What is exciting about our job is trying to design the possible future of shopping centres. We work in a dynamic environment and we are happy to say Kleppierre is fully committed to the present ans the future. We come up with new trends and implement them quickly in various countries, Czechia included. The core of our business is no longer just about shopping centres and the shops inside as the habits of customers and buyers are changing with time. Each generation has its own specific preferences and we try to adapt to the newest trends. We appreciate employing young people as they help us keep in touch with the youngest generation. Despite living in a digital age, we believe physical touch is irreplaceable and we want to provide our customers with a pleasant place to not only go shopping but to meet and spend quality time together over a good meal.
We form the future of shopping galleries
Our great HR team organizes many employee events. We meet and go jogging or testing our new e-bikes—the company even decided to co-finance them. You can always talk about what worries you, there’s place for that. We don’t sweep anything under the rug, our team is small and, understandably, we want the vibe and the people in it to work smoothly.
Your voice, opinion and commentary all count
Our structure is quite horizontal. We don’t have employ many assistants and if we do, we give them the same authority and voice as the managers. Thanks to that, people are close to top management abroad. For example, it can happen that as a junior you will end up making a presentation for the whole management. Don’t be afraid to voice your ideas. If you have an idea about how to move a project forward, take the floor and do it. If you don’t like something, don‘t be scared and say it out loud, even if it is in contrast to your superior’s opinion. In Kleppierre, all voices are equal. We have natural respect to authorities and we value our senior. The most important thing is, however, that the respect always goes both ways.
Innovation is our competitive advantage
In today’s fast-going world, data and information make a difference. Our people need to have access to the best tools in order to do the best job in the most modern way. We also want to support innovation and new ideas. In order to be at the top you need more than Excel tables. Technology offers a great opportunity in working more effectively and precisely. We develop our own systems for managing our portfolio and collaborating between various countries, which enables us to work more quickly and effectively with multinational corporations and access all data with one click. Digitalization is also one of the themes of Kleppierre university – if you want to play first league, you need to invest into everyday-work tools.
A small team with a great deal of responsibility
We work intensively most of the time. Everyone knows what they are supposed to be doing and they often do things extra. Open-minded and communicative people will fit in the best. Those not afraid to address the boss and let others know what is going on. Sometimes work comes unexpectedly and we are in over our heads. It’s great when you can count on a helping hand, be it a colleague who offers to go and buy you lunch when you have to much to do. You can always go and consult with your colleagues or get encouragement and motivation. We tell each other honestly when we don’t like something or if there is any problem. You couldn’t do that if you want it, there no rug to sweep under. You can’t hide anything in such a small team.
Kleppierre is the leader on the French market, implementing innovations and setting new trends. Working here means to be at the source of all the new things happening in the world. The company tries to implement new trends quickly country over country, so we often get to work on France-originated projects.
Quality time at work
Many of us have a family and rush home to the kids after work instead of getting a beer with colleagues. It is hard to find a partner for a drink so we appreciate those moments when we can talk for a bit. Fortunately we have an amazing HR team. Mirka always tries to come up with activities we could share, be it office breakfast or our annual charity volleyball tournament. We are not very good at playing, sometimes we think we might use a tall sportsman but the main thing is we enjoy it. We started to meditate together to be more balanced. We are definitely not a company where we play board games every Monday, still, we like spending quality time together both inside and outside the offices.
We support a better future
Act for Good is a global initiative of our company with the goal to participate in improving the environment, local suppliers, and employment and helping those in need. Nowadays, this initiative is one of the most distinctive strategic company plans, it is present in all activities throughout all countries, ranging from marketing, through technical business solutions, all the way to the choice of suppliers. We work on reducing the environmental impact of our shopping centres, we cooperate with partners who share the same approach to both the environment and communities. We work together with non-profits, we take part in organizing a number of charity events.
Reducing our energy burden is included in our goals. It is something that makes sense to us, and it brings real results. For the people in our team, these activities are more than mere PR of the company – they are activities we enjoy doing and we also enjoy taking part in their realization. The last event we organized was Charity Banking in our administrative building. We baked sweets, prepared breakfast both for us and other companies‘ employees. We did a good thing and inspired others. It was a pleasant opportunity to enjoy some time together.
ACT FOR PLANET
Ensure that Klépierre and its malls have a positive impact on the environment.
ACT FOR TERRITORIES
Ensure that Klépierre and its malls have a positive impact on the environment.
ACT FOR PEOPLE
Put women and men at the heart of all our actions to create better value for all.
Our energy saving goals are quite ambitious. I thought it was impossible when I first saw it. We haven’t given up, we have looked for projects and we are slowly approaching the final result. Challenges sometimes appear when our hands are already full, but, in the end, that is what drives us further on.
I appreciate the honesty. If someone doesn’t like something, they say so. We talk about the ways it could be done differently, we are honest. You can rely on people here, you know they will deliver great results for all deadlines.
Not only is our portfolio full of diverse brands and shops which you can find out about, we also provide space for start-ups and interesting projects and cooperate with non-profits whenever possible. Thanks to that, we can see all the new trends in gastronomy, fashion, or among local farmers. Some of our customers‘ passion and drive is inspiring. Multi instrumentalism is very valued in Klepierre. If you enjoy doing a bit of everything and, apart from your field, you try to gain knowledge in other fields, our door is open for you. You’ll get the chance to find out what you like and what you want to further cultivate. All you need to do is come and talk to us about it. Our team is small, our communication is quick and simple.
A French company
Part of a large group
We send regular reports to France, large decisions are up to the headquarters. Klepierre is a large corporations, which can be discouraging to some. We do work within certain borders but we focus on the positives. We are a stable company capable of providing interesting challenges, quality work environment and first-class employee care. We share best practises from successful projects, potential risks and advice resulting from various experience. Klepierre’s Know-how is a great source of inspiration and, also, feelings of joy when we share our Czech achievements. We are in close contact with France. We consult many things, go over our options and we cooperate in creating solutions. Our great advantage is the opportunity to travel. We go to Paris for trainings, which is always an opportunity to meet our colleagues from different countries and to brush up one’s French. Some of us actually work here because we enjoy French culture so much.
Most of us work from our offices in Smíchov Gate building close to the Nový Smíchov Shopping Centre. All our shopping centres have their own headquarters where you can meet the rest of our team.