Product & Technology at idealo
As the largest department at idealo, Product & Technology develops a perfect buying experience for smart price comparisons in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, and the UK from over 350 million offers. For this purpose, our Software Engineers, Product Owners, Product Analysts, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, User Researchers, and UX/UI Designers ensure the high-performance processing of incoming offers and continuous price updates. Features such as wishlist and price alert help our users to decide on the right product. The idealo user account makes shopping convenient. From search to checkout!
Our Product & Technology organization focuses on our customers and their needs. It enables us as a tech organization to grow and drive essential projects forward. With a Domains and Product Areas setup, we can work closely with the business counterparts on projects that directly make a difference for our users and partners.
idealo's Commitment to a gender balanced leadership
Today, 42% of idealo's employees are women. If we look only at the management levels, i.e. all idealos with leadership responsibility, the current share of women from the team leads up to our top management is 38% (per August 2022).
This is already significantly higher than the national average of 27% (in 2021) in Germany. Still, if we want to contribute to diversity and fair representation at idealo and in our society, we cannot be satisfied with the current status.
Therefore, as part of the Axel Springer Group's Gender Balanced Leadership (GBL) Initiative, we have set ourselves the goal of increasing the proportion of women in leadership at idealo to 44% by 2026. (German press release, Sept 9th, 2021)
We are confident that we can become more diverse and successful with the actions taken and changes at the management levels. Therefore, we currently see the focus on management positions as the most effective lever for more diversity and inclusion across all dimensions.