"The most interesting thing was bringing together so many people of various cultural backgrounds”
For the last three months I worked as a scrum master on a large project in Copenhagen, which would ultimately employ several hundred people. It was an interesting project involving employees of various nationalities including Danes, Hindus, Spaniards and Poles.
As well as the content layer, the most interesting thing was bringing together so many people of various cultural backgrounds and observing differences which added diversity to our cooperation. Our cooperation gave very positive results thanks to them.
"In Nordea, work-life balance is preserved”
What I value the most in Nordea is the work-life balance orientation – in my opinion, the most important of all non-pay benefits - and this system in Nordea works very well. We have time to catch a breath and time to have a rest. I write books after work. It is a kind of a self-driven system - I write something in my book and think how to use it at work. If at work I see that it would be good to do something extra, I describe it in my book. At Nordea, the work-life balance is ensured.
“When I find an interesting course, I almost always obtain permission to participate”
I have worked in the Project Office for four years. We provide support to project managers, among others, by monitoring progress. I want to develop at work and improve my competence level. That is why the greatest plus of working for Nordea is its flexible training fund. I co-decide on the courses of training that I want to attend. When I find a course which is interesting to me, I ask for my manager’s approval and usually get permission. In this way I have improved the level of my competence, among other things, in project portfolio management.
My passion is travelling – predominantly I visit Europe. Maybe Europe is not very far away but I can travel more frequently. I am an expert in finding very cheap overnight stays and flights and as a result I go for short trips even a dozen or so times a year. I am flexible in selecting my travelling times and directions, and easily adapt my time to be available for projects which are under way and holidays booked.
"Nordea creates employer-employee relationships which enable one to make it through good and bad days”
I have worked in managerial positions for 20 years now. It is of importance to me to be able to cooperate with people who I like and respect. I think that we should place trust in one another. My observations show clearly that such a model of cooperation works and creates employer-employee relationships which enable one to make it through good and bad days. Our employees do not leave our company because its culture is suitable for them.
I was fascinated by airplanes from early childhood and I have flown planes for 15 years now. I have a private pilot’s licence. Flying is a get-away for me as it creates totally different priorities - different things start to matter such as the planning of a flight, safety, the joy of flying, and as a result I am able to distance myself from earthly problems.