Lead country manager Jeroen Kirschbaum tells the Budapest Business Journal what it is that makes Hungary such a great location for international SSCs, and talks about the new “world-class” office and ExxonMobil’s COVID learnings.
BBJ: ExxonMobil has signed to move into purpose built new offices. When is this due, and has the COVID crisis caused you to review your space needs at all?
Jeroen Kirschbaum: We’re excited to move to a new world-class facility in the Váci Corridor early in 2022. In terms of COVID learnings, flexibility seems to become even more important. We have the unique opportunity to incorporate such insights in the design of the new building, such as the importance of optimizing the space for collaboration, learning, and innovation.
BBJ: When do you expect to be back at full strength in the office?
JK: The safety and well-being of our employees remains the number one priority, so the return to office approach depends on the virus situation and government regulations. We have provided ergo equipment for home offices and extra screens for productivity, but also have the safeguards in place to offer a safe working environment in the office and thus can provide employees a flexible choice. Previously we have given employees full flexibility to work from the office or work from home, at their discretion. However, with the current situation in Hungary, we have recommended employees to be a good corporate citizen and stay home as much as possible.
FULL STORY: https://bbj.hu/promotion/exxonmobils-budapest-global-business-center-proving-part-of-the-solution_191775