Germany’s Best Employer: Vector Takes Second Place
Berlin/Stuttgart, Germany, 2019-03-25 – The Stuttgart IT specialist Vector claimed an outstanding second place in the 2019 Germany-wide “Great Place to Work” competition in the category for companies with between 501 and 2,000 employees. In Baden-Württemberg, Vector is the best-ranked mid-sized employer in this category. The award ceremony was held on the evening of March 14 in Berlin. The employees of the rapidly growing company attest that their employer provides an extraordinary workplace culture. In the information and communication technology sector, Vector ranked second in the category for large employers.

For the study, the “Great Place to Work” initiative interviewed the employees of 680 companies using an online survey and conducted extensive culture audits on quality, variety and sustainability of the human resources management of the companies. Vector took second place here in the category of best German employer for companies with between 501 and 2,000 employees. In 2019, Vector can also call itself the second-best employer with more than 1,000 employees in the competitive information and communication technology sector. Vector has participated in the Great Place to Work Institute study since 2005 and has improved each time.

Dr. Thomas Beck, managing director of Vector: “Our motivation is to design and further develop workplaces at which every Vector employee enjoys working. We believe that this ‘cultural work’ is a prerequisite for continuing to develop the best solutions for and with our customers.” Marcell Amann, human resources director of Vector, adds: “Vector operates in one of the most agile business fields that we currently have in Germany. Our employees feel and live these dynamics. We do whatever is possible to create the workplaces and the atmosphere that support this momentum. This advances the company as well.”

Vector also achieved excellent results in the 2019 FOCUS employer ranking. In the electronics and electrical engineering industry comparison, Vector took first place. The survey was conducted in collaboration with Statista, Kununu and Xing and published in February 2019. Via the Kununu employer evaluation portal, approximately 200 Vector employees rate the employer as having a very high workplace quality: the average assessment is 4.3 of 5.

Vector, specialist for software and electronics, currently employs more than 1,800 employees at its headquarters in Stuttgart and the German subsidiaries in Karlsruhe, Regensburg, Munich, Braunschweig, Hamburg and Kempten and wants to grow further.

About Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work® is an internationally active research and consulting institute which, with locations in 52 countries, supports companies around the world in developing an attractive workplace-, trust- and company culture. The German Great Place to Work® Institute was founded in 2002 and currently has a staff of approximately 90 employees at the Cologne location.

The activities of Great Place to Work® include:
  • examining the quality and attractiveness of employers as experienced by the employees,
  • auditing of measures and concepts for employee-oriented personnel and management work,
  • and consulting and training to create a workplace culture that relies heavily on trust, pride and team spirit.
In addition to individual analysis and support services, Great Place to Work® regularly identifies very good employers on the basis of internationally recognized standards, including the Trust Index© survey within the scope of trans-regional, regional and industry-specific benchmarking studies in collaboration with renowned partners and announces these employers to the public.

The range of services is expanded by the access to globally unique benchmark databases and best-practice pools as well as high-quality customer service. Several hundred companies – from mid-size companies to global corporations – have their location assessed as an employer by Great Place to Work® and are supported in the setting of objectives and development as an attractive employer.
About Vector

Vector is the leading manufacturer of software tools and components for the development of electronic systems and the related networks with a wide range of systems from CAN to Ethernet.
Since 1988, Vector has been a partner of manufacturers and suppliers of the automotive industry and related sectors. Vector tools and services provide engineers with a decisive advantage to make a demanding and highly complex subject area as easy and straightforward as possible. Vector employees constantly strive for new electronic innovations for the automotive industry. Customers worldwide from the automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace, transport and control engineering fields rely on solutions and products of the independent Vector Group when developing technologies for the mobility of tomorrow.
Vector has a current staff of over 2,500 employees and achieved a turnover of 654 million euro in 2018. Besides the headquarters in Germany (Stuttgart), Vector has branch offices in the USA, Japan, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Sweden, South Korea, India, China, and Brazil.
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Date: 25.03.2019 14:00
Number: Great Place to Work 2019 (en)
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