Meltem A., Economist

Current position: Economist in the field of Controlling.
Employed at Eppendorf Liquid Handling GmbH since 2008.

What was it like starting work at Eppendorf?

It was all extremely well organized and I was made to feel welcome. My colleagues were very open and I was integrated into the team immediately. I also found the induction day in which new staff can participate within the first six to eight months after joining to be especially helpful. The event allowed me to find out about other divisions, learn more about the history of Eppendorf and interact with colleagues from other areas.

What makes Controlling so interesting in your opinion?

In Controlling our aim is to facilitate the work of all employees and also to ensure the company's success. We can only achieve this if processes and procedures are continuously optimized. An example of this includes a program for faster and more effective inventory that a colleague from IT and I jointly developed. There are always new and complex challenges – for instance, it may be necessary to create an interface between two inventory management programs. Generally, what I appreciate is being able to work independently in Controlling and contributing my understanding of numerical data.

How do you experience cooperation with your colleagues and superiors?

Our open and direct culture is the basis for successful projects. Most of our work takes place in teams which can also involve other departments. If I have any questions I can always turn to my colleagues in order to discuss them. I am also able to approach my manager at any time and am given the freedom to act independently.

What is special about the development opportunities at Eppendorf?

I personally find it very important to improve my qualifications. Thanks to various promotion programs, I have already been able to participate in a number of training sessions, such as an SAP course as part of the PEP personnel development program. Since last year I have also been completing MAPe, a program for future managers. This allows employees who would otherwise not work together to exchange information and ideas. Although we all come from different specialist fields and in some cases have a different level of knowledge, we can support each other by sharing our experiences. By the way, all training courses and projects are held in English.


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