Benefits @ edding

Our benefits

From a company doctor to capital-accumulation benefits - the range of our voluntary social benefits is varied; the specific offering does, of course, depend on the location.

Company childcare facilities

Company childcare facilities

Life is full of surprises. We offer free childcare in case of an emergency or in special situations - either in the office, respectively in a playroom, at the families’ homes or at the premises of our cooperation partner in Bad Oldesloe.

Flexible working hours

Flexible working hours

We adjust our working models in line with today's needs: core time is well-established at edding, part-time working and homeworking are also possible in principle.

Car parking area

Car parking area

Ample car parking spaces are provided adjacent to the building in Ahrensburg.

Company cars

Car parking area

Company cars are provided for certain roles.

Company doctor

Company doctor

Our local company doctor is available to all employees for consultation.

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs are welcome by arrangement with the team.

Staff discounts

Staff discounts

edding and Legamaster products can be ordered from our website at discounted prices.

Employee mobile phones

Mobile phones for employees

Employee mobile phones are provided for certain roles.

Capital-accumulation benefits and transport allowance

Other benefits

We contribute to your payments as part of capital-accumulation benefits and towards your travel costs to work in the form of a transport allowance as a net payment.



As well as product training, our edding Academy also offers foreign language courses, project management seminars, individual coaching and targeted leadership development.

Internet use

Internet use

Internet access and phones are available to our employees for private as well as professional use. This is governed by the relevant works agreement.

Canteen and meal allowances


Employees at our company headquarters in Ahrensburg can choose from a breakfast buffet and a variety of lunch dishes, including a salad bar, desserts and snacks. edding subsidises costs both here and at other sites

Company pension scheme

Company pension scheme

After three years of service with us, the company will set up a company pension for you. Alongside this pension, every employee has the opportunity to make specific contributions from their bonus payment into a pension.

Company bicycle scheme


The business bike is on its way! At edding, we want to lead the field and are expanding our company package of special benefits with an attractive company bike-leasing scheme. This is good for fitness, protects the environment - and it also saves our employees even more money through salary conversion.

Health initiatives

Health initiatives

Depending on the location, our health management scheme includes massage appointments in the office, cooperation with various health services, the subsidised use of facilities in the local gym and regular, professional ergonomic advice for the workplace.

Work @ edding

Working @ edding

Mutual respect, reliability, professionalism, fun and enjoyment embody the edding culture. This is because at edding, strong brands are backed up by strong employees. For us, your personal and professional development takes priority. As a member of a highly motivated team, in a company that is successful, growing and family-friendly, we offer a good working atmosphere, a flat structure and varied development opportunities alongside an exciting operating environment, complemented by a range of social benefits.

Find out more about what that means for you in practice as a new employee:

Fun at work

We firmly believe that fun and enjoyment are not just motivating factors, they are also critical to our success. For us, friendly colleagues, straightforward working relations and an informal way of addressing each other guarantee enjoyment. We know how to celebrate special occasions when they come round - record results, birthdays and Christmas.

Active involvement

Here at edding, our employees help to shape 'their' company. In this respect, our idea-generation and planning the future evenings are legendary and cover a range of topics. Our employee questionnaire - sent to all staff worldwide - serves as a barometer for gauging employee participation and the mood within the company. In 2016, it once again awarded top marks for edding's vision for the future and a higher-than-average level of identification with our culture and our values.

Equal partners

Meeting together on an equal footing, having considerable freedom to make decisions and the opportunity to take on responsibility: that's what edding is all about. There are no strict hierarchies here, because our management staff are not above us, they are in front of us. A particular focus for us is our error management culture. People make mistakes, so we talk about them openly and view them as opportunities.

Employee development

edding Campus

Promote and challenge employees - with excellent opportunities for further training and innovative learning formats. Our employee development, which is targeted at particular groups, follows this basic principle. In our edding Academy, we group together all our activities for knowledge development and knowledge transfer. As well as global language training, we also offer international project management seminars, intercultural training, individual coaching, manager development activities aimed at particular strengths and much more besides. We don't just rely on external trainers for this transfer of knowledge, but also on internal expert knowledge in a targeted way. Events run 'by employees for employees' take place regularly on a wide variety of topics.

Work-life balance

Beruf und Familie Stormarn

We are founder members of Beruf und Familie Stormarn GmbH, a foundation that helps people combine career and family life by offering a range of different services. For example, our employees benefit from free emergency childcare, either at home or in the office as well as childcare cover for exceptional circumstances and a varied programme of holiday activities. We also operate a flexible and solution-based approach to topics such as caregiving, requests for part-time working or specific individual requirements relating to working hours.

Health matters!

For a responsible employer like edding, health and physical fitness also form part of a proper work-life balance. As part of our occupational health management scheme, we therefore regularly offer relaxation massages, depending on location, contribute to the costs of gym membership and offer health workshops.

Active environmental management

The careful use of natural resources: at edding, this doesn't represent a current change of awareness, because it has always been part of our philosophy. This means that about 10% of our permanent markers are refillable. Replacement nibs are available for about 25% of our pens, which also increases our products' durability. And with our environmentally friendly EcoLine range, we consistently use recycled materials and renewable raw materials.

In line with this principle and truly enlightening are our combined heat and power plant and state-of-the-art photovoltaic facilities in Ahrensburg and Bautzen. We are delighted that our employees act upon this environmental awareness and that they continuously drive it forward. These days, it is second nature for them to print on both sides of FSC-certified paper or to use an electric car for company travel.

And last but not least: winning products!

edding does more than just make pens! Immerse yourself in the world of edding products and discover, for example, markers for repairing and maintaining furniture, fibrepens for children, edding acrylic spray paints for designing and decorating, edding printer cartridges and our new nail varnish range, edding L.A.Q.U.E. As an employee, you will get discounted prices on all products on our website.

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