Working At Starkey

Family-owned business Starkey has been improving lives through developing and manufacturing hearing aids since the '60s. Starkey is focused on improving the overall health for its customers, as well as creating a company culture centered on the health and wellness of its employees.

Diving Into the Values at Starkey

Authenticity. That's Starkey's secret. The employees are so passionate about improving people's hearing because that factor alone can affect their entire health. That passion is seen at every level. Starkey Founder Bill Austen has dedicated his life to helping people all over the world. He practices what he preaches and Starkey employees notice.

You'll quickly see a theme running through Starkey: Health and wellness play a huge role in the company's culture. From promoting mental health awareness to an on-campus gym, Starkey goes the extra mile to ensure its employees' health is in good shape .

Zippia caught up with Lynn Melling, Starkey Communications Manager, to find out more about what makes Starkey so great.

Not Your Grandmother's Hearing Aid

Innovative Listeners

One of the best things about Starkey is that it's open to new, innovative ideas. No one will roll their eyes at you for having a crazy idea. That's how they ended up on Times

Top 100 Inventions of 2019 list.

In 2017, Achin Bhowmik, Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President of Engineering, started taking the company in a new direction, which led to the development of a new hearing aid.

"We're moving away from your grandma's hearing aid," said Melling. "By using AI and senors, our new product is almost like a fitbit."

With this culture of being open to new ideas, employees were able to come up with this new piece of equipment that tracks steps, brain waves and translates languages.

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Healthy Work Culture

Providing Health Resources

At Starkey, employees have the resources to stay healthy. Not only is there a gym on campus, but employees also have access to a wellness center. The center is a valuable resource for employees as it provides:

  • Physicals
  • Health Coaching
  • Chronic Condition Coaching
  • Biometric Screenings
  • Comprehensive Health Reviews
  • And get this... It's free for employees to use.

    Employees also enjoy having a health and wellness coaching team that provides guidance on planning workouts and meals. The team even coaches Starfit, which is a two-week bootcamp. More than 500 employees have gone through the program and about 10,000 pounds have been lost.

    Starkey also focuses on other promotions, such as Mental Health Awareness month. "They really take that seriously," said Melling.

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    A Warm and Inviting Place to Work

    The people you work with are some of the kindest around.

    Since people at Starkey are devoted to helping people, it comes as no surprise that they're warm and inviting.

    "It's really wonderful. People here are so nice. It really is the best place I've ever worked," said Melling. "It feels very much like a family at Starkey. Everyone is so supportive of one another. There's just this great vibe that not a lot of other companies have."

    Since a lot of the employees have a family, there's a good work/life balance. Employees are expected to work hard, and many even work longer hours to complete projects. But at the end of the day, your family is still the most important thing.

    "If you need to take care of your kid and leave early, nobody bats an eye," Nelling said. "It's part of the culture here that family comes first. I feel supported in that. I feel I have the freedom to be a mom in addition to working here."

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    The Organization’s Mission

    Helping people hear - it's the reason we're here.

    Perks of Working at Starkey Hearing Technologies

    Employees frequently mention the fast-paced, collaborative environment where they, and the talents and ideas they bring, are valued at every level.


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    The team at Starkey Hearing Technologies

    Key People
    • Karen Spaeth (Director Of PR & Events)
    • Chris McCormick (Chief Marketing Officer)
    • Lynn Melling (Communications Manager)
    • Jessica Perez (Director - Global Human Resources)
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    Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. This company is recognized for their innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Starkey Hearing Technologies operates more than 26 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. They develop, manufacture and distribute hearing aids via three distinct brands - Audibel, NuEar and their original brand, Starkey.
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    Starkey Hearing Technologies Rankings

    Starkey Hearing Technologies is ranked #61 on the Best Retail Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Starkey Hearing Technologies Salaries

    How much does Starkey Hearing Technologies pay?
    The national average salary for a Starkey Hearing Technologies employee in the United States is $66,708 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $101,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $43,000 per year.
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    Starkey Hearing Technologies Salaries By Job Title

    While the average employee salary at Starkey Hearing Technologies is $66,708, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. The higher paying positions at Starkey Hearing Technologies include Functional Lead, Direct Support Professional, Hearing Consultant, and Application Software Developer. A worker with the title Functional Lead salary at Starkey Hearing Technologies can earn an average yearly salary of $100,771. Some of the other roles at Starkey Hearing Technologies are Materials Clerk and Customer Service Representative. A worker with the title Materials Clerk at Starkey Hearing Technologies earns an average salary of $27,448 per year.

    Starkey Hearing Technologies careers

    On average, employees at Starkey Hearing Technologies stay with the company for 4.9 years. Employees most commonly join Starkey Hearing Technologies after leaving Best Buy. When they leave Starkey Hearing Technologies, they most frequently get their next job at Medtronic.

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    Starkey Hearing Technologies Competitors

    Competitors of Starkey Hearing Technologies include LG Electronics, H-E-B, and Crestron Electronics. The average salaries at LG Electronics rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $63,696 per year. Employees at H-E-B earn an average of $49,699 per year, and the employees at Crestron Electronics earn an average salary of $49,478 per year.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Starkey Hearing Technologies

    When was Starkey Hearing Technologies founded?

    Starkey Hearing Technologies was founded in 1967.

    How many Employees does Starkey Hearing Technologies have?

    Starkey Hearing Technologies has 6,000 employees.

    How much money does Starkey Hearing Technologies make?

    Starkey Hearing Technologies generates $1.1B in revenue.

    What industry is Starkey Hearing Technologies in?

    Starkey Hearing Technologies is in the health care technology industry.

    What is Starkey Hearing Technologies's mission?

    Starkey Hearing Technologies's mission statement is "Helping people hear - it's the reason we're here."

    What type of company is Starkey Hearing Technologies?

    Starkey Hearing Technologies is a private company.

    Who are Starkey Hearing Technologies's competitors?

    Starkey Hearing Technologies competitors include QuikTrip, Wegmans Food Markets, The Jay Group, H-E-B, Wawa, Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems, Trader Joe's, CSR, FTD Companies, Crestron Electronics, Hy-Vee, Jamba Juice Company, Circle K, CCC, Kwik Trip, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Speedway, LG Electronics, Sheetz.

    Who works at Starkey Hearing Technologies?

    Karen Spaeth (Director Of PR & Events)

    Chris McCormick (Chief Marketing Officer)

    Lynn Melling (Communications Manager)

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