Working at Coor
Do you have a passion for service, too? Then we’d love to have you at Coor.
Over 10,000 people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and job titles work here. But we all have certain things in common—we’re happiest when we’re working together, we like to grow and we love to provide that little something special.
Coor’s employees are our most important asset, and it’s important to us to offer a pleasant, secure working environment with good working terms, good leadership and plenty of opportunity for advancement. Our aim is to make our employees feel that you’re not just your job title, you’re much, much more.
Passion for service. Passion for people.
Meet some of your future coworkers: Klaus, Cathrine, Haben, Jannis and Saana.
It’s rewarding to see such concrete results of your job every day, I don’t think all professions have that privilege. It’s so noticeable when things are clean and fresh, and we get a lot of positive feedback from our customers.
I like my new role as service coordinator for cleaners. My tasks include introducing new cleaners and guiding them. I also order equipment and do quality inspections. When necessary, I work on the cleaning myself, for example if someone is out sick.
I’ve been in the cleaning business for over 10 years. I came to Coor as a cleaner just over a year ago, and I’ve been a service coordinator for the past four months. Besides myself, there are six cleaners in our department. My coworkers are nice and they’re motivated, and we have a great working atmosphere. In the past, cleaning was heavy work, but that’s not the case anymore. The tools and equipment have evolved and made the job much easier.
But the most important thing to me is that it’s never boring! Every day is different, and I learn new things all the time here at Coor.
I’m not an academic. I’m a hands-on person and I want to work with people. That’s why I became a chef to begin with. What’s most important to me is delivering top-notch service—and to do that I need to understand what the customer wants.
In my job as a sous-chef I’m the restaurant manager’s right-hand man. I do a lot of the planning and I show the staff what to do, and I order supplies and manage the office work. It’s a real mixed bag, and I really enjoy the variety and the responsibility.
At Coor there’s no ‘That’s how we always do it’ mentality. There’s a real drive here, and if someone comes up with a good idea, they don’t have to fight the management to put it into action. I’ve worked here for three years now, and we’ve developed the restaurant a lot during that time.
The whole team is involved in planning, and we change the menu every week—we’re always experimenting with new ideas. In addition, our creative head chef drops in a few times a year. He keeps us updated on the latest trends in the business and helps us come up with new ideas. We also put a lot of effort into reducing food waste, and we have several solutions we use to reduce our environmental impact. We don’t just settle for what we’ve got.
That optimism and the opportunity for growth are important to me, but what I like best about the job is my coworkers. That’s the best thing about Coor, that they take such social responsibility for their employees.
There are 15 of us in the restaurant and we do everything together. That always gives the best results.
You only have one chance to make a good first impression, so how you receive guests is very important. If I provide really good service as the receptionist, I can set the tone for their entire visit.
To me, it’s about always staying a step ahead—I try to see what someone wants before they’re able to formulate it themselves. Anything from knowing it’s going to rain one afternoon and offering to lend them an umbrella, to how you treat visitors when their meetings are delayed.
I’m a very social person and I enjoy getting involved in most activities in the workplace, so this job is perfect for me. Apart from greeting and taking care of visitors who come here, my days are about receiving mail and email and making sure queries get to the right person. When the site manager is away, I’m in charge of questions about the dining room, reception and cleaning.
I also serve as a point of contact for the people who work in the building. If anything is wrong or broken, the staff often comes to me to report it, and I make sure that it’s taken care of. I like that there’s always something to do and a lot of freedom to take my own initiative. It’s also important to me that things don’t always stay the same, so I like the fact that Coor often makes changes—we dare to try new solutions.
But the most important thing is feeling appreciated as an employee and a coworker. And I feel that here.
As an HVAC and plumbing technician, problem-solving is my job. Whether it’s a dripping faucet, a stopped-up toilet or a broken radiator. I’ve worked for the private sector before, but I wanted to do more—to be part of something bigger.
There’s a lot of pressure here; it’s crucial that nothing goes wrong. All water and heating to the building has to work at all times. But I like it, I like having a lot of responsibility. I’ve gotten used to coming up with solutions. There’s no other choice, it has to be right on the first try. But we all help out. You’re never alone, and that feels comforting.
At many of my previous workplaces, I’ve noticed that things stop evolving after a while and every day is just like the last. That’s why the company has to keep developing, or else you stop growing as an individual. I want a supervisor who challenges me, and my boss at Coor does that. I don’t want to just sit and have coffee breaks, I want to really work.
To me, the boss is the best part of the job. He dares to think outside the box and gets us to try new things, while at the same time understanding our job and its limitations. He’s fair and makes us grow as individuals and coworkers. And it’s not just work, work, work with him, either. He pays attention to our feelings and asks me how I view the future, what I want to do after this. He cares, for real.
When I was little, I got really sick all of a sudden. By the time we got to the hospital I was half-paralyzed, and they admitted me right away for Lyme disease that had spread to my nervous system. I was hospitalized for three months.
Now I’m back in a hospital environment, but not as a patient—I work here. I applied to work at Coor at Nya Karolinska Solna, because I wanted a job that makes a difference. Maybe it’s not a big deal to some people, but to me it’s important. Once I got here, I was attracted by the technology and the visions—the hospital actually has a 40-year plan. We have a long period of development ahead of us.
I work with logistics at the hospital, which means that I take care of the robots that do all the transportation. The hospital is 340,000 square meters, and a cart weighs 115 kg. Soon we’ll be able to manage 1,600 transports a day here—we could never do that without robots.
When people hear that I work with robots, they always ask if I’m an engineer. But I knew nothing about robots before I started working here. I learned it all on the job. That’s how it is at Coor. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is, as long as you have something to offer today. If you have something to offer, you have a place in the company, and you get to grow with the job. You have all sorts of opportunities.
All of us who work at Coor have a special energy we want to spread; we’re very positive people. There’s something about the hospital environment—even if you’re having a bad day, you know there are patients who have worse problems, and thinking about that makes me feel more humble. Being here makes me a better person.