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Stryker Overview

Portage, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SYK)
Health Care Products Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help ... Read more

Mission: Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#76), 2016 (#43), 2015 (#20), 2014 (#48)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#57), 2016 (#39), 2015 (#43), 2018 (#100)

Company Updates

  • At Stryker, we believe every detail counts. Make sure you didn't miss anything on your application with The Muse's quick 5-minute checklist before submitting your application.

    A Checklist for Submitting a Perfect Job Application

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  • Ever wondered what a day is like for a Stryker Intern? Engineering Intern, Anna S. takes us through her daily routine. #WeAreStryker

    Day in the Life of a Stryker Intern

    Here at Stryker we value and treat our interns just like our full-time employees. This summer our Research and Development intern, Anna, was able to return for her third internship with Stryker. Anna thrives here due to our driven family culture and meaningful work she's able to accomplish, even as an intern, with the mission to make healthcare better.

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Stryker – Why Work For Us?

At Stryker, our core values guide our behaviors and actions. These values are part of our DNA and are fundamental to how we execute our mission. We love our team and we know you will to. Click to learn more about the Dozen Reasons to Work for Stryker!  


Stryker offers results-driven people a place where they can make a difference.

At the heart of what we do and believe is making healthcare better. We do this by collaborating with our customers to develop innovative products and services that ultimately improve the lives of patients. This is expressed through our mission: Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better, which is delivered by our people each and every day.

At Stryker, we grow talent. We give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential, including the possibility to move geographically, functionally, laterally and vertically. Stryker is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that only we offer.


You can find a full list of Stryker Awards here!

Diversity & Inclusion Drive Achievement

At Stryker, we encourage, value and leverage the diversity of people, perspectives, experiences and lifestyles to achieve maximum business performance. It is critical to our success that we have a workforce as diverse as the patients, professionals and communities we serve in over 100 countries around the world.

We create engaged and inclusive teams that encourage people to share their diverse insights, perspectives and opinions to help drive innovative solutions that accommodate our customers’ and their patients’ different physical and lifestyle needs.

We are a strengths-based organization that embraces unique strengths and experiences, providing employees the opportunity to fortify and grow their talents and enjoy dynamic career opportunities.

Military Recruitment


In an effort to support the hiring of US veterans, Stryker is proud to announce that we joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission in 2014. The 100,000 Jobs Mission began in 2011 as a coalition of 11 companies committed to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. Since then, the coalition has grown to more than 180 companies that represent almost every industry in the American economy. Each company has committed to hire veterans, report their hiring number on a quarterly basis and share best practices. Together, the companies have hired 200k+ veterans, more than double the original goal! Building on this momentum, the Mission has raised its goal-pledging to hire 300,000 U.S. military veterans. As a project member, Stryker is committed to helping the coalition meet its goal. Being a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission is just another step in our focus on creating a diverse and successful culture—making Stryker a great place to work!

Learn more about our Inclusive Workforce by visiting our careers site at


At Stryker, our business is built on sustainability - making long-term contributions, in a responsible way, to our customers and their patients, to our employees, to our communities and to our shareholders. Our latest social responsibility overview highlights our commitment to the following:

  • Innovation that Heals and Protects
  • Education that Advances Expertise and Care
  • Healthcare Sustainability
  • Stryker Sustainability
  • Careers that have Special Meaning
  • Care for Our Communities

Take a moment to review our Social Responsibility overview to learn more!


We share our customers’ commitment to operating a more sustainable and environmentally-sensitive business. We routinely adopt global best practices designed to comply with or go beyond industry and government environmental regulations. Furthermore, the U.S. FDA monitors and regulates Stryker manufacturing more stringently than the standard used for conventional manufacturing.

Stryker Reviews

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    "Best Place to Work! Great leadership, great colleagues, unsurpassed culture"

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    This company has an unsurpassed culture. Very inclusive and has a wonderful work-life balance. This is a workplace where your efforts and strengths are celebrated. Leadership has great direction and very approachable. Stryker hires those with drive to do the very best and work off of unique strengths and talents. With that being said, I believe the Stryker hiring process is a very sufficient method that results in certain criteria and mentality. Overall as an employee your contributions count and hard work does not go unnoticed. I am fulfilled in my position and am given ample opportunity for growth. From the top down, the typical Stryker employee is driven to deliver quality. My spouse and I both work for the company and love working here!


    If you are not a learner by nature, I believe it would be difficult to work here. As a new employee you are not spoon fed information, you must seek out the opportunities to learn. This is not for everyone so if you don't have the "learner" trait or aren't proactive/self-starter, you may have difficulty adjusting.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a fantastic job in creating an inclusive environment. Very knowledgeable and always approachable.

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Stryker Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Stryker (Dallas, TX) in October 2016.


    After having submitted my application online a month prior, I received an email from the recruiter wanting to set up a phone screen/interview. This first interview ran about 15 minutes and included a mini Gallup interview and just some general questions about my resume. It was a pleasant experience and she even included information on target salary and benefits for the role. At the end of our conversation, I was told that she would like to schedule me to speak with the hiring manager soon and we agreed on a date and time.

    My next phone interview with the hiring manager was a couple of days later. I again spoke about the experiences on my resume and the position was described to me in more detail. This lasted about 15 minutes as well. Later that evening, I received an e-mail to schedule the formal Gallup test.

    I completed the Gallup test a few days later. It lasted about an hour. It was pretty straightforward; I did not feign any of my responses in terms of my personality. At times I feared my honest responses might eliminate me based on my type A personality and introverted nature. A day after i completed the Gallup, I received an e-mail and call from the recruiter to schedule the on-site interview.

    The on-site interview consisted of 8 30-minute interviews with a large gamut of people. I thought i would feel drained throughout the day, but honestly the time flew bye. Everyone I spoke with was my kind of person: direct, perceptive, and amicable. Throughout my experience, I got a real family sense among the employees and an excitedness to be working at Stryker despite some environmental stressors. I was presented with an excellent offer three days after my interview!

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Stryker Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2016
  • Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2016
  • Best Places to Work 2016, MedReps, 2016
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