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We create happy working conditions

What inspired Empion

Meet the Founders of 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.
Our Empions

These great people are changing recruiting

Annika

Annika

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Larissa

Larissa

Co-Founder & Managing Director
David

David

Marketing
Julio

Julio

Tech
Davina

Davina

Founders Associate
Pia

Pia

Talent Success
Leoni

Leoni

Tech
Mariana

Mariana

HR / Talent Success
Giacomo

Giacomo

Talent Success
Anton

Anton

Finance
Gibril

Gibril

Business Development
Svetoslav

Svetoslav

Tech
Isabell

Isabell

Product
Florian

Florian

Business Development
Valeria

Valeria

Marketing
Annalena

Annalena

Talent Success
Jacob

Jacob

Tech
Sophia

Sophia

Marketing
Schmidt

Schmidt

Feel-Good-Manager
Ricarda

Ricarda

Marketing
Gerbiya

Gerbiya

Talent Success
Julia

Julia

Business Development
Helen

Helen

Marketing
Barbara

Barbara

Talent Success
David

David

Business Development
Santiago

Santiago

Tech
You?

Du?

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Tommy

Tommy

Talent Success
Discover what Empion stands for

Our Values at Empion

Permission to

Play

Be

kind
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

feedback
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.

Core

Values

Act

propti­mistically
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.

Own your

tasks
Everyone in our team owns their tasks. We fulfill our responsibilities with speed, flexibility, goal-orientation, courage, and commitment.

Aspirational

Values

Challenge the

status quo
We challenge ourselves and push each other outside the comfort zone. We thrive for innovation, new ideas and development, both personally and content-related.

Be

customer obsessed
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

Lighthouse culture type

✓ pioneering. ✓ empowering. ✓ independent.

With a clear sight, companies with the culture type Lighthouse focus on groundbreaking innovations alongside the well-being of their employees. The willingness to take a risk and to experiment is encouraged but still social responsibility and the product quality are the highest priority.

In a nurturing work environment, employees who demonstrate flexibility and a strong commitment to the company's brand are highly valued and appreciated. Their contributions are recognized and rewarded, fostering a culture of excellence and mutual support.

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:

✔ Hybrid working: We offer a mix of home office & physical presence in our wonderful office

✔ 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.
Discover what our team has to say

What makes working at Empion special?

“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.”

David

Marketing

“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.”

Julio

Tech

About our application process

Our application process

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.

Together we create the a sense of unity

Join the Empion team

Have we piqued your interest? Take our culture test now and apply directly

Dr. Larissa LeitnerFounder and CEOinfo@empion.de
This is what other applicants have been wondering.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As a start-up, we are a fast-growing company with optimal opportunities for advancement. Together, we want to revolutionize recruiting! In addition to many exciting tasks, we also offer you the space to develop yourself. Are you in?
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