Why Yokogawa is my Great Place to Work

Why Yokogawa is my Great Place to Work

February 25, 2020

Check out thirteen reasons what motivates us and keeps us happy

What makes an organisation a Great Place to Work? I’d never gotten so into it until I was asked to join the Great Place to Work ambassadors team at Yokogawa. It was a great honour for me because the selection criteria were mainly focused on enthusiasm and I’ve been working for this great company in Amersfoort for less than a year.

Appreciation, trust, and working atmosphere

Research shows that a Great Place to Work is mainly about when you feel appreciated and have confidence in the people you work with. And when you get enough room to develop yourself because of the challenging work. What also makes a difference is whether you are proud of the company you work for and last but not least, a pleasant atmosphere on the work floor that you enjoy working with colleagues. It is the total package that makes an organization stand out as an employer.

The journey to a Great(er) Place to Work

Enough reason for Yokogawa Netherlands to start this exciting journey to a Great(er) Place to Work. And the great thing is that it is carried by the employees themselves. For this reason, the Human Resources Department and Management asked a mixed team of 10 enthusiasts from hundreds of employees. And that makes me one of them! How cool is that 😉. Together we are the ambassador group that supports Yokogawa to turn this beautiful company into a Great(er) Place to Work.

Mmm… fresh smoothies and a compliments week

We started in the autumn of 2019 and we have already organised a few fun actions. For example, we made 300 fresh smoothies, because health is important to this Japanese company. There has been a compliments week to remind each other that it is nice to regularly give your colleagues a sincere compliment. During the day of love – Happy Valentine’s Day – we delighted our colleagues with heart candy because they are TOP. And oh yes, of course we had to make an inventory of where we stand as a company, so to promote the Trust Index we handed out fruit and organised a competition: the two departments that first had the 85% and 100% participation scores won a Great Place to Work pie and a team lunch. In short, we’re on a roll!

Video vlog with the 13 reasons

Together with my colleagues, the Great Place to Work ambassadors, we like to share with you what motivates us within each of our jobs in a short video. We explain why we think Yokogawa is a great company to work for. Check out the thirteen reasons in this video vlog! And be surprised if you share this vision.


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Video with Astrid, Edwin, Germa, Hamid, Inge, Ingrid, Lisa, Lu, Mike, Robin and Roger.

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Are you inspired by our enthusiasm and interested in working for Yokogawa? We are always looking for talented colleagues. Feel free to see if there are interesting job opportunities for you.



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