Commitment deserves to be recognised

What we offer as an employer 

What Festo offers as an employer

Our employees are our competitive edge. They offer us their complete commitment on a daily basis, allowing us to stand out successfully in the market. That is why we focus on our people. We want to fly high – together with you.


Only skilled and motivated employees enjoy coming to work, play an active part in the company and give their best. With this in mind, we give you the support you need: orientation events for new employees, individually tailored further training, preventative health measures, flexible working options and much more. We provide this support at every stage of your career, thus ensuring a good work–life balance.

Flexible working options

Innovation requires freedom, and that begins in the mind. As such, we provide support by offering a range of flexible working options. This allows you to adapt your working life to your individual needs – not the other way around. Options that we offer – depending on the particular position – include the following:

  • Part-time arrangements
  • Shift-working models
  • Annual working times
  • Short- or long-term time credits
  • Trust-based working hours
  • Working from home and remote working
  • Sabbaticals

Personal development and lifelong learning

Your curiosity is the key to our success. As such, you not only take part in an induction programme led by competent employees, but we also support your ongoing development on the basis of our Festo competency model. This allows you to continue with a track record of success in your work. And one thing is certain: those who are committed to our team are given the opportunity to take on greater responsibility, new prospects and broader fields of activity. Our learning culture is distinguished by the following points:

  • Investment of 1.5% of annual turnover in vocational and advanced training for our employees
  • Systematic identification of skills needed and individual further training measures based on the strategic competency model
  • Over 1,000 events involving over 10,000 employees in the Festo Academy and the Festo learning centre, covering everything from working techniques to intercultural skills, project management, languages, knowledge management and time management
  • E-learning sessions through the Virtual Academy (including Web-based training, instructional videos and clips), which can be accessed from anywhere and at any time, and covering areas such as IT training and product and sales training
  • Worldwide training programmes and series of informative events for employees and managers
  • On-the-job training and skills development
  • Talent management, leadership development, employee-based (‘colleague-to-colleague’) information processes, training factory at the Scharnhausen Technology Plant

Competitive compensation

Your commitment deserves to be recognised. We therefore offer our employees a competitive and performance-based salary, together with additional attractive benefits:

  • Compensation according to the collective wage agreement for the metals and electrical industry, including Christmas bonus and holiday pay
  • Performance-related compensation: a stake in the company’s earnings
  • Company pension
  • Company cars for specific groups of employees

A modern workplace

It is important to us that you feel good at work. In order to ensure that your work is enjoyable, we offer a modern workplace:

  • Modern infrastructure and communication technology (e.g. Skype Business), so that you can work from anywhere – at home, while travelling, at hotels and at any Festo location (depending on your job profile)
  • Social networking and other types of informal networks
  • Meeting rooms with interactive solutions for collaboration
  • Notebook, tablet and smartphone (depending on the workplace)
  • Relaxation and creative spaces (in certain buildings)
  • Ergonomic workstation analysis
  • Innovative buildings

Optional additional benefits

We care about your well-being, especially your health. For this reason, we offer lots of optional benefits.

  • Special benefits for insurance policies, mobile phone tariffs, local shops, etc..
  • Accident insurance for certain groups of employees and an insurance comparison site
  • Subsidised canteens in Esslingen, Scharnhausen and St. Ingbert and a meal subsidy for our branch offices
  • Fitness and relaxation courses in our on-site fitness spaces, ergonomics training, nutrition and health workshops plus lots of other health-focused initiatives
  • Private fitness studio in St. Ingbert and discounts for the use of gyms in Esslingen and the surrounding area
  • Various company sports groups
  • Holiday programme for the children of our employees over the Easter, Whitsun and summer holidays
  • Family and social counselling
  • Advice and support from our partner pme Familienservice in areas relating to childcare and the care of relatives
  • Talks on topics relating to careers and family life
  • Reserved places in nurseries
  • Free shuttle bus between the Nellingen U-Bahn metro stop and Festo Esslingen
  • Funding for excursions


Note: The benefits and services listed here apply exclusively to our German locations. These may differ in other national Festo companies