We work in an innovative and green environment. In line with our philosophy that imagination is the source of our innovation, our offices are constructed and designed to promote creative ideas. Stylized spaces for meeting, socializing and working all allow for the free exchange of information and enable communication and collaboration outside of a conference room. Much of the furnishings, desks and decorative elements were specifically designed for our offices to fine-tune the workplace to the needs of our employees. To cater to the needs of our environment, Brainlab headquarters is LEED certified rate Gold with numerous initiatives to reduce our impact.
We meet efficiently to exchange ideas. Interaction between colleagues, teams and departments at Brainlab is frequent, since so many groups work together to ensure the success of a project. Effective communication is essential, therefore meetings are usually quick and to the point, often taking place in our informal meeting areas like our Brain Box meeting rooms, the restaurant café, the Brainlab Tower Café or one of the large coffee kitchens found in each area of the building. Innovation moves quickly at Brainlab and can happen anywhere.
We learn continuously through the challenge at work. Learning in a structured environment, such as in our auditorium through internal and external trainers, is only one way we learn at Brainlab. Internal courses and e-learnings keep us up to speed on company matters and the possibility to attend congresses and symposia or visit our customers on-site helps us learn about our industry. Everyone at Brainlab can spend time with customers to experience firsthand how our technology works.
We eat to fuel our innovation. As a healthcare company, providing fresh and healthy options for our employees goes without saying. At our award-winning Brainlab restaurant, market-fresh produce is delivered daily for delicious dishes and is prepared before our employees’ eyes in the front-cooking kitchen. Our restaurant team works on a quality—not cost—target. In addition to employees, over a thousand customers visit Brainlab headquarters each year. Since there is no designated customer seating, it’s not uncommon to sit next to a world-renowned neurosurgeon or the head of a radiotherapy department while you enjoy your meal. Inviting our customers to dine with us gives them a better understanding of who we are, and enables each employee to contribute personally to the Brainlab identity. After a healthy, brain-fueling meal, many Brainlab employees stop by the Tower Café for an espresso or a homemade slice of cake.
We believe healthy habits are a part of healthy living. Creating an in-house gym for our employees was a natural choice when constructing our new headquarters in Munich. The 360 m² fitness studio is full of equipment and programs to keep our employees moving with emphasis on functional training and cardio. All employees have access to the gym and modern change rooms with lockers and rain showers, as well as individual training plans, weekly courses and small group training sessions provided by professional trainers.
We work together; We play together! The control tower of the former Riem Airport has been given new life as an integrated part of Brainlab headquarters. The space now serves as a multi-purpose facility for all types of leisure activities. In addition to its unique conference rooms, the Tower offers plenty of spaces dedicated to enjoyment. The cozy employee café sells sandwiches, pastries and beverages throughout the day and a beautiful, serene studio space gives a home to weekly yoga classes. To top it all off, the upper floors offer hip event and party spaces with stunning views of both the entire city of Munich and the panoramic Alps to the south. These floors are host to Brainlab events as well as our monthly Brainlab After Work get-togethers.