devolo founder and sole member of the Management Board Heiko Harbers responds to applicants' questions.
Employees are the most important asset of a company – they are decisive for success. I place great value on a good relationship and having friendly as well as respectful dealings with each other. What is extremely important for me, is the team concept supported by short communication channels in a flat hierarchy.
Internal advanced training is an important, integral element of human resources development at devolo. This is the case for specialist advanced training as well as provision of language support by in-house English courses.
"Development through responsibility" is the keyword here, every employee has the opportunity to enhance their won specialist development, to expand their field of responsibility and therefore to build up their career at devolo.
In all areas of devolo we have a high proportion of teamwork supported by regularly held project and team meetings for coordination of our objectives. Evaluation of an employee depends to a large extent on the personal commitment to devolo on the part of each individual.
A sound familiarisation phase is the basis for good development in the company. Consequently, this subject is taken very seriously at devolo and correspondingly encouraged by department heads. During this phase, regular feedback meetings are essential as a support for the first steps in the company.
The new devolo company building is tailored fully to our requirements. We place value on working together in small offices with 2 to 3 employees per room. Communication is aided by conference rooms and a communication area on every floor. We do not believe in classic open-plan offices at devolo.
Safety and environmental protection are important elements of everyday work at devolo. It goes without saying that all standards with regard to environmental and occupational safety guidelines are met. In addition to modern workplaces in office areas, our employees have excellent technical equipment for development and marketing of future-oriented products.
We have a maximum 40-hour week (Monday through Friday), but all employees have the flexibility to choose their own schedules. Specifically, each employee is required to be present at least 4 hours per day, and beyond this can freely choose when and how much to work. Of course, the working hours chosen should fall within the common business schedule between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
devolo employs a cooperative and goal-oriented management style. All employees are given clear objectives and opportunities for successful development in the company. The foundation for this are the previously mentioned feedback meetings that are also held regularly after the familiarisation period.
devolo is a public limited company with 95 percent of its shares owned by the Management Board. In this respect, devolo is an owner-operated company with stable growth, and which finances this growth from its earned capital.