How people and companies in Jena live interculturality
Every year, the i-work Business Award recognises companies in Jena that are exemplary in promoting intercultural openness in the business environment. The many practical examples from the i-work competition present the companies where integration succeeds in everyday working life and show how people at the workplace and beyond are committed to the cooperation of cultures. Would you like to learn more about how arriving in Jena and in your new job can be a success? Our blog series presents mans interesting examples.
Meet Sangeetha Sasidharan here
Sangeetha comes from India and works in Jena as a software developer at JENTECH Datensysteme AG.
Dear Sangeetha, where are you from and what brought you to Jena?
I come from India and I moved to Jena because I found a position here as a software developer. I wanted to seize this professional opportunity.
What do you like best about your company and your work?
What we like best about my company is the innovative atmosphere and the interesting projects. I appreciate the creative challenge in my work.
What challenges did you face when arriving in Jena and/or onboarding at the company? How were you able to overcome these challenges?
At the beginning, I had difficulties with the German language. It was challenging to understand the company’s internal processes. The company helped me with this and offered me a language course. My colleagues help me to better internalize the work processes.
How did your company support you particularly well?
My company has supported me in all aspects and makes me feel comfortable. They help me to understand my tasks, offer training to improve my skills and several German courses and have supported me in finding accommodation.
What are the biggest differences in everyday life and work between your home country and Jena? What tips would you give to people who want to settle in Jena?
In Jena, I noticed that there are many differences in work, culture and lifestyle compared to my home country (India). There is a lot of emphasis on work-life balance here. To settle in Jena, I recommend getting to know the local culture and language.
What is typically German / typically Jena for you?
Jena is close to my heart. The people here, the pleasant working atmosphere, the peace and quiet and the friendly and supportive colleagues are the reasons why I like Jena.
Thank you very much for the interview and all the best for the future!
JENTECH Datensysteme AG: About us
JENTECH Datensysteme AG was founded in Jena in 1990. From the very beginning, the company’s main objective was to offer customers high-quality solutions in the field of information technology. To achieve this goal, JENTECH AG, together with its subsidiaries, unites a competence team of engineers and IT specialists in the fields of computer systems, software development, automation technology, communication and IT services.
Our goal is to offer our customers customized solutions that meet their specific requirements and give them a competitive edge. We strive for excellence in the quality of our products and services and focus on continuous innovation to meet the ever-changing demands of the market.Visit JENTECH Website
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