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Why work for S Group?

Every employee deserves good management

We have more than 40,000 employees. We are the largest private employer in Finland, with locations across the country, from Hanko in the south to Inari in the north.

Job satisfaction is important to us. Our strengths lie in management and performance in particular. We have Group-wide management promises: I dare, I appreciate and I do. The purpose of these promises is to ensure good supervisory work and management for everyone and further develop the Group’s management culture.


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Our employees work together for our customers. We reward good and profitable performance, and all our employees are covered by a performance-based pay system.

Our intention is to enable all employees to earn their primary income by working for the Group, if they so wish. Although the majority of employees still value full-time work, part-time work is particularly popular among people aged under 25, as well as employees nearing retirement. We offer opportunities for growth and development. We offer coaching for salespeople, experts, supervisors and managers through the Jollas Institute.

Studies show that employees enjoy working here

Our annual working community survey provides us with valuable feedback from our personnel. Our job satisfaction is high, and we do well in various categories in Eezy Flow’s annual competition for the most inspiring workplaces in Finland. All our cooperatives received an honourable mention in the 2021 competition for the most inspiring workplaces in Finland for their excellent job satisfaction results. In the large company category, our cooperatives were ranked first, second and third in 2021.

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The second most ideal employer in the commercial sector

In Universum’s 2022 survey, professionals in the commercial sector selected us as the second most ideal employer! We are also the most ideal employer in our sector.

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A responsible workplace

We have been the main partner of the Oikotie Responsible Summer Job campaign for several years, were the main partner of the Responsible Employer campaign in 2021, and will be the main partner of the Responsible Workplace community in the future. We are committed to complying with the community’s seven principles of responsibility:

  1. We respect the candidate
  2. We provide proper orientation for the job
  3. Our supervisors exist for the employees
  4. We provide meaningful work that fosters development
  5. We address unequal treatment right away
  6. We take care of employee wellbeing
  7. We pay a fair salary

Our cooperatives also succeed well in the annual Responsible Summer Job survey.

Read more about the Oikotie Responsible Workplace community.

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Finland’s widest range of employee benefits

We offer Finland’s widest range of employee benefits. In addition to Bonus benefits, our employees get a purchasing benefit at S Group’s more than 1,600 outlets. This purchasing benefit is 3–25%, depending on the cooperative and product. Employees may also receive other cooperative-specific benefits.

Shopping at one of our stores and dining at one of our restaurants is always cheaper for our employees.

Please note! Staff: You can view your accumulated discount by signing in S User Account.

Sokos, Emotion, Prisma, Alepa, Sale, S-market and Herkku stores

Groceries -3%

Computers, game consoles, mobile phones and tablets -3%

Home appliances and electronics -8%

Other consumer goods -15%

Prisma Rauta, building materials -8 %

Prisma stores in Estonia

Groceries -5% and Consumer goods -15%

ABC service station stores

Groceries -3%

Consumer goods -15%

All food and beverages -25%

Car Wash -50%

Kodin Terra and S-Rauta

Home appliances and electronics -8%

Building supplies -8%

Garden and interior design -10%

No discounts are available on delivered products.

The discount rates may vary with regard to campaign, discount and low-margin products.

Sokos Hotels in Finland and Estonia (single or double room)

Original hotels: EUR 77 per room per day.

Solo hotels: EUR 88 per room per day. Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Helsinki and Solo Sokos Hotel Tampere discount of -45% of the day's price.

Break hotels: Levi, Tahko Vuokatti, Bomba EUR 77 per room per day.

Spa hotels: Flamingo, Koli EUR 92 per room per day.

Heymo by Sokos Hotels EUR 60 € per room per day. Heymo rooms discount of -35 % of the day's price. The price does not include breakfast.

Original Sokos Hotel Viru: EUR 68 per room per day.

Radisson Blu Hotels in Finland

35% discount on the price for the day. Standard room from EUR 70 per room per day. The price includes the Super Breakfast and sauna services depending on the hotel.

The restaurant benefit gives a 25% discount on all food and drink products, including co-op member priced products, when paying the restaurant bill at the restaurant (due to technical reasons, the discount does not cover bills transferred to the room bills). The discount does not cover tobacco products. The staff discount does not cover food and drink products in the hotel rooms (minibar).

Extra bed for a child: EUR 10 per child (aged 3–15), extra bed for an adult: EUR 20.

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Examples of personnel benefits

S-Bank's funds without subscription, exchange or redemption fees.

Exceptions: 

S-Bank Housing, S-Bank Forest, S-Bank Property and S-Bank Building Plot without any subscription fees. Redemption fees according to the price list. For S-Bank Passive Europe ESG Equity and S-Bank Passive USA ESG Equity, subscription and redemption fees according to the price list.

 Always a competitive margin on a mortgage or investment mortgage.

Credit interest rate for S-Loan: 3-month Euribor + a margin of 4.5%, opening fee €0.

A credit limit of at least €1,000 for S-Etukortti Visa Card. 

The personnel interest rate for an S-Bank account is S-Prime – 0.50%.

S Group’s restaurants in Finland

All food and beverages -25%

The discount rates are recommendations and may vary between cooperatives. Larger discounts may be offered to employees during campaigns. Individual cooperatives may offer separate discounts related to their business operations to S Group’s employees. S Group’s partners also offer discounts to S Group’s employees.

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