Why WACKER? - Wacker Chemie AG


We are a global company that embraces traditional values and regularly features among the top employers: our long-term relationships with customers, partners and our employees are a testimony to the trust they place in us.

As a technology leader focusing on sustainability, WACKER promotes products and ideas with high value-add potential to ensure that current and future generations enjoy a better quality of life based on climate and environmental protection and energy efficiency.

Our Code of Teamwork & Leadership summarizes our concept of cooperation and leadership:

We are convinced that we can only be successful if we base cooperation on appreciation, respect, tolerance and trust, as well as on motivation, individual responsibility and commitment.

The premise that applies to all employers and managers at WACKER is: We build on performance and results. The Group’s overall success takes precedence over individual interests. Our managers act as role models. They create the framework for the success of individual employees and thus for our company’s success.

Personal respect, appreciation, and recognition of good performance significantly contribute to employee satisfaction and to how strongly employees identify with their employer. We offer our employees attractive compensation and promotion prospects and share our company’s success with them. We want to learn from one another. That’s why we listen to what our employees have to say, and why we ask for, and provide, constructive feedback. Our employees have the opportunity to grow, both professionally and as individuals. We foster strengths and performance through challenging tasks and targeted advanced training programs.

Together, we are strong. We see our employees’ diversity as an enrichment – in a globalized, networked working world, this is more important now than ever before and teamwork – both interdisciplinary and cross-divisional/departmental – plays a prominent role.

It is also important to offer all our employees equal opportunities. We are at hand to assist and advise new colleagues.

It’s our aim to permanently integrate employees who are disabled or suffer from long-term occupational disabilities. That’s why we try to find the right job for every individual, so that their skills and knowledge can be utilized and further developed in the best way possible. We hire new employees according to their qualifications, performance, potential and personality. The applicant’s gender does not affect our personnel decisions, nor do age, ethnicity, disability, religion, ideology or sexual orientation.

We see problems and challenges as opportunities to which we react quickly and flexibly. We welcome new problem-solving approaches and conduct, and pursue problems in a results-oriented manner. We continuously strive for improvement and want to further develop our knowledge and skills to meet current and future challenges.

Modern companies enable their employees to maintain a good work-life balance. And WACKER places great importance on offering employees a variety of choices. As far as corporate workflows allow, we arrange flexible working hours. In particular, we take into account the needs of employees with family obligations, offering suitable support – for example with childcare, or with the return to work after parental leave.