Employee benefits

Employee benefits

Team and community

  • Multicultural team
  • Open feedback culture
  • Regular team events
  • Running groups and sports events (varies depending on the hotel; head office)
  • Evening barbecues, summer and Christmas parties
  • In-house intranet and staff newsletter with features and updates

Stacks of discounts with the staff ID

  • Always free accommodation in any a&o
  • Staff ID card with plenty of discounts for leisure activities 
    (e.g. cultural highlights and top events; travel, musicals, cruises)
  • An explanation of the 3-tier staff membership system:
    • Orange Is assigned to all apprentices during their course at a&o. In addition, all new members of staff that we welcome into the company will receive an orange staff ID card for their initial 18 months in the company.

       
      • employees receive free accommodation and breakfast
      • accompanying friends or family staying in the same room receive a 20% discount on the group rate (incl. breakfast)
      • employees receive a 50% discount on the special bar price list (not in their  own establishment)
      • hot and cold staff beverages are complimentary
    • Blue Is assigned to each employee who has worked at the company for 18 months and more, and is also awarded in recognition for 'particular' merit (decided by the line manager). Apprentices receive 'blue' status after completing their course and being offered a position at a&o.

       
      • Is assigned to each employee who has worked at the company for 18 months and more, and is also awarded in recognition for 'particular' merit (decided by the line manager). Apprentices receive 'blue' status after completing their course and being offered a position at a&o.
      • employees receive a 50% discount on the special bar price list (not in their  own establishment)
      • hot and cold staff beverages are complimentary
    • Black is the 'VIP version' of the staff ID card. It is assigned after five years working for a&o and can also be awarded by management. The 'black card' is also a 'partner card' for special business associates.

       
      • employees and accompanying friends or family staying in the same room receive free accommodation and breakfast with the VIP card<
      • all catering, drinks and room extras are complimentary (not including agency services such as event or travel tickets)
      • also extends to 'Family & Friends' bookings in a reasonable scope, even if the employees themselves are not included in the party. Here we offer a 20% discount on the current room prices (applies exclusively to accommodation)

Company bonus schemes

  • Company pension fund (bAV) for full-time staff:
    e.g.: if an employee decides to save €100 as part of the pension scheme, the amount will be deducted from the gross salary; the employee saves on taxes and national insurance contributions. a&o also subsidises the company pension fund by contributing a further 20%. .
  • Performance-based bonuses on all career levels, from apprentices and receptionists to sales and hotel managers.
  • Subsidisation of team-building events with proactive ideas.
  • Free breakfast and buffets (in the a&o establishments)

Exchange programmes and training

  • Language courses and funding to acquire language skills in the countries relevant to a&o (especially for the multilingual reception and sales team)
  • Weekly business English classes with professional teachers at head office
  • Free training measures for hotel employees (first aid courses, quality management, leadership and health & safety courses, HACCP hygiene courses)
  • Weekly sports course with a personal trainer (head office)
  • Participation at conferences, events, seminars and meetings (head office) 
  • Convenient job rotation between the locations (e.g. do you fancy Amsterdam instead of Munich?)

Infrastructure & miscellaneous

  • Attractive workplaces with locations at the heart of every major city       (very easy travel to work by bicycle or public transport)
  • An easy-going working environment with casual dress code: jeans and T-shirt instead of shirt and tie
  • Complimentary soft drinks for staff members at the hotel bar
  • Water, tea coffee and fruit baskets are provided free of charge at head office in Berlin

Family-friendly policies

  • Flexible work times for parents
  • Home office (for suitable job profiles
  • Parent/child rooms at head office
  • Family rooms can of course also be booked for personal use