Age Structure

The age structure of its employees is promoted at Migros by the cooperation between generations – an important component of the corporate structure. It also underlines the effectiveness of the family-policy measures taken and the significance of an age-compliant HR management.

Distribution by age groups
The development until the end of 2011 shows that a balanced age structure exists at Migros: the age of about each half of the workforce is below or above the average age of 39.6 years. This age structure promotes and supports cooperation across generations, which is an important part of the corporate culture.

Chart Distribution by age groups

Distribution by age groups

Distribution by gender
The percentage of male and female employees per age group is virtually identical. The fact that the percentage of women is even slightly higher in the age group from 15 to 40 years shows that women no longer have to decide between career and family when promoted in a targeted manner, but can combine both areas well with one another.

Chart Distribution by gender

CHART - MA Verteilung nach Geschlecht


Length of service

Percentage per length of service group by gender (Chart)
The employees are loyal to Migros. Some 60% of men and 58% of women have worked at Migros for more than five years, with men staying for a shorter period of time: while some 45% of women are in the two medium-length service groups (6 to 9 years and 10 to 20 years), the proportion of men stands at 40%. With these figures, Migros clearly sets itself apart from the Swiss average, where only 53.5% of employees have been with the same employer for more than five years and male employees stay with their employer for longer than women do (56.2 compared to 50.2%).

Percentage within length of service group by gender (Chart)
Migros employs some 30 000 women with children. The above-average percentage of women in the workforce, both per group of years of service (reference basis: totality of women) and within the groups of years of service (reference basis: totality of all employees), shows that women are not forced to interrupt their career to bring up children as a rule. For this reason, women at Migros often have more work experience as opposed to less. These factors ultimately result in more equality in working life and rule out employment-history wage differences.