Friendly, personal and often surprisingly uncomplicated, that is how many of our employees describe their working relationships at Sika. We call this the Sika Spirit. Our aim is to foster a culture of performance and respect -across hierarchies, departments and countries - so that we can strengthen rather than restrict cooperation. It also helps us ensure everyone enjoys working for Sika.
My Sika Story - Amarnath Jayaprakash
Amarnath started his career at Sika as a trainee in our Automotive team. Listen to how he describes the Sika Spirit.
"During my interview I was told `I can see Sika Spirit in you`, but I had no idea what it was. It is difficult to explain, but it is the togetherness to grow towards one final goal as a team, and not just with the final goal in mind, but with the passion and joy." Amarnath Jayaprakash
Value as our Foundation
At Sika we value courage for innovation, strength to persist, and pleasure in working together. We expect a lot, but we have much to offer too. We aim to reward performance and dedication through competitive, performance-based compensation and country-specific benefits. The way we work together is determined by a strong set of values:
Courage for Innovation
Sustainability and Integrity
Empowerment and Respect
Manage for Results
These values and principles are the defining elements of Sika and provide a point of reference for the entire global workforce. They are firmly established in all Sika companies. Thus our culture of trust, transparency, and openness has a firm global foundation that is lived in practice.
Building Trust Every Day
The most striking characteristic of Sika employees is the ability to perform combined with a high degree of social skills: an entrepreneurial spirit, respect for different opinions and working in diverse teams to achieve our strategic goals. Is it your ambition to perform, excel and be proud of your results? Then Sika is the place for you!
Scope for Development
Sika promotes an operating climate in which employees can develop according to their professional qualifications and personal capabilities – we strive for an atmosphere in which innovation, performance, and mutual respect can develop. An environment that encourages staff to perform, to do what works, and to get things done.
More Value - Less Impact
At Sika we aim to create long-term benefits for all our stakeholders by focusing on sustainable solutions, climate performance, energy, waste/water, community engagement, and occupational safety. We are dedicated to securing sustainable growth to maintain and create jobs in the long term.
Read more about Sustainability
Courage for Innovation
Our founders built Sika on the basis of pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit. Today the courage to pursue innovations is combined with the strength to persevere.
In 2019 Sika won the Swiss Technology Award in the "Innovation Leaders" category. We take Innovation Management very seriously and we have established an interdisciplinary innovation team that works on solutions for the future.
New Ways of Communicating
New ways of communicating help management and employees to succeed in the global market, and support Sika's growth. We embrace social media and collaborative digital workspaces such as our intranet - SikaWorld. At Sika, digital media contributes to the creation and broadening of knowledge, and is used throughout our employee training, daily communication and our core business.
The Sika Brand
The Sika brand is recognized across the globe as synonymous with innovation, quality, and service. The combination of our Sika logo with the strapline 'Building Trust' has proved to be a valuable asset throughout our global expansion. Customers throughout the world can rest assured that they will receive Sika quality and service wherever they see the Sika logo.