Blogi 14.9.2018

I brought my family from India to Finland, and we love it!

Gofore Crew

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It has been 6 months since I joined Gofore and I can easily say I enjoy working here a lot. I am really thankful and happy to be part of my company.
I decided to move to Finland from India with my family after considering the facts like Finland having one of the best education systems in the world, and great work-life balance.
And all of this started when Gofore, an IT company in Finland decided to give me an opportunity even though my technical skills don’t align with their needs at the moment. Gofore recognized my interest and ability to learn new things.
With the courage to face the unknown, I travelled to Finland on March 8th 2018 and Finland greeted me with great white snow all around which was the first experience of snow for me. Even though I have travelled to the US and Japan before, I have never seen snow like this, which was overwhelming for me and I enjoyed it a lot.
The next day, I decided to visit the office just to figure my route since I didn’t want to get lost on my joining day which was a couple of days later. Without much hassle, I was able to find my office and then half mindedly decided to go inside and say Hi.
To my surprise, I saw many smiling faces which were eager to welcome me to the company and asked me to join them in a cooking event which they were going to have within a couple of minutes. I gladly joined them with no idea of what was going to happen.
It was the best night of my life, where I cooked with my future colleagues and had great conversations with many of them. And then it was like a normal thing to have many ’best nights’ and days with great colleagues with whom I enjoyed working and having fun at after work parties.
Gofore amazed me in many ways, the great culture, awesome skilled people, happy smiling faces, the helping mentality of my colleagues, events, parties, yoga, football, company breakfast, summer party, foosball, Finnish lessons by colleagues, wine tasting, people persons, and a whole lot more benefits you could have as an employee and you are treated as an equal no matter which part of the world you are from.
And never before I had an experience where I was asked whether I would like to have a salary appraisal discussion even before completing 6 months. Its one of the two values of Gofore. Gofore is the best workplace for the employee.
I have had a really great experience druing my time at Gofore so far and I decided to create a small video about the company and how the work-life culture is here since I want to share this really good culture and wellbeing with everyone. This brings happiness to me and many others.
I came to Gofore with an experience of 6 years of IT and from 3 different multinational companies. But I would gladly tell to anyone I meet, that my career journey and my life started here at Gofore.

Shamnad Shaji

I am a web developer with a programming experience of 6+ years and have worked more on backend development using java. Recently started looking at various UI technologies and would like to work more on Front end development. Reactys would be good start for me and would like to learn some python too. Morever I'm open to study any new technologies and I am a quick learner and I like some Japanese too. I love learning new languages ​​including tech and speaking languages.

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