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Hello, Colleague!

Employees from around the world. This time: Alžbeta Balážová from the Bratislava plant in Slovakia.

"I like my job very much. What could be better than 
enjoying your work?"

Alžbeta Balážová

How long have you been at 
Volkswagen? What exactly do you do at the Bratislava plant?

I have been at Volkswagen Slovakia since 
September 2014. After finishing my studies 
in mechanical engineering at 
the technical university, I started 
a trainee program at the 
Bratislava plant. As a trainee, I worked 
in Product Management. There I was responsible for the bodywork of our New Small Family – that’s 
the Volkswagen up!  and e-up!¹, the 
Skoda Citigo and the Seat Mii – together 
with a colleague. I’m currently working as a consultant on the 
new Touareg2. In the pre-production phase, my job was to communicate potential improvements in the 
bodywork to the Development 
department. At that time, 
I was in constant contact with the pilot hall.

What do you like about

I like my job very much. What could be better than 
enjoying your work? I also met my future husband 
at Volkswagen. 
He works as a designer in the body shop. 
We will get married in September.

What should colleagues visiting Bratislava be 
sure to do?

Visit the city center at night. The view from the historic old bridge towards the castle at sundown is amazing. For fitness and nature lovers, it 
is worth trying out the cycle route from Devín Castle to the 
Sandberg. You can rent a bike 
or even an e-bike from the old market hall in the "up!  city." This is a project by Volkswagen Slovakia. Residents and tourists can also rent our  e-up! there.