Working at Valeo in Germany
At Valeo, we strive to create a workplace based on ethics, transparency, empowerment, professionalism and teamwork.
Our employees and their well-being are at the heart of our business and we believe in creating respectful and inclusive workplaces based on these values.
We develop the technology for tomorrow’s automobile – what about your development?
Valeo is a company that uses the opportunities of the times to shape the future in the best possible way. This and our passion for technology has made us what we are today: a leading international automotive supplier and partner to car manufacturers worldwide. Just as important as driving technical innovation is the personal development of our employees. With new ideas, the desire to be a pioneer in your field and the necessary responsibility, Valeo gives you the ideal conditions to develop.
Would you like to shape the future of intelligent mobility together with us?
Then become part of Valeo and learn more about Valeo in Germany and the opportunities we offer!
Employees in Germany
Locations in Germany
Valeo’s corporate culture and values are at the heart of everything we do. It has a decisive influence on how all employees work together. Promoting diversity in all its forms is a fundamental part of our culture, through actions, mentoring and training programmes, networks and partnerships.
At Valeo, every employee practices our values every day. This makes Valeo an ideal place to work together in a spirit of collegiality and respect. Together we develop, learn and grow, motivate and support each other. This is the basis for top technological performance and the connection between all employees.
On a global level, we entrust our employees with great responsibility early in their careers, promote their expertise and prepare them for various challenges and career steps.
Become part of an interdisciplinary team in an innovative environment!
Our core values
Our culture is based on five values which define who we are and our corporate culture on a daily basis all around the world: Ethics, Transparency, Empowerment, Professionalism and Teamwork. We strongly believe in diversity in the workplace as a social responsibility, but also as an essential tool for performance and competitiveness. It is an integral part of our culture and present at all levels and in all positions at Valeo. Because the diversity of different perspectives, opinions, cultural imprints, experiences and values add up to a part of the company’s success at Valeo.
Internal mobility and the further development of our employees is a high priority for us. Every year, all employees go through the process of recording career aspirations, assessing past performance and defining new development goals. Subsequent feedback and the planning of concrete steps, for example through a personal development plan, are fixed components of this transparent process in order to exploit one’s own potential in a targeted manner and to design an individual career path.
We have been implementing the programme Well-Being at Work worldwide for many years. Through employee surveys, we assess the expectations of our employees in terms of work-life balance and well-being at work. Through locally implemented actions, we try to meet these formulated expectations in the best possible way. The programme is based on collecting best practices and sharing them across all Group sites.
Treating every individual with the respect they deserve - Supporting sustainable development - Having irreproachable business and professional conduct
Always acting in compliance with rules and regulations - Openly sharing information, whether good or bad
Being accountable and responsible at all levels of the organization - A proven track record in improvement proposals
Imagining and preparing for the future through agility and innovation - Speaking with integrity and backed by data - Being people and results oriented
Sharing know-how with colleagues - Building synergies across teams - Helping each other
The 5 Axes Methodology for Customer Satisfaction
The 5 Axes system addresses the processes that enable Valeo to fulfill Customers’ basic expectations. It provides the methodology and the tools to ensure operational excellence through continuous improvement and the perfect implementation of these processes. The 5 Axes is a work process that has a direct impact on customer satisfaction, as well as a central part of our culture at Valeo and is rigorously implemented at all our development and production sites around the world. This approach aims to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, with the goal of becoming a preferred partner for our customers, and is therefore a prerequisite of our growth strategy.
The 5 Axes for Customer Satisfaction
Involvement of Personnel
Valeo Production System (VPS)
To meet customer expectations in terms of product and service quality, everyone, employees and suppliers, must deliver total quality.
To develop its products and systems, Valeo’s highly qualified Research and Development teams work within an optimal organizational structure that combines professional skills and product expertise with first-rate methodology and best-in-class project management tools aimed at ensuring product robustness and competitiveness.
Involvement of Personnel
Operational excellence cannot be achieved without the ongoing commitment of all of the Group's employees. Valeo, therefore, implements processes aimed at creating a safe working environment that fosters employee well-being.
In order to deliver the highest quality products and services while remaining competitive, Valeo has set up a supplier base integrating the most efficient suppliers in terms of innovation, quality, cost, delivery and risk management.
Valeo Production System (VPS)
Valeo has developed its own production system which implements a set of methods, tools and state-of-the-art production processes within a working environment that promotes quality, performance and employee motivation.
Your career at Valeo
We consider our employees to be our most valuable asset. Our human resources policy is, therefore, focused on developing our employees’ full potential. With this long-term vision in mind, we attract and retain talents by putting in place a clear process for employee development, training and internal mobility. Therefore, we look for candidates who wish to grow in their career with us.
Discover more about career opportunities and job vacancies at Valeo.
Our Business Groups
- Driving Assistance Systems – making driving safer, more autonomous and better connected through perception systems and artificial intelligence. Providing reinvented mobility solutions and human-machine interfaces. Resulting in an innovative user experience.
- Powertrain Systems – developing comprehensive, integrated electric powertrain solutions for all vehicles categories, from small urban cars to premium sedans, and technologies to make internal combustion engines cleaner.
- Thermal Systems – reducing pollutant emissions from internal combustion engines, optimizing the driving range and battery life of hybrid and electric vehicles, and improving comfort and well-being for passengers in the cabin.
- Visibility Systems – designing and producing innovative and efficient lighting and washing systems for safer, more comfortable manual driving and for an improved and enhanced travel experience in autonomous vehicles.
- Valeo Service – supplying original equipment spares to dealer networks and replacement parts to the independent aftermarket.
Our locations in Germany
Valeo has been active in Germany since the end of the 1990s and has since further expanded its presence in Germany as a business location, with a focus on Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Valeo now employs around 7,164 people at 24 locations. The German headquarters is located in Bietigheim-Bissingen. Valeo consists of four equal business divisions as well as the aftermarket with Valeo Service.