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Still got questions about our company? Have a look at our FAQs for Students and Graduates.


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You’re considering us as an employer? Great! Our FAQs help you with all kinds of questions you might have concerning the application process. They also provide you with an overview of your professional possibilities at our company.

FAQS for job seekers

Where can I find out about open positions?

Where can I find out about open positions?

You can browse all open positions in our Job Search. The openings can be filtered by different criteria such as location, functional area or keywords. The platform allows you to easily find jobs that match your personal goals and background.

How can I apply for a job at your company?

How can I apply for a job at your company?

We only accept applications through our Job Search. On the platform you can find all open positions and apply for the job you’re interested in. Find out more about the application process here

How can I enter my Candidate Profile?

How can I enter my Candidate Profile?

If you already applied for a job or created a candidate profile, you can enter our job portal and sign in.

Are there restrictions concerning the attachments to the online application?

Are there restrictions concerning the attachments to the online application?

You can upload several attachments up to 5 MB of data in total.

What are the main selection criteria?

What are the main selection criteria?

We look for relevant qualifications and professional experience required by the role you’re applying for. Good command of the English language is needed for many jobs. Depending on where you work, further foreign language skills can be helpful. In addition to formal requirements, we also look for curious minds with an entrepreneurial drive who are passionate about their work and share our company values. Find out about the details of the application process here

What academic backgrounds do you look for in particular?

What academic backgrounds do you look for in particular?

We are looking for scientists, business experts and specifically for people who have experience in both fields. The exact requirements may vary depending on the job profile. Our Job Search gives you the possibility to filter all open positions according to different criteria. This allows you to easily explore job opportunities that match your personal background.

Can I send an unsolicited application?

Can I send an unsolicited application?

We do not accept unsolicited applications. If you’re interested in working at our company and haven’t found a suitable posting, you can submit your profile in our Job Search. This should take no more than 15 minutes and allows you to create an individual job posting alert that notifies you once there are new postings that match your preferences. If your profile is a good fit for a specific position, our recruitment team may reach out to you directly.

I’m interested in several roles or locations. Is one application enough?

I’m interested in several roles or locations. Is one application enough?

Our Job Search allows you to apply for several positions at once. In addition to the basic information on your profile you might have to add further details and attachments depending on the specific job.

How would you describe your corporate culture?

How would you describe your corporate culture?

Over the course of nearly 350 years, we have becomea truly global company. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner. Our approximately 50,000 employees work in 66 countries and are united by their passion fornew ideas, the possibilities of technology, and the potential to make a difference in the world. We’re committed to making great things happen but we’re also aware that long-term growth is more important than short-term gain. That’s why we support our employees in taking calculated risks and encourage them to ask questions and bring their curiosity to life. Find out more about our company as an employer here.

Do you offer professional development opportunities?

Do you offer professional development opportunities?

Our fundamental belief is that everyone has talent. That’s why we invest in the development of all our employees and offer a broad variety of trainings and educational programs. First time managers can take part in the Managerial Foundation Program that supports managers with their transition from self-management to the management of others. For managers of managers we offer the Advanced Management Program helping them to lead global, virtual teams.

Are there any events I can attend to get to know the company?

Are there any events I can attend to get to know the company?

Check out the events section of the local company website to find out about upcoming events.

FAQs for students

Do you offer possibilities to gain international experience?

Do you offer possibilities to gain international experience?

Depending on where you’re located, you have the option to take part in a graduate program after your studies. During the course of these programs you will work on global projects and have the chance to go abroad for several months. Find out more here.

Which areas offer graduate programs?

Which areas offer graduate programs?

Depending on the location, we offer different programs positions. Find out more here.

What entry options do you offer for graduates?

What entry options do you offer for graduates?

Depending on the location and the personal background of each graduate, we offer direct hiring, graduate programs, as well as PhD and post-doc positions. Find out more here.

How can I apply for an internship?

How can I apply for an internship?

You can find all open positions for internships at our company in our Job Search. To find an internship that suits your interests and qualifications, you have the option to filter the offers according to your career level and the job areas you’re interested in. You can apply for the position of your choice online. If you’re interested in more than one position, you are able to apply for several internships at once. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited applications.

What are the advantages of doing an internship at your company and how long are they?

What are the advantages of doing an internship at your company and how long are they?

Yes, that ́s possible at some locations. Find out more here or have a look for open positions in our Job Search. In many cases, an opportunity to write a thesis with us comes up during an initial internship.

Can I write my degree or PhD thesis your company?

Can I write my degree or PhD thesis your company?

Yes, that ́s possible at some locations. Find out more here or have a look for open positions in our Job Search. In many cases, an opportunity to write a thesis with us comes up during an initial internship.

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