WORKING AT CALIDA
With our premium quality daywear, sleepwear and loungewear, we get up close with our customers. For us, quality is something you can feel – and the same applies to the 1,000 or so employees here at CALIDA. Join the team and help us to thrive.
We offer ambitious, fashion-conscious people scope to expand their ideas and tap into their own capabilities in an international environment.
- Trainee programmes
- Working at our headquarters
- Working at our stores
- Facts & figures
- What we expect from our staff
WORKING AT OUR HEADQUARTERS
The town of Sursee is located in the heart of Switzerland and has links to the key North-South route through Europe. What’s more, Zurich, Basel and Bern are just a one-hour drive away. Lucerne is around 15 minutes away.
Sursee train station (InterCity links and connection to the regional S-Bahn train network) is a mere 12-minute walk away from the headquarters in Sursee. The station boasts departures to Lucerne every 15 minutes and is only 40 minutes away from Bern.
Distance to major cities:
By car: 26.6 km / 24 min.
By train: 17 min.
By car: 91.7 km / 1 hour 7 min.
By train: 40 min.
By car: 71.3 km / 1 hour
By train: 1 hour 4 min.
By car: 79.9 km / 1 hour 7 min.
By train: 56 min.
Sursee is located directly by Lake Sempach (Sempachersee) and is home to a wide array of shops, as well as a beautiful lakeside walkway. The town is surrounded by rolling hills, forests and rivers.
As well as offices, the CALDIA headquarters in Sursee also has a high-tech, heavily automated high-bay warehouse, a patterning workshop with a number of industrial sewing machines, two pattern stores, a photo studio, various creative studios, showrooms and a factory outlet.
We want you to feel welcome and at ease right from your very first day at work. We come up with a detailed plan before your first day to help introduce you to your personal area of work, providing you with a secure environment and structure for your first few weeks. A “Newcomers Day” (at the headquarters) attended by all new employees gives you the chance to meet other employees and learn more about how the company works. Regular feedback meetings during your trial period also promote exchange between yourself and your line manager.
CALIDA allows you to shape your career path yourself. Staff promotion and needs-based professional development are very important to us. Options in this field range from individual seminars and professional development courses through to part-time study alongside work. We actively support our managers in their work and train them with our own in-house leadership programme.
Effective, motivated employees are very important to CALIDA, which is why staff are supported by HR development measures, annual performance reviews and target agreements.
WORKING AT OUR STORES
Our stores bring together a number of interesting areas of work in order to showcase CALIDA as a premium and appealing brand. All of our stores are based in interesting locations and no two stores are the same! The interior design is adapted to the store’s local area. CALIDA embodies innovation and the ultimate in quality – these two values are reflected in our three premium collections launched each year, as well as in the basic range sold at our stores.
The working environment in our stores is dynamic, service-oriented and anything but monotonous. Team work encourages productivity, creativity and flexibility, enabling employees to take initiative and bear responsibility. It therefore forms the core of our outstanding sales figures.
We want you to feel welcome and at ease right from your very first day at work. We come up with a detailed plan before your first day to help introduce you to your personal area of work, providing you with a secure environment and structure for your first few weeks. A carefully compiled introduction pack containing everything you need to know for a smooth start is handed over on your first day of work. Your line manager will work closely with you during your first few months, providing you with a quick introduction to your area of work and helping you to understand the corporate structure and culture.
FACTS & FIGURES
The staff at CALDIA are a key factor in the company’s success.
CALIDA taps into the diversity of our staff and the potential this offers in order to create value. We are very proud of the diversity in our staff structures. We’ve put together a few facts and figures:
Number of employees worldwide:
< 35 31 %
35 – 50 38 %
> 50 31 %
88 % female
A total of 32 different nationalities
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR STAFF
We place huge emphasis on creating a pleasant working environment and treating one another with respect. We also believe that our staff’s personalities are key. Willingness to help and cooperate, a focus on good service, the ability to work in a team, a hands-on mentality, an open mind, interest, respect and motivation are the qualities we look for in our staff.