Julius Meinl International
Anything near Stephanplatz, the plaza anchored by Vienna's magnificent
cathedral, is prime space and Julius Meinl's head office lies
just around the corner. The six-story building is easily over
a 100-years old. You just can't walk into the building though;
one has to be buzzed in. According to a small plaque other tenants
reside here including Julius Meinl Bank.
You'll notice the picture accompanying this story is of the building's
elevator. Why? Well take a look at this cool elevator. This old-timer
comes complete with a place to sit down. There's even a stained-glass
window in the building's lobby.
Margot Pohl doesn't have a formal title but if she did it would
be "Office Assistant to the Board". She's the only
here in the fourth floor offices and agrees to answer my questions
though she's been with the company only a short time (one month).
It's guessimated about 120 people work on the one floor. You're
on your own as far as parking (it's in very short supply in Vienna's
city center), there's no company cafeteria and it's a 30-minute
drive to Vienna Airport. Nothing special about Chief Financial
Officer Stephan Visy's office. Visy's view isn't much because
the streets are very narrow around here and looking out the window
he sees the building right across the street.