The team player.
Although Vanessa Schelshorn is only in a part-time position in the electronics department at the moment, this department assistant is more than 100% on the job. And not only because you can always rely on complete engagement from Bertrandt’s employees, but also because she is particularly well able to involve her personal abilities in her field of work. As a trained banking clerk, controlling, billing and organisation are in her DNA. But the thing she values highest are the daily challenges in looking after the team. “It’s just my thing – what I enjoy.”
This is why she sees herself as the glue that binds her colleagues, always trying to find new solutions when questions or difficulties arise. She says the atmosphere and collegiate spirit in the team are extremely positive, so she is glad to come to work each day. “We are something of a mad bunch. Creative and yet goal-oriented, helpful and fair in interacting with each other.”
This positive mood is carefully maintained. Thus, each year a large-scale team event is organised – a barbecue or canoeing trip, for example. Schelshorn noticed the good working climate already in 2008, at her first interview. “Personal interactions were noticeably easy-going and collegiate, and were particularly attractive to me, alongside the working spaces.”
She started out as a department assistant in trials and ended up in the HR department after her parental leave, returning after a second short period of time away once again as a department assistant. Having a nine-year-old daughter, she values highly the company’s offers of mobile working. “In this way I am always on the ball, even when my daughter is ill or something else keeps me from coming in.”
She keeps herself fit with sports in her free time – Zumba, for example. Here too, you have the best fun when in a team.