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IWC Schaffhausen

Manufacturing & Production
Established in

We introduce ourselves

An American watchmaking pioneer named F. A. Jones founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen in 1868. He drew on the help of eminently qualified Swiss watchmakers and modern technology to manufacture watch movements of the highest possible quality. We have been committed to our tradition of excellence for more than 150 years. Our mechanical timepieces are handcrafted in our workshops with meticulous attention to detail.

Our six watch families combine precision engineering with timeless design, bringing the finest technology and unparalleled elegance to your wrist.

More than 1,400 employees worldwide proudly and passionately devote themselves to the development, manufacture, and distribution of our mechanical masterpieces.

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What employees say

IWC is distinguished by its innovative, well-trained and very motivated employees. The ambition not to stand still and to remain flexible and competitive while developing within a rapidly changing environment is the reason why I go to work fully motivated each day. This is where I meet colleagues who pursue the same goals and work towards the success of IWC in a committed and targeted way with friendly interaction.

Benjamin Gräub
Head of Warehouse Management
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Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.

I'm proud to tell others I work here.

When you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.

We have special and unique benefits here.

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

This is a friendly place to work.

What defines us

IWC’s corporate culture stands out due to the fascination and passion of our employees for the brand and our beautiful products. Even though not all newcomers are watch enthusiasts when they first join us, they immediately get swept along by the IWC spirit.

But our colleagues are not just proud of our products but also of our team spirit, our family-like working atmosphere, as well as the contribution they make to the success of the brand, society and the region.

It’s the employees who make IWC a Great Place to Work! All the people who come from different professional and cultural backgrounds and who work passionately and with pleasure towards a common goal while a having a lot of fun.

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What inspires us

Our culture is characterized by a number of celebrations and festivities during which we have fun and grow together as a team - from team aperitifs to the IWC company party with 600 guests. Two elements are crucial for all our team events: good food and a certain challenge that has to be mastered by the teams.

Our constant strive for innovation and perfection, as well as our highly developed learning culture enable our employees to reach their full potential while at the same time creating value for IWC. A number of success stories from colleagues who have developed successfully within IWC serve as a source of inspiration for those who also want to actively pursue their career.

Because the family-like working climate at IWC, our youngest as well as our long-time employees are very near and dear to us. The yearly jubilee and apprentices excursions thus have a long tradition in our company.

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Highlights from the measures taken

• Various training and development opportunities in our IWC Academy

• Flexible working hours and home office

• Welcome Day and watchmaking course for new hires

• 50 internship positions in different departments at headquarters per year

• 18-month Corporate Trainee Program including a 3 month assignment abroad

• Corporate volunteering events

• Yearly visit of the SIHH watch fair in Geneva for all employees

• Acknowledgement and rewards for ideas through our ideas management

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Executive management comment

What makes IWC special is a unique mix of people. The interaction between engineering spirit and the passion that people bring to their work. Our culture stands out due to our “can do” mentality paired with a pinch of humour.

Christoph Grainger-Herr
Chief Executive Officer
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Career and jobs

Application tips

Our career website is the heart of our recruitment activities and usually the first point of contact for our applicants. Besides professional qualifications we also pay attention to the following qualities among applicants:

• Passion for and identification with the IWC brand

• Affinity for and experience working in an international environment

• Openness for a rapidly and constantly changing environment

• Affinity for digital technology

• Motivation to make a difference through innovations

• Customer-centric attitude and mindset

Regardless of the area candidates are applying for, we put a strong emphasis on authenticity and the ability for self-reflection during our interviews. At the same time we convey a realistic picture of tasks and responsibilities and highlight the advantages IWC offers as an employer.

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Why IWC?

What our employees say

Your Benefits


Our great workplace

At IWC we pursue a philosophy of transparency and sustainability. Our mission is to lead the way in the luxury watch segment by producing timepieces of the highest quality, profitably, and sustainably.

Therefore, we are interested in long-term relationships with our employees and partners based on trust and respect.

Our talent development strategy focuses on how to attract, develop and retain talented employees from all over the world, in order to ensure that IWC has the talent and skills needed for the future.

In addition, we have very high quality standards for the internal training of managers, apprentices, and trainees. Furthermore, constant changes in the watch industry and customer behaviour require not only subject matter experts but also agile allround talents, that are capable of adapting themselves to rapid changes and are able to navigate in an international, multicultural environment.

Maxwell Struch
Talent Acquisition Partner



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