Let me introduce you PTC, my boarding company for this eight-month adventure.
When PTC started out in 1985 in the USA it was all about creating an intuitive Computer Aided Design software. Over the years, the company expertise in software has deepened and widened.
Nowadays PTC is a key player developing technology solutions to help customers acquire sustained product and service advantage with more than 6000 professionals in 30 countries around the world.
PTC’s American origins really influence the culture of the company. The first thing I learned is that we are all on a first-name basis. It made it really easier for me to fit in as right from the start you feel included in the community. This feeling of membership is enhanced among others through the employees’ blog and the thematic sites. Another example is the official family day wich takes place annually since 2013 in each one of PTC’s offices. Ours was the second Saturday of July. Anja, the secretary of Neu-Isenburg office had prepared everything to make this get-together moment enjoyable for the kids, the companions, the employees. We had workshops, talks, games for the kids and a BBQ at the end. It was a great opportunity to get to know the others workers.
This whole Community thing is empowering and makes you want to do your best and get actively involved in your work.
Innovation is also very important. There is always a contest going on : Valentine’s Day Design Contest, Internet of Things Innovation Contest… Anyone can take part and get a chance to win something. Who knows, maybe the next key product by PTC will be discovered through these contests! Meanwhile, PTC keeps on acquiring companies to strengthen its portfolio of products and develops new ones in the age of the Internet of Things.
The German plus
There are two things my colleagues say all day long: “We are punctual” and “What is said is done”. They radiate efficiency. Actually, they are genuinely efficient. Meetings start on time and finish earlier, even with forty attendees! I hope to learn a lot from them during this internship.
As time goes by, I am more and more convinced that PTC is a leading efficient and innovative company caring for its employees. I am happy to make my internship here and convinced that it will be a positive and valuable experience.
PTC’s web site http://www.ptc.com