10 reasons to join Vaisala

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Our innovative high-tech business provides opportunities for curious challenge-seekers to make a real difference. As a part of our global team you can contribute with science and technology to solve the big environmental and societal challenges of our time. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should join us in the journey towards our mission Observations for a better world. 

1. Our planet needs you 

We need the best expertise to solve the most pressing societal and environmental challenges of our time. At Vaisala, you can contribute through our solutions help to understand and act upon climate change, and to reduce the environmental impacts of industrial processes.

2. Leading products and technological innovations 

We have a large product and system portfolio based on proprietary leading technologies and a strong partner network. In-house manufacturing of key technologies is one of our key strengths and providing the best, leading products for our customers’ needs is in the core of our strategy.  

3. We make significant investments in R&D  

Science-based innovations are the core of Vaisala. In 2019, we invested 13% of net sales into R&D and have over 20% of our employees working on R&D activities. Early 2021, we look forward to opening a new state-of-the-art innovation center next to our headquarters in Vantaa. 

4. This is unique arena for product development 

At Vaisala, you get to see the whole journey from starting co-innovation with customers to hardware and software design, development, and testing. Also production takes place in-house. In Finland, this whole process can be experienced at our Vantaa campus area in close collaboration with our people, partners, and sites around the world.  

5. No challenge is too tough, and the sky is no limit 

Our products are so durable, reliable, and accurate that they work in the most challenging conditions. The heat of Sahara, cold of Antarctica, or the eye of a hurricane – no challenge is too tough for us. This attitude and curiosity to challenge status quo and find novel solutions unite all our 1,850 employees, regardless of role and location. And the sky is literally no limit: our sensors are even used by NASA to explore Mars.   

6. Our people like it here 

Our 1,850 employees are committed and proud to be working with Vaisala, staying with us on average for a decade of employment. On a scale from 1 to 5, our engagement index was 4.12 and the rate for meaningfulness of one’s work is at 4.14 in our global employee survey 2019. 

7. Equal opportunities for all 

Vaisala is committed to diversity and equality, providing equal opportunities for all persons in all facets of employment. We are proud to say that we have no gender pay gap: in 2019: women’s salary was, on average, 100.8% of men’s salary on the same job requirement level. 

8. Learning is present throughout a career in Vaisala 

We believe in continuous learning and development. Our approach combines internal and external learning programs, learning on the job, co-operation with universities and researchers, job rotation, international assignments, mentoring and coaching processes. 

9. We are truly global 

We are headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, with over 30 offices in 18 countries and business in more than 150 countries. 37% of net sales come from North and South America, 30% from Asia Pacific and 33% from Europe, Middle East and Africa. In total, 98% of net sales come from outside Finland.  

10. We are a stable and growing company 

There are many reasons to invest into Vaisala – both as an investor, and for your next career move. We are a market leader with a strong financial position, well-diversified sales mix and growth potential in multiple dimensions. We are to a large extent owned by the descendants of Vaisala’s founder Vilho Väisälä, dedicated to the long-term success of the company. 

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