How did your career start at KRONUS?
I had already worked with KRONUS a little last year. Together with the chairperson of the Board, Igors Ževaks, we had a discussion that I would audit the production, given my extensive experience in the production industry. So, it could be called an introduction to KRONUS, and the company also had the opportunity to get to know me. It was not a long collaboration, we met about six times during the summer. It was my first experience with KRONUS. I came here straight into the position of operations manager, but I had an extensive onboarding plan. To start in this position, I had to get to know our production beforehand. I worked on almost all the production lines, which gave me interesting experience and a chance to look at the processes from the inside. I tried my hand at physical work, as I have not done this kind of work for quite a long time. Sometimes I miss these jobs – there is not much to worry about, when you work according to the instructions. You just rely on your fitness and stamina. It was definitely physically and morally difficult. It is long hours, shift work, not so much time for your own things. I spent almost a month and a half there.
How do you feel about the selection process in general?
It was definitely not a standard selection process for me. It was more of a mutual choice – I chose KRONUS and KRONUS chose me. But the selection process was also an interesting experience, it was definitely not quick. There were a lot of interviews and personality tests. It was also a new experience for me, because before that I had worked almost all my life in the same company. I did not need to go for interviews. At one point, I thought that this process would never end. However, I enjoyed the time and it also gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about myself. It ended well for me and, since I work here, it means that it ended well for the company.