On Monday we had our Kick-Off for 2019. Our Managing Director Sophie Seiwald shared the results from our bi-annual shareholder meeting and gave us a taste of what this year will have in store for us:
We are currently almost 250 employees and looking forward to hiring over 100 more amazing colleagues this year. We will especially focus on talents who are passionate about our company and the technological trends on the market. Starting from #artificalintelligence, #datascience, and #cloud to the inspirational #productowners and #designers, we have many new things in place to make Mercedes-Benz the digital champion of the automotive industry.
With recruiting goals like these, our teams in Berlin and Lisbon are going to need more space and will move into bigger offices. In Lisbon the office at the Hub Criativo Beato will be ready for us by the end of this summer. In Berlin we will announce the location of our new home soon.
We were also introduced to a new process of people development. With flat hierarchies and a role based organizational structure we developed our own process of employee evaluation. Our new performance, development and salary process grants a transparent and equal evaluation process for every employee and will point towards growth in your functional expertise rather than management career.
All in all, our goal for 2019 is to:
TEAM UP – GROW UP – MOVE UP!