Why you fit perfectly in the pharmaceuticals industry as business economist
Lisa Hartenstein (26) studied General Management with specialization in Marketing and Sales at the Private University of Applied Sciences in Göttingen (PFH). Through an online Newsletter her attention was drawn to the Campus-Event of Roche in Grenzach-Wyhlen for economic scientists interested in the pharmaceuticals industry. This day together with company representatives and the many good impressions convinced her to submit an application. She is Marketing-Trainee since April 2017 and tells us about her start, her work and what she especially likes about life in the three border triangle.
Far from steep hierarchies
A day right in the centre of the activities. Through the Campus-Event for economic scientists interested in the pharmaceuticals industry I had the opportunity to not only familiarize myself with the work but also to meet the employees on-site, and was thereby able to gain a good overall impression of the company. My reservations that the pharmaceuticals industry and the company Roche as traditional Swiss company may be less modern and rather hierarchically structured were proven to be totally unjustified on this day. I am still very enthusiastic about how open and at eye level the encounters are at Roche - at the Campus-Event, at the Assessment Center, as well as now in everyday working life. We address each other informally and my colleagues and leaders are really willing to give their complete support at all times.
A relaxed start at the Assessment Center, not possible? But it is!
This event convinced me – Roche fits for me! That is why I directly applied for the position as Trainee in Marketing. In the first step I was invited by Roche to a telephone interview, then an Assessment Center (AC) took place, where we were also able to meet management staff. What I especially liked was that on the day before the AC a guided tour through the campus was conducted by current trainees and where they can openly be asked questions. The day comes to a close with a relaxed evening meal together. I found this very agreeable as the open togetherness relieved much of the tension for us applicants and the motivation for the next day was strengthened. Directly subsequent to the AC one additionally receives constructive feedback. Normally Roche seeks two new trainees for every half year, who either start in April or October. After my AC four applicants were even able to be convincing and received an offer. Giving your best on this day is definitely worth-while.