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10 reasons to join Stryker in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Updated: Aug 9, 2019

Kalamazoo, Michigan is the home of Stryker's World Headquarters! Located in Southern Michigan, less than an hour from Lake Michigan, Kalamazoo's sectors like education, life sciences, and manufacturing help propel its economy.

Our Kalamazoo offices at a glance:

Here are 10 reasons to join our family in Kalamazoo


1. Annual family picnic

Each year we have a family picnic, which is a fun-filled day of rides, games, prizes, food and more!


2. Dress for your day

We call our dress code: “Dress for your day” which is a flexible approach, allowing you the option to dress in a way which reflects your individual schedule. Whether you are wearing a suit, jeans or anything in between, we will assume you are dressing in accordance to your comfort and schedule for the day.


3. Employee appreciation week

Every September, our offices in Kalamazoo celebrate Employee Appreciation Week. The fun includes massages, food, prizes, a photo booth, headshots, and more!


4. Active community

“Everyone within Stryker is very active outside of work in terms of mountain biking, road biking, swimming, running; there are so many hiking paths and walking trails in Kalamazoo.” – Bri M.


5. On-site fitness center

The health and wellbeing of our employees is important to us. We encourage our employees to take advantage of the on-site fitness center, as well as the locker rooms and showers.


6. On-site cafeteria

Our convenient, on-site cafeteria offers affordable and nutritious food options, as well as free coffee and soda for those who are in need of an extra afternoon boost.


7. Networking opportunities

Kalamazoo is home to Stryker’s World Headquarters, which means employees from all over the world are constantly traveling in and out of this location, so you will have the opportunity to broaden your network.


8. Our award-winning culture

Stryker has been consistently recognized as a great place to work in the United States! Our recent awards include:

  • America’s Best Employers 2019 - #68

  • Best Employers for Diversity 2019 - #104

  • Best Employers for Women 2019 - #12

9. Active employee resource groups


We have ERGs at all our Stryker locations, but Kalamazoo is unique in that it has a very active presence of constant on-site activities, trainings, volunteer opportunities, and more.


10. Multiple Kalamazoo offices

Since we have several office locations in Kalamazoo, you can drive a few minutes to meet new people cross-divisionally and functionally, have lunch at a different cafeteria, or get tours of our other offices!

Fun fact


The Kalamazoo Promise is a pledge by a group of anonymous donors to pay up to 100% of tuition of any of Michigan's state colleges or universities for graduates of Kalamazoo public high schools.

Interested in joining our family?


Check out our current job openings and apply today!



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