Today, we talk to Galina Genova, Finance, Commercial & Administration Specialist, SofMedica Bulgaria
Hello, Galina. You are one of the newest team members of SofMedica, as you joined the team from Bulgaria a few months ago. How would you characterize SofMedica’s ecosystem? Is it an old and dusty company? After all, it is more than 25 years old.
SofMedica’s ecosystem is certainly not old and dusty; I would rather say it is mature, agile, and innovative. It is a challenging environment with new projects every day, which makes the work interesting and keeps us engaged and motivated. The fast-paced and dynamic nature of the responsibilities develops our multitasking and change adaption abilities. In a few words: There is never a dull moment!
You had a very quick start. You deal with administrative and financial issues, and even with compliance aspects. How is this possible?
Yes, I am involved in different aspects of the business and this makes my work exciting and challenging. All of this is possible because I received different initial and continuous internal trainings from the respective areas, in addition to the internal learning courses that I took offered by SofMedica.
But most importantly, the support of my colleagues, peers and managers is what helps me juggle few things at once. The friendly environment, the cooperation that I receive from everyone, and the notion that I can always count on them are the most valuable aspects.
But since you are very busy, is there time left for training and learning?
The work environment is conducive to learning. There is always an opportunity to learn something new and to develop a new skill. The busy schedule is helping the learning process by improving the variety of skills and the multitasking abilities. In addition, the company encourages us to develop in the areas of our interests through different training and learning activities.
Each discussion with your more experienced colleagues ended with some advice for the young members of the company. In your turn, what would you recommend them?
In a world that is changing faster than ever and as a company as innovative as we are, we all should aim to improve our knowledge every day by taking advantage of the new technologies and ways to learn and develop.
To the more experienced colleagues, I would quote as someone once said “If you have knowledge, let the others light their candles from it”!
Thank you Galina and good luck!