Coffee Session with Tibor

Coffee Session with Tibor

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

TIBOR GUJDÁN, Multiplatform and Cloud Solutions

When I get up for work, I look forward to: The new challenges awaiting me, new opportunities where I can work with colleagues, thus getting new projects and increase business at FPT Slovakia.  

My career path: Začínal som ako .Net a Sql developer, najprv s jednoduchými úlohami. Postupne som nazbieral skúsenosti, až som vedel dodávať a navrhovať komplexné riešenia. Neskôr som sa rozhodol pre kariérnu zmenu a začal som sa venovať manažovaniu ľudí a generovaniu nového biznisu, aby som posunul našu firmu a našich ľudí na vyšší level.

I am responsible for: Designing services and delivery models for the customer, adhering to quality, development of people and, last but not least, finding new opportunities, projects for our and future colleagues.

The most amazing part of my job is: When two paths meet, namely the customer's request and the solution proposal of our team, which leads to the acquisition of the project and, of course, to the growth of our colleagues.

The biggest challenge I faced: Stáva sa to často, keď dochádza k vyjednávaniu a obhajovaniu ceny riešenia pred zákazníkom a presvedčenie zákazníka, že my sme ten správny partner. Konkurencia je veľká. No my v FPT určite vieme poskytnúť jedinečný prístup, s jedinečnými návrhmi.

The most memorable moment in my career: When we tried to start a whole new stream in the field of SmartHome. We started two, but this business expanded thanks to our amazing commitment and eventually more than 26 people participated in it.

I expect from people: Transparency, humanity, sincerity, professionalism. I value when people have a vision, since I try to fulfill this as a leader.

When leading people I consider important: Communication. I want people to know they have my trust, support and they can believe in the decisions I make. I expect the same from my people, that's the only way it can work. 

When I’m not working: I'm spending time with my family, when you miss this time, you'll never catch up. We have a lifetime for a career.

Coffee Session with Rasťo

Coffee Session with Rasťo

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

RASTISLAV BOROŠ, Project Management Office

When I get up for work, I look forward to: Morning coffee and status meeting.

My career path: Twisty.

I am responsible for: A good atmosphere in the team and the results of our projects.

The most amazing part of my job is: Addressing challenges in project planning and execution. I have absolute freedom in how to do my job to the best of my ability. And there is also the opportunity to lead business opportunities.

The biggest challenge I faced: Preparing to complete the demanding AWS Cloud Architect certification.

The most memorable moment in my career: The decision to be an employee and give up my own independent business activities.

I expect people to: Be the owners of the entrusted problem or task and work done honestly. I do not forgive superficiality.

When leading people I consider important: Tolerance and respect.

When I'm not working: I work in the garden, travel with my family and study.

Quo Vadis Caesar?

Quo Vadis Caesar?

Dear reader. I am pleased to announce that Operation CAESAR is in full swing and is achieving what later historians are likely to call - the first milestones of the program.

Colleagues involved in the project across our company, began their studies in areas familiar to them, but also completely new. Their goal is to prepare a common knowledge base, necessary to master the new technologies that are waiting at the door. Fourteen daredevils will complete this process with an official certificate.

Our “Sandbox"

At the same time, work is underway to build our "sandbox". The FPT's "basicist" team tirelessly stores the bricks of the operating system, databases, applications, and security solutions, which it combines with the necessary amount of networking, to build a place where we can all test and consolidate our newfound knowledge.

Customer Simulation

Operation Caesar command decided on the objectives of the first mission. About building a company providing retail services to its customers and customizing all related processes. They have also defined the generally applicable rules for 'Global Customizing' and are currently working on an analysis of 'SAP best practices' and the suitability of their application in our geographical and demographic conditions.

Achieving the set goals can also be facilitated by the "SAP activate methodology" whose potential contribution is the subject of an ongoing analysis.

Caesar's team is big. Not everyone has specific assignments on the preparations of the Sandbox system. We have also spent the last few weeks defining training paths. We study intensively. The courses and materials available on the SAP Learning HUB platform are a quality choice. We are proud of colleagues who have signed up for official SAP certifications. They are demanding and time is often a rare commodity. Thank you.

Coffee Session with Lucka

Coffee Session with Lucka

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

LUCIA JANEČKA, ERP FI and HCM Services

When I get up for work, I look forward to: Going to work on my bike, my team, two monitors, a board, where we often draw nonsense, from which something meaningful comes at last, to the amazing terrace on the third floor, which provides new views and space for brainstorming and the really nice and helpful security guard lady who always improves my day.

My career path: Maybe too interesting, maybe normal considering our university conditions. In short: from zoology to tourism and then behind the computer. But even after years, I wouldn't have done it differently.

I am responsible for: Making my team and my customer feel good, solving everything in our power so that nothing is left unsaid and without attention. The focus of our team is finance and human capital management, there is also the topic of IS-U and ABAP or Fiori.

The most amazing part of my job is: Flexibility and non-monotonousness. Of course, I can't forget the amazing people I have on the team.

The biggest challenge I faced: Was to conceive the IT world and get an IT background, ideally right after coming from a non-IT environment. It's been almost 5 years ago, but I'm still learning. And I will for a long time.

The most memorable moment in my career: When I managed to convince those who were already leaving to stay, and now they are much further than they were and are dragging others there as well. It certainly includes all hackathons, team-buildings and internal events. I am very grateful for that.

I expect from people: Maximum open communication, sincerity and trust.

When leading people I consider important: Transparency in every aspect of my work and relationship management tailored to specific colleagues.

When I’m not working: I spend time with my family. Often also watching series and movies, as it is a great form of relaxation for me. I read everything possible and I get creative in my mini-workshop. What I need to learn is to not look at emails after half past nine in the evening and have regular physical activity and it will be just ideal.

Coffee Session with Laco

Coffee Session with Laco

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture. 

LADISLAV TOMČKO, Automation and Testing Solutions 

When I get up for work, I look forward to: Communication with people and with customers. I'm happy when I manage to help someone or solve a problem. Probably the greatest joy for me is when I can convince a new customer that we are the right partner and supplier of IT services.

My career path: In 2007 I graduated from the Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence at the FEI in Košice. Immediately after school, I got a job in a field that I studied and started working as a programmer for automated PLC systems (eg SIEMENS, ABB, SMS SIEMAG). After 3 years spent traveling around the world and programming various lines, conveyors, turbines, iron and chocolate factories, I decided to change jobs and in 2010 I joined RWE IT Slovakia. This time I looked at SW and HW from a completely different side, as a tester, later I continued as a Test Manager and since 2011 I have been working as a Team Leader. If we do not take into account that in 2015 RWE IT Slovakia was renamed to FPT Slovakia, then I have been satisfied with my current employer for more than 10 years.

I am responsible for: I am currently responsible for the FSK-DTS-ATS team. This team consists of 52 people who focus mainly on Manual Testing, Automated Testing, Performance Testing, Test Management and RPA - Robotic Process Automation.

The most amazing part of my job is: It's working with people. When working with people, whether they are colleagues, bosses or customers, not a single day at work is the same.

The biggest challenge I faced: There have been a lot of challenges in the last 14 working years. But life has taught me that it's not a problem to keep things running, it's a problem to create things that don't exist yet. In my professional life it was: Programming and launching a hot rolling mill at the Ironworks in Mobile city in Alabama (2008-2010); Creation of a completely new team for testing infrastructure and security (2010 - 2013); Creation and deployment of a new RPA team, which consists of about 20 people (2018 - 2020).

The most memorable moment in my career: I remember how my whole team stood up for me in one awkward situation without me knowing about it. I found out about 2 weeks after solving the problem. Such things always make a person happy and he will remember them for a lifetime.

I expect from people: Honesty, transparency and fulfillment of the things we agree on. Everyone can expect the same from me.

When leading people I consider important: Communication, empathy, fairness and keeping the word.

When I’m not working: I like to spend time with my family and loved ones. I also like to travel for art and culture.

Fpt Slovakia as the Most Attractive Employer

Fpt Slovakia as the Most Attractive Employer

Fpt Slovakia have proved that in the eyes of the public they still belong among top companies in Slovakia.

On Wednesday 29 January 2020, we have defended our title from 2018 and acquired the 2nd place in the IT and Telecommunication category again in the Old Market Hall in Bratislava during the announcement of winners of the Most Attractive Employer 2019 voting.

We are very proud to have defended the 2nd place in our category in the Best Employer voting for the second time now. This outstanding result reflects our effort spent in the last season – investing in people in our company. We are looking forward to the future and further journey in this direction, thanks to which our team as well as the whole company is prospering,” said Mr. Olaf Baumann, the managing director of Fpt Slovakia.

 

 

This voting is being organized by the Profesia company for the 8th year now. In 2019, 189 firms have been nominated in 9 categories and 36,068 record-setting votes have decided on the winner. The goal of the voting is to demonstrate a real look of the employees, applicants and broad public of how they see the company as a whole. Their image, benefits, products, working environment, brand power, team, people.

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