What does working at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield mean?
Behind every successful project the company accomplishes, you’ll find a team of passionate people who made it happen. As a team, we are diverse, passionate and creative. We work together to constantly challenge ourselves, and each other, to be better.
Joining URW means becoming part of a team focused on creating sustainable places that accelerate urban regeneration, where communities can live, work, play and connect. To achieve this, we embrace bold, creative ideas and diverse perspectives. We believe in the power of our people to have a positive impact within our local communities, and in our workplace, and we set them up with the skills, resources and support they need to deliver excellence for our partners, our visitors and the cities where we operate.
Our promise to you
Make a positive impact
We empower our people to be sustainable and creative change-makers on a global scale, within our local communities, and in our workplace.
We thrive on the ability of our people to think as pioneers and to own their projects with pride and passion.
Drive your development
We offer dynamic career paths and opportunities to our employees, to foster professional and personal growth at all times.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has 12 offices strategically located across 2 continents. If you enjoy driving innovation from behind the scenes or working on ground at our centres, we have something for you. Whether in our headquarters, global offices or in our shopping centres, you will work within an inspiring and open atmosphere with dynamic and hard-working teams.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is proud to once again be certified as Top Employer in Germany, Austria, Poland and The Czech Republic by the @TopEmployersInstitute!
This distinctive award identifies companies worldwide that place their employees at the centre of their business activities and exhibits this passion through excellent HR policies and people practices.
For 7 years running Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in France is certified as one of the best companies for both interns and apprentices to work in. This label, awarded after a vetting process with feedback pooled from numerous interns and apprentices within the company, proves our commitment to development opportunities for students.
Last May in the UK, we were awarded two Working Families Best Practice Awards in the Best for Mothers and Best for Fathers categories. It was great to see our people practices and work culture recognised by the UK work-life balance charity. Special recognition was given to our initiatives that ensure a flexible and parent-friendly workplace for all our parents.
For the fourth year in a row in the UK, URW has been recognised by work-life balance charity – Working Families as a “Top 30 employer for Families”.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the Netherlands has been ranked in the top 10 companies with progressive gender equality practices in the workplace by Equileap, jumping 10 places on the list since last year.
For the 6th year, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is certified as one of the best companies for interns and apprentices to work in, with one of the highest scores in the support and management of trainees and apprentices in France.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield was awarded the HR Excellence award for Best CSR Strategy granted by HR magazine which recognises the efforts our people constantly dedicate to being sustainability and diversity changemakers!
Our CSR programme – Better Places 2030 – enables the Group to make a real difference and strive for positive impact.
In the UK, URW has been recognised by work-life balance charity – Working Families as a “Top 30 employer for Families” for the fourth year in a row.
In 2020, for the second year in a row, the Group was named “Top Employer in Germany” by the Top Employers Institute for its excellent employee conditions.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield received 1st prize for the high Level of Responsibility offered to its employees in the 2019 Universum ranking for the “Most Attractive Employers in France” for French students.
URW was certified once again by Universum as one of the “Most Attractive Employers, France 2019” for experienced professionals. For Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, these prizes celebrate its People strategy, which aims at providing the Group’s talent with exceptional leadership opportunities to help them achieve their potential.
In Germany, the IGP programme achieved the 2019 Fair Graduate Program Certification in recognition of its status as one of the best programs of this type.
Our fundamental values are what drive the execution of our vision of reinventing being together. They bind us together as a Group and are the building blocks that shape how we work together and how we form inclusive teams to contribute to our daring ambition.
Working TOGETHER to achieve our ambitions
The force behind our ambitious projects – Togetherness. We unite the most talented and passionate people from various disciplines and backgrounds, who dare with vision and agility. We are a team of committed individuals, and we push boundaries to continuously exceed expectations and aim for excellence.
Our values make us who we are and are reflected in very concrete, day-to-day actions such as how we work together, how we interact and how we deliver on our projects. They are the foundation of our collective successes.
BOLDNESS - We operate with an ambitious vision
EXCELLENCE - We deliver positive and sustainable impact
TEAMWORK - We unite diverse talent to succeed
ETHICS - We build on trust and transparency
PASSION - We love what we achieve together
OWNERSHIP - We are action-oriented and accountable
Building successful and inclusive teams
At Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, our Be You at URW approach to Diversity & Inclusion is built on the premise that with us you can fully be yourself and be proud of who you are. We appreciate each employees’ uniqueness and strive to provide an environment which ensures that everyone feels safe and supported enough to be the best of themselves.
Leadership & commitment, Inclusion policies & performance, Culture & employee engagement, Employee development & learning... Take a glimpse of what we stand for and how we work to achieve our Diversity and Inclusion goals.
Driving a supportive work environment
Health and well-being are just as important in our work lives as they are in our everyday lives. Working together, either within and outside the workplace, it is important for us to maintain our overall well-being and ensure we take constant care of both our physical and mental health. At Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, we believe that a more structured focus on our individual and collective well-being will help ensure we all thrive in our personal and professional lives, and in doing so achieve higher productivity and sustainable performance.
Our committment to our communities
URW for Jobs and URW Community Day are two excellent examples of our commitment to giving back. Through these programmes employees volunteer during their working hours each year to support community activities, from helping local job seekers to find employment, to renovating public buildings and clearing litter. It is great to see everyone coming together to have real positive impact.
Rhian Ellis, Group CSR Manager
Focus on our initiatives in 2021
As part of our CSR strategy, #BetterPlaces2030, we are strongly committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate. And through the URW Volunteering Programme, our employees can take part in community-focused projects all year round.
Last year, 1,200 employees across 12 of our countries dedicated their time to providing essential support to their local communities. These included initiatives such as sponsoring local employment initiatives, distributing food and materials to those in need, renovating community buildings and centres, and supporting charities and young people with disabilities.
Learn more about our Better Places 2030 agenda here:
Focus on our initiatives in 2020
The Covid-19 crisis brought about a lot of instability globally, and despite the trying situation, our employees rallied to support our local businesses, non-profit organisations and communities everywhere we were present. We dedicated our resources, assets and connections to serving our communities in the most efficient and helpful ways possible. From setting up Covid-19 testing hubs in our centres, to providing goods or raising money to support associations and public institutions in urgent need of funding or equipment, to providing educational support to young people unable to attend school or access the necessary equipment required to continue their studies online…
We are very proud of our people for their commitment and resilience in contributing to making our communities better!
Learn more about our initiatives to support the communities in 2020 here:
Focus on our initiatives in 2019
Our URW Community Day in 2019 was a great success with over 2,000 employees around the world volunteering more than 12,000 working hours to support non-profit organisations in our local areas.
Many of our employees give their time and expertise to support the URW for Jobs programme, providing valuable coaching and support to local job seekers to help them find employment. Through URW for Jobs, our teams have helped more than 1,500 people to secure a job or placement, and provided over 47,800 training hours.
We also celebrate our long-standing local partnerships on both sides of the Atlantic in various fields from Veterans’ initiatives to raising awareness on career opportunities in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among local female school students.