Short lines of contact
There are so many jobs in this region, especially if you have a technical background. Especially the large employers are looking for talent. So why did Tim choose to work for a smaller company? “Obviously this is my first job, so I don’t know what it’s like to work for a large multinational, haha. But a smaller company has always appealed to me more. The lines are short here, the atmosphere is informal and everyone knows each other. You can go straight to the CEO. And that is certainly not the case everywhere,” he says.
Tim also mentions the speed of work as a big advantage. “For example, if I notice that we’ve overlooked something that the customer desperately needs, I’ll report it,” he explains. “I can often realize the requested functionality for the customer within a few weeks – together with my colleagues who have just a little more technical knowledge than I do.”
People are much more valuable if they can grow
Do you think that a smaller company like Prespective gives you more opportunities to develop yourself? “Perhaps,” Tim replies. “But I know that the gentlemen who founded the company all have the same background as me. In the beginning, for example, they knew little about things like sales and marketing. So they understood: if we want to realize this as a company, we have to learn those skills.”
“And I think that’s where that belief comes from: people can be a lot more valuable to your business if you give them the time and space to develop,” he adds. Tim also mentions the impact you have on the product you make together as a major advantage: “Because we have a relatively small team, everyone makes a major contribution. Not only in the product we develop, by the way, but also in the way we work. We have developed these together within R&D over the past 1.5 years. And of course we are constantly updating our working method.”