Covestro is a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials: innovative, sustainable and diverse. Thanks to our global presence and close proximity to our customers, we are the partner of choice for a wide variety of industries. Our products and application solutions are used in many areas of modern life.
In line with our vision “To make the world a brighter place,” we work on solutions to the challenges of our time – to push the boundaries of what is possible.
We help make cars lighter so they save fuel. Our insulation systems protect buildings against the heat and cold to reduce energy consumption. In entertainment electronics, our products support functionality, safety and sleek design.
Meet Helge from Covestro!
Hi Helge, how would you describe Covestro's company culture?
"We are Covestro. Even though, on one hand, we invented Polyurethane and Polycarbonate decades ago, we have just recently celebrated our 1st birthday on September 1st. So “Been there, done that” doesn’t work for us and that is exactly the point where our company culture comes into place. A strong company culture must be perceptible in the relevant moments. That's why our culture is to be curious, courageous and colorful - not just by definition, but by heart."
Meet Philipp from Covestro!
We asked the Blind Applying employers a few questions about their daily life at the office and to send us a picture of their favourite item in the workplace.
Philipp, Attraction & Recruiting at Covestro answers our questions and proudly says #WeAreTheEmployers
What does the picture you took mean for you?
The picture displays the wall behind my desk. We started with a new company identity, new values and even a new name on September 1st. Since everything is so brand new, including our branding, I am always very excited to see our new images appear in magazines, online or elsewhere in the “external” world. This summer has been really intense for us, so it also makes us a little proud to see the results in real life.
What are you working with at Covestro?
My official job title is Attraction & Recruiting. It’s an HR function and I’m basically responsible for representing Covestro as an employer and what we stand for, to external candidates, as well as our current employees. In our team we are hosting various online and social media channels, participate in career related events (internally and externally) and are the experts for our business in Attraction and Recruiting matters.
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
That's pretty easy right now: An external applicant, let’s say a university graduate, approaches me and is very interested to work for us, because he likes our team and to MAKE the world a brighter place with us. I am aware that the company Covestro is not that familiar yet to a lot of people, so this would be pretty exciting. This will hopefully be a lot different in, let’s say a year from now.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a colleague and why?
Well, this really is a tough one for me, because I wouldn’t want a colleague who is just like somebody else, but 100% her- or himself. I really believe in Covestro’s new values and I already have curious, courageous and colorful colleagues so I am actually pretty happy :) BUT we are always looking for new colleagues who recognize themselves in these values.
Even though this is off-topic and I don’t know what it would say about my preferences, I’d really like to work with Michael Jordan, just because he’s been an idol for me growing up :)