After my masters degree in Business Information Systems, I decided to apply for a traineeship. My choice was Konica Minolta because I had a really good feeling about the company. During the job interview I was aware of a good connection between the colleagues and a mutual respect. I had some job experience beforehand, but without the really pleasant atmosphere of Konica Minolta. Out of all my job interviews, the one at Konica Minolta was the most people-oriented and the company became my first choice.
So I started as a trainee in the IT department. I worked on developing and customising our CRM system for robotic process automation and business relationship management in different company departments. Wherever there was an opportunity, I tried it out. Everything was always done in alignment with my wishes and interests.
Since November 2020, I've been employed as a Service Consultant for the service consulting & improvement department, working on the service portal strategy. At Konica Minolta, we have many different portals. We want to align the service & support business requirements that we offer Europe-wide and realise them in the best and most appropriate portal. It's a conceptual and meaningful job.
I like to have time to prepare what I'm doing and then bounce ideas around with my colleagues
This means I can learn a lot and make an impact. In general, employees have the opportunity to make business-relevant proposals and their ideas are looked at and considered, not just dropped in the bin. For example, I joined the Technology Innovation Programme where, alongside my job, I was able to work on a new product in a small pan-European cross-disciplinary team for a period of six months. There, I could develop creative ideas and feel that I was making a real impact.
Konica Minolta makes it easy to combine work and home life. We have a trust-based relationship with working time. I can work in the way that suits me best and people will appreciate me for it. Home working and flexible hours are not a problem, which means I can adjust my work-life balance how I want. Out of work I volunteer at the "Technisches Hilfwerk". This federal agency offers civil protection following earthquakes, floods, blackouts and so on. 95% of the employees are volunteers and we support society in times of crisis. Along with a range of sports, I also like playing online games with other people so I'm quite used to speaking English.