And what do you like better? Open-plan or a small office?
That’s hard to say. In an open-plan office it’s definitely more bustling – but then I’m also much closer to everything. I can meet all employees and see directly what the business are concerned with, for example. In Cologne, however, is easier to keep the focus in one topic and I am at the interface for global decisions. That’s exciting, of course.
Do you speak German with your colleagues in Cologne?
No, there was not enough time for a detailed German course before the job exchange. That’s why we communicate in English and it has been a very good collaboration!
And how do you like Cologne?
Very much! The cold winter weather shocked me at first, and I saw snow here for the first time in my life. But I’m enjoying the brewery culture, the great location on the Rhine, and also the fact that I can easily walk through the city. In São Paulo, that would be too unsafe.