Celebrating 5 years with Petra Kis-Jakab

Category: Inside Albion

Last week, we celebrated the 5th Albion anniversary of our Finance and Resouces superwoman, Petra Kis-Jakab. In this short interview, we asked her to share her favourite memories and motivational tips.

What are your favourite memories from the last 5 years?

I love it when we get together and do something entertaining! Be it a costume contest, a Halloween party, an escape room game or even a Túró Rudi tasting, as long as we are all enthusiastic about it, it is always fun. This year, I also prepared with a presentation and treasure hunting game for our annual workshop, which took place in the cosy winter garden of the Tata office. It was such a rewarding feeling to see my colleagues actually enjoying the game.   

What is it that you’re most proud of in connection with your work?

I noticed, that the things we are proud of, usually start being quite difficult or challenging. If we take them as an opportunity, we can learn a lot in the end. One of the things I am proud of, is the personal development I have experienced here throughout the years from a Finance and Resources Assistant to Manager position. But to mention a few more specific ones: setting up our new TMS or actively taking part in the preparations for the ISO Audit are among the most memorable ones.

How do you think the industry has changed since you’ve been here?

Technology has definitely changed a lot. Not only machine translation is gaining more attention, but there are more instructions to follow when completing a project. Also, clients are always experimenting with new translation- and translation management softwares. Adaptability is an equally important skill for both a Finance and Resources Manager.

How do you keep motivated on difficult days?

If someone has a difficult day, there is always a colleague or two to encourage or cheer them up. We always find some time to chat a bit during lunch too, so we can forget about daily struggles a bit.

Do you have any exciting projects in the near future you can talk about?

There is always something going on here, especially during the end of the year, so I am pretty sure, exciting tasks have not ended here 😊 It is a busy period for everybody, not only at work, but also in our personal lives, as Christmas is getting closer. Despite all the everyday “battles”, I really enjoy this time of the year with all the lights, warm sweaters, candles, and the smell of freshly baked cookies – there is something magical about this late Fall, early winter period.


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