Anyone who comes to our Berlin headquarters - be it a customer or partner, a colleague or someone who would like to become one - will first see the sign above the courtyard entrance: WE UNDKRAUSS
WE are the people who together make up the UNDKRAUSS Company. We are allies. What unites us is the desire to perform, the joy we find in what we do. It is clear that competence and consistency are the basis of every good job, but without fun, without respect and a good feeling for each other, perhaps a quite passable company can emerge, but not one like UNDKRAUSS. Is it arrogance to say something like that? No. It's called pride.
I love building, in all its facets. Having started as a genuine craftswoman, I have expanded my knowledge during my studies of civil engineering. I have joined UNDKRAUSS in 2007 as assistant to project management and I have been quickly offered the position of head of the Work Preparation department. Back then my bosses ignored the fact that I spontaneously said "No, I don't want it". After that I was finally excited by the challenge of setting up my own Work Preparation team. What began with the structuring of the department, staff meetings and the compilation of the quality management manual, is still doing well today.
I have successfully completed a dual course of study at UNDKRAUSS after I quickly realized that there was something lacking in my theory studies.
It was just incomplete for me. I wanted more, and this is exactly what I found immediately at UNDKRAUSS Practice, of course! Which means: touching, participating, learning, facing challenges from day one, and interacting with colleagues and flesh and blood people, with rough edges, experiences and tips that are not mentioned in any book. I have been there since 2002, after completing my studies, 6 years as Site Manager and another 6 years as Project Manager. I have been Regional Manager North since the end of 2018. The flat hierarchies and the complete path from the idea to the finished project inspire me like on the first day.
In a previous life, I was an entrepreneur, economist and worked for international companies, commuting between Europe and Africa, and I thought that was really fantastic. Today I am a happy mother of three children and I have arrived here. In a company that values family and that lives family, that is family for me. Here, "jobandfamily" is not just a fancy certificate on the wall, but a practised reality; not just accepted by the directors, but actively encouraged. UNDKRAUSS has changed me: from a frequent-flyer to a frequent-lover.
My colleagues and I, WE UNDKRAUSS – together, we have more than doubled the store.
I think it's great to have contributed my part to turn UNDKRAUSS Bauaktiengesellschaft with 6 addresses all over Germany from a manageable building finisher. Colleagues are UNDKRAUSS, the spirit and also the performance, and as a Project Manager, I love to plan and manage precisely this performance, to give them input and support, to ensure that they can do a good job and, of course, they can also enjoy it.
Sure, at first glance, construction sites and aircrafts don't seem to have too much in common, but as a former HR and training co-manager of a global airline, I know that in challenging situations the same attitude and similar skills are required: staying calm and acting in a solution-driven manner. I love being able to help shaping the personality and performance of our entire company through targeted recruiting and ongoing coaching, strengthening the hard and soft skills of my colleagues in workshops, but also in their daily interaction with each other. And to make sure that everyone, like you right now, notices this, I am also very passionate about employer branding. So, I am now looking forward to getting to know you.
"Here is the car key, the construction file and a city map." And so it began in October 2008.
Do it, just do it! Take initiative, assume responsibility, and learn. In the first few years, it went from site manager to site manager, from project to project, and sometimes also for emergency use. And I was able to take something from everyone. UNDKRAUSS is family - and a little longer, because my father has been a site manager for 26 years there. We have already managed a project together, #vollertstyle simply! They know each other very well and that's always good in a team. And we are all a team at UNDKRAUSS, even without the same genes. Today I am a Foreman, a Security Officer and at this very moment, I am also responsible for the Certification of „AMS – Arbeitsschutz mit System“ (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). The career is at green and there is still enough time for the family. It suits me well at UNDKRAUSS.
WE UNDKRAUSS are active in complete construction on a nationwide level. The complete satisfaction of our customers is as important to us as our internal values and our unconditional cohesion. Because our committed and motivated employees have made us what we are today.
We put people first: mutual respect, interest in and understanding of individual needs, attractive framework conditions, fair remuneration and flexible working-time models, a wide range of offers - both workshops and further training courses, but also all sorts of of events and internal campaigns - and last but not least the ideal compatibility of work and family makes us an attractive employer who expects a lot from you in return. It’s just fair, right?
We thought and did, planned and executed together. We asked questions and got answers, experimented, challenged ourselves, our visionary power and our craft again and again. We were both happy and annoyed together; and yes, sometimes we were even desperate together.
We have seen and experienced a lot, have gained a lot of experience - good and also...let's call them "valuable". We also have shared successes and problems - together.
All this has now been rewarded: In March, we received from KUNUNU the TOP COMPANY 2020 Certificate..
"This is a great success for us, because this award shows us that our employees feel comfortable with us and enjoy coming to work. It is important to us to have a very good working atmosphere with a respectful and friendly way of dealing with each other and to create a feeling of belonging to the team and the company. We are very proud of this appreciation".
Head of Human Resources
The compatibility of work and family life is a very important matter , not only for us, but also the Federal Ministries of Economics and Family have made it their joint task to challenge and support companies in this respect.
UNDKRAUSS had itself checked by an auditor and had our internal family and life-phase conscious personnel policy critically examined, and we can proudly say that we are already well-positioned. Nevertheless, in auditing workshops, together with a team of representative employees, we developed further strategically relevant and practical solutions for an attractive working environment.
The result: We have been officially certified for "berufundfamilie" since December 10, 2019. We were honored for this commitment in a festive venue on June 15, 2020. This took place in the presence of the patron, the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Dr. Franziska Giffey, and media representatives.
Open to new things. And to people. To all people. Everyone is welcome to join us; gender, skin color, religion, age or whatever seems to distinguish people on the surface do not play any role for us.
We are only interested in what connects us, the inner values, personality and character, and what a person wants and has to give. Because only that, the diversity of individual personalities, the experiences, competencies and approaches are the building blocks from which something big, something complex, something special can emerge.
Openness, fairness, respect and tolerance belong to our basic values, are the basis for new ideas, creativity, joint effort and success.