Look at Shehzad's blog to see how describes his career progression and global opportunities in Atlas Copco. He covers the reality of working in an office environment and find out what he has to say about working alongside Atlas Copco Pakistan employees.
Most of our time is spent at work: it is, therefore, crucial for it to be an uplifting environment on a personal level. Atlas Copco is a comprehensive, smart and innovative company that seriously understands the importance of empowering employees to maximize efficiency, cooperation, and confidence. Right from the start of my placement, I was encouraged to explore the different tasks involved in the engineering role and find which resonate with my strengths and passion.
It was quite interesting to share how I got my chance in Atlas Copco. When I applied for the Technical Support position I received a reply from HR, which I still, remember vividly that, “Dear Candidate, we will get back to you within fortnight timespan.” I thought it is an automated email, which is normally sent to every other candidate. However, I received a call for an interview and I confirmed the requested date.
Panel interview was arranged in a very conducive but equally professional environment. Many technical and thought-provoking personality questions were asked. I remained confident, blunt and honest in the entire process. One question that I still remember, which was asked by the panel, “Do you know the role for which you have applied?” I answered, “Sir, for the job I have applied, is like moving from pillars to stones, honestly I don’t remember the role now.” They laughed at it and momentum of healthy conversation continued. However, when I left the room, I was confident about the interview and was hopeful of having the second call. Instead, I directly received an offer from HR which I accepted and joined Atlas Copco.
Atlas Copco provides various opportunities for its employee to flourish and grow professionally. Employees can apply internationally whenever there is a suitable position. I was near to completion of my mission, started exploring international opportunities, and luckily was selected. If one wants to rotate within the company, current mission completion is pre-requisite. To apply in the middle of your current mission is just like putting halfheartedly efforts. As said before, in Atlas Copco, opportunities to grow never stop, but one must wait for the right time.
Handling customers with a diverse cultural background is a challenging task especially in my current region where there is a perception that “Our belonging is minimal”. Nevertheless, having customer with focused mind with transparent dealing creates lasting impact. With this kind of attitude, everyone can bring a difference.
Words extremely fail to explain the greatness of Atlas Copco. From a friendly working environment to professional growth, it is a well-structured organization, which I have never observed in my whole career.