About a year ago, Fola joined the Itineris team in North America as a Test Analyst.
We went to see her, and talked about how she experienced her first year at our company.
Curious about this story? Then be sure to read on!
What were the main aspects that made you decide to choose Itineris at the time?
When Dana from the Itineris Talent Acquisition team got in touch with me, I felt an instant click. I had never heard of Itineris before, but after doing some research, I was really intrigued. During the interview process I got the opportunity to speak to many different people within the company, both from Atlanta and Belgium. Based on these different conversations, it felt like a great place to work! Apart from that, Itineris’ software solution, UMAX, and its integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365, really sparked my interest.
How did you experience the first days at the company?
At the time, we were in the middle of the pandemic. Itineris had taken all necessary safety measures, allowing employees to come to the office for a few days a week. This was a huge relief for me, because I had been home for so long. This hybrid way of working was a great way for me to get to know my new colleagues, and to ease into a new industry and at the same time ease out of the lockdown. I really like the fact that I can combine working from home with meeting my colleagues at the office.
Did you have the feeling you were well guided during your first months?
Yes, absolutely. The first month of onboarding was challenging, as I had to learn so much about the company and the industry. At first it seemed a bit overwhelming, but in the end, the onboarding process was truly helpful.
Itineris’ learning platform, Wapiti, also helped me a lot. Wapiti introduced me to the world of utilities, the different departments and business units, and the projects. It helped me to understand what Itineris is all about, the company culture and the people. It’s a great concept!