About Zardoya Otis

Otis Elevator Company is the world’s leading company in the vertical transportation industry. In Spain it looks after the maintenance of over 245,000 lifts, escalators and moving walks with a team of 4,413 workers. It has a commercial network including 87 branches, 46 service offices and 131 technical assistance points, three factories in Madrid, San Sebastián and Vigo, and an engineering centre in Madrid, one of the six that Otis Elevator Co. has worldwide. For more information visit www.otis.com or follow us in Twitter @AscensoresOtis.

Facts & Figures

Industry Engineering
Number of employees 4413
Number of active countries 220

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 Zardoya Otis

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

Communication Channels

  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys
  • Employee website (separate URL)

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support 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)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Simulations and learning games

Compensation and benefits

  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Loan/Loan Repayment
  • Overpay

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Part-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Seasonal social events
  • 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)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • 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 mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Special assignment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • On-site parking
  • Group transport

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations