Karelia: Most Employee-Friendly Company in Greece


Greek tobacco company Karelia, in a time when the Greek economic recession deepened, gave its employees bonuses of up to 2.5 million euros, while the company made investments of up to 3 million euros.

During 2012-2013, the total grants to employees surpassed an amount of 5 million euros. Meanwhile, in 2013, Karelias hired 35 people.

The chief executive officer (CEO) of the company gave a speech during the company’s celebratory event for New Year’s Eve. He announced that the company will grant a bonus of 800 euros for every employee that has not missed a day from work. He also announced that further grants of up to 2,600 euros would be given to all the company’s employees, and a series of other bonuses to those employees whose children are continuing their studies.


  1. Hmmm, apparently Karelia is not the devil incarnate that other less informed individuals would have you believe. But instead of thinking they only feel which is a trained reaction caused by years of letting others with an agenda THINK for them.

  2. Good Karelia, hope that these gifts and rewards will be carried on for all old and new employees…I hope all other employers will follow your example for the good of both the company and their employees…I smoke Karelia…

  3. Tobacco industry is a very rich industry. One of the few that almost always makes a lot of money.


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