    7
    HQ location
    Kalamazoo
    Total employees25,000
    Job openings (as of February 2017)875
    Industry
    Manufacturing & Production
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
    $7.1 billion
    Year founded
    1941
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites197
    Websitehttp://www.stryker.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    yes
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    no
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women31%
    % Minorities24%
    % African-American/Black5%
    % Asian7%
    % Caucasian/White75%
    % Hispanic/Latino10%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    <1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    1%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO23
    Total PTO after 5 years
    239
    # Sick days
    6
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers
    23
    # Sick days for part-timers
    6

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Recon Sales Associate
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    ProCare Specialist
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$1,588

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %6%
    # of job applicants210,228
    Avg. # of applicants per opening40
    FT voluntary turnover9%
    Jobs filled internally1,054
    % Jobs filled by referral21
    # New graduates hired219
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed$7,000

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)105
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)124