Fazer ranked high in employer surveys
Fazer is the third most ideal employer of 2012 among business students. This was revealed in a student survey conducted by Universum which involved over 6,700 university and technical college students in Finland. Fazer ranked high also in an employer image survey conducted by T-Media.
Finland’s ideal employers are those who offer youth interesting and challenging tasks while maintaining a balance between work and leisure time. Many employers invest in flexibility, which can be seen in the ideal employers’ ranking list.
In addition to balance between work and leisure, young people value challenges. Continuous learning and competitive and intellectual challenges are among things that are experienced as challenging work.
‘We are proud of this achievement. I believe that Fazer’s strong values, responsible operations and valued brands create an entity which increasingly appeals to modern students. Rising into third place is an indication of the fact that we are going in the right direction. We want to continuously improve our ways to work in a way which meets the changing needs of working life,’ says Mika Videman, HR Director of Fazer Group.
Fazer became third in 2012’s student survey among business students. Last year, Fazer ranked 9th. Among technology students, Fazer has reached the top 20 list, ranking now 20th instead of 22nd.
Over 6,700 university and technical college students in the fields of business, engineering, law and IT responded to Universum’s student survey. In the survey, over 22,000 assessments of employees were collected.
In addition, Fazer did well in T-Media’s employer image survey 2011 which a total of 24,642 Finns responded to during February and March. In the survey, they assessed Fazer as Finland’s second most popular employer.
HR Director, Fazer Group, Mika Videman, tel. +358 40 544 9627
The origins of Fazer Group lie in a family company founded in 1891 when Karl Fazer opened his first café in Helsinki. Today the Group offers meals, bakery and confectionery products and operates in a total of eight countries. Its operations are based on passion for customer, quality excellence and team spirit. The Group operates in two business areas which are committed to creating taste sensations: Fazer Food Services and Fazer Bakeries & Confectionery. Fazer Group‘s turnover for 2011 was nearly 1.6 billion euros. The Group employed ca 15,200 people in 2011.
Fazer Food Services is a leading contract catering company in the Nordic countries, offering customers delicious food and tailor-made service solutions. Fazer Food Services has approximately 1,100 restaurants in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
Fazer Bakeries & Confectionery
Fazer is Finland's and Russia’s leading bakery company, second largest in Sweden and one of the leading ones in the Baltic region. Bakery products are manufactured in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. In confectionery business Fazer is Finland’s leading company and a strong player in the Baltic Sea region. The confectionery factories are located in Finland: in Vantaa (chocolate products), Lappeenranta (sugar confectionery) and Karkkila (chewing gum).