YOUNG PROFESSIONALS & PROFESSIONALS
My name is Luz Roger Kling, I have been working in Sales at CHG-MERIDIAN for 18 years. My career began in 1981 at IBM. That's a total of over 30 years in the IT industry.
TO PASTURES NEW – MY START AT CHG-MERIDIAN
You could ask the question why does somebody leave a major company like IBM after 14 years without any urgent reason to switch to a small company with just 40 employees at that time? I asked that question myself! But I wanted change and new challenges in a new industry and I wanted to be able to make a difference. That is easier to do in a small company than in a big one. The decision for CHG-MERIDIAN was taken with the certainty that my existing knowledge would be of use again in the IT-oriented company CHG-MERIDIAN. My original plan was a maximum of 8 years and to then change again. Another alternative was the software sector with a focus on staying abroad.
CHG-MERIDIAN – AN EMPLOYER WHICH REMAINS INTERESTING EVEN IN THE LONG TERM
I did not make my planned switch to a new employer as CHG-MERIDIAN is constantly moving and I never felt the need for external change. I did not have the feeling over the past years to have missed out or given anything up as CHG-MERIDIAN grew from a small regional company to the internationally operating market leader in the sector. What always contributed over this period was the healthy working environment, the short reporting paths, the chance to change something yourself and to make a contribution to the success of the company.
A DYNAMIC WORKING DAY
My working day is exciting – one is never like the other! I work together with people – nationally and internationally. I get to know new people every day. In some cases this can be a challenge, in others new friendships are created. The job itself is already exciting, as it cannot be pigeonholed in a limited grid – you are a Sales employee and consultant and my product is the sum of information technology, finances and company organization (processes). The IT industry is growing quickly and continues to be in a constant flux – this means that I have to go with the flow and continuously develop my skills. It is not boring!
MY WISH FOR CHG-MERIDIAN'S FUTURE
My wish for the future is that CHG-MERIDIAN continues to be successfully positioned on the market, that it finds new target markets based on the core business and finds new business fields and that the strength and creativity of the individual leads to an overall package with our own, unmistakable handwriting, as it has until now.
The switch to CHG-MERIDIAN was a bit of a dive into the deep end for me! I took a leap of faith back then and have not regretted it to this day.
CHG-MERIDIAN is a successful company with many prospects and, despite growth and movement, the philosophy is set out for longevity, even in personnel policy.
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