With STIHL employees located across the country, STIHL fosters an environment that promotes cross-functionality. Communication is key to encouraging collaboration. Our corporate culture is characterized by fair collaboration in the spirit of partnership, where everyone supports each other and communicates openly. Long-term success can only grow from the interplay of a wide range of strengths.
We have an average employee tenure of 8-10 years, with many employees working here for over 25 years. This longevity gives STIHL employees a positive vision for the future because it demonstrates security and continued innovation. STIHL employees love our company because we have created a company culture that takes pride not only in the work we do but in the people who do it.
We are expanding our employee survey model to gather even more feedback in the future, which will directly inform our operations. In addition, we currently have a program that allows employees to be creative and submit ideas for consideration that aim to improve production. These ideas continue to add to the company’s success.
Training is a longstanding tradition at STIHL. We invest in our employees’ long-term success through training and vocational programs—over $1M is spent each year on employee training. This is based on the mindset that good employees are the foundation of success. One unique example is our apprenticeship program, which is an opportunity not many companies have anymore. We hire 5-8 apprentices a year and pay for their education to set them on a path to a successful career at STIHL Inc.
STIHL is a family-founded legacy brand with a long history in the outdoor power equipment industry. This brand recognition and the quality of STIHL products are what initially draw in our employees, and we attribute the shared values of our employees and organization to what makes them stay. STIHL is a quintessentially family-owned company: The enthusiasm for our work and the strong community spirit is noticeable throughout all daily activities. Our employees take a lot of pride in that fact, and it is evident throughout our culture.
In addition to traditional employee benefits, STIHL Inc. hosts several events and programs to serve our employees. From employee appreciation lunches to company picnics and holiday parties, we take every opportunity to celebrate our incredible team. We also bring a work boot truck to our campus annually, where employees are fitted for work boots to ensure they have access to comfortable, high-quality boots to wear in the workplace. Additionally, our employees have access to our employee store, where they can purchase STIHL products with no markup price.
Our culture of respect begins with our President and CEO, Terry Horan, and flows down to our more than 3,000 employees nationwide. Mr. Horan has an open-door policy and encourages employees to come to him and other senior leaders for all their needs. Additionally, Mr. Horan often walks the manufacturing plant floor to observe firsthand all the incredible work being done and to build relationships with STIHL employees. He is a supportive leader, maintains a positive attitude and embodies all that STIHL represents.
Our competitive benefits package includes a 401K with immediate vesting, a pension program, tuition reimbursement and an affordable healthcare plan that sees minimal increases to employee premiums compared to industry averages. Health and wellness are a top priority at STIHL Inc., so in addition to an on-site clinic, we host an annual health fair, which brings mobile care facilities for employee health screenings. We also follow a bonus schedule where employees can earn bonuses throughout the year. Additionally, the STIHL Inc. Virginia Beach campus has a subsidized café where employees can purchase meals 24/7.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America, the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment among U.S. landscape professionals in America, and the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL also offers a full line of battery powered handheld outdoor power equipment for the professional and consumer. STIHL products are sold through a network of more than 10,000 authorized local STIHL Dealers from coast to coast—not big-box stores. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., STIHL Inc., the U.S. affiliate of the global STIHL Group, exports to more than 80 countries around the world, and the majority of STIHL products sold in America are made in America.
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