Jakub Wierzejski, Team Manager, Poland
We can always count on each other
I am a Team Manager in Netcompany's APS department. My team is responsible for maintaining and developing an application used by a mobile phone repair company across all the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland).
In Netcompany, I got the opportunity to work as a Java developer, which I couldn’t get in my previous company. Netcompany trusted in my capabilities even though I didn’t have any professional experience in this position – and time showed that it was the right choice for both parties.
No micro management and a lot of responsibility
Netcompany gives a lot of responsibility from the very beginning and puts a lot of trust that you can do your job properly. There is no micro management and you feel treated as an equal part of the team at all times.I was surprised a little bit by the very flat management style. It was a little hard to get used to at first, but I grew to really like it after some time. I was really surprised that nobody was standing behind my back and asking me every 5 minutes when my tasks would be finished, and that I have a lot of freedom in making decisions about my own work.
Great career opportunities in cross border teams
I was promoted to Senior Developer after 2 years in Netcompany and I was really happy about this. I think the career opportunities are really good and the path that leads a developer to become a Team Manager in the future is great. I wholeheartedly agree that “IT people leading IT people” is the best approach in the industry.
I really enjoy working with my team both in Poland and Denmark. Everybody is supportive, eager to help with anything and we can always count on each other. Also, we just really like each other on a personal level too.