Our company is a family-owned business, proud to have improved lives all over the world for almost 350 years. But we’re equally as proud of the way we go about doing that. We’re committed to making great things happen, but we’re equally committed to our integrity, and our values. We know that long-term growth is more important than short-term gain, and to achieve that we need to provide an environment where everyone can be the best they can be. Have a look at our Mission and Values.
With operations in more than 60 countries, we can offer a wide variety of international opportunities. And many roles call for a willingness to travel abroad frequently. What’s more, you can apply directly for opportunities abroad via our internal job portal.
Along with good qualifications, relevant professional experience (based on the seniority of the role) and language skills (English is required for many jobs, and other languages are helpful depending on where you work), you’ll need to have a specific blend of personal competencies and share our values. You can find more information in our "Job search and application" section.
In case you don’t find a position to apply for, you may submit your profile and create a job posting alert that will inform you when a new position fitting your preferences has been posted. Moreover recruiters may contact you in case they find fitting positions.. Registering in our Job Center should take not more then 15 minutes.
What tools are used?
Any combination of work styles and preferences questionnaires, competency-based assessments, or digital interviews.
Will I be able to see my ratings on the assessments?
No. Your ratings on each component of the assessment will be kept in strict confidentiality with our hiring team. But you will get your own detailed candidate feedback report, after you finished the assessment. It will provide you with an overview of your own strengths and behavioral tendencies, which can be useful for your own personal development.
Who has to take the tools or assessments?
We ask candidates to take a specific combination of assessment tools depending on the functional area and level of the position they are applying for.
What happens if I don’t want to take the assessments?
Individuals who would like to be considered for employment at our company must complete the assessment process. Those who do not finish the assessment, in its entirety, will not be able to move forward in the hiring process.
Why are these tools being used?
To identify top talent for today and the future, ensure consistency across applicants, and to promote diversity by using tools that are scientifically proven to do so.
How should I dress for the Video-Based Case Study?
We recommend that you dress exactly as you would if you were meeting for a traditional face-to-face interview with us.
What if I lose the connection during the interview?
Don´t panic. Please feel free to contact the support (firstname.lastname@example.org) in case of any technical questions.
A candidate has applied for multiple jobs. Does the candidate have to do the VAC more than once?
Depending on the positions different components of the Virtual Assessment Center are chosen. The candidate does not need to go through the same Virtual Assessment twice, but he/she may need to take an extra component for another job.
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