Knorr-Bremse – an award-winning employer

Satisfied and motivated employees are a great asset to our company and a key factor in our global success. Knorr-Bremse employees accomplish extraordinary things - and in return they can rely on us to be a fair, dependable and attractive employer.

We actively support our employees in reaching individual professional and personal goals and are constantly developing our human resources activities. This is what enables us to remain a modern and outstanding employer. Not only is this regularly confirmed by our employees, we have also received multiple external awards as an employer. We are delighted to receive such positive assessments from various prestigious institutes.

The Top Employers Institute was founded in 1991 as an independent certification company. As such, it recognizes companies worldwide that guarantee excellent working conditions and thus make a significant contribution to the personal and professional development of their employees. This is assessed using six overarching HR dimensions and 20 HR areas, such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity & Inclusion. Only companies that meet the strict quality criteria of the survey after a multi-stage research and audit process are certified with the seal of approval.

In January 2021 Knorr-Bremse was named Top Employer for Engineers in Germany for 2021. Through this prestigious award, the Top Employers Institute recognizes the excellence of Knorr-Bremse’s HR policies and leadership, which have resulted in a strong focus on employee needs and above-average employment practices.

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In Germany the Hertie Foundation’s “berufundfamilie” (career and family) audit is a recognized seal of quality for family-friendly HR policies.

In 2012 Knorr-Bremse’s Munich location was certified with top marks for its excellent working conditions and named a “Family-friendly Company” for the first time. In February 2020 it received the certification again. The certificate shows that Knorr-Bremse is making a targeted effort to help its employees balance their careers and private lives. Specific programs allow employees to take advantage of flexible working hours and telecommuting, for example, and provide support when a family member requires care. In keeping with certification requirements, Knorr-Bremse is continuously expanding its initiatives and programs and will be audited again in three years.

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