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Flottweg is one of the most family-friendly companies in Germany

Over 600 companies in Germany and Austria are showing themselves to be particularly family-friendly this year. Freundin and kununu award the seal “The most family-friendly employers” for the sixth time, and Austrian companies are also distinguished for the second time – Flottweg is among the top 15 in the industrial sector.


In 2021, Flottweg was judged to be one of the TOP 15 family-friendly companies in Germany within the industrial sector. The media brand Freundin and the employer rating platform kununu once again assessed the compatibility of family and career, work-life balance, wellbeing factors and equal career opportunities provided by employers this year.

“Nowadays, the compatibility of family and career is a decisive factor in the choice of employer for many employees. By awarding the seal, Freundin gives its female readers an orientation in today’s job market and at the same time honors the family-friendly policies of the award-winning companies through comprehensive reporting in the magazine as well as online,” says Freundin Editor-in-Chief Anke Helle. Editor-in-Chief Mateja Mögel adds: “Particularly in a year like this, it becomes clear how important the value of family-friendliness is for employers in order to survive successfully even in crisis situations. For the award-winning companies, it testifies to their great appreciation for their employees and a responsible approach to them.

Yenia Zaba, Director Global Communications & Brand at kununu, explains: “It is important that family friendliness ultimately means more than working from home and flexible working hours. Family friendliness is more complex. It also manifests itself in companies creating individual solutions to meet the needs of their employees – for example, by addressing the difficult situation of single parents, or supporting employees who care for dependents.”

In total, more than 2 million ratings of 175,000 companies in Germany and Austria were included in the study this year, providing the basis for producing the ranking. Each of these companies, for which at least one rating has been received since 1 January 2021 and which meets the minimum number of 50 ratings on, had a chance of being included in the ranking. In addition to the working atmosphere, work-life balance, salary and equal opportunities, current and former employees from all working groups, sectors and career levels primarily assessed family-friendly offerings such as flexible working hours, the possibility of working from home, childcare and company pension schemes. Other evaluation criteria included supervisor behavior, career/training and salary/benefits. Media enterprises and companies belonging to the Burda Group were excluded (e.g. Freundin, kununu, XING).


The media brand Freundin is a trusted guide for almost two million magazine readers and more than four million unique users. The area of jobs, careers and finances is currently gaining in importance at Freundin. The media brand is also positioning itself in this sector as a reliable adviser to modern women in their job search and everyday working life. kununu, a subsidiary of NEW WORK SE, is Europe’s leading platform for employer ratings and workplace insights.

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