Phoenix Contact is one of the best employers according to the Great Place to Work “Best Workplaces in Germany 2016” award.
Awards were given to companies which, according to their employees, create a responsible and attractive workplace culture. Employees at Phoenix Contact gave extremely positive feedback about the company, particularly in terms of pride and team spirit.
In the North Rhine-Westphalia regional competition, the electronics manufacture took one of the top 5 places in the category for companies with more than 500 employees. Phoenix Contact Electronics was also recognized as a top employer in the Lower Saxony regional competition. The employer, located in Bad Pyrmont, also ranks as one of the top 5 employers in this region.
In order for Great Place to Work to assess the workplace culture and attractiveness of the employers, employees and management from the companies taking part were asked to provide feedback. The focus was on key workplace matters such as management, trust, and team spirit, identification with the work being performed, and loyalty to the employer. “The results and feedback from this employee survey are very important to us”, says Prof. Gunther Olesch, from the Executive Board, regarding the biennial participation in the Great Place to Work competition. “They show us where there is still need for action, which enables us to develop targeted measures.”
A total of 613 companies undertook the survey as a benchmark of the quality of workplace culture. 100 companies were awarded by the international research and advisory network.