Welcome to another edition of Humans of Altus! In our last segment we spoke with Yousuf Khan and John Koo about their roles in our Support Department and what they most enjoy about it. This time I had the chance to sit down with the newest member of our team, Inga Bagrinceve, who is working as an Application Consultant in our Professional Services Department. Read on to see what she had to say about working at Altus and what she most enjoys about her position:
What motivated you to join the team at Altus?
Altus is well known in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV world. It is a rapidly growing and successfully operating company, and some of their clients have been with them for ages and continue to remain loyal customers. This says a lot about a company and it shows that they really care about their clients. Altus also has a very friendly and knowledgeable team, and it is very important for me as a professional to be a part of a team where there are opportunities for me to grow, learn new things and share my experiences. And of course, who wouldn’t like to work for a company that is recognized as one of the Best Workplaces of 2016.
How do your career, your passions, and your life come together?
I think it’s very important to love your job and do the things you’re best at. Some may think otherwise, but your job plays a major role in your everyday life. According to multiple sources, we spend a third of our lives working, and I definitely do not want to be wasting my time doing things that I neither like nor believe in. I have always tried to take on roles that I know I will love and enjoy because it allows me to be very passionate about my work. The feeling of spending my time doing work that is both valuable and impactful boosts my self-confidence, which in turn has a positive effect on other aspects of my life.
When did you know working at Altus was the best decision for you?
It is only my third week here at Altus, and I am settling down and getting to know company processes, my colleagues, and my clients. It is all very new, fresh and different! Previous to Altus, I had been working within the public sector for over 13 years, implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV in retail, wholesale, distribution and manufacturing companies. Altus clients are non-profit, education and government organizations, so they are very different from the companies that I have worked with so far. Because of this, I am constantly learning new things and using my unique experiences to provide a different perspective on solving clients’ issues. It might be too early to say that working at Altus was the best decision for me, but I really believe I'll feel this way someday soon!
What has been your favourite moment at Altus so far?
It has been a great pleasure to work with other professionals like myself. We speak the same language and we are constantly sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other. Everybody is so nice, helpful and supportive. I feel that we have the potential to achieve a lot together as a team, which is very exciting!
What do you most enjoy doing outside of work?
I am a BIG salsa lover! Almost a year ago I discovered this amazing dance and quickly realized that it was exactly what I needed in my life. I started out by taking salsa classes and quickly became addicted to the Latin dance. To me, salsa is not only a dance, it is a lifestyle. You meet many new people who are also very passionate about salsa, and they share their skills and help you to improve and become an even better salsa dancer. The more you feel that you’re improving, the more confident you become, which ultimately leads to a more relaxed and happy life. It is also essential to do things that take your mind off work after a busy day as they help you to re-energize and prepare for the next day.
Are you interested in joining the fantastic work community at Altus Dynamics? If so, visit our careers page to find out more about what it is like to work for Altus and see which positions are currently open.