Over the last few years, the Intel site in Poland has grown significantly. We have hired the best specialists from all over the world. To build a strong team of the highest quality specialists, we decided to relocate some of our employees to Poland.
Do you remember our fantastic, Polish HR Team from previous entries?
This team is focused on helping our employees solve their everyday problems. If an Intel employee has any job-related issues or concerns, these are the people who will take care of it.
Irina is a part of our HR department which is responsible for providing such support for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. She relocated from Russia to support the Russian speaking part of the Intel’s world.
Meet Irina – she is sharing her point of view on Polish stereotypes and working perspectives in Gdansk branch of Intel.
My name is Irina (or Irena in Polish style :-) ), and I am from Russia, Nizhny Novgorod. I am a part of Human Resources Enterprise Services (HRES) group, specifically, the Greater Europe Region (GER) Global Employee support team. Our team is responsible for providing employee support across HR products and services, with a strong focus on quality, efficiency and customer service. Right now I am a Customer Care representative for GER region, which means that I’m working with complex cross-functional HR issues, urgent / time sensitive issues, service extensions etc. I’ve been with Intel for 4.5 years, and all this time I’ve spent with GES team.
What do you like the most in Intel-Gdansk?
Everything :-) The first, and the most important thing to know is that “Intel’s greatest asset is people”, and I can say that people at Intel-Gdansk are great! Open, ready to help and support, easy-going! I truly appreciate the support which I received as a foreigner. And of course it’s great to have an opportunity to go to the beach after business hours :-)
What are the cultural differences?
Well, frankly speaking, there are more common things than different things. I can say that Polish people are a little bit more open and friendly than Russians. I would say there were some funny stereotypes that they have about Russia :-)
Why have you decided to work in Polish branch of Intel?
It was a great and unique opportunity! I was the first one from Global Employee Support team to move here and start to establish a new organization, so it was an exciting offer.
What did you think about Poland before you came here? Did you have any concerns about coming to Gdansk?
I knew something from school history course, but not many really. I didn’t have any concerns about Gdansk or Poland, only great perspectives. I’m fond of history, and this move is a great opportunity to see beautiful and famous historical places. And of course living by the sea side is great :-)
What do you like the most in your job? HR is always about working with employees, who are our customers. And this is what I like most – work with people and provide an excellent service.
Interested in joining us? Check job openings in Poland HR group! Apply here