Our values & culture
The corporate culture of Bertelsmann stands for partnership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and citizenship. Instilling a sense of responsibility in business areas and management is a top priority for us. We build our company on motivated employees with excellent qualifications.
Healthy corporate culture
Our healthy corporate culture is reflected in regular, constructive dialogs between supervisors and employees. This includes the annual performance and development dialog and the feedback discussion, in which employees give superiors substantial feedback.
Key role of the superior
We ask our employees to actively shape their training and development and make suggestions. The superior assumes the role of the responsible person: He/She keeps a close eye on the progress of each individual employee and respective team in terms of personal development, training, and qualifications.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Bertelsmann’s corporate culture is based on the belief that ownership, economic success, and the nature of the media business bring with them a special responsibility to society. Accordingly, entrepreneurial action and the recognition of social responsibility are integrally linked at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA . To make a valuable contribution to society is one of the goals anchored in the company’s core values, the “Bertelsmann Essentials."
The company's policy has always been, and will continue to be, to ensure equal employment opportunity and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or other related condition), sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, family care status, veteran status, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law. Any form of unlawful harassment related to these factors is expressly prohibited. To ensure equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual unless an undue hardship on the operation of the business would result. At Bertelsmann, it’s all about the people. People drive our businesses, products, and services. We make every effort to ensure a workplace employees want to come back to day after day.