Evelyn Steininger is the new Managing Director of the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Bad Leonfelden and is a perfect example of how you can develop further in our hotel group and make it to the top.
My promotion in the company
She tells us about her personal career:
"My journey at Falkensteiner began in March 2011 when I started as a banquet manager in Bad Leonfelden. During my years in the beautiful Mühlviertel, I also took over activities in the field of Marketing & Sales as well as in the Reservations department. From 2014 to 2016, I completed the Falkensteiner Master's program in Hospitality Management, which is offered in cooperation with the Free University of Bolzano and Cornell University. The content of the twelve block seminars about topics such as strategic or financial management, I could directly apply and use in my job. My master thesis was about the importance of employees as the most important resource and the correlation between guest and employee satisfaction.
When in 2016 there were no more promotion opportunities for me in Bad Leonfelden, because the Resident Manager position was even double staffed at that time, my path led me to Vienna. There I got the chance to work as Head of Sales for the then Vienna Falkensteiner Hotels and was also Assistant to General Manager. In autumn 2018 I was offered the position of Cluster Marketing Manager. I gladly accepted it because I was always interested in marketing and it was an exciting challenge. In 2019 I suddenly had the chance to return to Bad Leonfelden as Managing Director - and here I am, amazed what can happen in only half a year.
Although I'm just getting used to it and everything still has to be organised, I've already set myself some initial goals: I want to take the quality of the hotel even further and keep to all budgets. I have the particular concern to motivate my employees and to ensure low fluctuation - the Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming is my role model.
I think that my path shows that you can not only climb the career ladder with a degree, but also achieve a lot with enough hands-on mentality and the learning by doing approach.”
Evelyn Steininger worked 10 years in service after a 3-year hospitality school and travelled a lot during this "storm and stress period" and worked seasonally in countries like Australia, the Netherlands or Greece. When she was 19, she went to South London and was responsible for 3 children as an Au-Pair for 10 months there. When she was 27, she completed her Matura and then went back to service for another two years. Then she knew that the time for change had come and worked for 6 years at the reception in Linz before she started her career at Falkensteiner.