The name of his position sounds a little complicated, but it precisely captures his job description. The first part means that he is responsible for raw materials and analyses at the beginning of the production process. Microbiology means he is responsible for the microbiological purity of the process. He generally spends half of his day directly in the production, taking smear samples and checking the cleanliness of the machinery and environment. Then he goes to his lab, where he tests the quality of the raw materials. He prefers this analytical part of his job, but Adam is glad that he can do different kinds of work and not slip into a stereotype.
Their boss is French, and the company boasts an international atmosphere. He uses English to communicate on a daily basis and he had to learn a lot of special terminology.
Their plant is different from the one in Opava because there are relatively few employees, which allows for a friendly atmosphere. They sometimes organize a garden party and barbecue after work. He and one of his colleagues also play amateur hockey.
He is quite a gourmet and foodie. He often cooks and tries new restaurants with his girlfriend. He spent six months in Italy and picked up a couple of amazing Italian recipes. Luckily, he also likes sports to compensate for his other hobby a bit. He was playing professional ice hockey for quite some time, and now he is one of the officials of the Czech Ice Hockey Association.
Despite being in the company quite briefly, Lucie managed to try out different positions in production. She started as a Packaging Operator, but soon she moved to ingredient spreading and mixing. Currently, she switches between these activities regularly, depending on which needs to be done as a priority at the moment. The company provides everyone with an opportunity to educate and improve themselves in what they enjoy the most. That’s why she can switch roles in production relatively quickly. She always talks through what she would like to learn with her superior, and the superior will help her arrange it.
The production line runs 24 hours a day, so it needs constant oversight. However, Lucie has no problem with working in a three-shift operation. Shifts take turns weekly, so every week looks a bit different depending on whether she has the morning, afternoon, or night shift. She can also adjust them according to her hobbies. She knows exactly when she needs to be at work, and she can spend the rest of her free time with leisure activities. This goes for weekends as well; those are always free.
She spends a large portion of her free time with her dogs. Lucie has three pointers with whom she goes hiking in nature and does sports. She does agility training with one of them, hunting training with another and individual “mushing” races with the last one. This is basically a dog sled with just one dog, and instead of the sleds, she rides a scooter or runs. She likes this sport very much and would like to qualify for bigger races.
Miroslav has been in the company for 15 years, and, during that time, he held various positions in finance – both in a plant and in the headquarters. He is responsible for the finances of two production plants, controls their management, and keeps an eye on the budgets and reports. Every day, he checks what’s new in the plant and how the production is going. Then he focuses on the operational aspects and reports, and then he can turn to the creative side of his job. This concerns, for example, tools tailored to the needs of the individual users or helping colleagues from other departments.
He is glad he can be creative in his work, which is not always the case in finance. When he creates tools for different people, each is an original in a sense. Mirek has to be on the same wavelength with people and recognize their needs. Then he can start making the right financial tool that will suit that person in every way. Because of that, he can switch between communicating within the team and working by himself.
Mirek can talk about his problems and other things with colleagues from other branches all over the country. When they look for a solution, people from several plants meet up and look for the best steps regarding how to proceed. They also meet because of the regular teambuilding. They can get to know each other and laugh together. Overall, there is a relaxed atmosphere among them.
When he isn’t working, he regularly goes to a fitness club and spends time with his family. Mirek has two little kids, so he tries to spend as much time with them as he can. They go on trips together, and he teaches them how to ride a bike and play football. They like to travel around the Czech Republic because there are lots of beautiful places around here. They like mountains the best, in particular, Harrachov in Krkonoše, where they have a place to stay and go on trips. The children can manage even longer trips. They also relax near a lake in the summer.
Mondelēz believes that everyone loves chocolate, cookies, and wafers. They bring joy to people in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Europe, and the entire world. The company produces such classics as the Milka chocolate, Oreo cookies, Opavia wafers, Kolonáda spa wafers, and many others. The company has three production plants in the Czech Republic – in Lovosice, Opava, and Mariánské Lázně. Another plant focusing on the production of chocolate pralines, including the Figaro brand pralines, is located in Bratislava.
The history of this plant dates back to 1806 when a coffee substitute started to be produced there. Today, the plant in Lovosice has more than 350 employees, and it is the second-largest Mondelēz plant in the Czech Republic. Everybody here works to produce the BeBe Dobré ráno biscuits, Miňonky, Tatranky, Horalky, and Opavia Zlaté wafers. From Lovosice, they distribute their goods throughout the Czech Republic and all over the world. You can find biscuits made in Lovosice in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, or Australia.
The largest and most modern Mondelēz biscuit and wafer factory in Europe is located in Opava. It grew out of a small factory founded by the Fiedor family in 1840 (that’s where the favorite Fidorka comes from). Oreo and BeBe Dobré ráno cookies and biscuits (known as belVita outside the Czech Republic), Milka and Cadbury chocolate wafers, and Opavia products; all of these come from the Opava production halls. The plant gives more than 1,000 employees the opportunity for significant personal and professional development. Thanks to foreign internships, the employees receive continuous education on the production and technological processes.
Where else than in Mariánské Lázně should the Kolonáda spa wafers be produced? It used to be a small family factory which has grown over the years, and now there are 75 employees. The traditional spa wafers were first made here 160 years ago, and, since then, they became one of the most favorite sweet treats. The employees here follow the latest trends during production and combine traditional recipes with the latest technology.
Everyone is welcome in the sweet-smelling biscuit factory. There are opportunities for fresh graduates as well as experienced workers. There are also positions of laboratory technicians and process engineers available for university graduates with English language skills. All have the option to educate themselves on what interests them the most and move to other positions within the company. No one hinders your initiative. In fact, it is encouraged!