Wilo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and providers of pumps and pump systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, water supply, sewage disposal and wastewater treatment. The roots of the Wilo Group stretch back to 1872, when “Kupfer- und Messingwarenfabrik Louis Opländer” was established in Dortmund. To this day, the parent company WILO SE is based in Dortmund. The majority shareholder is the Caspar Ludwig Opländer Foundation. The Wilo Group with around 7.500 employees produces pumps and pump systems worldwide on a decentralized basis. With 60 production and sales companies Wilo is represented in around 50 countries on all continents.

Facts & Figures

Industry Engineering, Manufacturing
Number of employees 2500
Number of active countries 50

The Research

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The employee offerings of WILO SE

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

Learning and development programs

  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange 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)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • (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)

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Reduced overtime
  • Take your family/child to work day

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)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • 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
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes