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Starkey Genesis - August 2023

Starkey Wins 2023 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards


Recognized for Purpose and Values, Work-Life Flexibility, Compensation and Benefits, Leadership, and Innovation

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (June 8, 2023) – Starkey received recognition across all five categories of the 2023 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence awards for outstanding achievements in Work-Life Flexibility, Purpose and Values, Compensation and Benefits, Leadership, and Innovation. Issued by the nation’s leading employer recognition program, Top Workplaces, the award program is based solely on employee feedback, surveying over 27 million employees at 70,000 organizations to determine those worthy of recognition.

“Our Starkey Family is committed to developing caring technology that helps connect the world through better hearing,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “I am incredibly proud to receive these awards because they are based on feedback from our employees. I want to thank the entire Starkey team for their commitment to caring and living our values every day. The breadth of this recognition shows that we have, and continue to attract, the best and brightest in the hearing industry, allowing us to continue to help the world hear better and live better.”

The survey consisted of 24 questions covering seven areas of organizational health factors to gauge how well employees are working toward a common cause. Those areas include measuring employees’ views on alignment of their company’s overall direction, its values, and cooperation; effectiveness of doing things well, sharing different viewpoints, and encouraging new ideas; employees’ level of connection in feeling appreciated and that their work is meaningful; and employee engagement measures of loyalty, motivation, and willingness to refer their company to others. Other factors include gauging the level of confidence in company leaders; respondents’ views on their manager’s effectiveness and engagement in their employees’ development; and assessing employee benefits, pay and overall work environment.

“From the beginning of the company to today, our culture has been focused on being caring, fearless, and dedicated,” said Jessica Perez, Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President of Culture. “Starkey is a great place to work because of the dedication and passion consistently demonstrated by our Starkey Family, not only here in Minnesota, but around the world. This recognition reflects the caring attitudes they bring to work each day to make products that truly change people’s lives.”

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About Starkey 

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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