Life at ŠKODA AUTO
In surveys of employer popularity, we have long been at the forefront. That is because we put our employees first. We value their work and try to create the best working conditions for them, both at the workplace and elsewhere, through a range of employee programmes and benefits.
We are team players
We believe in the power of teamwork. We see the greatest potential of the company in how we treat our employees. We achieve great results precisely because our teams are professional, stick together, enjoy co-operation, and help each other grow.
We are professional
We are looking for the best among those who want to and can be visionaries. We develop the professional skills of our employees in the team environment and use state-of-the-art technologies that open our door to the future.
We are innovative
Innovation and determination to succeed are embedded in our DNA. This is what inspires us every day to improve. Thanks to that, we can simplify our processes and increase our performance, as well as the overall growth of the company.
We are responsible
We cannot be part of today's globally interconnected world without taking our share of responsibility for the environment and the future of the next generation. That is why at ŠKODA AUTO, we constantly strive for the most eco-friendly approach to the production process. A number of CSR projects are also an integral part of our activities.
Diversity and equal opportunities for all
Diversity is part of our lives. Everyone deserves the same opportunities, regardless of their ethnic origin, colour, gender, disability, worldview, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, social background or political attitudes – so long as they value the principles of democracy and a plurality of opinions. As ŠKODA AUTO, we have signed the European Diversity Charter, dedicated to promoting equal opportunities in the work environment.
A FAMILY-FRIENDLY APPROACH?
That it is no easy task to arrange flexible working hours? Depends. Eva Bajtalonová, mother of two and an assistant, was approached directly by her superior – head of the Processing Management Department. “ŠKODA AUTO makes a point of being family-friendly, and that is what I like about the company,” says Eva. How did she handle her return to work from maternity leave? And what helped make this step easier for her?
WE WANTED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CHILD TOGETHER
Work, but also enjoy quality time with family. As mommy and daddy. Flexible working hours are not meant to accommodate only women. The Bejdáks are a great example of how this can work in practice. They both work at ŠKODA AUTO; Veronika works part-time while Radek works from home once a week. It is this arrangement that allows them both plenty of time to dedicate to their son, Štěpán.
BETWEEN BUGGY RACING AND BASKETBALL
Formerly a motorcycle racer, he now satisfies his urge for adrenaline by driving a buggy. When Petr Stanislav is not busy on-boarding new colleagues at the press shop, he is most likely driving out to Poland, or at least to Pardubice, seeking out adventure sports. He says he has been drawn to petrol all his life, and that’s why he has remained loyal to his passion despite a motorcycle accident, in which he suffered a permanent injury. How has he adapted to the new way of life and how did he acquire a job at the car manufacturer?
WE ARE BUILDING THE MOST PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
It took him a while to decide whether to become a mechanical engineer or an architect. And although he opted for architecture in the end, Matěj Vydra collaborates with mechanical engineers every single day, since he is in charge of investments and constructional development of the ŠKODA AUTO technical development campus. Apart from strategic topics related to the company’s digital transformation, he is also involved in the efforts to increase the region’s attractiveness in collaboration with the ŠKODA AUTO Foundation Fund (Nadační fond ŠKODA AUTO). As a result, the construction of a new cycling infrastructure began in April, for example.
I HAVE TO STAND BY WHAT I SAY 100%
He compares media communication to a board game with pieces and clearly set rules. He himself has been on both sides of the board. The current ŠKODA AUTO press officer for the Czech market studied journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, and before entering the world of PR, he gained experience as a sports journalist. After all, sports are one of his greatest passions. But it’s not only on the football field that he feels a real surge of adrenaline, but also in crisis communication, his favourite discipline in the field of public relations. What does the job of the press officer of the country’s largest company – who reached his current position at the age of a mere twenty-seven years – involve?
ERGONOMICS IS EVERYWHERE
Sit up straight, move the monitor to your eye level, take a break, and stretch from time to time. Most of us know how to keep our bodies healthy while working in an office. But what does ergonomics look like for production workers? It is important to adapt the shape of parts to the capabilities of the human body, use handling equipment, and also to find a balance between activity and appropriate forms of rest. Lucie Vacková, professional coordinator from the Health Services and Ergonomics Department, shares her experience.