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How is it to work for Schaffner?

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  • Working part-time and from home Anita has become a mother and can now work parttime as well as some days at home. Because we believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to pursure a career, we are trying to find individual solutions for individual situations.

    Anita, Head Group Taxes

  • Dedicated education program Alexander was given the opportunity to do his master’s degree in general management as we believe that broadening and improving knowledge is a key success factor for a company. Therefore we offer dedicated education programs to our employees.

    Alexander, Head of Product Management PQ

  • Work exchange semster in Thailand We believe that in-depth knowledge and understanding of the production site is crucial for the function as Head of Mechanical Design. Therefore Ricardo was able to move with his whole family to Thailand and work on the plant for half a year.

    Ricardo, Head of Mechanical Design EMC

Open and international Schaffner community

“It’s been more than 12 year by Schaffner and I can say, among other aspects, it’s been an intercultural experience, from the East to the West and from Down Under to Up North. It didn’t really matter what for a background we may have had when we first joined the company, the welcome in the open and international Schaffner community has been quite receptive from the beginning and throughout the years. The exposure and interaction with people from multiple customs, languages and origins have continued to be an enriching and motivating experience for both, my personal and professional life, no doubt about it.“

Luis (Senior Project Manager)

Preparing for changing environment

"I have been employed by Schaffner for more than 18 years and, during this time, I have worked on many different projects, and was responsible for many maintenance-related areas. At all times, I always felt good about what I was doing. At present, I am undergoing continuing education to become a caretaker. This will ensure that I am ideally prepared to satisfy any future requirements I may encounter here at Schaffner. "

Miro (Facility Manager)

Diversity and open-mindedness

"In my opinion, the culture of entrepreneurship is a key issue for every employee. Particularly important to me are the diversity and open-mindedness. Therefore I really like working for an international company like Schaffner. Interacting with people from different cultures, for example, and diverse challenges is something I enjoy. Furthermore I appreciate the numerous opportunities to discuss any possible topic. This supports my personal and Schaffner’s constant development. All that makes the job extremely motivating and interesting."

Philippe (Project Manager Automotive)

Increasing knowledge with further education

"During my five years with Schaffner, I had the opportunity to increase my knowledge in general management with a further education as an Executive Master of Business Administration. Schaffner not only helped me with all its employees and their knowledge I was able to collect. I am also in a very open minded community and this is why it was a pleasure to get all support I needed. It is very important nowadays to get chances for personal targets. Schaffner assists to get them. The international environment helps to get in touch with all the theoretical topics and different cultures."

Samuel (Mechanical Engineer)

Encouragement and support from line managers

"Schaffner offers committed employees long-term personal development and career options in an attractive and international environment. As a divisional manager, I can now look back on about 20 exciting years of service during which, in the course of my personal and vocational development, I consistently received the encouragement, backing and support of my line managers."

Stefan (Head of Business Unit PQ)

Close worldwide collaboration

"I started working for Schaffner just after finishing university 4.5 years ago. I soon started to appreciate the internationality of the company. There's a close collaboration between people of the different Schaffner sites. In my first years at Schaffner, I had regular contact with colleagues from our Thai factory. With them I worked on a challenging project. Within this project I also had the opportunity to visit them. I also like the flexible working times. It's possible to work longer on one day and leave early the other day. This helps to easily combine the work with family or hobbies."

Stefan (Research Engineer EMC)