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Apr 10, 2019 Sustainability

MUNICH, Germany – April 4, 2019 – Advantest Europe GmbH has been recognized for the second time as one of “Germany’s Best Employers” by the internationally-renowned consulting firm, Great Place to Work®.

The annual competition ranks German companies of all sectors and sizes based on the attractiveness of their corporate culture in order to determine the 100 best employers nationally. The award symbolizes an attractive workplace culture, characterized by a high degree of trust, pride, appreciation and team spirit, as well as a strong sense of identity of the employees within their company.

The award was presented to Advantest Europe GmbH at an award ceremony on March 14, 2019 in Berlin. Advantest was ranked 19th in its inaugural participation in the competition in 2017. In this second year of participation, the company was elevated to 11th place in the category of companies with 501 to 2000 employees. A total of 680 companies took part in the nationwide 2019 benchmark survey.

Peter Wewerka, Managing Director of Advantest Europe GmbH with
Lisa Leicht, HR (left) and Elke Hopf, Chairman of the works council (right)

The award is based on results taken from an employee survey and management-culture audit. Employees are surveyed anonymously by the Great Place to Work Institute on topics such as corporate culture, leadership, trust and development. In the management interview beneficial measures and concepts of personnel work in the company are evaluated. From the total number of participants, the most attractive employers in various sectors, regions and at the national level are ranked.

In addition to the “Germany’s Best Employers 2019” award, Advantest Europe GmbH is also ranked among the "Best Employers 2019" in Germany’s information and telecommunication (ITK) sector and as a “Best Employer” in the Bavarian region. While the company is ranked third out of a total of 167 participants in the "Best Employers in ITK" competition, it achieved the fourth place out of a total of 155 participating companies in the "Bavaria's Best Employers" competition.

“A trusting dialogue, along with a collaborative environment, that respects and encourages inputs from employees have molded our unique corporate culture and contribute to our earning this distinction. We are very pleased that our employees have repeatedly confirmed that Advantest offers them more than just a job, and that the people and culture of the company make it a great place to work overall. The result makes us very proud and we appreciate the strong commitment, support and dedication of each individual,” says Peter Wewerka, Managing Director of Advantest Europe GmbH.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is an international research and consulting network, which supports companies in around 50 countries worldwide in shaping an employee-oriented corporate culture. The focus in this respect are the building of confidence, enthusiasm and team spirit.
In addition to company-specific analysis and consulting services to improve the workplace quality and employer attractiveness, the institute regularly identifies outstanding employers and presents them to the public in the framework of national, regional and sector-specific competitions and in cooperation with renowned partners. The German Great Place to Work Institute was founded in 2002 and employs currently about 90 employees in Cologne. More info: www.greatplacetowork.de and at www.greatplacetowork.com

Note: All information supplied in this release is correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.