Your career at Webasto

Feel the Drive - for us, that means making mobility an experience for all the senses. We work for more comfort, wind in your hair, the perfect temperature in every season, and driving with a clear conscience - for a safe and sustainable future.  

We fill mobility with joy - are you with us? 

Webasto at a glance

  • Who we are
  • What we do
  • Who we work with
  • How we work
  • Our culture

Global market and technology leader

The Webasto Group is one of the 100 largest suppliers to the automotive industry. With our innovative sliding, panoramic, and convertible roof systems, groundbreaking heating, cooling, and battery systems, as well as innovative charging solutions, we constantly create added value for mobility.

Attractive and unique products

Webasto offers benefit for the mobility with its technological top products. In our core business areas, we develop and produce sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs, as well as Thermosystems for all types of drive systems – in this area we are the market leader. Furthermore, Webasto provides battery systems and charging solutions for electro mobility in its range of products.

System partner of all well-known Automobile Manufacturers

Webasto is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automotive manufacturers and is one of the 100 largest suppliers in the industry worldwide.

Room for decision making & variety of tasks

Independent and self-determined work is important to us at Webasto. Our employees are heard, appreciated and encouraged as decision-makers. We want to give you the opportunity to help shape technical innovations in the automotive industry from start to finish, because at Webasto you are not only responsible for a single component but are involved in complete modules.

At Webasto we work together across multiple departments in a large and global network. Through this linking of the corporate structure and the project-orientated way of working, we enjoy a variety of interesting topics, thrilling challenges and exciting responsibilities – even beyond your own area.

"Du" culture

Webasto employees from a range of different cultures have developed these values together. These five values offer us a guide for cooperating with our colleagues, customers and business partners across national borders. We embody these values – that make us a very special company – worldwide.

At Webasto, we are all on first name terms - from young professionals to the CEO. The "Du" stands for our mutual appreciation and at the same time it is also part of our feedback culture.

We are all about character

Melanie Baier

Melanie Baier

Talent Acquisition Specialist

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After friends and acquaintances had enthusiastically recommended Webasto, I started my apprenticeship as an industrial clerk here. I was able to gain wide-ranging experience as an assistant in R&D, in Purchasing and at our junior company, YoungDrive. Following that, I held various positions as an assistant, including at Executive Board level. Once I completed my part-time studies in Business Administration & Business Psychology, I switched to the HR department at Webasto and have been working as a Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter ever since. My work here involves intensive contact with people, which makes every day different. Internal coordination between the different departments at Webasto and HR also plays a major role in attracting the right candidates as employees. This is because the "war for talents" will continue to play a major role in the coming years. Currently, I am also working on the production of video tutorials for the internal HR job application tool.

Even though Webasto is a very large company, the atmosphere is familiar and my colleagues—and also the manner in which we collaborate—are appreciative and friendly. My advice to my younger self would be not to attend university immediately after graduating from school, but to embark on an apprenticeship, make a special effort to learn English at school, and do what you're passionate about and enjoy. After all, I still want to be happy in my job years down the line.

Sebastian Schöllkopf

Sebastian Schöllkopf

Project Manager

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I started at Webasto as a working student and after my studies I started as a trainee in the project management department. As a trainee, I was able to get to know various parts of the company in and around the project management area. I deliberately chose the position as a trainee in order to get to know as many employees as possible and to strengthen my network within Webasto. The expansion of my network was not limited to the Stockdorf site; I was also able to get to know many colleagues in China and America. What I particularly liked about the trainee program was that I was able to decide in which areas I wanted to get to know. My final follow-up position was also not defined, but I was free to apply for internal positions. That's how I ended up in the new Webasto Battery division, where I'm actively helping to drive forward projects in the battery sector.

Gabriel Kalkbrenner

Gabriel Kalkbrenner

Mechanical Engineer

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Encourage and challenge is Webasto's motto. An internal transfer gave me the possibility to expand my existing knowledge and move into a new environment that offers me many opportunities for development and room for experiments. Webasto is like a home to me. Thanks to the positive working atmosphere, the motivated colleagues and an employer with a heart, I can work there with pure joy on my projects.

Jonas Dietrich

Jonas Dietrich

Manufacturing Engineer

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I find it exciting to shape the mobility of tomorrow as part of Webasto. Thanks to the open corporate culture and the flat hierarchies, I can develop freely in my position, take on responsibility and have the support of my team. As a family-owned company, the well-being of the employees is a top priority, which helped us get through the Corona crisis in a sustainable manner, for example.

Lucia Polite

Lucia Polite

Apprenticeship industrial clerk

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Through my training at Webasto, I was able to gain many new impressions and experiences within a very short period of time. As the world market leader, the company offers numerous opportunities to enter different areas and develop further. Even as a trainee, you learn to manage your own projects and handle a certain amount of responsibility. I particularly appreciate the freedom Webasto offers its trainees. You can contribute your ideas and suggestions and watch your project grow and grow.

Lena Weber

Lena Weber

Apprentice Dual

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Webasto offers its trainees and students a very high degree of flexibility and co-determination even during their training. I am free to decide and find out in which direction I want to develop & always have a great training team behind me.

At Webasto, it doesn't matter how long you've been part of the company - from the very beginning, you're perceived and valued as a full member by everyone. The open and cordial nature of the colleagues makes everyday working life very pleasant and ensures a good atmosphere among each other. 

Johannes Huber

Johannes Huber

Working Student Plastic Modules R&D

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The great trust placed in working students at Webasto is truly unique. Here, you can take on responsibility right from the start and learn something new every day. As a student in the Engineering Systems department, I am involved in many exciting projects and, in addition to gaining extensive experience with systems such as CATIA, I also get a good overview of topics such as test bench construction and prototyping.

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Your Development Opportunities

Our global Talent Management and the Webasto Academy are the corner stones for your further development.

We support our employees in taking on new challenges and contributing their individual talents and strengths.

Diversity

We strongly believe that diverse mindsets, life backgrounds and experiences of our employees enhance our innovation strength and understanding of our customers.

Sustainability

Meeting the requirements of economic, ecological and social responsibility and responding to them with holistic solutions is not only expected by our customers, but also by us.

Webasto Foundation

Sustainably mobile into a good future - Together with the Webasto company, the Webasto Foundation supports sustainability in the dimensions: Social, Health & Education, and Environment & Innovation.

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It is important to us that we bring Webasto to life. We take every opportunity to meet new talents and to show who and what is behind Webasto. Get an insight into our recent events and trade fair appearances. We look forward to meeting you soon. You can find out when and where in our menu Fairs & Events.

Our values at Webasto

  • Responsibility
  • Passion
  • Hearts and minds
  • Cooperation and improvement
  • Optimistic

Responsibility with a long-term view

Because long-lasting and trustful partnerships form the basis of our business, we take responsibility for our colleagues, business partners and the society.

We maintain a long-term view in our thinking and actions, while always keeping the benefit of the company in mind. Responsibility extends beyond the boundaries of our company: Wherever we are engaged in business, we aim to be good neighbors. We are committed to environmental protection. Therefore we use our resources with care.

We respect rules and regulations: We never risk our integrity for perceived advantages. We take responsibility for our decisions and we keep our promises. Our word is our bond. By being respectful and highly committed, we earn the trust of colleagues and customers.

This is how we create strong and steady relationships that secure the entrepreneurial independence of our company.

Passion for quality and innovation

Because we do our very best and are passionate about our business, we set benchmarks in our industry.

Our state-of-the-art products reflect our passion and performance. We do everything we can to achieve perfection. That is why we place the greatest importance on accuracy and precision.

Our business partners appreciate our new ideas and solutions. This is why we need motivated and qualified employees. We offer them an atmosphere in which they can develop and grow. That includes giving our employees the freedom that encourages self-reliance in their work.

This is how we continue to develop new perspectives for both our customers and ourselves.

Hearts and minds for our customers

Because we know our customer better than anyone else, we make a major contribution to their success.

Due to our unique expertise, we know our customers’ requirements inside out. They perceive us as a reliable and competent partner who provides appropriate solutions to their challenges.

Each and every day, we consistently do the very best for our customers. We feel equally committed to their objectives as we do to our own. Our products and solutions always offer an advantage for both sides. This means: We are in the right place at the right time with the right quality at the right price.

This is how we exceed our customers’ expectations and strengthen our position on the market.

Embracing cooperation and improvement

Because at Webasto we strive to find the best solutions by working together, our collaboration across divisions and regions is based on mutual trust.

Cooperation throughout the whole Webasto Group is characterized by a strong team spirit. We are constructive in striving for the best solution, while always remaining respectful.

We are not lone fighters. The ideas and competencies of our colleagues are always acknowledged. We bear setbacks as a team and celebrate success together

We are open in our interaction with one another and benefit from each other’s strengths. We are glad to share our knowledge and experience with colleagues from other teams and countries. Every day, we work hard on continuously improving our processes and products.

This is how we continue to develop together.

Courageously optimistic

Because every one of us is enthusiastic about their work, we are ready for the challenges of the future. 

Our industry is constantly changing: characterized by market shifts, competitive pressure and shorter development cycles. We meet these challenges with self-confidence. We are experts and doers: Each and every employee contributes to the success of Webasto in the work they do.

We are decision-makers and act in an entrepreneurial manner. We have the courage to question the tried and trusted. We come up with new solutions by breaking with routine. We address concerns and constantly question ourselves. We draw the right conclusions from our mistakes and apply the learnings to our work going forward.

This is how every single one of us contributes to the successful future of Webasto.

All benefits at a glance

Your Health & Occupational Benefits

Your Health & Occupational Benefits

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- Access to sports, fitness and wellness facilities throughout Germany (Qualitrain)

- Company physician as well as health days and checks

- Running workout, back exercise programs and other sports & health courses

- Company sporting events

- Social fund benefits such as:  Hospital allowance, medically prescribed spa treatments/rehab therapies, eyeglasses and hearing aid allowance

- Options for retirement provision

Your Career & Professional Development

Your Career & Professional Development

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- Global assignments and sabbaticals

- Mentoring program

- In-house academy for advanced training and intercultural competence

- Target group-specific e-learning courses

- Numerous language courses

- Performance review and feedback meetings

Your Work-Life Balance

Your Work-Life Balance

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- 30 days’ vacation as well as Public Holidays on December 24 and 31.

- Flexible working hours and mobile working arrangements

- Various part-time working models

- Company events

- Acceptance of private packages and textile care service

Your Family & Children

Your Family & Children

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- Advice on parental allowance

- In-house day nursery and crèche places

- Children’s program during the summer vacations

- Child and youth days

- Partial retirement

Your Additional Benefits

Your Additional Benefits

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- Christmas and vacation bonus or conversion of time to additional vacation days

- Support with relocation

- Subsidized canteen & bistro

- JobRad bike leasing

- Insurance Offers: Private accident and liability insurance, legal protection for family members

- Capital-forming benefits and attractive pension offers

- Wide range of employee discounts in the areas of fashion, leisure & gastronomy, among others

Your Working Environment

Your Working Environment

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- Onboarding program

- Ergonomic office furniture

- Free parking and use of e-charging stations (depending on location)

- Good road and public transport connections

- Bike maintenance and parking spaces (also for e-bikes)

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