Last year, our Sloterdijk office took home the gold award for ‘Employer of the Year – Great Place to Work’ at the European Customer Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards. That got us thinking about what makes this office such a special place to work. So, we asked our customer service teams to let us in on the secret…

1. The people

The number one thing we love about the office is our colleagues. Everyone is so welcoming here that it’s easy to make new friends.

You walk into the building and everyone greets you at the elevators, then wishes you a nice day when you reach your floor. People the hold door for each other, smile at each other, are kind, friendly and most importantly, humble.” – Martin Bergmann

 

2. Diverse language teams

Our teams are mixed, so we get to learn about each other’s different languages and cultures. We teach each other new words all the time – it’s a really cool feeling when you realise you can say ‘good morning’ in six different languages.

The atmosphere here is so different than any other company I’ve worked in before. Many of my colleagues are also my close friends, like family away from home. I just joined the company again after being away for six months, but it feels like I never even left.” – Frida Magnusson

 

3. Fresh coffee and a hot lunch

We have our own coffee bar so, if you’re on an early shift, you always know that a croissant and a cappuccino are waiting to perk you up. And once lunchtime rolls around, you can head to the canteen and tuck into a hot meal or sandwich.

I am happy, because commuting to work in the morning doesn’t feel like going to work. It’s more: good breakfast, a short chat with some colleagues and then happily serving the customer!” Bernd K. R. Dorfmüller

 

4. The transport links

We’re right next to Sloterdijk station, so public transport drops you practically at the door. The trains are great for those of us who live in other cities like Haarlem and Utrecht, while Amsterdammers can easily reach Sloterdijk by bike. Options like trams, buses and the metro are all handy, too.

 

5. ‘Sloterdijk Spirit’

When it’s time to party, we know how to do it. We cover the office in rainbows for Pride and can’t resist turning it into a haunted house for Halloween. At certain times of year, the decor seems to change daily. Then, there are the monthly ‘Freaky Fridays’, where we come together for some after-work drinks and dancing.

“I have a huge inflatable donut, a cookie jar, a colleague in a funny hat and much more, all within three metres of my desk. Enough said.” – Alex Rodriguez

 

If the Sloterdijk office sounds like somewhere you’d like to work, take a look at the latest opportunities on our career page.