Read how Izabella, an SAP Solution Consultant at TietoEVRY Austria, pursued her goal of professional success abroad, and what hurdles she had to overcome. Also, what made her return to TietoEVRY?
Due to my knowledge of German, I was offered many exciting tasks and foreign roles – even though I was only 20 years old! Unfortunately, we mostly communicated in writing, so I wasn’t able to improve my verbal skills much. Therefore, I came to the following conclusion: I have to develop from a key user into a consultant in order to work abroad.
The completion of my SAP certification was my first step. The interview at Tieto took place the very next day.
When the job offer from Tieto Austria came, I wanted to jump for joy! I couldn't believe that my dream to work abroad as a consultant would come true. I have always appreciated the way of working in German-speaking countries, so I was excited to finally be part of this working environment.
I joined Tieto in February 2016 as a Junior Consultant in the Finance Industry. The beginning was not easy because of the dialect of my (mostly male) colleagues. It was a time full of doubts, but this fortunately passed, thanks to my team. Already on the very first day, I got to work on a project and prove myself I can do it, which made the first working day very exciting.
Thanks to the support of my experienced team colleagues, I was able to constantly develop myself further – and gradually assume responsibility for certain areas. During this time, I was involved in a variety of projects that made me more and more independent.
After three years with Tieto, I decided to take on a new challenge and ended up in a bank as an in-house consultant. After a few months, the first doubts about my role arose: Do the tasks contribute to my development? Is there any potential here to continue learning and to broaden my consulting horizons? Did I learn a lot technically? The answers were 'NO'.
I returned to Tieto because I appreciate the agile organisational structure and decision-making autonomy in my areas of responsibility. On the other hand, I don't know of any other consulting firm where people are so friendly and respectful of each other. We work so closely together as a team to make the projects successful and pay so much attention to the balance between work and personal life. The trust placed on the employees creates a very pleasant working atmosphere, and I am already looking forward to many exciting new projects in the new TietoEVRY.
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Izabella is an SAP Solution Consultant at TietoEVRY in Austria. Originally from Poland, she has gained expertise in finance while working in financial centres of manufacturing companies in Denmark and Germany. Izabella is a certified SAP consultant for finance departments, with certifications for SAP S/4HANA for financial professionals, IPMA Level D and as Product Owner.