Getting to know the company
It is now friday of my first week in my new job.
I like it!
Main task in such a week is getting to know the company, finding your way
in the office, setting up email, browsing the source code, etc.
- A big bonus is starting right dead smack at the beginning of the new year
and thus with the new year company-wide meeting where the goal for the next
year is introduced and some data on the past year is shown. This
immediately gave me an overview.
- There are two other new colleagues. So the three of us got several
introductions throughout the week to the major work areas in Nelen &
Schuurmans: just an informal meeting and a bit of introduction on the work
area. It did give me a pretty decent idea on what happens here. Fun.
- One of the other two new ones sent an email to everyone with a short
introduction. Good idea! So I followed up with a short one myself,
including a link to this website. Wow, a personal website is an effective
introduction. I got quite a few comments from people that browsed it (and
the photos). “Hey, you’ve got a recumbent”. “Hey, you like trains”. “Oh
no, not another christian :-)”.
- What works well: a common lunch. All together at the table (well, two
tables). You sit next to a new colleague every day.
All in all: good first week.