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Empowered people

Empowered people

A people-centric work culture

At Roland Berger, our people are at the center of everything we do. Their drive and dedication have made us an industry leader – as a strong global consulting firm of German origin. We strive to provide the best environment for personal development, where everyone can bring their true selves to work. That means ensuring a people-centric, respectful work culture, an inspiring, entrepreneurial, and performance-driven environment, a broad set of flexibility options that allow employees to design individual work models, and strong support for individual and collective growth. That support is based on regular formal and informal feedback, various types of training, coaching, fellowship programs, affinity groups, and much more besides. 

Purposeful work that inspires

Our corporate culture fosters collaboration, responsible behavior, and innovative thinking. Our company-wide commitments – the 9 Pledges – are anchored in our corporate values of entrepreneurship, empathy, and excellence, helping create an inclusive, innovative, diverse, and merit-based environment. Our working culture, tools, and initiatives aim to motivate and value the unique and diverse personalities, perspectives, and backgrounds of our people, who account for the quality and attractiveness of working at Roland Berger and for the results we deliver for our clients. Our efforts to give our employees meaningful tasks help them grow personally, be inspired, and contribute to a more sustainable world through their work.

Supporting sustainable change

Roland Berger empowers employees to actively shape our sustainability journey as a company. We have launched a number of initiatives that boost our employees' awareness about sustainability issues and their own efforts to improve our environmental footprint. We believe it is important to promote sustainability awareness at a local level throughout the year. With that in mind, we have Sustainability Ambassadors across our offices worldwide. These are individuals who are passionate about creating a culture of environmental sustainability and improving our firm's carbon footprint by engaging their peers. Often supported by groups of like-minded people in their offices, they are the official linking pins between local and global activities. We also take a wide range of steps to increase our sustainability overall as a company, from sustainable purchasing to waste avoidance.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are future-proof

We firmly believe that diverse teams produce better results. Including different types of people with different perspectives and backgrounds in our work as a company is a key driver of success in finding the right solutions to today's complex business issues. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lie at the heart of the Roland Berger Code of Conduct and our Diversity Mission. We are committed to providing our employees with a work environment that is open, friendly, respectful, and which celebrates the richness of our differences. We promote diversity with regard to gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and educational background. We strive to maximize opportunities for everyone. This is reflected in our initiatives – from pride celebrations for our LGBTQ+ colleagues to our female buddy system. Our affinity groups – groups of employees who share a common identity characteristic – are growing in number each year and contribute substantially to the inclusive work environment at Roland Berger. Every year, the groups hold events, workshops, networking seminars, information sessions, and lots more to grow the community and make an impact. Thanks to their existence, employees find a supportive community at the workplace.

We aim to position ourselves as an employer that attracts diverse talents. We run various recruiting initiatives that foster and celebrate diversity, from the first steps into a new career to the hiring process itself. We organize a range of special recruiting formats to attract talent from all types of backgrounds.

" The diverse experiences, strengths, individual talents, and personalities of our colleagues are the key to our success. They make Roland Berger special. "
Portrait of Ina Wietheger

Ina Wietheger

Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe

A booster for health and wellbeing

We value each and every one of our employees and care deeply about their physical and mental health and well-being. We do our best to cater to the needs of the unique individuals that make us the company we are. All our offices have measures in place to protect the health and safety of our people, in line with national laws and regulations. We give our employees global health insurance and disability and invalidity cover, and we also offer life insurance and private retirement provisions in most countries. In addition, we actively encourage local initiatives to demystify mental health in the workplace. Roland Berger provides free access to individual mental health coaching and burnout prevention sessions. Our standard training program includes a mandatory section on stress management for all our employees. At the same time, we believe that physical fitness is crucial to maintaining steady mental health. In many countries, we subsidize gym memberships, yoga sessions, health club memberships, and subscriptions to mindfulness apps and workshops, and we provide additional budgets for team-building activities and work-from-home support.

New Ways of Working

We have developed a holistic action program – New Ways of Working – where we are working to maintain a sustainable workload within our organization that helps our employees balance their workload and personal life for the benefit of all. New Ways of Working brings together tools for creating greater transparency around workloads, managerial processes for ensuring accountability, and KPIs backed up with supportive actions such as flexible working, training, and coaching. The initiative is anchored in our corporate culture through regular peer exchange, facilitation, and change management. Our goal is to create lasting cultural change within our organization, ensuring a balanced workload through transparent parameters.

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