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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 Business Unit Power Quality

  • Global work exchange We believe that in-depth knowledge and understanding of the production site is crucial for an Engineer. Therefore Ricardo was able to move with his whole family to Thailand and work on the plant for half a year.

    Ricardo, Manager Engineering Power Magnetics, USA

    Editor's note: Soon after the publication of this video, Ricardo moved again in order to share his engineering knowledge with our US colleagues. Ricardo is now Manager Engineering Power Magnetics, USA.

Open and international Schaffner community

“It’s been more than 12 year since I started at Schaffner and I can say, among other aspects, it’s been an intercultural experience; from East to West, and from Down Under to Up North. It didn’t really matter what background we have when we first joined the company; the welcoming of the international Schaffner community has been very receptive from the beginning and also 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, Switzerland)

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, Switzerland)

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 the company's constant development. All that makes the job extremely motivating, diverse and interesting."

Philippe (Project Manager Automotive, Switzerland)

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 and of course its employees not only helped me to expand my knowledge, but also backed me up with their support. It is very important nowadays to get the chance to aim for your personal targets. Schaffner assists its empoyees to achieve them. The international environment helps to get in touch with all the different mindsets and different cultures."

Samuel (Head of Mechanical Design EMC, Switzerland)

Working with talented people

I started working for Schaffner North America soon after I graduated from University with a Bachelor of Accounting. I am very lucky to be able to work directly under our financial controller. In my short time here, I have learned a great deal from working with my colleagues every day. Working for Schaffner is not just about a paycheck, it is about being a part of something much bigger than yourself. It is about being able to work with some of the most talented people in their professions and leaving everyday with more knowledge and ideas than I came with.

Grayson (Accounts Receivable Clerk, USA)

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 your work with family or hobbies."

Stefan (Research Engineer EMC, Switzerland)

Growing within the company

"As I enter my ninth year of employment with Schaffner, the one thing that stands out the most to me is opportunity.  I started my journey with Schaffner as a part-time employee working in reception and over the years have had the chance to advance my career in several different areas and was recently able to transition into my current position in Human Resources.  Every day is a new adventure and I am grateful that Schaffner extends the opportunity to its employees to grow within the company, both personally and professionally."

Kim (HR Business Partner, USA)