A Beautiful Place to Work: sum.cumo
Which companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland offer their employees the most attractive work environment? In order to answer this question, a team effort was launched by kununu, a company ratings platform, and the IBA, an office interiors industry association. sum.cumo made it into the TOP 10 in the category of medium-sized companies and received the Best Workplace Award at the Zukunft Personal Europe trade fair in Cologne on 18 September.
The importance of an attractive work environment for a top employer
What criteria determine whether employees feel comfortable in their job? In addition to career opportunities, employee appreciation, benefits and commensurate pay, another important factor is the physical makeup of the office workplace, including its equipment. Detailed questions were asked about the design of the work environment, including spatial aspects and furnishings, along with IT and communications technologies, and the ability to work without disturbance. Furthermore, employees had an opportunity to comment on general aspects like workplace atmosphere and interactions with superiors.
Room for creativity, individuality and growth
“This award shows that sum.cumo is on the right track. At our barrier-free offices at conveniently located sites in Hamburg and Dusseldorf, we’ve created not only workspaces for our employees, but also room for their creativity, individuality and growth,” says Julia Lees, management team member in charge of People. “Our state-of-the-art equipment, healthy mix of open-plan and individual offices, and very cool work environment all help encourage agile working, so that our teams can not only provide utmost professionalism in working closely with the client, but also replenish their energy by relaxing on the big rooftop terrace, cooking in the cafeteria or visiting the attractions of the local district.”
Check out these videos to get an impression of our Hamburg office and our Düsseldorf office.