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There are countless good reasons to pick ERGO as an employer. Whether you’re at the start or end of your career or somewhere in the middle, we offer varied development opportunities in all departments and at all levels, both in Germany and abroad.
In us, you’ll find an employer who keeps their promises – about pay, perks, compatibility of family and career and advanced training opportunities. If you work for us, you’ll experience a fair and open minded culture where every employee is trusted and valued.
Limitless career opportunities. ERGO currently operates in around 30 European and Asian countries, with over 20 percent and rising of our premium revenues coming from outside Germany. We work very closely with all our foreign subsidiaries, meaning you can pursue a truly global career while still being based in Germany.
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:
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 "Top Employer" distinction is awarded annually by the Top Employers Institute. It is awarded exclusively to companies that successfully undergo a comprehensive certification process. The Top Employers Institute has been the global institution for the certification of outstanding employer qualities for over 30 years.
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. The following graphic describes one of the many options:
“My dual study program in business informatics led me to ERGO in 2008. After that, I im-mediately managed various IT projects. I have been in charge of the Transformation Man-agement department for over 3 years.”
Head of Transformation Management
ERGO Technology & Services
“I am totally motivated and can pass that on to my team very well. I think quickly and ana-lytically, which allows me to understand and explain many things easily. I also have a good feeling for people and can relate to their different needs.”
“I am particularly driven by the entire field of IT. How do we build a modern information technology organisation for the future? How do we create a modern and inspiring atmos-phere in the working world? Personally, I like to focus on change processes. How do I achieve this goal?”
“I grow through having a great team on my side. I am inspired to see how things change and move in the right direction.”
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.
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 already focused on actuarial science when I was studying mathematics and have been in the actuarial department at ERGO since 2019. There I deal with complex issues that we solve in interdisciplinary teams.”
Actuary - Life
ERGO Group AG
“My attitude is: together we can do anything! Supporting others and receiving support is important to me. Even if it sometimes takes a little longer, you learn a lot on the way to your goal.
Team spirit, willingness to help, willingness to learn”
“Diversity issues, because they concern us all. No matter what role or position we have at ERGO. That's why I find it so exciting to help shape these topics as part of networking and to work with so many different people from different departments.”
“I am aware that I cannot know everything and that things are constantly changing. That's why I like to listen to people and try to understand other perspectives. This exchange gives me a lot and makes me grow.”
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Women make a decisive contribution to the success of our company. That is why we are proud of our female managers. With the "Women in Leadership" initiative, we offer insights into the life and development paths of women who can already look back on an impressive career today.
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.
*As of 31.03.2023
You can find more employee key figures in the Responsibility section.
Key employee figures
“I started in corporate development at ERGO in June 2011. I have been dealing with innovation and digitisation topics for over 2 years. ”
Head of Innovation & Digital Transformation
ERGO Digital Ventures
“A great curiosity and thirst for knowledge, a can-do and a positive-optimistic attitude.”
“For me, it's innovation and digitalisation. That’s why I chose Digital Ventures. Adaptability and innovative strength of an organisation are the most important success factors in competition.”
“Above all, new challenges that we are facing together, especially in cross-functional teams. Always with the focus on creating added value for our customers.”
Inform yourself about current events and job news
Social networks are gaining more and more attention at ERGO. As an employer, it is important for us to inform you about current career topics. We give you authentic insights into our working world and share news from the company.
Find out about our current activities on our company profiles on XING and LinkedIN. You will find current job offers and exciting news about ERGO as an employer. Or use this platform to network with future colleagues.
Of course you can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
In our ERGO magazine, we tell you what is currently moving us and give you insights into the company.
Read, for example:
And much more awaits you in the ERGO magazine.
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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