About Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global company, Daimler AG. The company acquired a manufacturing plant in East London which has been building vehicles in South Africa for over 65 years. Today MBSA manufactures Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars in right-hand drive for the local market and in left-hand drive execution for export to more than 80 markets worldwide. It also produces the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles and buses, and FUSO trucks. MBSA`s headquarters, marketing and support divisions are located in Zwartkop, Gauteng, from where the Mercedes-Benz, smart, Western Star and FUSO products are marketed and financed.

Facts & Figures

Industry Automotive, Manufacturing
Number of employees 3100
Number of active countries 42

The Research

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The employee offerings of Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd

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
  • Job rotation 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)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

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
  • Employee surveys
  • Employee website (separate URL)

Compensation and benefits

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

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Take your family/child to work day
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • 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
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • 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
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Entertainment allowance
  • 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
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • Rewards or bonuses for achieving or completing certain health and wellness goals/programmes
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes