For us, work–life balance means uniting the challenges of the working world and the requirements of one’s private life in a balanced manner. We support this with excellent benefits.
Professional and personal life
Creating a family-friendly work environment is important to us. It keeps us motivated and productive in the long term and, in doing so, contributes to the company’s success. Flexible working hours or trust-based working hours, home office and 25 to 30 vacation days per year are part of our work routine in many areas and provide a healthy balance between work and private life. Bridge days and the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day are usually reserved for the family. In these cases, our employees can use their flexible working hours or their vacation days.
Weekends and on-call duties are more likely the exception than the rule in our northern locations.
At our large locations, we also offer the opportunity to make use of our emergency childcare, which could be needed should a day-care centre have an unforeseen closure, for example. Our staff can also make use of our family service, which provides advice on all questions relating to childcare and long-term care of relatives.
In addition, we actively design parental leave in order to give mothers and fathers the opportunity to participate in continuing education programmes and make re-entry easier.
As the life expectancy and the pressure on the statutory pension systems continue to increase, provision for retirement becomes increasingly important. We offer our employees an employer-funded company pension plan through a direct insurance, which also offers possibilities for individual optimisation.
Health care management
The health of our employees is important to us. Be it assistance in overcoming an illness or providing care on-site at the company with the company physician, health manager or an internal social service – we offer numerous ways to improve the well-being of our employees. Health days, non-smoking courses as well as weeks focus on current health topics and are held at some sites.
We create ergonomic workplaces wherever locally possible, for example, through the use of adjustable office desks or notebooks with integrated handles for mobile use of our customer service technicians.
With our wide range of company sports activities, our employees can stay fit while meeting other colleagues. We offer it all – from solo, tandem to group sports: for example, you can participate in badminton, bowling, golf, handball, deep-sea fishing, various jogging circles, cycling, back fitness, sailing, tennis, volleyball and yoga.
Our employees benefit from our exclusively arranged discount programme (corporate benefits), in which they receive significant discounts and exclusive benefits on travel, clothing and technology, as well as when taking out insurance policies and on leisure activities.
We also subsidise the HVV ticket for public transportation in Hamburg.
At our Hamburg location, we also have an annual tradition of visiting the Ernst-Deutsch-Theater to see the nativity story with employee children between the ages of four and twelve. The kids can also look forward to receiving Christmas gift bags. We think of everyone: our employees worldwide each get a little gift at Christmas. Traditionally, this is organised by the employees of a different Jungheinrich site every year.
In Moosburg, a private children’s day is dedicated to the younger children of the employees, and we also organise a fun cinema day for the older children.