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If you’re reading this, then you’re probably ready to change something about your job. Well, you’ve come to the right place – we’re all about reaching further!
In your working life, just like with personal stuff, when you want to grow, sometimes you need to change things up. However, it can be difficult to decide on a new direction when you’re not sure what lies ahead.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here you can find out what it’s like to work at Predica. If you want to read about the process from day one, keep going. Or, you can jump right to the development opportunities or career paths.
Congratulations, you’re hired! So, what happens now?
The first part is onboarding with our awesome HR team. Over two days you’ll get all the information you need to get started. We will go over company history, mission and structure, but also the tools and processes we use in our daily work. Plus, it will give you the chance to meet your new colleagues and get your professional photo taken!
It might be a lot to take in at once, so feel free to have a look around our website to get to know us better ahead of time. Don’t worry though – these first days are designed to get you set up and ready to begin.
Your first three months at the company are treated as an adaptation period. During that time, we will go over your tasks and responsibilities in more detail. You will have plenty of guidance from your Team Leader to make sure you have all the necessary tools and skills, so you can feel comfortable and confident in what you do.
At the same time, you will work on normal projects and activities within your first week at Predica. Why? So that you get a taste of the real work that you are expected to do. The first three months is also a time for you to decide if Predica is your place. Together with your Team Leader you will define success criteria for this first quarter to make it easier to evaluate this period later.
After the three months – and every three months after that, if we both agree on further cooperation – we’ll conduct a review. This is not so much a performance assessment, as it is a chance to talk to your Team Leader about where you are in your development, which areas you feel good at and which you’d like to gain more experience in.
It also gives us both the opportunity to review if your role is the right fit for you, or if you’d rather work in a different area (more on the available roles and career paths later).
If all goes well, you’ll finish your adaptation period fully skilled and ready for your role, and with a plan for your next steps at the company.
That pretty much wraps up your first quarter at Predica! And we’re just getting started ?
Now, this is the fun part! We know that a great job is one where you can reach your potential – so that’s exactly what we’ll help you do.
We’ll start with your OKRs (or Objectives and Key Results). Your Team Leader will help you define them during your periodical review. You’ll set them in 7Geese, our tool of choice for performance management.
The OKRs permeate and guide everything we do – we have them for the company, each department, and every person.
On the one hand, your goals will be aligned with the higher objectives of Predica as a whole – but at the same time, they will be playing to your skills, strengths and ambitions, so you can develop in the direction for which you aim.
It’s more than just ticking off boxes when you’ve completed a task. By structuring our goals in this way, everyone at Predica can see themselves as part of a bigger structure and have a greater perspective of their career paths in the long run.
Your new role will equip you with many new skills, but you won’t be expected to figure everything out on your own. Your team and its leader will always be there to support you. But it doesn’t end there!
To help Predicans with their personal development, we’ve introduced education budgets of 8’000 PLN per person. You could spend yours on training, conferences, courses, books… Anything that helps you get the knowledge you need!
And you make the choice of what to spend it on, as long as it aligns with your development plan. There are also 8 days per year available for you to attend seminars and courses outside of work.
In addition to external learning, you can also discuss your needs with our friendly HR pros – they’re always happy to help!
The HR team has a selection of catalogs of training courses, as well as internal training options. So, if there’s anything in particular you’d like to learn, you can probably find it there! Topics include technical matters, but also soft skills.
If you’d like to become a leader one day – there’s a course for that. If you want to become better at communication – there’s one for that too! You can also get industry certificates in your chosen specialty.
As you can see, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for personal development. If you know where you want to go, we’ll help you get there. And if you’re still figuring things out, we’ll support you while you do!
At Predica, you can progress along a clear career path, regardless of the department you’re in. In simple terms, in our technical divisions, we have Consulting (client-focused), Delivery (project-focused) and Managed Services (support-focused).
The role for which you’re applying (you’ll find our current opportunities here) and your experience will determine your starting point. Usually people join us at the Intern or Junior position and then move up to Specialists.
However, you may already be at that level or higher – so we’ll work out your path from there during recruitment. Ultimately, we aim for you to keep moving up 🙂
If a certain division turns out not to be quite right for you, you can move across to another one. You can also decide whether you want to lead teams or projects – that will determine whether you’ll go down the Team Lead or the Senior route.
You can also, potentially, have it all – if you have an aptitude for client cooperation, project management and leadership, you can become a Project Owner, and later, even a Digital Advisor. These are highly specialist roles at our company, and you can read more about them in these dedicated articles:
Here’s a diagram of the technical career paths. You’ll notice that we don’t have managers as such – all higher-level roles are focused on leading, advising and/or supporting other team members. As far as we’re concerned, that’s the way to go!
We also have career paths for people working in other departments, which at Predica form a division of Practices – encompassing Technical Fellows, Finance, Administration, HR, Marketing and IT.
The career paths are quite similar here; you can also choose whether you’d like to progress towards team leading or job expertise.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it – we play a team game. People are most important at Predica, and so we always support and help each other. Acting with care is at the core of our values.
And it’s really great to see everyone’s efforts pay off – with several current and former Microsoft MVPs on board and a growing number of industry experts, we can see that our approach works!
You can check out some of our Predicans’ stories first-hand right here. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can also read the articles on the career paths of Adam, a former Architect who is now a Digital Advisor; our Finance Business Partner Ewa – formerly Head of Administration; and Wojciech, formerly a Principal Consultant, and now General Manager for the U.S.
Doing great then, doing even better now – it’s a story shared by many Predicans. And it could be your story too!
Fulfilling our mission: to accelerate the transition to self-managed organizations where people can focus on more meaningful work, starts with ourselves.
We believe in self-management, so we put employees in charge of their own jobs, because they know how, when and where they work best.
And we focus on doing things that make a difference. Because isn’t this what all of us really want in our working life?
The bottom line is
as much as the person needs to be right for the job, the job needs to be right for the person.
And here, we’ll always work with you to make sure that both pieces of this puzzle fit just right.
Now, doesn’t this sound like a place where your career could really take off?
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