Carola reports on her start at work.
We asked our colleague Carola how she liked her start at subshell.
Through a former fellow student who works at subshell. He told me that the company was looking for Java developers. He gave me his card and I applied, which worked.
I found the colleagues who were there for the interview immediately likeable. Of course, programming skills are required, but if you don't come up with a solution immediately, it's not so tragic at first.
With the help of the others, you then can find the right answer yourself. I really liked the relaxed atmosphere.
Everyone was very courteous, and I immediately felt at home. I am now in the same team as my former fellow student. That made my entry even easier. You are immediately involved in the tasks and can choose what you would like to do.
Although I (still) pester the others with questions, everyone is happy to help. What I also think is good is that we have the opportunity to do pair programming. This means that we work together on a task and can help each other.
What strikes me in particular is the humorous way we interact, which gives me the feeling that nobody has to pretend here. It's fun to work here.
So far, I only have praise for the fact that you have a competent, helpful team in which you are quickly integrated and to which you can ask questions. I also like the flexible working hours and the work-life balance.
My wish is that we could have even more women in the development teams. It's probably not easy to influence because there aren't so many women applying. But in general, I think it would be good.