STIHL has been growing for over 95 years – sustainably, healthily and consistently. Over the years, we have gradually developed from a one-man operation into a global market leader with over 20,000 employees. And yet, we have remained a family-owned business – with traditional values and character. That is because we look to the future and think ahead in everything we do.

At STIHL, we combine long heritage with a modern corporate culture which is characterized by diversity, equal opportunities and continuous development.

Why do more than 20,000 people work at STIHL?

Culture and benefits
  • Because they are involved in shaping the future of STIHL – and accompanying us on our journey from machine builder to digital mechatronics company.
  • Because they are able to enjoy the advantages of an innovative, sustainable and future-oriented global company while still working in a family-owned business.
  • Because sustainability is not just a buzzword for them – and they are actively contributing to a carbon-neutral future.
  • Because at STIHL, they can work with great colleagues to make a difference.
  • Because they can develop both personally and professionally and work on exciting tasks every day.
  • Because at STIHL, all employees deal fairly with each other.
  • Because STIHL thinks for the long term, including by offering its employees long-term prospects. 

Get to know our colleagues:

Albert Yu

I hope that I can continue to contribute to STIHL and grow with STIHL.
Albert Yu

Albert Yu is something of a veteran at STIHL Qingdao and has been working for our company since July 2013. With over 10 years of experience at STIHL, he has become a true expert in his field. As Manager for Gasoline Chainsaws, he has immense responsibility and is instrumental in maintaining our product quality at the highest level.

What Albert most values about working at STIHL is the opportunity to be part of a company that is number 1 in its industry. His pride in being part of a globally recognized company is what drives him. What’s more, he appreciates the open and transparent communication at STIHL, which creates a pleasant working environment. Colleagues are always willing to exchange opinions and ideas and give constructive feedback.

He also emphasizes how STIHL puts a high value on professional development. The company prioritizes the further training of its employees, offering comprehensive knowledge and encouraging them to grow with the company. For Albert, that means he is constantly taking on new challenges and continuously expanding his skills.

Sonja Kuen

STIHL invests in the further development of its employees in order to support their skills and promote career opportunities. I have been able to experience that first-hand and am very grateful for it.
Sonja Kuen

Sonja Kuen is a valuable employee at STIHL and her career path so far has taken her on an impressive journey. She has several years of experience at STIHL, albeit not continuous, which enabled her to advance her career in a variety of ways.

Sonja’s STIHL story began in 2009, when she joined what was then Viking GmbH as the company’s first operating logistics apprentice. After successfully completing her apprenticeship, she spent another two years working in production logistics management. Sonja had plans for something bigger so, having discovered her passion for logistics, she decided to pursue the “Lehre mit Matura” (Vocational apprenticeship with high school diploma) model. In 2013 she started studying International Logistics Management at Steyr University of Applied Sciences.

During her studies, Sonja returned to the company as a holiday intern every summer, and eventually also wrote her bachelor’s thesis at the Tyrol site. After graduating in 2016 she moved away to Upper Austria for a few years, before finally returning to STIHL Tirol in July 2020.

Working on the major ONE STIHL global project offers Sonja variety and new challenges every day, which makes her job particularly exciting and varied. She enjoys working with a global team and the opportunity for cross-departmental process design.

Sonja’s career at STIHL impressively exemplifies the diverse opportunities and scope for personal and professional growth that STIHL offers its employees. We are proud to have Sonja as part of our STIHL family and look forward to her continued successful work with us in the future.

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