Never before have topics like mindfulness, sustainability or “living in tune with nature” been the focus of people’s attention as they are today. But did you know that Kneipp has operated by those guidelines for more than 130 years already?
Admittedly, our founder Sebastian Kneipp became known worldwide as the “herb preacher” and “water doctor” only as a result of a personal tragedy. In the middle of the 19th century, he became gravely ill with tuberculosis and started to experiment on himself with a variety of cures. He successfully healed himself! Short baths in the ice-cold water of the Danube River not only markedly improved his health, they also inspired his desire to do more research.
Over the years, Sebastian Kneipp significantly increased his knowledge of natural remedies and developed a comprehensive health concept for body and spirit, the so-called “5 Pillar Theory” that continues to be the foundation of our work today. So today, our roughly 700 employees are committed to inspire happy moments within our customers that have a positive effect on their well-being. From refreshing aroma-therapy showers, to regenerating lotions, and potent supplements, we sell our products in 18 countries.
We are committed to carry the important heritage of Sebastian Kneipp into the future. To this end, we continue to refine our products to make them (even) better, more innovative, and sustainable. In short: We continue to grow – as people and as a company. The personal growth of our employees is very important to us. We offer a comprehensive selection of continuing education courses as well as leadership development training program. Most importantly, however, we give our associates the freedom they need to do their jobs the way it works best for them, so they can develop their potentials freely and independently. If you are someone who likes to take responsibility and initiative, Kneipp is a perfect fit for you.
According to the “5 Pillar Theory,” balance is key to a fulfilled and healthy life. So it is not surprising that we are especially focused on ensuring our associates do have work- life balance. To this end, we work any time between the hours of 6am to 9pm without having to adhere to core work hours. Plus we allow our employees to work from home as well. This allows for maximal flexibility to balance e.g. work and family obligations. We offer flexible hours to anyone, even leadership positions are possible on a part-time basis.
Our corporate health management system is comprehensive and it is rooted in Sebastian Kneipp’s philosophy, of course. We have our own sports teams, nutrition and health days, all the way to a roving massage therapist. Something special you can only find here is access to the Kneipp Garden at our headquarters in Ochsenfurt-Hohestadt. As an employee, you are welcomed to enjoy some sun in the herb garden during your lunch break, help yourself to some vitamins during a stroll through our orchard, or refresh yourself with a cold water bath at one of our Kneipp pools. Kneipp offers many opportunities to find moments of bliss during your work day.