Do you mainly work in the office or at home?
I work mainly remotely, but I am based in Vienna, so I can go to the office when I want. I plan to go to the office more often moving forward, but at the moment I have a lot of calls and I find it easier to concentrate at home.
Has working at ecosio helped you grow in any way?
Absolutely. At the start I was confused about how exactly the role would work because of the company’s size… but the great thing about us being a scale-up is that it is like a sandbox. For example, in the People Operations team we are rethinking HR operations completely, as the existing system was only built to cope with 30-40 employees. It’s a huge opportunity for challenge and growth, and though it may not be for everyone, I really enjoy it.
Is there a particular project that you are looking forward to?
Yes, there are two actually! Firstly, I am very excited about updating the HR management system. I am looking to introduce something that will fit our remote culture, and which gives us a lot of opportunities to engage and communicate with one another – like polls, surveys and other interactions.
The project that I am particularly proud of is that we now have business premisses in Spain. This has been a big project and may lay the foundation for us having an office there in future, as we already have several Spanish employees.
I’m also currently working on improving employee benefits for ecosians across Europe, which is a rewarding project.
How does working at ecosio differ from previous places that you have worked?
The level of openness and transparency at ecosio is something I haven’t experienced before. You can tell that the company really cares about the employees and people always make an effort to be inclusive and supportive.
For example, I was invited to join a company hike before I had even started in the role. Now we are inviting future new joiners to our parties and the feedback we receive from them is amazing! I am happy we can improve our employee experience and show everyone that we care about our people from day one!
For the first time, too, I feel I am in a company where people know what and why they are doing, and the product brings real value to customers. There is a sense of purpose and belonging in ecosio.