This is Empion
We create happy working conditions
Meet the Founders of Empion
What inspired Empion
After earning doctorates in mathematics and economics from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Dr. Annika von Mutius & Dr. Larissa Leitner established Empion in December 2021 with the aim of promoting attractive employers in the job market. The name "Empion" derives from "Employer" and "Champion.
„Our vision at Empion is to personalize the recruitment process and empower both companies and job applicants to create unique experiences in talent and job searches.“
Dr. Annika von Mutius & Dr. Larissa Leitner
How everything started
From problem to solution
During their research period, the two founders got to know many companies and identified one problem in particular: While many companies have a strong corporate culture, it is hardly visible, especially to applicants.
Thanks to Empion, companies can not only better understand their corporate culture, but also continuously develop it. Moreover, as the first automated headhunter for the skilled labor market, Empion not only finds culturally appropriate employees, but also automates the search for talent on a very individual basis.
But employees also face challenges because many employees are not happy with their jobs. 7 out of 10 job satisfaction factors can be attributed purely to the company's culture. During the job search, it can be challenging for employees to find authentic information about corporate culture. As a result, employees may struggle to find fulfilling jobs, and forecasts suggest that Gen Z may change employers an average of 20 times.
As an AI-driven robo advisor, Empion automates the job search process and provides personalized recommendations that align with an individual's needs and preferences. Thanks to Empion, companies can not only better understand their corporate culture but also continuously improve it. As the first automated headhunter for the skilled labor market, Empion not only finds culturally appropriate employees but also provides a personalized approach to talent search.
These great people are changing recruiting
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Co-Founder & Managing Director
HR / Talent Success
Our Values at Empion
Discover what Empion stands for
These two words should capture it all! But to be more specific we define it as respectful interactions, both internally and externally, with all our stakeholders. No asshole policy. We believe in building a sustainable business, respecting the environment!
give & take
We say what we think – without hierarchies or sensitivities. We are willing to learn - and learning only works with honest feedback. We create a safe and fair space, while supporting and looking out for everyone around us.
We couldn’t decide on one word - so we created a new one. Proptimistic is the mix between pragmatic and optimistic. And that’s how we work, finding pragmatic solutions with an optimistic mindset. Always believing in our vision.
Everyone in our team owns their tasks. We fulfill our responsibilities with speed, flexibility, goal-orientation, courage, and commitment.
We challenge ourselves and push each other outside the comfort zone. We thrive for innovation, new ideas and development, both personally and content-related.
Our customer is at the center of everything we do. We build a product our customer needs and loves. Every decision we take, every feature we develop puts value creation for the customer on top - always.
We live corporate culture
Our culture type
At Empion, we are:
✓ friendly. ✓ encouraging. ✓ dynamic.
Companies that embrace the Van culture type prioritize creating a family-like work environment and fostering teamwork and friendly relationships among their employees. This leads to highly resilient and adaptable workers who are empowered to take risks and seize opportunities.
These companies cultivate a collaborative and innovative culture, where employees unite to brainstorm and collaborate on novel ideas.
Working at Empion
The many reasons why we enjoy coming to work
At Empion, we don't just promote corporate culture; we live it every day!
As a company, we place a particular emphasis on integrating our values into everyday work. In addition, we offer many other benefits:
✔ Flexible working: As a remote-first company, we encourage and support flexibility.
✔ Convenient location: Our central office is located in Berlin-Mitte, providing a great workspace for those who prefer to come to the office.
✔ Tailored work assignments: At our company, we assign tasks that match your strengths and skills.
✔ Regular team events: We organize team events on a regular basis, both in-person and remote, to foster a strong sense of community within Empion.
Little refreshment before we leave for the Escape Room
Lunch break is our favorite time to spend together
Onboarding new team members is best done with pizza
Our team event in the Escape Room
Pizza & beer in the office
Our Head of Marketing David is a big fan of the Empion values
The best place to work in the summer – Our courtyard
Need a recommendation for lunch? Check out our favorite spot.
Our application process
Interested in joining our team? Great! Here's everything you need to know about our application process
1. Getting to know each other in a video call
As the first step, we invite you to a 30-minute video call where you can get to know Empion personally and discuss the general requirements. We will also ask you to take our online culture test before or after the call so that we can identify your individual culture type together.
2: The Professional Interview
For the next step, our Team Lead will conduct a professional interview with you either in person at our office or through a video call. Prior to the interview, we will ask you to prepare a brief topic for discussion in a short case. The purpose of this exercise is to gain insight into your ideas and professional competencies.
3: The Cultural Interview
In the third step, you will have the opportunity to get to know our two Empion founders, Larissa and Annika. During this step, you will discuss Empion, our company's big vision, and our values. Through this conversation, we can determine whether we are a good fit based on our shared values.
What makes working at Empion special?
Discover what our team has to say
“On the Empion team, I have the opportunity to work on a topic with purpose and in an incredibly great environment. Our goal is nothing less than to usher in a new era of recruiting and enable the majority of people to find their dream employer.”
“Empion gives me the opportunity to make an entrepreneurial contribution. Our direct, honest, and appreciative feedback culture allows me to have a direct influence on the company's success, which motivates me tremendously.”
“The people behind Empion and the company's culture make it such a positive and supportive environment. There's always room for learning and growth, and I feel constantly challenged by the complex problems we solve every day. Most importantly, the company's values align perfectly with my own, and that makes coming to work every day a truly fulfilling experience.”
“From the beginning, I have taken on a lot of responsibility at Empion and at the same time have the freedom to plan my tasks independently. As a team, we always work together, always sticking to our vision. It’s great to be part of a product with a clear purpose, it gives us extra motivation.”
“At Empion, I have not only found a job, but I am also part of a team of passionate people who value creativity, innovation, and collaboration. It is great to work on exciting projects and witness them come to life.”
“It's time to rethink and revolutionize recruiting. At Empion, I have the opportunity to actively shape our vision with a lot of responsibility and with a talented team at eye level.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
This is what other applicants have been wondering.
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Together we create the a sense of unity
Dr. Larissa Leitner
“Have we piqued your interest? Take our culture test now and apply directly”