Employees speak in favour of HSG The University of St.Gallen is a place of work that offers many challenges and different facets. Find out from employees what they personally like about their jobs. Name:Omid AschariTitle, function:Executive Director of the Master of Arts in Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG)Permanent Lecturer for Business Administration, focus on Strategic ManagementWhat made you decide to accept your position at HSG?In my case, the decisive factor was the level of freedom and autonomy I was given to shape the way my career progresses. What appealed to me from the outset was the opportunity to play a leading role in the development of the SIM Master’s programme and to get a product of international repute on its feet, with HSG’s support during the entire process. I would probably not be here today had it not been for the relationship with Prof. Günter Müller-Stewens – a relationship based on trust and mutual respect and seven years of close collaboration.How do you rate the way you were integrated into the HSG organisation?From the very start I was received warmly by the "HSG world". At first, HSG was quite a maze. It took some time before I understood the structures, responsibilities and procedures.How do you view HSG today?The University of St.Gallen is an exciting and multi-faceted organisation with a number of competing interests. The most prominent example I can give is the constant contrast between theoretical possibility and practical necessity.What do you value about your job? In terms of values, strategies and processes, I appreciate being allowed to do my job in a purposeful and proactive manner. I also find the excellent teamwork with many highly skilled key employees very pleasant and rewarding. Name:Evelyne KünzlerTitle, function:Assistant to the Director of AdministrationWhat made you decide to apply to HSG?Without a doubt the new boss and the location – and so many young people! I think that’s pretty unique.How do you view HSG today?Every day you notice how cramped it has become in recent years at HSG. We’ll see if the situation improves once the redevelopment project is complete.What was your experience when you started your job?I took a post which until that time did not even exist. This meant that I was free to organise my work as I saw fit, and I found the learning phase along with the familiarisation programme very helpful.What do you value about your job?Every day is different, and I never get bored. Name:Michael ManserTitle, function:Groundskeeper/gardener,Facility management/propertiesWhat prompted you to take the position you were offered at HSG?I’ve always thought the university is an attractive and appealing place to work and a job here always interested me. When a university employee told me about the vacancy, I applied right away.How do you rate the way you were integrated into the organisation?I received a friendly welcome. HR and my department familiarised me well with my duties.What do you enjoy about your job?The diverse range of tasks and opportunity to work on my own initiative. The work I do receives a lot of praise and I can’t imagine working elsewhere anymore.