Manager Corporate Service
ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG
My experience with ThyssenKrupp Elevator so far has been extremely exciting. I’ve had the opportunity to work at various operational management positions in our branches: Branch management as well as more senior staff functions, and most recently the most exciting opportunity has been to come to Germany as an expatriate and work in our headquarters in Dusseldorf.
My international work with various business colleagues throughout the world is extremely exciting and challenging. Learning how to communicate effectively with my colleagues was difficult at first, but in the end it is extremely rewarding. In one year I’ve already made several friends around the world that I can call on in many different business situations.
I think some of the most exciting things about working in ThyssenKrupp is first of all getting to work with international colleagues from around the world, as well as my personal development: both in my external education, as well as internal management development seminars.
Again, there have been many career opportunities for me to work in various locations in America and around this world. So the personal development and the team work at ThyssenKrupp Elevator is the most exciting.
I would recommend new employees at ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG to be prepared to work internationally, to work with different cultures. Perhaps learning a new language and living abroad. Our company is highly decentralized, operating in almost every corner of this world. And in order to be successful I believe you need those skills.
I would describe the cooperate culture at ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG as extremely dynamic and extremely international. We’re a highly decentralized organization and the environment is very exciting, working with different cultures and different languages.
If I were recommending ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG as an employer to a very close friend I would express to them the great opportunities and challenges: Jobs ranging from sales, commercial, marketing, manufacturing, engineering; and also the opportunity to work abroad with various cultures and different people from other countries.
I guess my career aspirations as a child was - like most American boys – to be one of three things: a police officer, a fireman or a soldier. Of those three aspirations as a child I was able to realize at least two. When I was younger I was both: A soldier and a police officer. I was a military police officer in the United States Army for a number of years before I went to university.