The On Story
From small beginnings in Zürich, Switzerland, On set out in 2010 with a big ambition: to revolutionize the sensation of running. It’s all based on one radical idea. Soft landings followed by explosive take-offs. Or, as we call it, running on clouds. In the ten years since, On has been embraced into the hearts, and onto the feet, of more than seven million runners. You can buy On running shoes at over 6'000 premium retail stores in over 50 countries.
Our base in Berlin is our Tech Hub – home to those who ensure you have the best possible online experience and that our internal systems are running at full speed. Digital technology and E-commerce have always been a big part of our operations and, as On rapidly develops, so does our need for top-drawer tech expertise.
In addition to its European headquarters in Zurich and the Tech-Hub in Berlin, On has now opened offices in the USA, Japan, Australia, China, Vietnam and Brazil. On products are winning international design and technology awards. And there's no sign of slowing down...
The On Team
Running might be an individual sport, but at On we start and finish as a team. We're proud of our collaborative and innovative spirit and we know that together, we're stronger. We are over 620 team members globally and counting over 45 different nationalities within our team. Together we run around 2720 km per week, but don’t worry running is optional!
Our goal is to make a positive contribution, the right way. For ourselves. For runners. For the planet. We believe how you do things is just as important as what you do. That’s why we strive to live and work by five guiding Spirits.
THE EXPLORER SPIRIT
Rethink and venture into the unknown - We embrace the human drive for positive change. A better world, a better life, a better feel. How? By being different, taking a more contrarian view. Questioning, debating, both are always welcomed – encouraged even.
THE ATHLETE SPIRIT
Build the Better You - Knowing our strengths and recognizing our weaknesses fuels our constant restlessness, our drive to succeed; whether at work or play. The more we train, the more we learn, the better prepared we are to face whatever future obstacles come our way.
THE TEAM SPIRIT
We start and finish as a team - Humans have learned to combine different skillsets in a team to divide and conquer. This is how the game is won, again and again. And again. When everybody contributes, our team wins.
THE SURVIVOR SPIRIT
Get Smart to Save the Planet - No longer does survival mean defeating nature. Today, only by saving it is winning achieved. It is our responsibility as both a company and individuals to do our part in saving the planet. But, turning back the wheel has never worked. We need to ask ourselves: how do we rethink our work to lower our environmental impact? And we do it by getting smarter.
THE POSITIVE SPIRIT
Deliver the WOW - The Positive Spirit is what drives us to inspire those around us. This starts with our interactions and what we contribute in this most fundamental activity. How we listen, how we speak, how we tell a story, how we give joy. And the result? Happiness and positivity. It is contagious and has the power to create light, excitement and connection out of seemingly nothing.
Are you ready to delivering the WOW? Check out our open positions!
- At On we like flexibility and therefore we work often remotely and have flexible working hours.
- To be always up to date with our latest products every employee gets a certain amount of products for free.
- As an employee you have the opportunity of testing as many On shoes as you want, sometimes even before anyone else.
- We support an active and healthy lifestyle that’s why we host various fitness classes at our offices and offering discounts in fitness/sport facilities nearby.
- We like to hang out together after work. That’s why our Social Team is organising every now and then an afterwork event. Movie-nights, indoor surfing, summer bbq or cosy fondue dinners in winter are just a few examples.
- And last but not least, benefit from more than 100 company deals to purchase items at wholesales price or less.
The most unique thing about On is the people that you find here. For being such a young company you will find impressive talents here. I think I never heard anyone saying that something can’t be done. They will find a way of doing it and approach the project and challenges in a very unique way. It really is a can-do attitude.
Sofia, Head of Data Analytics
At On it doesn’t feel like work. Honestly, it feels like I’m coming to a place with my friends, bouncing off ideas with each other and creating products and seeing it come to fruition.
Ernest, Footwear Developer