AN EMPLOYER OFFERING YOU SIMPLY MORE OPPORTUNITIES

If you're looking for variety, have a passion for thinking ahead, and want to carve out a career for yourself, welcome to WINTERSTEIGER! Welcome to an international company that's based in Upper Austria but active all over the world. Say 'Bonjour' to a machine and plant engineering concern that's world number one in three of its four business areas. Or 'Ciao' to an SME with a high production depth and a fascinating variety of products. In a nutshell: Welcome to an employer who simply offers you more opportunities.

 

Let's work together and transform needs into solutions!

WINTERSTEIGER is renowned as a company with high demands. After all, our mission is nothing less than to transform the needs of customers from across a wide variety of sectors into perfect solutions. Which is why we research, develop, and produce to the highest possible standards. Which is why we work exclusively with the very latest tools, processes, and structures. Which is why we need the very best people. People like you.

Future employees like you know that a highly diversified company such as WINTERSTEIGER simply offers more opportunities for your personal development. And that individual success is always a matter of common values, teamwork, and an open-minded attitude towards new ideas. 

 

Furthermore, you justifiably expect your future employer to use online tools to keep you fully informed, even during the decision phase. This is the task we're dedicating ourselves to in this section of the website. It's for school leavers, students, young professionals, and anyone who already has some professional experience. 

 

You've nothing to lose!

For WINTERSTEIGER, every application is hugely important. Including yours. After all, by submitting your application you're signaling a fundamental willingness to engage with us in plotting your future career path. This is a vote of confidence that we greatly appreciate. From our standpoint, we too have an idea of how the two of us might develop and the direction we could take. It's our values that will point the way. Firm beliefs that as far as we're concerned are non-negotiable. 

Agility

We take the initiative, act with foresight, and align ourselves with our goals, react with flexibility to external influences, make informed decisions, and take responsibility. We define our future.

 

 

  •  Active, flexible, adaptable, and open to new ideas: that's the WINTERSTEIGER creed. Change is embraced through deliberate organizational development measures and targeted growth by company acquisitions.
  • We are trailblazers in the implementation of 'agile product development'
  • Our production revolves around continuous processes where agility and an ongoing process of renewal ensure we remain competitive.

Customer Focus

Everything we do has to provide value for the customer. We are constantly striving to understand the needs of our customers and to make decisions based on those needs.

 

  • Sales and various specialists from Product Management and Engineering keep close to the market so they can pick up the customer needs of today (and tomorrow) and develop innovative solutions. Example: Ski rental of the future
  • WINTERSTEIGER employs an in-house team of developers to realize individual customer requirements – especially in the SEEDMECH Division. Check out our Newsfeed for more information.
  • Every year, WINTERSTEIGER runs a large number of training courses for its customers. These include ski servicing, snowboard servicing, and bootfitting. The courses begin at entry level before progressing to advanced courses and a racing service. The program also includes bespoke training sessions, where the WINTERSTEIGER trainer visits the sports retailer to ensure that everything in the ski service workshop is spot on. 

Innovative Spirit

We are open to new things and want to grow. We have the courage to tolerate mistakes and uncertainty and accept them as part of the development process.

 

  • As a pioneer in the sector, we implement agile product development to create an efficient, customer-focused culture of innovation.
  • Agility is firmly anchored as a methodology in our development projects and is overseen by agile coaches.
  •  We work closely with high schools and outsource stimulating projects. 

Trust

We are responsible for building personal credibility and trust-based relationships. Trust can be earned; it is gained through character and competence.

 

  • At WINTERSTEIGER, trust begins with confidence in the abilities and the potential of every one of us.
  • We allow our specialists to work autonomously with an appropriate level of accountability and room for maneuver.
  • Regular appraisals consolidate and develop the foundation of trust between line managers and team members.
  • This ability to rely on each other is also very important to us in an external sense. We aim to develop stable and long-term partnerships with business partners, suppliers, and customers. In the SPORTS Division, for example, we are already supporting the second generation of sports retailers and watching their grandchildren grow up.

Appreciation

Everyone deserves to be appreciated for who they are. We don’t take anything or anyone for granted. Our appreciation is expressed in the language we use and the decisions we make.

 

  • Every member of the WINTERSTEIGER family is critical for the success of the company.
  • Our appreciation is reflected in attractive social benefits, flexible working hours, and ongoing investment in the training and professional development of our employees.
  • Employees with exceptional potential receive additional support from the WINTERSTEIGER Support Program. This dedicated talent management program was specifically developed for WINTERSTEIGER and provides a first-class training platform.
  • Long-service awards: Employees celebrating a significant anniversary with the company are presented with an award at the Christmas party. 

Openness

We are honest with our words and transparent in our actions. We keep an open mind when confronted with different perspectives, ideas, and suggestions.

 

  •  Information is distributed in a transparent manner via the WINTERSTEIGER intranet; the Group Journal and the News Flash also provide regular insights into the numerous activities of our various divisions and international sites.
  • A particularly open conversation culture is cultivated in the appraisals, where a joint review of the previous period is carried out and targets agreed for the next one.  
  • WINTERSTEIGER is open to visitors. School classes and groups of students are taken on guided tours to learn more about the company. Our neighbors and other interested parties get a glimpse of what we do during the "Langen Nacht der Lehre/Forschung" [The Long Night of Teaching/Research] or on our Open Days.

Cooperation

We believe that we can achieve more together than any of us could individually.

 

  • We encourage a sense of community at the departmental level and across the company as a whole through the message "Only together are we strong".
  • We initiate and support leisure activities (company events such as in-house sports, skiing outings, taking part in the Ried Town Run, celebrating the success of a project, our Thursday meet-ups, etc.)
  • The WINTERSTEIGER Support Program enables young colleagues and line managers to learn from and with each other.

 

It's easier to predict the future if you're helping to shape it. At WINTERSTEIGER, you'll get the support you need and the freedom you require. This naturally applies to every phase of your life that's impacted by your decision to join us. Irrespective of whether you're an apprentice, a school leaver, a student, a young professional, or someone who already has some professional experience. What you can always rely on from WINTERSTEIGER as an employer is to be motivated and encouraged to see the bigger picture, in other words to simply expect more:

No matter what your role is at WINTERSTEIGER, our wide range of activities means that no one day is like any other. Take our service engineers, for example: they travel all over the world, using their skills and knowledge to solve all sorts of complex problems. 

To help your talents and interests to flourish, WINTERSTEIGER gives you as much freedom as possible to fulfill your remit as you see fit.

As an Austrian SME with four different divisions and an international focus, WINTERSTEIGER provides the perfect backdrop for you to develop your technical and managerial potential. 

Our structured talent management process will nurture your individual strengths. After passing through the selection procedure, you'll have the opportunity to use the WINTERSTEIGER Support Program to focus on the development of your career in line with your special talents and accelerate its progress.

Non-stop development along the right track is the secret to lasting success. This is true for both you as a person and us as a company. And it's why WINTERSTEIGER places such a huge amount of emphasis on individual training and professional development. Which makes this a good moment for a tip: to further your career aspirations, take advantage of the range of third-party courses on offer, our own internal program in the WINTERSTEIGER Academy, and our structured talent management process! 

As a top employer, WINTERSTEIGER fosters a good working environment. And in this regard, it's our benefits that make a real contribution, as we see them as an additional reward for your outstanding performance.

Leading the way in benefits as well

WINTERSTEIGER is known as a demanding employer that expects a great deal from its staff. More specifically: the best. You'll naturally have equally high expectations of us. You can count not only on an attractive pay package, but on many other amenities as a way of thanking you for all your hard work. The range of benefits extends from an above-average number of professional development opportunities, through the staff restaurant and in-house sporting activities, to our Social Fund for supporting employees and their families who have fallen on hard times. 

Cafeteria

 

In-house employee restaurant with varying lunch menus (always including a vegetarian option).

 

Food allowance

 

WINTERSTEIGER employees receive a subsidy for lunch.

 

Snacks

 

Hot and cold snacks, as well as sweet items, are available in the restaurant and from vending machines.

 

Drinks

 

Coffee, tea, and cold drinks are available in the employee restaurant, from the vending machines, and in the coffee room.

Fruit

 

We'll help you get your vitamins with our readily available fresh fruit.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle

 

Various sporting activities as well as presentations on promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Fitness opportunities

 

Discounted membership to a local gym.

Company physician

 

Available regularly for consultations and there to provide vaccinations and workplace evaluations.

Mental health

 

We offer rapid support and arrange free therapy sessions where necessary.

 

Promoting a healthy lifestyle

 

Various sporting activities as well as presentations on promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Employee events

 

Regular company parties (e.g., summer party, Christmas party, celebrations for completed projects), the annual ski trip, and traditional company sports activities to promote great team spirit.

Fun corner

 

Company sports competitions in four disciplines with great prizes for the winners, as well as numerous meeting areas in company premises.

Educational leave/career breaks

 

It is possible to take a leave of absence to pursue further education opportunities or a career break/sabbatical during an existing period of employment.

Flexible working hours

 

Flexible working hours for both clerical and manual workers.

Working from home

 

Our official working from home guidelines give you the opportunity to work from home.

Company cars

 

Dependent on position. We also offer pool cars for business trips.

Company cell phones

 

Company cell phones that may also be used as personal phones.

Employee laptops

 

Many of our employees work on company laptops, which may also be used for non-work-related activities.

Accessibility

 

Our offices are designed to be as accessible as possible – structural changes are made whenever necessary.

Mentoring programs

 

Individual training schedules and support provided by specific colleagues or the whole team.

Parking

 

Parking available directly in front of the company premises or areas around the site.

Public transit

 

Only a few minutes' walk from the train station and bus stops.

Training and professional development

 

Induction phase including training schedule, annual performance review where personal training measures are agreed, WINTERSTEIGER talent management program to promote specialist and management careers, company-specific sales academy, as well as opportunities for experiences abroad in subsidiary offices.

Employee benefits

 

Use of various services or reduced rates and discounts through our partners.

Benefit E-Auto Wintersteiger

Staff loans

 

We offer loans at favorable rates of interest to our employees.

Employee incentives

 

Performance-based reward scheme, as well as employee bonuses (e.g., for recommending new employees or for successfully completing projects).

Supplementary insurance

 

Collective accident insurance for business trips, as well as discounted supplementary health insurance through our partner.

WINTERSTEIGER social fund

 

We have founded our own charity to support employees and their relatives in difficult personal situations.

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Vehicle allowance

 

Our apprentices receive a free annual “Jugendticket-Netz” card, which is valid on all OÖVV transport routes.

Employee gifts

 

Free ski grinding day, Christmas gifts, gifts for special occasions (e.g., weddings or birth of children), as well as an above-average birthday bonus.

Simply the best employer

Institutions recognize the creative ideas and innovative strategies that we use to provide the best possible working conditions and career opportunities for all our apprentices and employees:

 

  • 2020: "Top Employer" award from trend, kununu, and Statista
  • 2020: Award for family-friendly company, "berufundfamilie" category [career and family]
  • 2019: "karriere.at" seal of approval as a top employer
  • 2019: "Top Employer" award from trend, kununu, and Statista
  • 2018: "HR-Award" in bronze for outstanding ideas and innovative projects in the category: Strategy, Leadership, and Personnel Development
  • 2017: "Top Employer" award from trend, kununu, and Statista
  • 2013, 2016, and 2019: "INEO" award from the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce [WKO ÖO] for the exemplary commitment to apprenticeships 
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