Rated third out of 1,000 businesses, STIHL remains one of Germany's best-liked family-owned companies in 2022. In Baden-Württemberg, STIHL went one better to be named the second most popular choice for consumers. These findings are the result of a nationwide online survey, in which the opinions of more than 125,000 consumers were recorded. Respondents were asked to rate the family-owned companies "from their own personal experiences". This is the seventh time that Deutschland Test, the business magazine Focus Money, and the Cologne-based analysis and con-sultancy firm ServiceValue have teamed up to conduct the study. Companies were chosen for the survey based on the "Top 1,000 largest family-owned enterprises" list compiled by business publi-cation Die Deutsche Wirtschaft. The companies also had to fulfill further criteria, such as being in direct contact with the end customer. As the survey shows, STIHL has managed to maintain its lofty position in the rankings. Since climbing into the top three in 2019, STIHL has kept its place among the best-ranked companies thanks to this year's result.
Nine out of ten German businesses are owned or controlled by families. In addition to continuing long-established traditions, family-owned companies are of central importance for the economy. Over half of all employees work for a family-owned business. As a successful international family-owned company and leading global brand for chainsaws and power tools, STIHL provides the plat-form for more than 20,000 employees worldwide to grow both personally and professionally. At the headquarters in Germany, over 5,700 employees are given the support they need throughout their career in the form of attractive compensation packages, voluntary social contributions, and schemes that help to strike a better balance between family and work life. Generous benefits in-clude performance-related bonuses, an employee share program, a pension plan, and use of the company's own Mia Stihl Childcare Center. In Germany alone, there are currently over 100 vacan-cies in development that the company wants to fill with specialists aspiring to work on ground-breaking projects. The STIHL development center at the Waiblingen headquarters provides the perfect space for new ideas and visions for the future in electrical engineering, software engineer-ing, mechatronics, embedded systems, computer science, and mechanical engineering.
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