WORK, LIFE, SCHUSTER
What do vertical turning machines have to do with work-life balance?
Productivity, creativity and innovative spirit: When our work and personal lives are in harmony, everything goes more smoothly. We get more done, have better ideas - and enjoy doing it. That's why work-life balance is a top priority at Schuster.
Instead of working through 9-to-5 listlessly, the motto at Schuster is: High Five! Together as a team, we look for individual solutions, learn from mistakes and celebrate successes. Sometimes the best ideas come during a relaxed Weißwurst breakfast, when managing director and apprentice sit side by side. Because every member of our Schuster family of companies contributes to our company being one of the top 100 medium-sized businesses in Germany.
Flat hierarchies, short lines of communication, open doors: The honest communication at eye level that we cultivate at Schuster has already turned many colleagues into real friends. They exchange ideas, make plans and also start exciting projects outside of work, such as the Asch construction trailer, or simply enjoy a leisurely toast over an after-work beer. Almost work-life blending, if you will.
There is also enough quality time for your own family thanks to the flexible, family-friendly working hours at Schuster. The one-shift operation offers good planning flexibility, while the long-term working-time accountoffers optimal flexibility. According to the motto "Save up today - use tomorrow", employees can save up working hours and use them for longer paid leaves of absence. This makes it easy to take a few months off at a time or retire earlier. That is real added value.
The pleasant working atmosphere at Schuster ensures that even newcomers settle in quickly and feel completely at home. "I think the mentality is different here. At Schuster, no one works exclusively for themselves, but for each other and with each other. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Everyone is tinkering with the common goal: to develop the machines of tomorrow to help people," Ms. Herzog enthuses about her first 100 days.