“Germany’s best companies for careers” – this was the title of an independent survey on career opportunities in German family businesses. The Leitz Group from Oberkochen was ranked 17th out of 500 companies. This means that Leitz belongs to a special group of companies with a global reputation that were awarded the rating “very highly recommended”.

The ranking of Germany's best companies for careers is based on an independent survey by the analysis institute ServiceValue, in cooperation with the entrepreneur magazine DUP. Without involving the listed companies, a total of 148,000 assessments of 500 family businesses from 59 sectors were obtained and evaluated for the survey. These recommendations came from people beginning their careers, people changing jobs or career changers, as well as specialists and managers. When it comes to career recommendations, Leitz is competitive with nationally and internationally renowned companies such as Zeiss, Miele, Faber-Castell, BMW, Bosch, Henkel and Bahlsen. In total, only 83 companies in Germany achieved the rating “very highly recommended” with Leitz. These companies are both large corporations with families as anchor shareholders and conventional medium-sized companies like Leitz, which are 100 percent family-owned.

“Together with our staff, we can be very proud of this rating,” says Leitz shareholder and advisory board chairwoman Dr Cornelia Brucklacher. “For us, this result underlines the career opportunities with us in the family business. However, this assessment is also a great incentive to continue working step by step on our attractiveness as an employer in order to strengthen the Leitz Group worldwide in the long term. This and our innovative strength are important prerequisites for the further expansion of our position as world market leader.”