Starkey Recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace in Minnesota for the Third Consecutive Year

June 28, 2024

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – For the third consecutive year, Starkey has earned a spot among the Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota for 2024, as recognized by the Star Tribune. This year’s Top Workplaces survey collected insights from over 149,000 employees across more than 5,000 public, private, and nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. This prestigious designation highlights Starkey’s dedication to cultivating an environment where employees flourish both professionally and personally.

“This honor is truly a reflection of our employees’ passion and commitment to caring. When you join Starkey, you are joining a purpose-driven, passionate, and innovative group of people committed to making a positive impact. The entire Starkey Teams’ desire to contribute to something greater than themselves by connecting people through better hearing makes all the difference in how we enhance people’s lives.”

–Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO of Starkey

The survey featured 24 questions focused on eight key organizational health factors to assess how effectively employees are united in working towards a common goal. These factors included alignment with the company’s direction and values, operational effectiveness, openness to new ideas, sense of appreciation and meaningful work, employee engagement and loyalty, confidence in leadership, managerial effectiveness, and the overall work environment, including benefits and compensation.

Congratulations to our amazing Starkey team on this well-deserved recognition,” said Jessica Perez, Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President of Culture. “Our culture is built on core values of caring, fearlessness, and dedication, and I am incredibly proud to see these values embodied daily in our work.”

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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