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Oerlikon Overview

  • Pfäffikon, Switzerland
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1907
  • Company - Public (OERL)
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • $1 to $5 billion (USD)

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) engineers materials, equipment and surfaces and provides expert services to enable customers to have high-performance products and systems with extended lifespans. Drawing on its key technological competencies and strong financial foundation, the Group is ...
Mission: “The long-term growth strategy of Oerlikon is to become the world-leading provider of surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing.”

Company Updates

May 16, 2023
Diversity and Inclusion
We are proud to have participated in Girls'Day - Mädchen-Zukunftstag in Germany, providing young women with insights into professions in which women have so far been underrepresented and inspiring them for their future careers. Oerlikon welcomed over thirty girls across six of our locations and showcased our diverse portfolio, allowing them to learn about coatings, additive manufacturing, polymer processing and digitization. According to the Competence Center Technology-Diversity-Equal Opportunities e. V. , 42 percent of Girls' Day participants can imagine returning to the company for an internship or training. So we look forward to meeting our young visitors again soon! At Oerlikon we took part in the event for the first time but is was a great and inspiring experience. Big thanks to our HR Team in Germany for organizing all the visits! And thanks to the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF) for driving this event! #GirlsDay #STEMeducation #OerlikonCareer
Girls Day at Oerlikon in 2023
March 6, 2023
At our company, we believe in nurturing curiosity in young minds from an early age. We view engineering as both a mindset and a body of knowledge, and as such, we support educational initiatives that encourage children to consider careers in manufacturing. In February, our team in Thailand was thrilled to host Anna Ryzhova, our Chief Human Resources Officer, for a Corporate Social Responsibility activity at Banyansue School. This local primary school in Chonburi has around two hundred students. During the visit our management team had the opportunity to explore the classrooms and activity areas, interact with the students, chat with the school director, and donate IT equipment, stationery, and funds contributed by our employees. We believe that investing in the education and well-being of our communities is a crucial part of our company's responsibility. By encouraging and supporting young people to explore their interests and potential, we hope to build a brighter future for everyone.

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Oerlikon Executive Chairman Dr. Michael Süss
Dr. Michael Süss
15 Ratings
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"Great Company and great co-workers"

Oct 7, 2022 - Technical Sales Engineer in Charlotte, NC
Neutral Outlook
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Oerlikon is first class. They truly care about their employees and customers! Yes…..that can happen. Management is very understanding and easy to work with, as are the employees. Everyone seems to be


I personally have not had a bad experience since I have worked for Oerlikon.

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Keep supporting your employees, which I have no doubt will happen.
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Oerlikon Interviews

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Applied online63%
In Person12%

  1. Global Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Switzerland
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Oerlikon (Switzerland) in Jan 2023


    Very technical spent 1 hour just answering technical questions. Not very structured and not well prepared. Suggest a better way of doing it next time. More companies background and details on job and future careers too

    How do you upgrade a sap system

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Oerlikon Awards & Accolades

  • 9. Rank - Diversity RankingStern2021
  • FT Diversity rankingFinancial Times2021

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