Enikö’s first year at FL3XX: Learning, Teamwork and New Challenges
In our column ‘#FL3XXlife’, we want to bring you closer to daily life in our office and our team! We are asking our colleagues about their background, highs and lows, and the things they are most excited about to work on at FL3XX. Today we talk with Enikö Simo, who celebrates her first year in the company! Let’s see how her life changed since she moved to Vienna and started working for FL3XX.
Q: HI ENIKO! LET’S START OFF WITH A LITTLE WARMING UP. ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
- How old are you? 29 years
- Where are you from? Hungary
- What are you doing for FL3XX? Customer Success
- When did you start? 5 March 2018
- A highlight at FL3XX so far: Definitely our team building trip to Sardinia! This trip, apart from being a lot of fun, allowed me to get to know my team better.
- Lowest point at FL3XX so far: We are not standing still, the workload is challenging sometimes!
- Your first year at FL3XX in three words: Constant learning, teamwork,
Q: WHAT WERE YOUR EXPECTATIONS BEFORE YOU STARTED WORKING AT FL3XX? AND HOW WERE THEY FULFILLED AFTER YOUR FIRST YEAR?
I had some fears before starting to work in Vienna. I do not speak German, and I was afraid it will become an issue in the long term. Additionally, I had no previous experience with the business aviation world. On top of that, it was my first time to work with a SaaS company. One year later, I just have to laugh when I think of this; There is no reason to worry at all!
In the office, our main language is English. Our users are from all over the world and speak perfect English as well. If the BizAv industry is new to you, I can tell you that everything can be learned. From the beginning, you get a lot of support from your experienced colleagues, who work with the aviation topics for many years (or are pilots themselves!). This is an advantage of this job, truly – it never gets boring. Every day I learn something new about SaaS, aviation or even sales or marketing.
Q: WHAT IS THE FIRST THOUGHT YOU HAVE WHEN ASKED BY OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
My job is just… cool! I can’t even think of anything else to say. I am excited to start
Q: WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT AT THE MOMENT?
That we are growing fast, get new customers and have way bigger support team! The size of the team and the experience of my colleagues brought us to a whole different level. It is so nice to see how the company is changing and improving BizAv day by day.
Q: WHAT CHANGED IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE SINCE WORKING FOR FL3XX? WHAT DID YOU LEARN, IMPROVE OR DISCOVER ABOUT YOURSELF?
I learned a lot about working for a smaller company. It requires a different skill set than the big enterprises require. You have to be extremely responsive and proactive; Follow up on your tasks constantly, whilst you multitask at the same time. It is a challenging environment, which pushes you to grow every day and to improve your skills.
Q: WOULD YOU RECOMMEND YOUNG PEOPLE TO JOIN THE TEAM? IF YES, WHY?
Yes, certainly! Especially after your studies, you can learn a lot in a short time. In FL3XX you have a chance to work in your own department, and also see how all the other departments work and cooperate with you. It is a perfect way to develop new interests, which can be very helpful when deciding about your future career. Don’t be afraid of the novelties – new challenges will come – but in the end, you end up solving them. It will make you feel proud of yourself and your work.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO CONSIDER APPLYING FOR A POSITION AT FL3XX?
My advice is – APPLY! You have nothing to lose and you can gain so much! Even if there is no matching job description online at the moment; just send your CV and tell us why you want to be a part of the team. Our management is always looking for great team players and people willing to learn!
Pro tip: Make sure to highlight your strengths and to read about our company’s culture. I would also recommend you to watch this video.
Q: GREAT, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, ENIKO. I KNOW YOU ARE REALLY BUSY THESE DAYS!
No problem, happy to share my experience!
Interested in learning more? Read the first edition, where we interviewed Rudi Heersink after his first 30 days.
If you’re interested in the jobs that are available, just have a look at our jobs page, or feel free send us an unsolicited application. Want to see more of our lives at FL3XX? Follow us on Instagram: @FL3XXlife.