Why OQ Chemicals?
Our employees form our most important resource. Our company thrives on the experience of our employees. They are our best advertisement and they are the ones who live our values and pass them on to others. We offer a range of extras and support our employees where we can, so they can focus on their job.
A family-friendly work environment is important to us at OQ Chemicals. Wherever possible, our employees benefit from flexible working time models, which enable them to achieve a productive working life in accordance with the needs of their family, to retire early or to schedule a sabbatical.
OQ Chemicals's vocational training has an excellent reputation throughout Germany and our apprentices excel in their examinations. Because OQ Chemicals provides training for tasks needed by the company, it gives every apprentice with proven ability a good chance of being hired.
In all of our site countries, we offer plans to supplement national pension schemes. We also offer our employees options to vary their hours throughout their working life to achieve both, higher productivity and a better work-life balance.
Our Healthy and fit – join in! program offers carefully selected health promotion in four key areas: movement, relaxation, nutrition, addiction/prevention. We organize action days, training sessions, and courses to provide education about ways to improve the quality of your life and work, to reduce health problems, promote healthier behavior at work and during leisure time, and to help avoid or control unhealthy habits.
We offer comprehensive internal and external training opportunities and programs to help employees improve both professional and personal skills. To determine which training measures are appropriate, managers and staff meet to discuss individual requirements and personal preferences, as well as company objectives. We place high priority on multi-disciplinary knowledge transfer -- for example, chemistry for commercial, administrative, and legal staff.
We assign and supervise academic projects at both Bachelor and Master levels. The technical and commercial departments in Oberhausen offer a wide range of placements, which are increasing in number all the time, and we both support and make intensive use of student placements.
We continually seek ways to optimize and improve OQ Chemicals's systems and processes through cost-conscious initiatives and proven methodologies such as Six Sigma. OQ Chemicals offers certified trainings for green belts and black belts.
Our pay-scale is based on industry standards. All employees are eligible for bonuses. Our bonus rules are based on company success, the achievement of collective goals and the personal performance of each employee.
A good company needs good ideas to stay permanently ahead of the game. Our Impulse – Idea Management program encourages employees to contribute suggestions for improvement.