With Schneider since 2003

Adeline Doeppen has been working at Schneider for 20 years. Initially hired as an executive assistant, she was soon appointed to the sales department and has been working as a branch manager in Lyon since 2020.

What was your first job interview like at Schneider?

I was a bit intimidated when I left school, but they told me it was a good company and I’m still here.

What do you like about your job? 

What brings me the most joy in my work is the close contact with people – be it with customers, business partners, or, of course, my own team. 

What was the biggest challenge you faced at Schneider? 

My biggest challenge was moving the branch: I discovered new trades (plumbing, electricity, fittings, etc.). After only 6 months we moved into the renovated offices where we feel at home. 

Why is Lyon worth a visit?   

Lyon is a beautiful city on the move: from the Roman remains to the modern Confluence district, there are hours of walks to be had. And don’t forget that Lyon is the capital of gastronomy, so food lovers beware! 

What culinary speciality from your country do you miss when you travel abroad?

Obviously bread. I’m not French for nothing (I don’t have a beret!). 

What hobby/talent would you like to learn or practise in the future?

I’d like to take up music again. Maybe even the drums for their energy. 

Dear Adeline, thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions.