The SNEU Culture
Our corporate culture gives us the inner strength to hold together in a competitive marketplace. Our culture is what keeps the fun factor going, even when our work gets tough. It’s also what enables us to achieve the seemingly impossible.
We’re well aware that a great working atmosphere can’t be taken for granted but has to be carefully nurtured. So how do we do it? Here’s a quick checklist:
- Management talks
These are held six times a year on an informal basis in the cafeteria at our Langen headquarters. Employees from all our sites, European subsidiaries included, are invited to join in. There’s no predefined agenda, so it’s very much up to our employees themselves to say what’s on their minds. This is an excellent opportunity for people to raise any questions of interest, and enrich the communications network between staff and senior management.
- Communication meetings
Organised twice a year in all of our European offices, members of the senior management team use these meetings to share important information about business development, new initiatives, products or projects with the entire workforce.
- Idea boxes
An employee suggestion scheme has been implemented, with “Idea Boxes” set up in all of SNEU’s offices. We are all encouraged to drop ideas into these boxes. All innovations or improvements are screened by senior management and forwarded to the appropriate office for further development. Contributors of the original idea continue to participate in the workflow until its ultimate implementation.
- Summer barbecues
Our branches organise barbecues every summer, with our senior management team acting as grill chefs. Rumour has it that canny colleagues schedule their meetings in the various offices accordingly (to maximise their BBQ attendance rate!).
- Christmas parties
OK, it’s nothing out of the ordinary to have a company Christmas party, but the sheer fun we’ve had at our events over the years is certainly hard to put into words …