Working at A. Lange & Söhne: an insight
A group of watchmakers in the manufactory in Glashütte

Employee opinions

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Lisa Fank

Strategic Planning

 

Lisa began in 2011 as Digital and CRM Manager in Lange’s Marketing department and, two years later, took responsibility for the Brand Communication department. She has been responsible for company strategy projects since 2017.

What brought you to Lange?

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What makes Lange different for you?

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Johannes Kallinich

Team Leader

 

Johannes came to Lange in 2013 after his watchmaking apprenticeship, starting out in assembly. He was appointed Deputy Group Leader at the end of 2016. Since 2017, he has been Technical Manager of the LANGE 1 Moon department.

What brought you to Lange?

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Our responsibility towards our employees


Our employees make our company. That’s why we create an environment where personal efforts are recognised, talents are encouraged and diversity is valued. A good work–life balance matters to us.

Diverse and international


With a presence in 62 countries, our company cares about openness, tolerance and social involvement. These values shape our everyday work at the Glashütte site and around the world. With an intensive onboarding process and a relocation service for international employees, we foster intercultural diversity within our company.

Flexible and family-focused

 

As a family-friendly employer, we offer flexible working hours and even various part-time models under consideration of individual personal situations. We support young families by financially assisting with childcare costs. We celebrate personal occasions together, make music in the Lange band, and take part in annual dragon boat races and other group activities together. Our employees can take advantage of various pension options, ensuring that their dedication pays off later, too. 

Sustainable and healthy

 

With comprehensive health management, encompassing presentations, massages, vaccinations, an ergonomic working environment and various sport options, we provide employees with support in sustainable preventive measures. Voluntary and charitable work by the employees is also encouraged. For instance, numerous Lange employees work for the Technisches Hilfswerk (THW – Federal Agency for Technical Relief), the voluntary fire brigade and the Red Cross. 

Fame and future focus


The Lange watchmaking school founded in 1997 offers a training course that meets the manufactory’s high standards. Over 100 young watchmakers take part in training. They are among the best in their field, and most will go on to participate in the three-year apprenticeship in Lange’s workshops. Since 2013, we have also trained a small number of toolmakers. Our educational institute has already conceived regional and national watchmaking champions and has been named an “Outstanding educational institution” by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

We offer our employees a personalised induction programme, regular feedback meetings, on-the-job training and a wide range of opportunities to develop through specialist, intercultural and language training.

Job profiles

Portrait of Anne Schaal for A. Lange & Söhne

Anne Schaal

Managing Director, South East Asia and Australia

 

Anne wrote her master’s thesis in the area of marketing at A. Lange & Söhne. She then spent two years working as the press and public relations manager at the company’s headquarters in Glashütte. Having built up a great deal of experience during this period and being interested in working abroad, we offered Anne the opportunity to transfer to our international market team. Initially, she served as the marketing and sales coordinator for the Latin American and Caribbean market at our Miami branch. Then, at age 28, she moved to London, where she became solely responsible for managing the UK market as brand manager. Anne is currently A. Lange & Söhne’s managing director for South East Asia and Australia.

 

Since 2018 Managing Director, South East Asia and Australia

 

2016 – 2018 Brand Manager, UK

 

2014 – 2016 Marketing and Sales Coordinator, Latin America and Caribbean

 

2012 – 2014 Press and PR Manager

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Lucien Teuscher

Production Controller and Deputy Manager for Watch Assembly

 

Lucien joined us as an apprentice watchmaker. Once his training was complete, the manufactory took him on, and he obtained wide-ranging watchmaking experience in watch assembly. Lucien’s work was highly impressive, and he expressed a desire to acquire further qualifications. Accordingly, we supported his decision to begin training as an industrial engineer at a vocational college. Following his studies, he transferred to the manufactory’s production controlling team. Today, Lucien is part of A. Lange & Söhne’s watch assembly management team.

 

2016 – today Deputy Assembly Manager

 

2012 – 2016 Production Controller

 

2009 – 2012 Student

 

2005 – 2009 Watchmaker in assembly

 

2002 – 2005 Watchmaking apprentice