Work-Life Balance at FPT

Work-Life Balance at FPT

What's the best way to present the culture of the company? Through its colleagues. So we asked them what their work at FPT brings them, what they really succeeded in, what are they proud of, and created the Success Story section.

Zuzana Kučerová, Tím Líder FSK-FI and HCM Services, SAP Consultant

I have been working for FPT as an SAP Consultant for almost 15 years. I have participated in various foreign projects, e.g. in Poland, Germany or Austria. Few weeks ago I accepted the offer to take up the Team Leader position, which is another challenge I am really looking forward to.

In my career, I grew most through the opportunity to spend two years on a project directly in Warsaw and then in Germany. Fpt allowed me to work for RWE (customer) directly from Essen. Invaluable was the special approach, as they also helped me find a nursery for my son. Those two years in Germany helped me a lot in my professional development, even though I traveled there with a child..

I also appreciate the approach to mothers on maternity leave. I worked alongside maternity leave with both children, which I consider to be a huge advantage for a person to, so to speak, not miss on anything. Especially when it comes to the IT area, which is constantly changing dynamically.

For me, it's a huge plus that the company allows us to do such a harmonization (Work Life Balance). It is really very important to have that feeling of importance even during this "outage" from the work environment.

„Ich lerne immer noch Deutsch“

„Ich lerne immer noch Deutsch“

What's the best way to present the culture of the company? Through its colleagues. So we asked them what their work at FPT brings them, what they really succeeded in, what are they proud of, and created the Success Story section.

Milan Peťko, Senior ABAP Developer

Around 2006, I decided to try something completely different, even something different than what I had originally studied. And why FPT? I met a few people from FPT with whom I worked on joint projects while still working at the university. The company FPT (RWE) in Košice was just starting and so the team was still being formed. After several interviews and a few tests, I suddenly became an official SAP consultant for a German customer. Since my German had and still is far from perfect, I moved from a consultant to a developer. Only now has it all started. I learned programming, underwent various trainings, first projects, gradually becoming an ABAP programmer. First successes have come, first recognitions, and this will give a person self-confidence and motivation, but also a certain responsibility to do quality work.

From the beginning, these were various supports for existing projects in SAP, later cooperation in the development of projects, until one worked out to the state where he solved projects independently, or with the project team. We are currently working on mobile applications with a link to the SAP backend, sometimes solving some support, or programming an SAP transaction tailored to the customer. Sometimes, when I have an idea for an interesting project, I feel the support of the employer and I can also get creative with colleagues within an internal project.

Now, after 15 years working for FPT as a senior ABAP Developer, I can say that I do not regret my decision to join FPT. I met some interesting people. I am satisfied because I have learned interesting things, because because I have a job that makes me happy, and I even have the challenges of "Ich lerne immer noch Deutsch" ahead of me. I am satisfied because the work of the ABAP developer is still interesting and in demand in the world.

At FPT, instead of more bananas in the kitchen, they offered me space for self-realization.

At FPT, instead of more bananas in the kitchen, they offered me space for self-realization.

TOMÁŠ FLORIANČIČ
Programmer Specialist

Have you ever been in process of writing a resume, when you have frustrated asked for an insignificant entry-level job, which will provide you with at least some income (preferably in a valid real currency but chocolate coins would be nice too) with the latter position: lightning rod to customer frustration? At FPT, instead of more bananas in the kitchen, they offered me space for self-realization.

First, I seized the opportunity and created, in addition to my projects, several separate functional prototypes, even such that were not related to the scope of my work, such as Kinect-based interactive board with centimeter calibration and accuracy.

After years spent in the test trenches shouting "it definitely doesn't work for me", based on previous experience, I wanted to rework myself into saying "it definitely works for me”. I noticed that if debugging and testing is a process of removing bugs, then programming must be a process of creating them! It is for me! I learned JavaScript, ES6, TypeScript, React and React Native in a short period of time and approached my superior with the courage of Explorer.

Thanks to the advanced new knowledge, I got a great opportunity: Frontend Developer. But inside, I felt that TypeScript wasn't exactly my type, even though we helped the customer create some great plugins for an existing complex system, I didn't feel the real – compiled - thing. I closed StackOverflow, my new favorite antisocial network, and asked myself: is the answer to the meaning of life really NaN or is it [object Object]. And since I like sharp things, I reached for C#.

"The project favours the prepared" and I was given a unique opportunity: to add an inanimate household as another family member. Using Google NLU, C# and crying, I created an integration for Google Home for the customer on the green field, which is on average eight times faster than their original competitive solution and allows smooth natural communication with their Smart Home solution. I even got the opportunity to talk about this integration at one of the largest regional conferences of VSE unIT.

Since multifunctionality is my third name (the second is convenience - editor's note), I thought about how to possibly combine what I have learned in the company over the years: administration, testing, automation, devops, deployment, architecting and development (C# and React Native). But I didn't have to think for a long time, because life at FPT came up with another opportunity for me and the team: to create a completely new Smart Home solution, completely from "Hello world".

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