8 reasons to love Stryker in Brazil
Updated: Apr 21
In 1998, Stryker opened our São Paulo office, supporting various divisions across Medical Surgical, Orthopaedics, Spine, Neurotechnology, and Corporate. Our Brazil office is in the heart of Sao Paulo, near our office, you’ll find hospitals, several restaurants, stores, and Ibirapuera Park!
Here are 8 reasons to join our team in Brazil
1. We’re a great place to work
Literally, in the last few years Great Place to Work has recognized Stryker in Brazil as a top workplace in different categories including Best Workplace for Women, Best Multinational Workplaces, Best Companies to Work for in Brazil, and more!
At Stryker, people are one of our core values and we live it. We are always seeking ways to keep improving our culture, office, and environment. Here respect is the core of everything we do.
2. Employee wellness program
We are committed to the health and well-being of our teams. We offer three programs designed to help our employees reach their wellness goals.
Strive for Wellbeing: Offers holistic wellness guidance. The program is designed to help employees learn more about overall health including physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Employees are encouraged and supported while they strive to implement and sustain healthier habits.
Employee assistance program: Employees have access to helpful and anonymous resources that offer support in many life areas, including: financial, legal, and psychological.
On the move: Every Tuesday and Thursday, a personal trainer meets Stryker employees at a support tent in Ibirapuera park. Here, employees are offered the option to exercise and jog with professional teachers.
3. Flexible work options
We are proud to offer a variety of work models, including hybrid which allows our employees to work from home when they can and from the office when they prefer, or business requires it. We encourage our teams to find what mix works best for them and provide the equipment needed for our employees to perform at their best from their homes.
4. Employee events and engagement
One of the things that makes Stryker unique, is that we encourage our employees to have a “BFAW” – a best friend at work. We want our employees to build personal relationships with their co-workers. Working in a hybrid model can be challenging when it comes to socializing with our peers. With that in mind, we have created several events throughout the year to help employees socialize and network. These events are intended to create opportunities for people to meet each other and connect. A few of our events include birthday celebrations, lunch & learns, Festa Junina, coffee with leadership, kid’s day, and our end-year party. The best part? Our office is also pet-friendly!
5. Development Opportunities
One of Stryker’s core values is our people, we like to say that we grow talent. One of our goals is to have employees want to stay with Stryker as they develop in their careers. We encourage our team members to continue to sharpen their skill sets in a variety of ways. In addition to offering soft and hard skills training, we have a continuing education policy to encourage people to learn a new language or work on advanced degrees. We also offer free access to Learning Sprints and LinkedIn Learning for all employees, where a robust list of training courses are available.
6. Collaborative Culture
We’re proud of our collaborative culture. People at Stryker are enthusiastic about helping teammates and colleagues from other departments. One way we recognize these acts of camaraderie is through our recognition program, which encourages people to share their appreciation by sending virtual thank-you notes, nominating someone who has gone the extra mile, and sharing these messages of gratitude at our quarterly Town Hall meetings.
7. Coffee space
Want to have breakfast with work colleagues where you can play video games? Or maybe decompress while you have your lunch at the office? At Stryker Brazil, you can!
We have a common area for employees to have their meals, visit with one another, play video games, or even borrow books! This space was designed for people to enjoy while socializing with colleagues. Coffee breaks are always encouraged during work.
8. Enjoy a day to yourself
Each year you are provided with a day off to celebrate your birthday or a preferred holiday!
Stryker has many artists among its employees in Brazil, including a band! In 2022, The Back Orders, a band formed by Stryker employees performed at the end-year party.