The Göppingen-based Steinbeis Transfer Center for Microelectronics (TZM) is one of Germany’s “Leading Employers of Engineers 2009”. This was the finding of the second edition of “Top Employers” – a study aimed at engineers, published by research company CRF in cooperation with consultants A.T. Kearney, the Technische Universität München (Munich) and a panel of independent business journalists.
Firms are always on the lookout for the type of innovative thinking offered by German engineers – and the engineering job market is still buoyant, even in the current economic climate. As a result, engineers assess potential employers according to a careful list of criteria. How international are they? Do they offer good entry options and career potential in my field? And which companies really put the innovation skills of their engineers to good use? These are just some of the criteria used to rate companies in the study.
The TZM received outstanding scores for remuneration, work/life balance, career progression and innovation management. It was also praised for job security and the company culture. Founded in 1991, the Steinbeis enterprise helps clients develop and test hardware and software for a variety of applications. In recent years, it has specialized more in the core fields of software development and engineering services.