Working at COMPRION gives me the chance to actively contribute to the development of the company.

Working at COMPRION gives me the chance to actively contribute to the development of the company.

Claudia Korth, Management Secretary at COMPRION

Interview with Claudia Korth

COMPRION via Detours

Claudia (50) is a qualified dental assistant and came to COMPRION via detours. After working as a shipping clerk for 9 years, she was offered a job as management secretary. In our interview she is talking about her experience, new challenges and opportunities as well as about the cooperation with her colleagues.

Claudia, what do you associate with COMPRION?

Flexible and trust-based working hours, part-time work models the company adjusts to your life and not the other way round, further training, and free drinks (laughs).

 

What do you think about COMPRION as an employer? 

One has a lot of freedom and feels very comfortable. At COMPRION, you are entitled to your own opinion. If you say that you don't necessarily want to boost your a career, that is all right, as long as you do your job properly. It is also accepted if one says that life is not all about the profession, because that does not mean that you're doing a worse job. At COMPRION you can be who you are.

Do you have an example for that?

Yes, for example, if you have family members who need care, you are allowed to reduce your working hours. There is always the will to look for an appropriate solution. Some employees reduce their working hours before their retirement to get used to the upcoming changes; some women reduce working hours when they come back after maternity leave. They may want to work less hours first, but still stay in the job and be supportive. That is pretty important for us women. The company adapts to each individual employee.

Do you feel involved at COMPRION?

You always get the feeling that you can move on with COMPRION. Ideas are always taken seriously and perhaps will be implemented. Everybody gets the opportunity to give impulses. The cooperation is just great. When you need help, you get it. It doesn't matter if you get help from colleagues or from management. It is great that everybody can express their problems and a solution will be sought. COMPRION cares for the well-being of their employees and we all have a voice. The trust that COMPRION offers to the employees is huge.

Was the trust crucial for you when facing new challenges?

Yes, it was indeed. When I was asked to take over as management secretary at the end of last year, I was very happy. This shows that they trust my competences. I really appreciate this chance. This new job means going back to my roots, as I worked as a secretary before. It also involves more contact with the other colleagues again. That's great for me. I'm now connecting the management board with the employees. I really like this new challenge, and I'm really looking forward to future projects!