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Groupe SEB UK

Established in

About us

The world reference in small domestic equipment, Groupe SEB operates in nearly 150 countries with a unique portfolio of more than 30 top brands marketed through multi-format retailing. Since its creation, the Group has been a key player in everyday revolutions thanks to its innovative products that change the daily lives of consumers all over the world. Groupe SEB deploys a long-term strategy focused on innovation, international development, competitiveness and service to clients. Multi-cultural and multi-creative, our 34,000 employees in 60 countries, share the same values and commitment to sustainable development, the same sense of professionalism and passion for innovation. In the UK we are best known by our brands Tefal and Krups, marketing & selling a vast range of cookware & electrical products via major retailers and local specialists with an in-store presence and e-commerce platforms

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What employees say

Talking about a Charity Initiative that raised £15,000 for our our 3 local charities in Berkshire: Thames Hospice, Camp Mohawk and Sportsable

‘’My experience of taking part in the Three Peaks challenge was exhilarating and rewarding if at times tough. I loved being part of a wider team from across the company with people from every department and level of seniority. I will never forget this adventure and the people that I got to know along the way!’’

Jack Williams
Customer Relations Team Leader
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Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

I'm proud to tell others I work here.

There is a "family" or "team" feeling here.

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

People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.

What defines us

What makes us unique? A genuine feeling of being part of the whole company team. This is achieved through proactive & genuine Communication & Engagement. We put significant effort into sharing the vision and helping everyone understand what is important and how together we will achieve business & personal success. We do this through a host of methods consistently delivered; these include a shared company strategy document, cross functional project teams, monthly Breakfast Briefings, Business Leadership Team cascades, Off site Business Briefings, Sales & Marketing conferences, Social Events every month, participation in local Charity Initiatives, and a Step in my Shoes programme to improve appreciation of other roles. These along with a strong recognition programme that all staff can contribute to, plus the open nature of the Business Leadership Team engaging with staff on a daily basis, leads to a genuine feeling of being part of the whole company team with a clear focus on success. 

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What inspires us

Celebrating key events and successes and getting together socially are an important part of life at Groupe SEB UK. We work hard so it’s important to relax and have fun as well.

Often there is a food theme running through the events that links back to our core business. Cooking competitions using our products, international lunches prepared by staff from different countries through to bake offs. We celebrate with themed summer & Christmas parties, hold regular quiz nights, and team activities and sporting competitions. We celebrate big successes in public at our regular gatherings, recognizing personal & team achievements, industry awards, & consumer feedback.

We have a very strong benefits package that create an environment that is fair and equal. All staff have a bonus scheme that has shared targets, and we offer a host of benefits including a variety of health cover, holidays and pension contributions that increase with service, and very generous discounts on our products.


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At a glance

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Action highlights

Our Communication & Engagement was fully tested in the recent COVID-19 situation. Employee well-being was firmly at the heart of our strategy with a continual focus on suporting individuals with health or family issues, and helping them adapt to new working practices. With all staff based at home and in a period of great uncertainty and worry, the consistent briefings, cascades, and 1 to 1s ensured staff felt connected to what was going on in a rapidly changing business. We put in place a variety of well-being activities focusing on all aspects of health (physical, mental, creative & social) and had a weekly programme to inspire, motivate and support our team. From steps challenges to a virtual Friday pub, from Easter montages to virtual quizzes, these ensured everyone was actively engaged with colleagues, and brought a sense of familiarity, reassurance and fun.

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Word from the top

As a Leadership Team we are immensely proud to receive this 'great place to work' award for Groupe SEB UK. Our colleagues across the business create this environment through their actions every single day and we thank them for their unfailing commitment and support.

Culturally we genuinely believe we have the best of both worlds: a dynamic local company where people can thrive both professionally and socially, yet part of a massive global network with fantastic brands, values and innovation. We are very proud of being part of the Groupe SEB family.

Gayle Hall
HR UK & Ireland
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Career and jobs

Application tips

Our team are genuine experts in their disciplines and come together to create a very high performing team. Whether Marketing or Sales, Supply Chain or Finance, Customer Service or Retail, we attract, develop and retain fantastic staff who genuinely enjoy their roles, and put their energies into making us ‘a great place to work’. Our values emphasise the importance of how we work together and this is paramount when thinking about joining us. People who thrive with us collaborate and engage with others across the business, are team focused rather than individual focused and prepared to help colleagues and work to jointly solve issues. In addition, we want people who are committed and ethical in their approach, will try new things and do their best to make us even better. An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation lies at the heart of Groupe SEB and we look for this not only in our product development but in every aspect of our work, whatever field we operate in


Our great workplace

You will find we are very transparent at interview and paint a very accurate picture of life at Groupe SEB so you will know if it’s the right place for you.

Once you join us, we want you to feel part of the family and fully engaged as soon as possible. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive inductions that integrate you into the business and help you get to know the broader team. These relationships are key and help you feel at home, and fully understand how your role fits into the strategy.

Once fully integrated, we believe personal development is key to getting the best out of you. We mix generic company training with bespoke personal development initiatives to help you excel at what you do. If you have aspirations to move to different roles we will support and coach you and have many examples in the team where people have evolved up and across the organization, both in the UK and overseas.


Gayle Hall
HR UK & Ireland

Tel: 01753834914
0870 608 8780
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