Experience ERGO

Experience ERGO

Your future at ERGO

What you can expect from us as your employer

There are many good reasons to join ERGO. No matter whether you are just starting out in your career, in the middle, or approaching the end – our company offers you lots of opportunities at all levels, both in the office and out in the field. We have a lot to offer – not only to our clients, but also and above all to our staff.

In terms of payment, social benefits, work-life balance, and the extensive opportunities we offer for professional development: ERGO is an employer that keeps its promises and sees itself as a partner of its clients and staff. Experience an atmosphere that is fair, trusting, appreciative – and definitely not ‘stuffy’. Get to know ERGO!

Interested in working abroad? No problem!

The insurance world is boundless. Nowhere else do you feel this more clearly than at ERGO: we are now represented in more than 30 European and Asian countries, and more than 20 percent of our premium income is generated outside Germany – a figure that is still rising. So if you want to work for us abroad, whether for a short period or in the long term, you are more than welcome! By the way, your previous job experience and your current level in the hierarchy are not critical: ERGO offers all its staff the opportunity to work abroad.

Getting started

Joining us made easy

If you find your way to ERGO, we will be delighted to welcome you and hope you will feel at home right away. We will therefore do everything in our power to make your first days with us as pleasant as possible, for example with the following:

  • A personal contact from your team who will be there to help you with any questions
  • An individual induction plan
  • Interesting introductory events

We attach particular importance to integrating you quickly into our teams and offering you a first-rate induction programme. The perfect start – you will become an ERGO specialist in no time!

The start was even more positive than I had expected!

Julia Sauer, mathematics graduate – consultant in the Classic Life division
Career & development

We support you on your career path

The time you join ERGO is the right time to start writing your own success story. This is because professional development is a central part of our philosophy: we give all our staff the opportunity to develop, both personally and professionally. Do you want to take on management tasks, make use of your strengths and skills in a different area, or undertake a course of further training that will qualify you to perform different tasks or take you further along your career path? No matter what your goal may be, you can count on our support!

There are plenty of examples: from an integrated degree in business informatics or employment as an application developer to on-the-job training for a certificate in project management – all this is ERGO. You might be a parent who works part-time and from a home office as needed, gradually moves up and then takes on the responsibilities of a group manager at age 50. Or you might start out as an IT coordinator, be promoted to group manager and then to head of department responsible for more than 90 staff at several locations – all this is possible! Just tell us where you want to go. Together we will find the way there. No matter whether you are a trainee or a specialist with years of experience: we will help you achieve your goals.

Your career in the company or in the field

The back office – where everything comes together

At ERGO, trainees grow with their tasks, students find their vocations, beginners become achievers, and experts discover a whole new world of insurance. And all this happens in our many business units: corporate development, external and internal communications, corporate auditing, marketing, law, accounting/taxes/controlling, finance, HR, general services, occupational health and safety, environmental protection, customer service, business organisation, IT, life, health, composite damage/accident, international operations, and sales.

Field sales – right up close to the client

We offer more than one way to get started in sales: you can join us as a trainee or expert, as an employee or a freelancer, full-time or part-time. There are already 9,000 brokers and agency owners throughout Germany making sure that our clients get the best possible solutions. They also profit from a dense network that provides ongoing support. Best of all: we make sure that our sales experts get the best possible training – so that getting ahead becomes lots of fun!

I find it really exciting to see how new employees develop and to see the talent we have in our midst!

Markus Bader, business informatics graduate, head of application development in the Classic Life division

Remuneration & benefits

What’s in it for you

Your competent support is extremely valuable to us

Every single person who works for us achieves great things every day – in all areas and at all hierarchical levels. In future, you too could help us make sure that our products and services lead the field in terms of quality! We reward your commitment: with a modern, performance-based remuneration system, a company pension scheme that also covers you for invalidity, holiday and Christmas bonuses, travel allowances, anniversary payments for long-term service, and special staff terms for our insurance products.

Balancing career and family life – no problem!

Are career success and family life mutually exclusive? At ERGO, we make sure we provide the conditions for you to reconcile them both. These include:

  • Flexible working hours and conditions
  • Home office options
  • at all major locations: Parent-child offices and childcare services
  • Cooperation with the ‘family service’: Help looking for crèches, nurseries, and daycare facilities

Cooperation with the ‘family service’: Help looking for crèches, nurseries, and daycare facilities Nothing is as precious as time with your family. We make sure you get it – while holding down a varied, fulfilling job.

Both the working environment and the support you get here are excellent, for both your family life and your career.

Ursula Heiligers, mathematics graduate – group manager in the Classic Life division
Stay healthy!

Your health is vitally important to us

We know that health is our most precious possession! This is why we provide plenty of opportunities to make sure you stay fit and feel good. You can also set an example to your colleagues when it comes to physical and mental fitness. The best work is done when everything is in balance!

  • ERGO is sporty. Thousands of staff regularly take part in the sporting activities organised by our company sports groups: aerobics, soccer, Nordic walking, Pilates, spinal exercises, TrophoTraining, qi gong, tai chi, Feldenkrais and much more.

  • Weight Watchers, dietary consulting
  • Work and health go together. This is why ERGO’s idea of a holistic HR concept includes protecting its employees’ well-being and paying attention to their varying health needs in all phases of their lives and careers.

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The range of work-life balance measures is excellent: flexible working hours, home office, parent-child offices, health courses etc.

Sabine Hinze, mathematics graduate – consultant in the Classic Life division

The ERGO culture

Our work culture – what it’s like at ERGO

We know that you work to live and not the other way round. This is why we have spent many years expanding the measures we offer to promote good health and a good work-life balance. And we’ve no plans to stop! Flexible working hours, home office days, parent-child offices as well as health and sports courses are a matter of course at the ERGO central office, and there are also flexible arrangements for staff at our regional offices. The canteens and mocha bar at the company headquarters in Dusseldorf are greatly appreciated by our staff, as are our ‘open-door’ culture and the new office concepts implemented, for example in IT.

Incidentally, our trainees and students on integrated degree courses also confirm that we are not the ‘stuffy’ kind of insurance company. Relaxed, appreciative, and varied with plenty of prospects: we go a long way to make sure you love your job at ERGO. Find out for yourself!

We are unique.

ERGO isn’t just one of the biggest insurance groups in Germany and Europe. We are unique! This is because the people who work for us are special: listeners, questioners, understanders, and improvers.

We attach the utmost important to diversity; we welcome all people regardless of their gender, age, or origin. After all, we know this is the only way to move forward! ERGO has been active in the field of diversity since 2008. As a member and signatory of the ‘Diversity Charter’, we are committed to creating a working environment that is free of prejudice and characterised by recognition and respect. ERGO also holds the employer signet ‘top4women’ and is passionate about promoting career success for women.

Are you curious? Then take a look at our locations in Germany. Discover where and how we work, see the kind of environment we work in, and find out about the people who make us the strong company we are.


People often think that working in insurance must be stuffy and formal. So I was really pleased when I saw how laid-back and friendly the working atmosphere was!

Ilias El Hamouti, trainee management assistant in insurance and finance (back office)

Come and meet us!

Would you like to talk to us in person? You can do so at one of the many trade fairs, congresses and events we attend.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with us beforehand, we look forward to receiving your message or call!

4th May 2019

women&work, Frankfurt

Europe's greatest career event for women

4th May 2019
9:30 am until 5:00 pm

FORUM Messe Frankfurt
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main


04th June 2019

Stellenwerk Job fair, Hamburg

At Hamburg’s largest academic job fair you get the opportunity to gain information on career opportunities with 140 different employers.

04th until 06th June 2019

Campus Universität Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1


05th June 2019

Stellenwerk Job fair, Hamburg

At Hamburg’s largest academic job fair you get the opportunity to gain information on career opportunities with 140 different employers.

04th until 06th June 2019

Campus Universität Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1


06th June 2019

Stellenwerk Job fair, Hamburg

At Hamburg’s largest academic job fair you get the opportunity to gain information on career opportunities with 140 different employers.

04th until 06th June 2019

Campus Universität Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1


The work environment is very pleasant and I'm impressed by the team and collaboration in the group.

Kai Lücke, graduate in business informatics, consultant in the Classic Life division
ERGO is sustainable – we take our social responsibility seriously!

You can rely on us. We protect everything our clients entrust to us with the greatest of care – for long periods of time. We plan for the long term – in our business, for the environment, for society, and as employers.

Responsible handling of our clients’ assets and personal data is a matter of course for us. We attach great important to transparency and are open about what we do and why we do it. We have bound ourselves to the standards of the Corporate Governance Code. We also follow our own code of conduct, which sets high ethical standards for the work of staff, sales partners, and managers.

As insurers, we enable people to live their lives without fear of the future. We also aim to pave the way ahead for people by committing ourselves to social issues. We help you assume responsibility for yourself and others, and in this way to play an active part in society.

Staff numbers by location*           

Back office Employees in
field sales
Dusseldorf 4,297 130 4,427
2,985  97  3,082
Hamburg 2,313 189 2,502
Nuremberg 1,244 436 1,680
Munich 894 131 1,025
738 350 1,088
324 39 363
Total 12,795 1,372 14,167

*As of 31.12.2017

Find ERGO on social media

It goes without saying that we also participate in social media channels: become a fan or follower, find out what’s happening at ERGO (and about your career options) on LinkedIn, XING, Facebook, and Twitter.

Career glossary

Take a look at our alphabetical summary of terms specific to ERGO for an insight into our corporate world. We would like to acquaint you with some career-related terms that you will hear often at ERGO but may require some explanation.

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