#Junior Data Analyst — 3 minute read
Vanja Junior Data Analyst
My onboarding experience at Nanobit
Your first day at work could be overwhelming! Many new faces, new names to memorize, much information to grasp and acronyms to decipher – in the mid of all that, you are wondering will I be able to fit in and how can I hit the ground running?
We foresee our new team members' concerns and that's where onboarding comes into play! At Nanobit we take onboarding seriously and we ensure a warm welcome and a smooth landing to all our new team members, a.k.a Nanopeeps.
“I felt welcomed!” said Vanja, Junior Data Analyst at Nanobit who described her first day as packed with information but not overwhelming. Vanja who joined the team a couple of months ago describes her overall onboarding experience and her first months at Nanobit.
Nanobit is a great company that cares for its own people and I am glad to be part of the team and contribute to its success.
My first day started with an office tour, actually, I first got introduced to the fancy coffee machine – first things first! Then, I got a chance to meet and greet other team members. I was impressed with the modern design of offices which are an hommage to legendary games and are also decorated with artwork showcasing Nanobit games. That day, I got help from my team to get signed up for lunch – I had to choose from five meal options which I thought was convenient to actually get a free meal delivered to your office every day! My first week was basically an introduction of office, work, tools and lots of chitchatting with my teammates and getting to know everyone else!
Onboarding is not just a warm welcome
During my first week, each team member presented to me their roles and responsibilities within the team. In the beginning, my colleague Suraja took on the role of mentor and walked me through the role of Data Analytics team as well as the whole workflow. To put theory into practice, I got some simple tasks to do in order to get familiar with the tools my team uses. Little by little, I started taking on more specific project-related tasks. In that phase, my colleague Mihael took over the mentorship role and we are working side by side on a newly-released game. Working on a specific project means also coordinating with other departments which was a great opportunity to learn what they do and how they contribute to the overall game-making process.
From new team members to those who have years of experience, everyone is encouraged to develop their skills. Such a supportive environment has made it easy for me to learn the ropes of my new role faster.
The learning process is not limited to mentors, everyone in my team and in other teams is actually happy to help and step in to answer any questions I might have which has greatly helped me grasp my job duties quite fast. Nanobit company culture is based, among other values, on education. From new team members to those who have years of experience, everyone is encouraged to develop their skills. Such a supportive environment has made it easy for me to learn the ropes of my new role faster.
Onboarding is more than just learning your role and mastering your tasks. It also helps all new employees to easily integrate into the company culture and learn about its values.
Experiencing the company culture
Onboarding is more than just learning your role and mastering your tasks. It also helps all new employees to easily integrate into the company culture and learn about its values. Due to the pandemic, most teams work from home. Luckily, my team chose to work mostly from the office and that has given me a chance to socialize and learn more about each one of them and also to better experience the company culture.
A month and a half ago, we had team building activity and it was great! My team actually waited for me to join in so that we plan and arrange together the teambuilding activities – which was very sweet!
Onboarding is a two-way street
Communication is crucial to any aspect of the job and when it comes to feedback on your work performance it becomes vital! Throughout the first few months in my new role, my mentor and I scheduled two feedback sessions during which I received but also provided feedback. The sessions were very constructive and I felt comfortable giving feedback and discussing with my mentor future projects.
Last but not least, Nanobit is a great company that cares for its own people and I am glad to be part of the team and contribute to its success.