Gebrüder Weiss has been named as a winner of The Business Intelligence Group 2020 Best Places to Work Award Program.
CHICAGO – February 20, 2020 – The Business Intelligence Group today announced that it has named Gebrüder Weiss, as a winner of the 2020 Best Places to Work Award Program. The organization sought to identify companies that are actively working to improve their own performance through efforts to challenge employees in environments that make work fun and engaging.
Over 80% of the entire USA Gebrüder Weiss team, from trainees to executives, participated in the 2020 Best Places to Work survey. More than 90% of employees that participated shared that they are proud to work at Gebrüder Weiss and would recommend the company as an employer. As a family-owned business, employees benefit from the culture of the Gebrüder Weiss family, where everyone supports one another, learns and celebrates together. Some of the benefits that employees enjoy include flexitime, telecommuting or homeworking, sabbaticals, part-time work and paternity leave. There are also numerous options for employees to experience career growth through in-person and online training, as well as international job opportunities. Gebrüder Weiss career opportunities are vast and include roles in freight forwarding and logistics, business analysts, IT specialists, accounting and human resources.
“I’m extremely proud of our entire team, across the nation,” said the Gebrüder Weiss USA CEO, Mark McCullough. “When we launched Gebrüder Weiss in the United States three years ago, our primary goal was to create a culture in which our employees felt appreciated and supported on all levels. In this high-stress industry, it is important that our team knows they matter and that they enjoy the work environment we’ve built together. We pride ourselves on service excellence and the only way this can be provided to our clients is if our employees truly enjoy working here. I’m so proud of our team, as every individual contributes to the company’s positive and nurturing culture.”
Since expanding to the United States in 2017, Gebrüder Weiss has achieved an impressive 60 percent increase in employment growth at its USA locations. Despite cooling economic growth predicted for 2020, Gebrüder Weiss expects to continue its rapid development in the United States with gains in the retail, e-commerce, automotive and high-tech industries. With a Midwest-based headquarters in Chicago, Gebrüder Weiss is also positioned in key US transport locations including New York, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Continued US expansion is being considered in the southeast and southwest regions.
“Congratulations to Gebrüder Weiss for building an organization focused on employee engagement and performance,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear from analyzing the employee survey data that this is a great place to work, and employee feedback is not only listened to but also acted upon. Congratulations to the entire team.”
About Gebrüder Weiss
Gebrüder Weiss, a global freight forwarder with a core business of overland transport, air and sea freight and logistics, is the world’s oldest transport company with a history that dates back more than 500 years. The family-owned company employs more than 7,100 people world-wide and boasts 150 company-owned locations. The business established a presence in the United States in Chicago in 2017 and has since expanded its North American locations to include Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Developing and changing with the needs of its customers during its long history, Gebrüder Weiss is also a pioneer in sustainable business practices having implemented myriad ecological, economic and social initiatives. The company’s voyage into North America, along with its continuous growth, illustrates the need for highly experienced providers of global solutions through an international network of supply chain experts. Customized solutions with a single point of contact, provide customers with an exceptional service experience focused on responsible and economical solutions.