KALAMAZOO, Mich.. Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Stryker
SYK) announced today that it has been named one of the “100
Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE in the magazine’s 14th
annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States.
This is Stryker’s first time to be named to the list, and the
company was ranked 68th out of 100; 9th for the employee benefit of
telecommuting. The full list and related stories will appear
in the February 7 issue of FORTUNE, and are available now at fortune.com/bestcompanies.
Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Stryker, attributes this honor to all Stryker employees.
“We believe that we have a very special spirit at Stryker, and it
is great to see this spirit acknowledged publicly,” Mr. MacMillan
said. “Our employees’ efforts every day make Stryker the
organization it is.”
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners
with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most
extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three hundred
eleven companies participated in this year’s survey. Two-thirds of
a company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s Trust
Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from
each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes
about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie.
The other third of the scoring is based on the company’s responses
to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions
about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions
about hiring practices, internal communications, training,
recognition programs and diversity efforts. Any company that is at
least seven years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is