Great Place to Work – we’re up there with the best of them

Kugler Maag Cie is one the top employers among German consulting companies. This was confirmed through a survey of our employees conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. Our consultants gave particular mention to the trust placed in their skills and competence.

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Kugler Maag Cie was placed in the top group in all three categories of the Germany’s Best Employer competition. The Great Place to Work Institute distinguished us for being among ‘Germany’s best employers’, one of the ‘best employers in consulting’ and one of ‘Baden-Wuerttemberg’s best employers’. The award was bestowed on Kugler Maag Cie after our consultants praised our particularly staff-friendly company culture in the anonymous survey. In fact, Kugler Maag Cie achieved above-average scores in all categories, with 81% of respondents feeling that they are encouraged to think carefully about their work-life balance – more than double the average score of our competitors.

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of our consultants are proud to work for Kugler Maag Cie.

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of our consultants know that we believe mistakes are an opportunity to learn something.

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of our consultants value the open and honest feedback received at Kugler Maag Cie.

“Emotional intelligence rocks – that’s our way of expressing the spirit that underlies the way we work together at Kugler Maag,” says Steffen Herrman, describing the special atmosphere at Kugler Maag Cie. “Interpersonal factors are the mainstay of our culture and they’re an essential ingredient in our ability to approach our customers’ complex projects with so much passion.” A director and partner at Kugler Maag Cie, Herrmann says that our approach to projects is a combination of the right attitude and competence, and that our skills complement each other – another reason why 92% of respondents say they can always ‘be themselves’. This exceptional workplace culture is remarkable for a consulting firm, especially given the fact that many of our consultants spend long periods working on site with customers, spanning many projects, locations and even time zones. Despite this, Kugler Maag Cie still maintains its cohesion as a team. This award is therefore also a reflection of our company culture, which is shaped by mutual trust, personal identification with the business, and team spirit.

Kugler Maag Cie was already named one of the top 20 Great Places to Work among comparable firms in the 2009 competition. But we have now even outdone our own superb achievement by featuring among the top companies in all three categories. We see this award as a motivation to keep up our strong commitment and grow with our customers.

About the Best Employer award

The survey was based on a detailed questionnaire completed by employees at Kugler Maag Cie on key topics relating to their work at the company – such as confidence in senior management, the quality of working relationships, appreciation, identification with the company, career development opportunities, remuneration, healthcare promotion and work-life balance. Managers were also surveyed on staff support measures and HR services offered by the company. Two internationally tried-and-tested research instruments were used for the study: a staff survey and a cultural audit, weighted by a factor of 2 to 1. The main emphasis therefore lay in evaluations submitted directly by our employees.

The Great Place to Work® survey is part of an overarching competition open to companies of all sizes in all sectors of industry. Participation is voluntary and involves an audit of the quality and attractiveness of the workplace culture. This is carried out independently by the Great Place to Work Institute and combined with the evaluation submitted by employees. The ‘best employers’ are then selected from all participating companies.