Kärcher as an employer
Why Kärcher? Good reasons for a career in our company.
As a responsible and trusted family-owned company, Kärcher is one of the most attractive employers in the industry. More than 11,000 employees in 60 countries currently contribute to our success. And there are good reasons why so many people choose a career with us.
Working together as partners
Mutual respect and appreciation create a collegial atmosphere at Kärcher. We foster a leadership style based on partnership and open communication. This unique culture is the basis of your career and our worldwide success.
Individual freedom and autonomy
We challenge and support your independent thinking and actions. At Kärcher, everyone can contribute his or her individual strengths to the success of the company. Initiative combined with eager curiosity can be allowed to flourish.
Responsible in business
As a family-owned company, we accept our responsibility. With consideration for people, society and the environment, we conduct our business with respect and sustainability in mind. Both our products and our production meet the highest requirements. That's why we, as a responsible employer, support your professional development.
With 13,500 employees in 130 subsidiaries, every day we are working in 73 countries to consolidate our market position. Our cleaning machines are manufactured in Germany, Italy, Romania, China, Brazil, Mexico and the USA.
With over 50,000 service centers in all countries, Kärcher ensures continuous and comprehensive supplies to customers all over the world.
Discover what we can offer. Develop your skills with us.
An entrepreneurial, performance-oriented culture that inspires, challenges and nurtures our employees is essential to our company's success. That's why we invest a great deal in qualifying, training and supporting our employees and managers.
Continued development guaranteed. Make the most of the opportunities that await you.
As a leading global innovator, we are always one step ahead. This is also true when it comes to the qualification, support and development of our employees. Moreover, we offer a full spectrum of training and further education opportunities which will allow you to expand your knowledge and expertise and strengthen your individual skills.
Enhancing expertise and leadership skills. Help to shape Kärcher's future.
Do you have leadership potential? At Kärcher, you will be challenged and encouraged according to your individual strengths and talents based on our competence model. We invest in the long-term development of our management team by offering guidance for the specific challenges that await them in future. The result: at Vice President and Head level, at least three quarters of all managerial positions nationally are filled by internal candidates.
As a global, family-owned company, we are also committed to an open corporate culture and value-based management. Our "International Management Development Programme" incorporates these values.
Employee benefits: discover what we can offer.
Our employees are our most valuable asset: they contribute to our company's success by working with the utmost commitment every day. But top-class performance is only possible when your professional and personal circumstances are conducive to this, which is why we support our employees with a wide range of attractive benefits, both day-to-day and at every stage of life. Discover what we can offer:
The health of our employees is crucial for long-term performance and well-being. We take extensive measures to maintain and improve the health of every individual, not just by offering healthy food in the canteen, but with information events, courses and seminars covering specific themes.
We offer attractive options to build up your pension and increase the value of your assets so that you can look to the future feeling happy and secure. Our workplace pensions, for instance, ideally complement your statutory pension insurance. We also offer our employees the option to take out direct insurance.
Further education and training
Lifelong learning is essential for achieving top performance. We will support your career – from trainee to manager – with a wealth of further education and training programmes. These include special training events, the Kärcher scholarship and a wide range of programmes for young talent as well as leadership development.
At Kärcher, performance is rewarded. Our employees contribute to the company's success. Kärcher ideas management rewards suggestions that contribute to improving our competitiveness.
At Kärcher, every employee counts. We support you from day one and throughout every stage of your career, and reward your service and loyalty at anniversaries with financial contributions and special leave. We also hold regular events for our retired employees.
Fantastic annual events, like the Christmas carol concert and Kärcher family days, are part of the Kärcher tradition, bringing our employees together and strengthening our sense of identity.