Successful together: International career opportunities at STIHL

For more than 90 years, we have been tailoring our products to the needs of our customers and inspiring them with innovative concepts. As the industry leader, our range of tools – from cordless to petrol – sets technological standards. We see ourselves as a global family company: Although we are active in approximately 160 countries worldwide, the local needs of our customers and employees are always close to our heart. In order to drive innovation and maintain our “made by STIHL” quality standards, we offer a range of routes for talented employees to join the company.

The following article offers a glimpse of the various career opportunities that STIHL offers worldwide.

A structure manager discusses the day’s schedule with his team.

Where people work hand-in-hand: Only those that work as a team can implement new ideas effectively.

From a one-person company to a global player

We are proud of our long history: Andreas Stihl made his first chainsaw in 1926 – back when STIHL was a one-person company. He soon exported his first tools and started training specialist staff. Over the years, the company has developed into an internationally active manufacturer of chainsaws and power tools. Today it has more than 15,000 employees, including 400 trainees. Our products are generally sold by specialist dealers who offer servicing – with 38 in-house sales and marketing companies, more than 120 importers and approximately 45,000 specialist dealers in more than 160 countries.

As a family company, we think it is important to maintain our values and further strengthen our existing roots. That’s why we continue to see a down-to-earth attitude, stability and job security as essential.

A couple working in the garden

“Making it easier for people to work with nature and in natural surroundings.” Andreas Stihl’s vision is still central to the company.

Innovation means growing together

We want to keep developing constantly in the future. That’s why working at STIHL means being innovative. To create leading technology, you need to have our finger on the pulse. We are passionate about working with our employees to look for new ideas and opportunities that allow us to maintain our high quality standards. We rely on the knowledge and talent of our staff and, in return, trust them with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

As a global company, we offer numerous international opportunities: Do you want to inspect our production companies in countries like Brazil and Switzerland? Or ask specialist dealers in almost 160 countries about their local needs? Or strengthen processes that span the German headquarters and the 38 subsidiaries around the world? Building up international experience is an important part of career development at STIHL. Thanks to our transparent structures, we offer an environment in which you can develop, both professionally and personally. We also profit: When you grow our company grows with you.

Click through the image gallery to find out more about the working world at STIHL.


If you want to find out more about Lisa, Bruce and Augusto’s working lives and experiences, you can read their stories in full.

Are you looking for a strong team and real challenges?

Then you’ve come to the right place. From students to senior managers, we have numerous attractive job opportunities for you. For information about current vacancies visit the global career website.

Jobs at STIHL

A global operator is at home everywhere: A glimpse of working life a STIHL

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