Pavel Šustek founded one of the largest shared services centres in Brno. Formerly known as Edwards Services, they became part of Atlas Copco, the world leader in compressor and vacuum business.
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Netscout provides monitoring solutions to major telecommunications carriers like Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, O2, and Vodafone. “We deal with the newest technology and people like it – we don’t have many leavers,” says the regional manager Martin Boháč.
Their video games have over 160 million downloads worldwide. Every fifth employee is a foreigner. “The most important skill we look for is a certain level of madness,” says Miguel Caron from Canada.
There are 153 expats out of over 3,000 employees at Masaryk University this year. “We try to bring the world to our students,” says the vice-rector for internationalization Ivan Malý.
David Reid is the Chief Customer Officer at Kiwi.com. His biggest passion is travel, which is probably why he ended up at this fast-growing startup in Brno. The travel agency has employed more than 300 newbies so far this year.
“We have employees representing more than 40 nationalities, and truly believe our clients benefit from the diversity of the workforce here in Brno,” says Jakub Kovalský from AT&T.
“It is not always easy to incorporate foreigners into a company. It creates some issues,” says Jiří Očadlík who is responsible for steering the FEI management team in Brno. Together we peak into the world of microscopy.
Brno has changed in recent years. It is more attractive for foreigners, it is easier for them to come here and stay, even have a family. And people do not see BPO/SSC industry as a stop gap before getting a “proper job”. Most are in it for the long haul.
Jakub Ondroušek is the Communications leader at Honeywell Technology Solutions in Brno. He studied business, management and marketing at the Queen Margaret University in the United Kingdom and gained foreign work experience as a marketing specialist in Scotland. BEC asks him about… Full story
Tom Kostelac joined as Marketing Director at CTP in 2013 after many years of collaboration with the company. As a long-term expat, he has over 15 years branding experience in the Czech market. BEC asks him about his business experience. How… Full story