International Mother Language Day 2019
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the International Mother Language Day that the world celebrates.
This day promotes awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity as essential and inevitable part of our modern and global society.
TIS promotes and tolerates multiculturalism, as well. Today we decided to present you the stories of three of our employees telling how and why they decided to join TIS, written both in English and in their mother tongue.
Are you interested to know what made them choose our “speed boat”?
Meet Wassiliki from Greece, Felipe from Brazil and Nikolay from Bulgaria and read their stories in Greek, Portuguese and Bulgarian (if you are not able, use the English version).
MEET Wassiliki Demiri from Greece
Το 2018 ήμουν σε αναζήτηση νέας θέσης εργασίας και έψαχνα στο διαδίκτυο. Όταν είδα την αγγελία της TIS, είχα λάβει ήδη εκείνη την χρονική στιγμή ορισμένες προτάσεις τις οποίες όμως είχα απορρίψει. Έως τότε δεν ένιωθα ότι θα με κάλυπτε στο 100%.
Η TIS έψαχνε κάποιον για το Content & Social Media Marketing. Υπέβαλλα αίτηση για την θέση εργασίας, γιατί ήμουν σίγουρη ότι λόγω των ικανοτήτων και της επαγγελματικής εμπειρίας μου θα ήμουν ιδανική για αυτή την θέση. Επίσης μου αρέσουν οι κλάδοι του Software και των Οικονομικών. Αυτοί ήταν επιπλέον λόγοι.
Πολύ σύντομα είχα μια τηλεδιάσκεψη με τον Προϊστάμενο Προσωπικού και τον Προϊστάμενο του Marketing. Στο τέλος του τηλεφωνήματος είπα “Πιστεύω ότι τα Vibes μας ταιριάζουν”. Όλοι συμφώνησαν μαζί μου. Τότε με κάλεσαν για μια συνέντευξη πρόσληψης στο γραφείο στο Krefeld. Εκεί γνώρισα προσωπικά για πρώτη φορά τον υφιστάμενο Προϊστάμενο μου και τους συνεργάτες μου. Αισθάνθηκα κατά την συνέντευξη, ότι τα “Vibes” ήταν πράγματι καλά. Εμείς (TIS & εγώ) αποφασίσαμε να συνεργαστούμε.
Ο κύριος λόγος για τον οποίο επέλεξα την TIS: οι άνθρωποι τους οποίους γνώρισα στο χρονικό διάστημα έως την συνέντευξη και οι αξίες της εταιρείας. Ναι, αγαπώ επίσης την εργασία μου. Εκτίμηση, σεβασμός και ομαδική εργασία είναι πολύ σημαντικά για εμένα. Επίσης, σημαντικοί είναι οι καλοί συνεργάτες και ένας καλός Προϊστάμενος, ο οποίος εκτιμά την εργασία μου και που δεν παίρνει τα πάντα ως δεδομένα. Αυτά βρήκα στην TIS.
Βασιλική Ντεμίρη, Content & Social Media Specialist στην εταιρεία TIS
In 2018 I was looking for a new job and was surfing the web. By the time I discovered the job ad of TIS, I had already received several job offers, but rejected them all. It never felt 100% right until then.
TIS was looking for someone for Content & Social Media Marketing. I believed my skills and past work experiences would make me a perfect fit for the position and so I applied for the job. Moreover, I also like the software and financial industry. This was another reason.
Very soon I had a telephone interview with the Head of HR and the Head of Marketing. I ended the call with: “I think the “vibes” among us are good.” Everyone agreed with me. I was invited to the insight interview, it took place in the Krefeld Office. There I got to know my current boss and colleagues for the first time in “real life”. I noticed during the insight interview that the “vibes” were indeed good. We (TIS & I) decided to work together.
The main reason I chose TIS: the people I met until the insight interview and the company values. Yes, I love my job, too. Appreciation, respect and teamwork are important to me. Also important to me are great colleagues and especially having a great boss who appreciates my work and me and does not take everything for granted. I found that at TIS.
Wassiliki Demiri, Content & Social Media Specialist at TIS
MEET Felipe Brito from Brazil
PORTUGUESE (also spoken in Brazil)
Em 2017, eu havia recebido algumas ofertas para deixar o meu país, Brasil, e a TIS foi a que apresentou mais solidez e a que melhor pareceu conhecer o profissional que a estavam buscando.
Na primeira entrevista que fiz com o Head de RH e o Head de TI, já senti as boas vibrações, e eu tive a certeza de que eu poderia confiar na empresa nesta gigantesca mudança na vida da minha família.
Meu conceito de trabalho é meu conceito de vida: Pessoas felizes são trabalhadores felizes, e um ambiente saudável de trabalho é onde todos colaboram, se ajudam e são felizes. Foi exatamente essa vibração que senti na entrevista com a TIS. E não só na entrevista, mas o “onboarding” me fez ter certeza de que fiz a escolha certa.
O que me trouxe para a TIS: A expectativa de trabalhar em uma empresa em constante crescimento, e participar desse crescimento com ela, e as pessoas, que desde o começo me fizeram sentir acolhido.
Software Developer at TIS location in Berlin
In 2017, I received some offers to leave my country, Brazil, and TIS was the only one that presented the most solid offer and was aware exactly what kind of professional they were looking for.
In my first interview with Head of HR and Head of IT, I felt the good vibes, and I was sure that I could trust the company in this huge change in my family’s life.
My concept of work is my concept of life: “Happy people are happy workers, and a healthy working environment is where everyone collaborates, helps each other and, of course, is happy”. That was exactly the vibe I felt during the interview with TIS. And not just in the interview, but the “onboarding” made me sure I made the right choice.
What brought me to TIS? – The expectation of working in a constantly growing company and participating in this growth along with it…and the people who, since the beginning, made me feel like I was at home.
MEET Nikolay Sokolov from Bulgaria
През 2015 година бях в очакване да получа работна виза за Гана и се подготвях да замина натам със семейството си. Точно в този момент бях контактнат от служител на ТИС който се опита да ме привлече за каузата на компанията. От това, което разбрах, определено звучеше като голямо предизвикателство, но точно това ме привлече най-много. Трябваше да реша – да отида там, където вече всичко е уредено и известно, или да скоча в неизвестното. С жена ми решихме, че искаме да приемем предизвикателството.
За последните 3 години работих по много интересни и успешни проекти: редизайн на инфраструктурата, създаване на екип Cloud Operations, автоматизиране на продукта, разрастване в облака с много интересни и модерни инструменти и още много други неща… и, разбира се, постигайки това с много умни и готини хора, готови винаги да ти помогнат с предизвикателствата които срещаш.
Мога да кажа, че дадох много за ТИС, но също така получих много от ТИС. Но работейки с най-съвременните технологии и приятната атмосфера не е всичко. Премествайки се във Валдорф, Германия, намерих едно много хубаво и спокойно място за живеене с моето семейство в непосредствена близост до Валдорф. Семейството ми е щастливо на мястото, на което сега живеем, а аз съм щастлив там, където работя – това е перфектната комбинация.
Смело бих казал, че никога не съм съжалявал за решението да премина в ТИС. До този момент е много интересно (през тези 3 години) да наблюдавам себе си и ТИС подобрявайки се заедно в работна култура, умения и технологии.
Николай Соколов, Cloud Operations Team Lead в TIS
The year of 2015 I was waiting for my permit working visa for Ghana and preparing to go and live there with my family. Then I was suddenly contacted by a TIS member who tried to attract me to the cause of the company. It was definitely a challenge from what I understood, but this is exactly what got my attention. So, I had to decide – go to a place where everything is already set or, take a challenge to I jump into the unknown. Well, me and my wife decided that we want to get the challenge.
For the last 3 years I was able to work on very interesting and successful projects: redesign the infrastructure, build my team, working on the automation of the product, going to the cloud using a lot of exciting new tooling and many more… and of course, doing this with very smart and nice people, ready to always help you with your challenges.
I can say I gave a lot to TIS but I also gain a lot from TIS. On top of the edge technologies and the nice atmosphere in TIS I found a very nice and calm place to live with my family close Walldorf. My family is happy with the move and I am happy where I work – that this is a perfect combination for me.
I would say honestly that I have never regretted about my decision to come to to TIS. So far it is very exciting (during these 3 years) to observe me and TIS growing together in working culture, skills and technologies.
Team Leader Cloud Operations at TIS location in Walldorf