Inside HOFER – Careers blog

Read our Careers blog to learn more about HOFER as an employer and look behind the scenes of Austria’s most popular food retail company.

HOFER drawing competition: winning entry featured on Christmas chocolate for employees

21.12.2020

Our employees’ children showed off their artistic talent in the HOFER drawing competition in the entry categories “Christmas with the HOFER bear” and “My mum/dad working at HOFER”. The top prize was a EUR 300 HOFER shopping voucher and a HOFER teddy bear. Special highlight: the winning drawing is featured on this year’s Christmas chocolate for our employees.

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Stefan’s apprenticeship at HOFER: A perfect match!

18.12.2020

Stefan is one of our many great apprentices who rock our retail sales. In this interview, he reveals how he found his way to us, what his job entails and why it is such a good match for him.

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Industry win: HOFER wins Best Recruiters award in the retail industry

10.12.2020

Wow – we are proud to have won the Best Recruiters award in our industry! Click here to learn how we scored as an employer and how we improved our standing in the overall ranking.Wow – we are proud to have won the Best Recruiters award in our industry! Click here to learn how we scored as an employer and how we improved our standing in the overall ranking.

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Gain experience with a management internship at HOFER

08.12.2020

Our management internship is an opportunity for university students to gain one to six months of practical working experience alongside a seasoned Area Manager.

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A question of fairness: equal pay, diversity and international outlook

22.10.2020

Equal pay for equal work? But of course. “Equal Pay Day” is a perfect occasion to explain our priorities at HOFER. We place great emphasis on diversity, equal opportunity, and above all, equal pay.    

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Know your customers: CEO Horst Leitner talks about consumer behaviour and purchasing decisions

09.10.2020

HOFER CEO Horst Leitner was a guest speaker at the Management Center Innsbruck on 9 October 2020. Some 140 attendees were present to hear his live talk and get an exciting look behind the scenes of our company. Mr. Leitner’s presentation focused on the major influence of consumers in the food retail business.

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HOFER – the right career for you! Discover our new employer branding appearance!!

27.08.2020

Would you like to know how our new employer branding appearance was created? Learn more about our new motto and meet the employees who are featured as models in our new employer branding appearance.

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What makes HOFER so special as an employer?

26.08.2020

Our HOFER team is based on cooperation and collaboration. Our daily team spirit offers a dependable work environment, in which our employees can grow and thrive.

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We rock IT – in the ALPHA Retail Network

25.08.2020

The ALPHA Retail Network is all about digitisation, hardware and software. The 20,000 m² space is home to our innovative IT team and other departments working on the latest developments and technologies for HOFER.

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Peter finds the right path, not just for our products

25.08.2020

HOFER Logistics coordinates the entire journey our products undergo on their way to individual stores. As Deputy Warehouse Section Manager, Peter is making an important contribution to this effort.

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From apprentice to HOFER Store Manager – Raphaela’s success story

25.08.2020

Raphaela started her career at HOFER with an apprenticeship in 2009. She continued her professional development until she was qualified to manage her own store. Today, she is a member of the Works Council and one of the faces of our new employer branding.

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Tanja explains why her career at HOFER has been the right choice for her

24.08.2020

Tanja has been working at HOFER since 2004 and has gathered extensive working experience during that time. She now works as the Director of Finance and is also a model in our new employer branding campaign.

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Dive into the world of HOFER IT with Andreas!

24.08.2020

Andreas joined HOFER in 2017. As an IT Manager, he oversees exciting projects from our innovative ALPHA Retail Network site in Eberstalzell. As one of the models in our new employer branding website, he stepped in front of the camera for us.

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Next stop: Area Manager – the 20 most frequently asked questions about the position

24.08.2020

You have (almost) completed your degree and are interested in joining HOFER as a manager? You are interested in working as an Area Manager at HOFER and have already researched the job description, but would like to ask a few burning questions? Then you may be able to find more information here!

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Questions and answers on apprenticeships at HOFER

24.08.2020

Are you interested in an apprenticeship at HOFER and still have a few burning questions? This section summarises the most frequently asked questions and answers on apprenticeships at HOFER. 

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