Professionals and graduates

What you can count on

Balancing family, private life, and career

Achieving the right balance between professional commitment and personal life is important. That’s why Hamburg Süd offers employees the option of flexible working hours. There are also a multitude of health and fitness offerings, including company sports teams, an in-house fitness center, and workspaces equipped with the latest ergonomic equipment. Regular health days on topics such as nutritional diet or stress management complete the picture.

What’s more, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers support for employees who are in need of the experience and assistance of others – from urgent child care to advice on coping with difficult life situations. A wide-ranging support package was put together for this by Hamburg Süd in partnership with pme family service, an independent provider of advisory and placement services.

The social services may vary between regions and countries.

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Social benefits

The employees of Hamburg Süd are paid according to the prevailing collective wage agreements. The year-end (“thirteenth month”) bonus as well as the voluntary company-performance-related bonus are complemented by an attractive social benefits package. Our employees enjoy benefits such as:

  • Travel and commuting subsidies (e.g. the HVV-ProfiCard for public transportation in Hamburg)
  • Subsidized dining in the company cafeteria at the Hamburg site
  • Capital accumulation benefits
  • Occupational accident insurance (also valid when not working)
  • Wedding and maternity benefits
  • Monetary awards on company anniversaries

The remuneration system and social benefits may vary between regions and countries.

Personal development

Hamburg Süd promotes personal and professional development around the globe. We offer seminars, workshops, and Web-based training to expand and hone our employees’ skills and individual competencies. Certification and training programs offered alongside their work also prepare our employees to handle new responsibilities. Hamburg Süd trains future managers from within our own ranks and helps experienced managers to continue to develop. As a global company, we also offer project-related and longer-term, work-abroad programs that give our employees the chance to live in any of about 100 countries.


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