Why Gemalto

Discover the Gemalto way

Gemalto is a unique company to join and a great place to work. You’re giving yourself an excellent opportunity to develop a dynamic career in a friendly, international environment where we value your contribution, believe in your potential and are committed to your development. We support you by providing a sound learning platform and a clear career path that is underpinned by our policies of promotion from within, mobility, training and development programs. In line with our strategy of putting the needs of customers at the center of everything we do, and our commitment to innovation, we know it is our people who make it happen, and together we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations.


  • An investment of €143 million in R&D.

    You can be part of a business that is inspired by continuous innovation. This was underpinned in 2013 by an investment of €143 million in R&D. The work of our 2,000 engineers has created an impressive portfolio of intellectual property represented by over 4,500 patents and patent applications.

    We continually develop valuable new ideas and creative approaches to business and technology challenges. We provide our employees with a platform that supports and encourages innovation, and an environment in which they can re-invent themselves and expand their creative potential. We value best-in-class innovation management and leadership.

    Gemalto’s dedication to innovation enables us to continue our leadership position in digital security. We believe that our technical community is key to our strategy of innovation, so every member is encouraged to innovate, and we pride ourselves in having a self-sustaining capability for innovation. The daily search for new ideas starts with our international team of 2,000 digital scientists based in our worldwide network of 25 Research & Software development centers. Their expert work is enhanced by the creativity of all Gemalto’s employees who are encouraged to submit suggestions through our Business Innovation Garage (BIG) think-tank.

    In recognition of its excellence in innovation, Gemalto won the following prestigious awards in 2013.

    View our strategic innovation directions


  • 78% of employees feel they grew in 2013.

    Gemalto’s training offer aims to respond to what people need to accomplish their job today and evolve their careers for tomorrow.

    Gemalto is built on the ingenuity of its people. So we place strong emphasis on developing our teams to meet future needs and ensure our success. We also regard training as a foundation of our other talent strategies, like promotion from within and mobility.

    The digital world is evolving rapidly. One of our most important HR philosophies is therefore to invest in our employees to support their development in this ever-changing environment.

    We know your progress will help drive Gemalto forward.


  • Our employees come from 113 countries. An open and diverse workforce.

    We believe that our workforce should reflect both the global span of our operations and our customers’ diversity. Diversity gives us the experience to explore new markets for business in an unbiased, open and intelligent way.

    Our diversity strategy means fair and equal employment and career development practices. Diversity means acceptance, respect and understanding – for both colleagues and customers. Diversity means global vision – because we value diversity, our employees work in collaboration with talents from diverse backgrounds, whether in terms of age, nationality, education, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion. It is through fostering diversity that we create a platform where our employees can demonstrate their full potential to exceed our customers’ expectations.

    In 2013, women represented 44% of newly recruited staff, and 34% of Gemalto’s professional workforce.

A responsible

  • As a global leader in digital security we aim to contribute, in our own way, to the creation of a digital society that is safe and sustainable.

    • Our solutions touch and improve the lives of many, for example in the provision of ID and privacy management, or in the enabling of access to basic financial services.
    • Since 2000, we have been working to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. We have also incorporated eco-friendly solutions into the products and services we develop.
    • We're also committed to conducting our business in a way that is both commercially viable and ethically sound through a series of strong commitments such as our Code of Ethics and our suppliers’ CSR charter.
    • Our social commitments are further underscored by our community programs, where we support employee volunteering, charitable giving and relief efforts.

    More on sustainability

    Gemalto Sustainable Development Day

    Every year we held an annual Gemalto Sustainable Development Day to help raise employees’awareness of CSR and provide opportunities for action and engagement. Each year we focus on a specific theme, either environmental or social: Recycling, Cultural Diversity, Reducing our Carbon footprint, etc.

    Your World

    “Your World” in Latin America

    "Your World" is Gemalto’s global program encouraging voluntary social initiatives by our employees. We support employees' involvement in local non-profit organizations which focus on environment or humanitarian activities. In the five years since the launch of Your World we have supported more than 300 projects worldwide.
    Examples of employee-led initiatives

Promotion from within

  • At Gemalto, 94% of our top managers have been promoted from within.

    Promotion from within is a fundamental strategy for developing our people to meet our long-term strategies of growth and innovation. It is a philosophy of talent development in Gemalto that shows we believe in our employees’ potential. Our commitment and philosophy is based on training and challenging them to unleash their potential.

    Promotion from within isn’t just a short-term commitment to fill open positions internally. It’s about taking every opportunity to develop and challenge our employees to ensure our core skills and leadership model is sustainable, and carry us forward into the future.


  • Mobility is a key pillar of Gemalto’s HR strategy. It is essential for a global company like ours, whose customers and office locations are on every continent, and which is increasingly facing international expectations. In 2013, 23% of our exempt employees were working in a different country than the one of their passport.

    Inter-business mobility is also important for Gemalto, as our solutions often straddle two business areas. For example, our mobile payments solutions (making payments via a mobile device) require close collaboration between our Telecoms and Secure Transaction units. Employees who move between these units can provide the dual insight and expertise necessary to help deliver successful solutions.

    Mobility is good for business and good for employees. It opens up new opportunities and is a way of rewarding potential talent. Gemalto is a place where people can achieve their goals, and key to that is an open spirit and mobility of mind.