Stephanie Geyer
IMPRS, Career Steps Network
Phone:+49 391 6110-461
Judith Sträubig
International office, administration's secretariat
Phone:+49 391 6110-151

Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

Balance is a key word. Therefore, the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg has a whole range of offers in order to allow the reconciling between work, family, private life and leisure.

Family care

It can happen: something unexpectedly pops up, and the children care does not work. Therefore, the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg has set up a parent-child-office with two workstations, a playroom and a bedroom. It is open to every employee, and you can receive the key at the reception desk.

Through a close cooperation with the pme Family Service, we support you in the search for short and long-term care provision for children and also for the care of elderly relatives. Moreover, we have partnerships with two children's day-care centers located near the institute. Information on these offers can be obtained at the administration's secretariat.

Healthy working environment

A “health day” with focus on healthy habits in the office takes place every two years. Furthermore, courses on postural education and back pain prevention are organized in cooperation with a health insurance company. Massages are also available (self-paid) for students and employees.

Whenever you need a break, table kicker and table tennis facilities are available in the outdoor area for sporty, stress-free moments. All the needed equipment can be borrowed at the reception.

Volunteering and leisure activities

Our employees have organized themselves in different groups in order to pursue common interests and have fun after their regular shifts.

There is currently a BrauAG, a MPI choir and a sustainability group. Apart from that, the band muMPItz rehearses here and enriches the MPI summer and Christmas celebrations with its performances.

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