Hello, my name is Andrea Rehberg, I am 39 years old, have two wonderful children and live in beautiful Schleswig-Holstein.
What did you do before you started working at ATH?
I started my apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at the KROENERT subsidiary directly after leaving school 22 years ago. After successful completion, I was taken on in the Human Resources department, where I am still today.
How did you hear about ATH ?
Through an advertisement in the booklet "Azubi Börse", which was distributed at my school (at that time there were no online job advertisements or an ATH website).
What do you think makes a good employee in your field of work?
In Human Resources, you are a service provider for the employees. Therefore, a friendly and helpful nature is an advantage. However, you also have to have a confident and competent manner in order to give employees the feeling that their concerns or even the payment of their salary are in the best hands. Due to the many different tasks, such as time management, payroll accounting, labour law, etc., a good HR manager should also be able to work flexibly and in a structured manner.
What keeps you going on a day-to-day basis?
ATH is as much a part of my life as my family. I am very lucky to have found my dream job in this company. I drive to work with a smile on my face and look forward to having another varied day with my colleagues, followed by a relaxing evening with my children.
What is your motto in life?
I don't really have a motto for life. But a saying from a fairy tale film has accompanied me since childhood: The only things that are impossible are those that you don't do.
What was your most exciting project?
The sole implementation and associated responsibility of a new and more modern payroll programme for the entire group of companies. The challenge was that everything had to be set up 100% correctly. Errors could have resulted in incorrect pay for the employees or the employer paying the wrong contributions and taxes. To ensure that everything ran smoothly and perfectly, several test runs were carried out for this purpose, so that I could approach the first payroll with the new programme with a good feeling.
How much freedom do you need at work?
I need a lot of freedom to feel comfortable. This is granted to me in order to shape my daily work routine.
The buzzwords digitalization and Industry 4.0 are on everyone’s lips, and they’re key issues at ATH, too. What was your first encounter with the digital age?
It was an old games console (in black and white) from my parents. Here I had two favourite games. Tennis with two lines for the racket and a dot for the ball, and a maze where you had to do a worm without hitting the walls.
Oh no, power failure – what do you do now?
Go outside and enjoy the sun.
The remote control – with my first TV I still had to press the buttons on the screen to set the channel.
To work in the morning – bicycle, car or train?
I am definitely a car driver.
Just woken up – what happens next?
First freshen up, then coffee by all means and wake up for half an hour in peace without talking to anyone. Only then the day can start for me.
Your tip for Hamburg:
I love the Outer Alster. It's a great place to take a walk and enjoy Hamburg.
The app that changed my life:
Spotify – Since then, I usually only listen to songs that I like. It's also nice that you can find songs there that you haven't heard for ages and associate them with beautiful, possibly even almost forgotten moments.
I’ll start on it tomorrow:
Sport – that's what I tell myself every day 😊