Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH is one of the country’s top employers. In the industry sector machinery and plant engineering, the manufacturer of special machines of Aerzen reaches a strong 6th place, which is also the best result of a Lower Saxon company in this sector. This showed Germany’s largest survey with more than 70,000 judgements of employees concerning their own company. It is most encouraging to know that Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH has improved its position from number 16 (in 2015) to number 15 (in 2016) on a continuous basis. AERZEN as an attractive and employee-friendly employer reflects this strategic focus which is lived by and is developed further.


Certificate of the Top National Employers 2015



Certificate of the Top National Employers 2017
Chart of the best employer 2015
Chart of the best employer 2017

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In 2017, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH is again one of the best employers in Germany and has further improved compared to the previous years.

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH has entered the ranks of the country’s top employers. In machinery and mechanical engineering, AERZEN has claimed a strong sixth place as manufacturer of special machines, such as positive displacement blowers, rotary lobe compressors, screw compressors, turbo blowers and rotary piston gas meters. Exactly as in 2016, AERZEN has remained the best employer of Lower Saxony in this industry field. These are the results of Germany’s biggest research with more than 70,000 employees’ judgements about their own company.

Stephan Brand, AERZEN Marketing Manager, commented the pleasing results as follows: “The repeated award and the associated positive feedback from our employees, being recognised as one of Germany’s best employers, make us incredibly proud. Communication, team spirit, trust, commitment, initiative and diversity of opinions are fundamental cornerstones of our company. These values are being practised and honoured by our employees worldwide. The improvement in results compared with the previous years (number 16 in 2015 and number 15 in 2016) shows us to continue our path consistently. We intend to further optimise our work processes and to ensure a better work-life balance. We want to provide a balanced working environment, as our employees are our greatest asset!”

When asked why AERZEN is such an interesting employer, Brand replied: “AERZEN employees have the opportunity to realise and implement their ideas and concepts within a team. Working together, we want to give the market a clear sign.” Brand added that AERZEN employees have always been practising a trustful and collegial co-operation, maintaining a long-time identification with the company. Continuous training and international experiences of our employees as well as an international exchange of know-how have always been supported by our corporate culture.

As in previous years, this survey has been particularly representative, as here, employees evaluate their employers and supervisors. In the course of this biggest German survey of its kind, Focus, in co-operation with Xing and kununu, determined the 1,000 best employers with more than 500 employees from 22 different industries. The special feature of the representative survey, which was carried out by the market research institute Statista in Hamburg: The survey was based on judgments from employees of different age groups and from different levels of hierarchy. The respondents assessed, e.g. the management behaviour of their supervisor, professional perspectives, salary and the employer’s image. In addition, the willingness to recommend the own employer and other employers within the same industry field had been surveyed. A total of more than 70,000 judgments had been used.

Focus chief editor, Ulrich Reitz:” It is impressing to see what kind of change in paradigms takes place within companies at present. No matter if chairmen of large corporations or managing directors of medium-sized companies, all of them have recognised that they need to enhance their attractiveness as an employer, when they want to recruit highly qualified junior employees and specialists. Modern skills development institutions are built and the employees are given enormous freedom in decision-making in familiar atmosphere. In short: A completely new work environment is being created. The new Focus-Spezial reveals who is most successfull here and provides a close insight into employees’ requests.”

Focus-Special 2017