Rohde & Schwarz ranks among Germany's “Best Employers"

Feb 02. 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the family-owned electronics group based in Munich has been honored with the title "FOCUS TOP National Employer".

Stability, a long-term philosophy and a corporate culture rooted in values: these are defining characteristics of Rohde & Schwarz, a wireless communications technology specialist. There is wide agreement among employees about what they like: the freedom. Along with developing the technologies of the future, the company makes it a top priority to provide a good professional environment for its staff. Its impressive success in that regard has again been demonstrated with the top placement of Rohde & Schwarz in the "Best Employer 2016" rankings recently announced by the news magazine FOCUS. For the fourth time, Rohde & Schwarz is among Germany's most popular employers.

Top-flight engineering combined with simple structures and a family atmosphere shaped by values. Rohde & Schwarz stands for a successful combination of tradition and the future. The company has been a global market leader in the development of advanced technologies for more than 80 years. It offers its employees exciting work and the scope they need to make their own ideas a reality. Along with a corporate culture defined by autonomy and respect, this creates an attractive working environment that is greatly appreciated by the employees.

"We are all very pleased to have placed so high once again in the latest FOCUS employer rankings. It shows that our company is succeeding in making Rohde & Schwarz a place where our employees love to work," says Hans Knapek, Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Rohde & Schwarz.

About the study

For the FOCUS Spezial issue "Best Employers 2016", the highly respected news magazine worked with the XING business network, the statistics portal Statista and the employer ranking portal kununu to identify Germany's 1000 best employers. Responses for the study were collected from more than 70,000 employees in all areas, hierarchy levels and age groups. Companies were rated according to such criteria as opportunities for advancement, salaries, management style and the company's image. The employer ratings on kununu were also included in the scoring. Another key factor in the survey was whether employees would recommend their company to others as a place to work. The rankings can therefore be seen as an independent indicator of the satisfaction of German employees with their working environment, and serves as a valuable guide for job-seeking professionals and companies alike.