"Company culture" is a key part of the foundation upon which the company builds its own success, provides quality and innovation to its customers and promotes the growth and well-being of its staff. With the values described below, our company culture provides orientation for each of us at ZWP. All of us are invited to review our own performance, and the performance of our colleagues, in light of these values. We want to keep improving and progressing.
"Those who have stopped trying to improve have stopped being good."
"In my actions and decisions, I always try to apply the principles of "transparency and clarity," so that other employees will always be able to see the motivation and logic behind my work. I want to be as reliable as possible for my colleagues, so they can count on my professional skills and trust me as a person. In my position as a personnel officer, trust is the most important asset – and I have to earn it. My words and my decisions have to be reliable, and be able to stand up to any scrutiny. That's why I always uphold the principles of "transparency and clarity".
Gaby BreidenbachHuman Resources
"The two lives" – In my view, every person has two lives. Your second life begins as soon as you truly realize that you only live once. In this light, our (freely) chosen profession should, ideally, bring together vocation and passion, since we spend a large part of our valuable time and life energy involved with it. Day in and day out, I try to encourage my colleagues at ZWP to join me in bringing passion to our work. I do this though my interactions, through my contributions to our organization's overall climate and through my efforts toward the many different types of goals we strive for.
Andy TagoeBranch manager Hamburg
"Work-life balance" – Whenever we get together with our friends and talk about our various employers, our friends are always amazed and impressed by our glowing reports about how ZWP supports a healthy work-life balance. At ZWP, we have every opportunity to bring our working lives into harmony and balance with our private lives and family responsibilities. This is because of the great respect the company's management has for our needs away from the workplace. Our flexible working hours are an excellent example. The flexibility they provide comes from the trust that the management places in us as employees.
Sebastian WieczorekCAD administrator, BIM manager
ZWP's vision of "working together to shape a bright future" defines our company culture on a daily basis, and it influences all our decisions as employees. It defines concrete principles for a clear, open and forward-looking mode of working in our company, and it gives us clear orientation, as a guideline for our actions. As a ZWP employee, I refocus on our vision each new day. I take joy in upholding values, and acting in ways, that enable me to join with my colleagues in shaping ZWP's future .
I am very happy to be involved in this effort!
Mohamad SherryCAD engineer
For me, "esteem and appreciation" have top priority. I have been with ZWP for many years. I receive esteem and appreciation on a daily basis here, and I always seek to show my esteem and appreciation for my colleagues. In my view, ZWP consistently embodies the positive characteristics of a well-managed family business – continuity and good long-term development.
Alfred WallauAssistant branch manager Innovation
"ZWP as family" – I think that while many companies would claim that about themselves, it's really true for us, in an extraordinary way, and I am proud and grateful to be a part of this organization.
Hendrik LeiweProject leader
"Humanity" – I've been with ZWP for almost 30 years now, and humanity is what I always experience here. At ZWP, employees do not count just as so many units of manpower and performance; they count as human beings. The company's management is always interested in how we employees are doing, at the human level, and we employees stay aware of each other in this respect. This respect and mutual attentiveness, along with the many types of supporting programs initiated by the company's management, help us develop both professionally – in a team setting – and personally. Ultimately, our work profits from this. Here's a gem that occurred to me in this context: "Strengthening strengths weakens weaknesses."
Sandra BüscherCAD engineer