Simone Limbrunner

    Education: Graduate in business administration (university of applied sciences)
    Position: Controller
    At MR since: March 2008

    “Because I'm local and MR has a very good reputation, I applied for the MR trainee program in controlling towards the end of my business management course. When I was offered the job, I was of course over the moon.

    As a trainee, I was able to quickly gain a comprehensive overview thanks to the exposure I had to the various Controlling departments at MR. A three-week stay abroad in China gave me the opportunity to become familiar with the financial sector of our Chinese subsidiaries and to conduct a business warehouse training session there as well. Since it very quickly became clear that I would be working in the newly founded group controlling department once I'd completed the trainee program, I started taking on reporting tasks for MR GmbH and the group when I was still a trainee. In 2010 I became the part-project manager for reporting in the hierarchical reporting system project, during which I was tasked with extending and optimizing the reporting system. Once this project had been completed, in January 2012 I finally moved to technology and project controlling.

    My best experience so far at MR has been my involvement in the 2011 support program. I found it a really exciting experience to reflect on and further develop project work using the "Action Learning" approach, which was totally new to me." I also had the opportunity to take a long and hard look at my own skills and to chat to colleagues to learn more about the topics being worked on in other areas.

    The people here are friendly and everyone is treated fairly. But what I like especially about MR are the flat hierarchies and the close proximity to management. The company regularly holds “meet the managers sessions” where everyone can chat one-to-one with the two managing directors. And there's always the chance that one of them will invite us to have an icecream at the gatehouse at the end of the day."