Ever heard of Evonik? Evonik Industries is a global leader in specialty chemicals and is involved in many industries with its environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions. We introduce you to the company and show you why Evonik should perhaps become your next employer.

Evonik offers a lot of exciting job opportunities. | © Evonik

Evonik Industries is a global leader in specialty chemicals. Based in Essen, Germany, Evonik is one of the largest chemical companies in Germany. It was founded in 2007 as the successor to RAG-Beteiligungs-AG and operates production facilities worldwide in 27 countries. With a strong presence in Europe, Asia, and America, the company serves customers in over 100 countries.

Evonik is known for its innovations and ability to produce high-quality products for various industries. Its main business areas include specialty chemicals, materials, nutrition and care, as well as technologies. The solutions developed are used in numerous areas, from the automotive and construction industry to cosmetics and agriculture.

In searching for new solutions, Evonik particularly focuses on sustainability. Environmentally friendly production processes and the development of products that contribute to energy efficiency and resource conservation are thus an important part of the company's philosophy.

Next, we'll show you what Evonik has to do with gaming, what the company actually manufactures, and why you should definitely take a look at their job offers.

Evonik And Gaming

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The BVB eFootball Team is sponsored by Evonik. | © Evonik

Apart from the fact that certain materials and solutions from Evonik are probably also used indirectly in the production of gaming peripherals, the company is also much more directly engaged in the gaming industry. For example, they appear as sponsors of the BVB eFootball team, but have also worked with well-known gaming influencers like PietSmiet for a campaign to recruit young talent.

What's the connection here? Gamers are often very tech-savvy and especially in esports, it's important to bring strong performance, work as a team, and grow together. These are values that are also of great importance in the workplace, which is why young gamers are an interesting target group for employee recruitment.

What Does Evonik Actually Do?

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Yes, Evonik also has its own fire brigade. | © Evonik

In the introduction to the article, we have already briefly introduced the company, but Evonik is extremely diverse and most of us probably can't initially grasp the somewhat abstract term "specialty chemicals." So, let's take a look at what Evonik actually does.

The company's LinkedIn description reads:

"While we don’t produce electric cars, aircraft, medications or 3D printers, Evonik is part and parcel of these and many other end products. That’s because we contribute the small things that make a big difference. We make electric car batteries perform better, aircraft greener, medications more effective and 3D printers more efficient. In short: We think beyond the bounds of chemistry to make the world a better place."

Ok, but what products does Evonik actually produce? Short answer: A whole lot! In total, Evonik holds around 24,000 patents and over 7,350 brand names, so we can't list everything here. But to give you something tangible, here are a few examples:

  • Polyvest: This additive reduces the rolling resistance index of car tires by 10 -15%, making cars consume less fuel without losing their wet grip and abrasion resistance.
  • Resomer: Evonik develops medical implants that can be precisely manufactured using 3D printing and gradually replaced by bone tissue in the body.
  • Rewoferm: With this product, Evonik offers an additive for cleaning agents, care and washing products that is fully biodegradable, provides excellent cleaning properties, and is derived from renewable resources.
  • Dynasylan: This organic binder is used, for example, for paints applied for corrosion protection on bridges and other structures. The product can also be used for coatings, adhesives and sealants, plastics, aerogels, and many other areas.
  • Vestosint: This is a particularly resistant and chemical-resistant plastic powder for 3D printers, used in various areas.

Evonik: What Jobs Are Available

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At Evonik, one can work not only in a lab. | © Evonik

Evonik operates in 27 countries worldwide and has a total of over 34,000 employees working in a wide range of areas. Accordingly, the variety of job opportunities within the company is diverse. Here are a few examples of job openings at Evonik:

  • Research Engineer
  • Chemical Operator
  • Tax Expert
  • Factory Security Specialist
  • Project Engineer
  • Business Development Manager
  • Electrician
  • Plastics Mechanic
  • Patent Attorney

As you can see, from a PhD doctorate to a classic apprenticeship, everything is included. Naturally, the company also offers various internships, and you can even write your thesis with Evonik. An apprenticeship directly with the company is also possible.

The Benefits Of A Job At Evonik

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Evonik offers a lot of benefits and training opportunities. | © Evonik

Isn't the selection of job offers enough for you? Evonik has been repeatedly awarded as the best employer in the chemical sector in Germany and is therefore among the leading 1% of employers in Germany according to the Leading Employer Awards 2021. As Thomas Wessel, CHRO of Evonik Industries, says:

"At Evonik, we want to be among the best employers in the world, because we believe that our greatest asset is our highly qualified and committed employees. They are the driving force behind the success of our company [...]"

But what are the benefits and offers that spoil employees at Evonik? We've picked out a few points for you:

  • Work-Life Balance: Childcare subsidy, childcare facilities, support services for caring for relatives, children's holiday program
  • Flexible Work: Flexible working models, Mobile working, Leave for e.g., caring for relatives
  • Prevention and Insurance: Company pension scheme, Supplementary health insurance, Supplementary care insurance, Group accident insurance
  • Health: Occupational medical service, Social and employee counseling, Support for maintaining mental fitness, Employee restaurants and nutrition offerings, Sports and exercise opportunities
  • Other: Diversity & Inclusion, Further training, Onboarding and mentoring programs, Employee shares

This already sounds promising, and it goes without saying that all necessary work equipment is provided. In addition, Evonik offers a variety of training opportunities for both newcomers and veterans in the company. Whether it's training as a project manager or consolidating and deepening existing competencies, there's something for everyone here.

If we have now piqued your interest, take a look at our job page, where you'll find job offers from Evonik and many other employers.