At a glance
Name: Nadine Schlowinsky
Age: 31 Years
Function at TA Europe: Project Assistant
Originally from: Germany
Nadine Schlowinsky was TA Europe’s first employee ever.
She was born and raised in Essen, which is also her current place of work.
In the past, Nadine changed locations fairly frequently, she used to live in Mallorca, where she worked as Head of Quality in a company. Her wish to start a family led her back to Germany – fortunately for us because, in 2014, Nadine started her job at TA Europe as an Office Manager.
Nadine’s real tasks at TA Europe went far beyond her role description. From the very beginning, she helped set up the IT, conducted recruiting, wrote processes, helped with marketing activities such as content creation for the website, and represented TA Europe at trade fairs. As an absolute all-rounder, she brought many talents to the table.
In 2016, Nadine Schlowinsky left TA Europe – but Wolfgang Schlicht continued to keep in touch with her, resulting in an ongoing good relationship. In our interview, Nadine explains why she came back to TA Europe and what it is like to work in the firm now.
Why did you return to TA Europe?
The birth of my daughter logically changed my focus a little bit and so the advertised position at TA Europe as a project assistant was simply more suitable than the one I had been working in up to that point. Especially the possibility to work part-time and the family-friendly working conditions, which allow flexible working hours, where I can easily pick up my daughter from kindergarten at noon, were very good reasons for me to return to TA Europe in October 2021.
Despite the pandemic, I had been able to observe how well TA Europe had developed as a firm, which gave me a feeling of security and stability. Wolfgang and I continued to have occasional contact, during which he informed me about TA Europe’s vision for the future, which excited me as well.
What has changed at TA Europe since your return?
Fortunately, the solid company foundation has remained the same, no matter how much the company has grown. Organisational processes have also been put in place, which work very well, and supportive procedures are in place. Our new IT tool, which generates technical due diligence reports automatically, also makes things easier.
In general, all processes have been improved, be it onboarding, marketing, daily business or the IT infrastructure. Being able to follow the development of TA Europe from the very beginning and to experience how much the company has developed in a positive sense once again confirmed my decision to return to TA.
What do you enjoy besides your work at TA Europe?
Apart from my hobby of traveling, which of course was neglected due to the pandemic, I love to dance – that’s why I go to a dance school. My little daughter takes after her mother, she also shares my enthusiasm for dancing.
Fortunately, my interest in exploring the world comes in handy in my work at TA Europe, because I get insights into different topics, both nationally and internationally. For me, this is a good compensation for traveling, as it allows me to engage with the people and the environment from different places around the world.
Which of your skills particularly benefit you in your work?
Being structured is particularly important to me in my day-to-day work.
I enjoy setting up new projects, creating the corresponding templates and thus creating structures.
I find new projects exciting and the subsequent reading of the reports, which gives me a good overview, is in turn relaxing. So, I find a good balance within my job.
What do you consider unique about TA Europe and its culture?
At TA Europe, I was immediately struck by the appreciative way we treat each other. It was always good to work together, with clear and open communication. In everyday work, transparency and disclosure of goals are important to me, which TA Europe had always done. Wolfgang and Sebastian always had an open ear for their employees.
There were events in the past, especially in the early beginnings, where I was met with openness and trust; whether it was the interior design of the first offices in Essen or the installation of the first company sign, where I suggested at the time to use a glass sign instead of a brass one. At TA Europe, I and my opinions were really taken seriously.
The fact that a CEO kept in touch with me despite me changing companies in 2016 only showed me once again that at TA Europe, there is real interest in the human being behind the role, and not just on a superficial working level.