Identifying with the Company
MEYER WERFT offers good job opportunities, especially to young people. Good vocational training is provided, and young talent may benefit from the longstanding experience of their colleagues. Profound knowledge, exchange of experience and teamwork ensure a high product quality and a permanently increasing productivity.
MEYER WERFT employs a staff of about 3,450. The average age is 38. Most employees have been with the company for a long time, and many of them have family also working for MEYER WERFT. Hence, the shipyard has become one of the key employers in the region. In many cases several generations of a family are with the company so that most of them feel very closely associated with "their" shipyard.
Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, MEYER WERFT made it through a very dry spell. There were no fresh cruise ship orders in sight, so that in early 2003 a redundancy wave during which some 500 employees had to be laid off, could not be avoided.