About Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)

Die Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) sind das größte deutsche Nahverkehrsunternehmen. Rund 14.000 Beschäftigte in über 240 verschiedenen Berufen ermöglichen es, dass täglich mehr als 1 Milliarde Fahrgäste schnell und sicher an ihr Ziel gelangen. So vielseitig wie die Metropole selbst ist auch unser Team. Gemeinsam bewegen wir Berlin und das rund um die Uhr.

Facts & Figures

Number of employees 14000
Number of active countries 1

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Overpay

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Job enrichment

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Bicycle scheme
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes

Communication Channels

  • Works councils
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Employee surveys