“Undercover Boss” is a real-life documentary, which sees high-flying executives swap the comforts of their offices and the boardroom for the harsh reality of the shop floor. Disguised as entry-level workers, the bosses carry out duties they would not normally dream of doing and see the impact of management decisions with different eyes as they encounter the everyday problems of their staff. Their time undercover enables them to identify and reward talented staff and find out how their businesses can be improved.
Since the launch of this successful series in 2011, 45 German and 20 Austrian and Swiss executives have taken up the challenge. They include the managing directors of well-known companies such as “TÜV Hessen”, “Pit Stop”, “Johanniter Unfallhilfe”, “Kamps” and “Burger King”. The 10th German series will premiere on RTL from January 29, 2018.
Broadcasts: 10 series on RTL since 2011, three series for Austria’s ORF eins (2012, 2013 und 2016) and one for the Swiss network 3 + (2012)
Senior Executive Producer: Arne Kreutzfeldt
Producer: Oliver Hedderich (since 2015)
Former producers: Miriam Schulze (2012 – 2015) , Julia Wirges (until 2012)
Original format: “Undercover Boss”, all3media international