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Phoenix Contact USA Overview

Middletown, PA
501 to 1000 employees
1981
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment. Our products are used in many industries, such as the manufacturing, water/wastewater, power generation, oil and ... Read more

Mission: "Create progress with innovative and inspiring solutions"

Phoenix Contact USA – Why Work With Us?


Phoenix Contact USA

At Phoenix Contact, we strive to develop 'trusting partnerships' with our customers. By focusing on the unique requirements of our U.S. customers, we constantly expand our products and solutions with inspiring innovations. We offer the broadest line of interconnection, interface and automation solutions, and constantly strive to be the best supplier in our industry.

Phoenix Contact headquarters

As an international organization, our headquarters are located in Blomberg, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. It is from here that we maintain contacts throughout the world.
Seven companies belong to the Phoenix Contact Group Germany. They each have one clear mission: to offer you the best possible solution for your electrical engineering tasks.

Phoenix Contact worldwide

The company operates seven production sites outside of Germany. We have almost 50 sales subsidiaries and over 30 local agencies. You can depend on us: we are right where you need us.

Partnership: in every relationship

Where are we? Phoenix Contact employs over 16,000 people in its operations. The company achieved a turnover of €1.77 billion in 2014.

However, working proactively to secure the future is just as important as current success. Here are a few examples:

  • Healthy, accountable growth
  • A sound and secure financial footing and corporate independence
  • Long-term relationships with partners, customers and employees, always working to our mutual benefit

We’re a friendly company with partnerships based on trust and teamwork; creating progress with innovative and inspiring solutions.

We have created a culture of success through blending workplace teamwork with partnership in the community.

 

Jack Nehlig, President Phoenix Contact USA.

Phoenix Contact offers comprehensive, low cost medical and vision benefits packages to meet a variety of health needs. These packages include options for family and domestic partners.  Phoenix Contact also offers employer paid dental, life insurance, disability and employee assistance.

Wellness is part of our culture and we encourage all employees to maximize their overall wellness by providing excellent wellness programs, on site fitness center,  and café with corporate chef whose team creates unique , healthy dishes.

  • Investing in the future 
    • 401 k – we help you invest in your future through offering up to a 5% dollar for dollar match 
    • College Savings – pre tax, payroll deducted Section 529 to save for your families college education
  • Spending Accounts
    • Set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses.
  • Employee Development 
    • Training in our on-site, state of the art facilities, as well as off-site programs 
    • Professional memberships and certifications 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Rewards and Recognition  
    • Service awards that range from bonuses to paid trips 
    • Performance awards to recognize outstanding achievements 
    • Our own Drop in the Bucket, employee recognition program
  • Time off 
    • We all know it is important to take time off and recharge your batteries, so Phoenix Contact offers a generous time off package as well as 11 paid holidays, which includes an end of the year holiday shut down
  • Maternity/Parental Leave Policy
    • 14 weeks fully paid Maternity/Paternity Leave for mothers who have given birth to a child.
    • 6 weeks fully paid Parental Leave for fathers.
    • 6 weeks of Parental Leave for adoptive parents.

Internship Program

Phoenix Contact is confidently moving into the future – and we’re looking for the next generation to help up thrive.

Our internship program provides students with real-world career experiences.  You will work with our team members on real projects and have the opportunity to produce real results.  As an intern with Phoenix Contact, you are making decisions, not coffee. 

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Casie, Accounting/Finance Intern

"Whether I'm in training or working on projects with my coworkers, I'm always gaining valuable skills and experiences while building a network of close relationships at Phoenix Contact"

Our internships are available in the Fall, Spring and Summer.

Technical Sales Apprenticeship Program

Maximize your engineering degree through our Apprenticeship program.  This is a rotational development program designed to combine your technical education with the training and tools you will need to succeed in a Technical Sales or Solutions Engineering role with Phoenix Contact.

-The 2018-2019 Technical Sales Apprentice class.


Our interview process is a two-way street. Not only is it an opportunity for our team to match your skills and experience against the role you are applying for to determine if you are a fit within our culture, it is also the opportunity for you to interview us and determine if our people and our culture are a fit for you.  

During this process you will be asked questions that will help our interview team determine your qualifications and behavioral match within our organization.  We also want to encourage you to do the same.  This is an opportunity for you to ask our team questions about the work, the environment and the culture.

Step 1: Review our current open positions and apply online.

Unlike most companies, when you apply for a position at Phoenix Contact your resume and application go directly to the hiring manager for review.  If your skills and qualifications match the hiring manager’s needs, they notify Human Resources to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Human resources phone screening

Once they receive your information from the hiring manager, our recruiting team will contact you to conduct a phone screening.  This phone screen is typically about a half hour in length and if a mutual match is confirmed, our recruiter will facilitate the interview with the hiring manager.

Step 3: Hiring manager interviews

You will be contacted by a member of our recruiting team to coordinate an interview with the hiring manager.  This interview may be done by phone or in person.  During this interview, the hiring manager will ask you questions about your experience to further match your skills against our opening.

Step 4: Assessments/profiles

Depending on the role you interview for, this may be the time when an assessment or sales profile is administered.

Step 5: Final interviews

The final interview process is always an in-person interview with an interview team selected by the hiring manager for the position you are applying for.  This interview team can consist of other managers, peers within the department and human resources.

Step 6: Offers

At the conclusion of our interview process, our interview team will debrief and the hiring manager will make the final hiring decision.  If you are the candidate whose best matches our opening based on the entire interview process a member of our recruiting team will contact you to review our offer of employment.

Phoenix Contact USA Reviews

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    None! I can't think of any at the moment.

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Phoenix Contact USA Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Phoenix Contact USA (Harrisburg, PA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Very straight forward interview process. I was interviewed over the phone and offered a position a week later. You are asked about what you are studying and what interests you about Phoenix Contact.

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Phoenix Contact USA Awards & Accolades

  • Top Plant Award, Plant Engineering, 2015

Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

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