The Scandio Report of the Month July has arrived! The next volunteer is Evi. Evi holds a Master’s degree in General Management with focus on HR. At Scandio she’s responsible for various HR matters, license management, purchasing, controlling and other organizational tasks. In her leisure time she likes to spend time with two- and four-legged friends, preferably outdoors in nature.
Please tell us something about yourself:
My name is Evi and I am 26 years old. I have been with Scandio since August 2015 and until recently worked as a student trainee alongside my studies (Master General Management with focus on HR). I previously completed my dual bachelor’s degree in tourism economics and worked in a hotel during this time. Since I have not seen myself in the tourism industry for a long time and have always been interested in the subject of human resources, I have added the master’s degree. And then I discovered the job advertisement of Scandio “Working Student Office” with exciting tasks and applied directly. Since 1 June 2019, I have been permanently employed and continue to be part of the H(elp) team. About a year ago I left the Scandio headquarters in Munich to work from our beautiful office in Augsburg.
Was there a highlight during your time at Scandio that you will always remember?
The opening of our new office in Augsburg in spring 2017. I originally come from the so-called “Schwabenländle” and wanted to get a bit closer to home and to a quieter and more cozy city than Munich. ;) For a few events, such as the quarterly meeting followed by dinner together, we Augsburg residents also like to come to Munich. Nevertheless, we are one company, even though we are spread over different locations and it is also nice to see our Munich colleagues again.
What does work-life balance mean to you?
The most important thing for me is that I can manage my own working time. So I can make appointments in the morning and come to the office afterwards. Or I can spontaneously take a break to get a clear head and take care of things that have been on my mind the whole time. Before my Scandio time I worked in a hotel, where I had my fixed shift at the reception from 7 to 15 o’clock. Of course nothing like that was possible there.
Do you have tips to cope with stressful moments?
When I’m stressed at work, I usually put on music and dance a little bit for myself. This usually puts me in a good mood again. It often helps to just stand up and stretch your legs.
What is important to you at your workplace?
There should be some order in my workplace, but it shouldn’t be too sterile and monotonous either (Note: Evi’s favorite color is pink and you can see that at her desk, too). A plant is always beautiful. And what also should not be missing are a pen and paper (even if we are an IT company), in order to be able to make notes fast to incoming calls or other To-Dos.
Fictitious question: You can choose a song that you and your team can listen to during working hours for a whole year. Which one would that be?
I would let the song of Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears run in a continuous loop. I think it’s a good match for the H-Team. :) “When a friend’s in danger they’ll be there!”
Do you have a role model or someone you look up to? Especially with regard to your work or your career?
Yes, my grandma! She is a proud 88 years old and still full of work, although she could have retired long ago. She does her job with passion and I think it’s super important.
What mistake did you make while working at Scandio that you will always remember?
I accidentally sent a customer a wrong offer. The big problem was that the prices were far too low and the customer naturally accepted the offer… But of course that could be clarified and I learned something new again.
Thank you very much for your time, Evi!