"I like honesty and at DS we have honest, family-like cooperation in a spirit of friendly competition. Of course, may duties at the tank farm are also DS for me, but working together is what a company is all about. It's important for me that not everyone does their own thing, but that colleagues treat each other openly, honestly and in a friendly way."
Michael Ohlms, WESER-PETROL
„You're special here.
It's not like other big companies where you're just a number. We're one big DS family and these are not just empty words.
There is a feeling of belonging together here - this can be seen from the many “family events” within the DS family, where we travel together, such as the company run and the “cabbage trip” event.
I enjoy coming to work here!”
Marten Timmermann, trainee at DS-Mineralöl
„When I think of DS as a whole, the first thing that springs to my mind is the family, the Karstedt family of shareholders and the general family atmosphere here with colleagues, but also with customers. This is not something that can be taken for granted.
And for me personally, DS is about pursuing a career from trainee to managing director, if I’m lucking enough! That's what I am.“
Ian Petri, DS-Mineralöl GmbH
„DS is a way of life, an event, an experience. Privately as well as professionally. We’re one big family here. It’s quite different from my earlier jobs.”
„For me, DS is one big family and includes all my colleagues of course. You can already tell during job interviews whether someone fits in at DS or not. The DS staff are an independent, cohesive people in their own right, something that I’ve noticed again and again over the years. They come up with the most incredible ideas: For my 25th anniversary of working for the company, for example, they met on the weekend and painted a huge banner. When I came into the office on Monday and looked out of the window, I saw it suspended from the whole tank.
It’s about getting things done together. DS is special – in every respect.“
Wolfgang Zornow, WESER-PETROL – with the company for 48 years
„DS is geared towards the long term. Subsidiaries are held and not immediately jettisoned when the going gets tough. Strategic growth instead of short-term tactics - that's DS. A handshake still means something here, Hanseatic, down-to-earth and with strong roots in its home city, but always open to new ideas.”
Johannes von Cossel, Additiv-Chemie Luers
„What I immediately think of in connection with DS is the help we receive to achieve a good life/work balance. For me as a mother, this has been a stroke of luck from the outset.
I appreciate the open communications, the short distances and the flat hierarchies. There are many ways of getting involved here without a bureaucratic jungle.”
Jana Feike, DS-Mineral Oil
„We don't need expensive teambuilding measures - we have Christmas parties together, cabbage trips, the company run…
At DS the individual counts. Every single employee is important.
DS always finds a solution. I switched from trading to NewEn and am now at DSM. There has always been a route for personal development.”
Silke Bode, DS-Mineralöl
„For me, DS primarily means great colleagues. In fact, close friendships have developed over time.
I enjoy coming to work because the atmosphere is so pleasant. If the working conditions are right, you can also work more effectively because you motivate each other and there is a strong feeling of pulling together.
People count here and are not just a number for the company. The feel-good factor is guaranteed in many areas.
DS is continuing to evolve. It is now also focusing on new business areas.”
Nadine Brammer, DS card + drive
„For me, DS is ... community. I went through all departments for the “Thank You Coffee Campaign” and was thrilled to see how many people took part instantaneously. So much is done here for us that we wanted to give something back. I especially appreciated the fact that even the shareholders sent two cakes.
The bosses always have an open ear for me. Our human resources manager is very committed to his people. The door to his office is always open.”
Karola Busse, canteen, Diersch & Schröder