As an international company of nearly 12,000 employees, we at Metso probably have as many different kinds of interesting jobs as we have people – and that is a lot. Therefore, we have gathered a group of young Metso professionals from different locations and job roles to share their experiences and insights on Metso with you. In the upcoming posts, we will offer you a sneak peek into the everyday working lives of our young employees around the world. I will co-ordinate the blog series this year, and will kick things off by sharing my experiences at Metso with you.
HR with a global twist
I work as an HR trainee in Metso’s Global HR at our Helsinki office. Even though I work in Finland, I actually work with colleagues located all over the world. In 51 countries, to be exact. Working with colleagues from different locations and cultures is an absolute pleasure, and in addition to having challenging tasks and great colleagues at work, it is an aspect that really makes my work enjoyable.
A normal work day for me starts by (in addition to enjoying my daily eight o’clock caffeine fix) going through my emails. Because we operate in many different time zones, I usually get a lot of morning reads in my inbox overnight. During the day I usually have several meetings with both internal and external stakeholders: rushing with a laptop between my own work station and various meeting rooms here at the Helsinki office is a normal part of my daily agenda. Sometimes I commute to Metso’s Lokomo location in Tampere, where half of my team is actually located. Because the distances between colleagues can geographically be quite long, we do a lot of video conferencing. Despite this, though, one can always count on getting an answer and a friendly greeting in no time.