Here you will find out what makes us and working at SMA so unique.
We are all on first name terms, we engage in professional communication as equals and offer individualized career opportunities. We work in international teams and in a family-friendly atmosphere. This has laid the foundation of our success for more than 35 years.
“Top Employer for Engineers,” “Great Place to Work,” “Lifelong Learning” special award, “German Fairness Award” — the special corporate culture at SMA creates motivation, a sense of belonging and a positive workplace atmosphere. And it has also won us many awards. We see these as acknowledgement of our work to constantly improve our company. Resting on our laurels? That’s not our style. Instead, these awards motivate us to become even better.
We make an independent energy supply possible for all people worldwide. For this purpose, we develop solutions for decentralized, renewable energies in an increasingly interconnected world.
Trust, performance and team spirit—these are the values on which our day-to-day corporate culture is based. Working together on equal terms motivates and inspires us to deliver our best performance. Here, you can never think outside the box too much. No idea is too far-fetched, no hurdle too high, no goal too far. SMA employees are professionally skilled, motivated and committed. Thanks to their ideas and solutions, they help shape the energy supply of the future. We celebrate our successes together.
Modern workplaces, flexible working hours and family services—we offer our employees everything they need to achieve the perfect work-life balance. We give our employees the freedom they need to deploy their individual skills and strengths as effectively as possible. Trust and mutual respect promote independent thinking and actions. We facilitate innovative learning and share knowledge as part of the internal SMA University or over breakfast with the Managing Board.
Mobile working, personalized part-time solutions and childcare during vacations are firmly anchored in our company. There are spots available in the daycare center nearby for the little ones, and we offer emergency care for unforeseen events.
And of course, we also stay in touch with our employees during their parental leave and offer advisory services to help them return to their daily working life.
Talent management, a healthy work-life balance and a transparent compensation system—staff promotion and development are extremely important to us.
We are seeking employees who can actively shape things, think outside the box and excite others with their ideas. Our flat hierarchies allow for constructive cooperation, promote our team spirit and help uncover a wealth of hidden talent. Because we appreciate the commitment all SMA employees show day in, day out, we want everyone to participate in the company’s success we jointly achieved.
Healthy, happy and motivated employees are our greatest asset. To help our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance, SMA offers a range of health and exercise options—from Active Break to Power Circle (circuit training) at our in-house fitness center. Our health management team ensures ergonomic workplaces, teaches stress management techniques and supports our employees by providing health checkups.
We think and act at a cross-departmental, goal-oriented and international level. Respectful interaction promotes constructive collaboration across all hierarchy levels and functional areas. This is the key to outstanding ideas and solutions.
Since the company was founded, annual events such as the summer party and the Christmas celebration have formed an integral part of SMA’s corporate culture. These are a fantastic opportunity for employees from different areas to get together, helping make SMA strong as a team. It is often the small things that promote a positive atmosphere and creative ideas: Small talk in the coffee kitchen or at the barbecue is actively encouraged. Coffee, tea and water are available for free, and our cafeteria provides a wide range of dishes and snacks for the refreshment of all our employees.
We also keep in touch with our retired coworkers. It is not uncommon to meet our “Sunny Seniors” at their old workplace.
We offer our employees a range of additional benefits designed to enhance their working life, including fringe benefits and sustainable solutions for the daily commute: