Why join GEA?

Why should I come and work for GEA?

Well, it’s different for everyone of course. But we believe that this is the first and possibly the most important question you should ask yourself before doing anything else. Here are five reasons why. Ultimately, of course, the decision is entirely yours. Will you take that next step and meet with us? Will you join us? Can you identify with our story?

Contribute to a better world

“Yeah, yeah, they all say that.” We can see why you’d think this, and it does sound a little vague. What does contributing to a better world really mean? But if you really want to make a difference and do something meaningful, then read on. Because that is exactly what we do at GEA, with a workforce of 18,000 people around the world. Because we really want to make the world a better place.

Do we need a better world?

Yes, because a lot has changed in recent decades, including the needs of our population. So what exactly are the world’s needs today?

More food, beverages and medicines: More and more people are moving to urban centres because of urbanisation. The middle classes are growing and more people now have higher incomes, resulting in increased demand for better food and medicines.

Safer, better-quality food: To cope with increased demand, we need large-scale industrial production to provide safe, high-quality food, thus increasing the demand for better process reliability.

Doing more with less energy and water: As we all know, water and energy are becoming increasingly scarce commodities and environmental norms are becoming ever stricter, resulting in increased demand for efficient, resource-saving production processes.

So how exactly does GEA offer a valuable answer to this?

With equipment and process technology for processed food, meals, enriched beverages, food and medicines.

With certified hygienic and aseptic processes and equipment to meet the industry’s rigorous requirements.

With intelligent engineering processes for resource-efficient technology, energy-saving machinery and processes and heat recovery.

Okay, we agree, these are all big challenges and advanced solutions. Which is why we at GEA rely on good people. On great employees, who go that extra mile, together, every day.

Work with great people

Yes, our employees are great people and we are not ashamed to say this because they make GEA what it is. And what makes them even greater is that they go that extra mile every day, in a pleasant, collaborative atmosphere. With an open mindset and respect for each other, working hard to achieve their goals together. That’s what makes working at GEA so unique. But why not listen to what they have to say?

Nancy Zhu
I worked for a competitor for several years, but it’s clear to me that GEA is more agile and makes decisions a lot faster. I’m finding it fascinating to learn new things every day and to share my knowledge and experience with my colleagues.
Nancy Zhu Head of Regulatory Control, China
Francois Russel
I’ve always wanted to understand the technical side of things. That’s why I became an engineer. But it’s just as important to make sure that people can work together in the best circumstances and that they understand very clearly what their objectives and challenges are. As a manager, my main goal is to keep everyone moving forward together.
François Russell Managing Director GEA Refrigeration, France

Get opportunities to grow

“Set a goal so big you can’t achieve it, until you grow into the person who can.” Perhaps you’ve heard or read this quote before? We like it a lot because we believe that people can rise above themselves, if only you give them the opportunity to do so. And that is exactly what we do at GEA: we give people opportunities. Read some first-hand experiences from our employees.

Work with future technology

Pride. That is the overarching sentiment that shines through when employees discuss our technology. And they’re right to be proud, because GEA is one of the world’s leading engineering companies offering innovative solutions for sophisticated production processes. Whether you help develop this future technology in our R&D centres, whether you sell it or maintain it at our customers’ premises, whatever job you do, one thing is for sure: you can always be proud of your work.

Let the world be your playing field

GEA has employees in locations all around the globe. Naturally they don’t just work in their own country. Our employees learn a lot from each other by working across borders to tackle issues together. But do you know what’s even better about working for GEA? The spirit, the clout of a truly global player with a strong local connection.

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