The first 3 weeks as a Quintopper
Although I was right at the client’s office, I immediately felt at home at Quintop. Thanks to the openness and involvement of colleagues, the Fridays on which many colleagues work at Quintop instead of working at the client and the engaging, informal drinks, I got a taste of the atmosphere in no time and was able to hear stories about the interesting assignments of colleagues. I also attended the first training sessions and was immediately assigned a mentor who functions as a sparring partner and gives me guidance regarding my goals and the situations that (may) arise during my assignment. My professional and personal development are leading in those conversations.
Working from home during the coronacrisis
Unfortunately, after only three weeks of working on my first assignment, the corona crisis lead to a quick switch regarding work dynamics and work environment. Fortunately, in the first three weeks I was able to meet my colleagues at the client both informally and formally “offline”. While it is just a little easier at the office than online, I still got a clear idea of my role within the project. Although working from home went well for me, I am glad that it has been possible to work at Quintop in the office again since May. In this way I still experience the “office feeling” again and I also continue to feel connected with my Quintop colleagues!