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My Career: From Start to Finnish

Stephen discovered why Finland is the happiest country in the world

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Kenigbolo Meya Stephen, Nigeria. Full stack software engineer and frontend engineering team lead

“I love the no BS and zero bureaucracy policy where I work.”

1. The reason I ended up in Finland is… that my partner is a Finn. I relocated from Estonia to Finland as it was more feasible considering we’re a young couple building a family.

2. What I find surprising about working in Finland is… zero bureaucracy at the workplace. This may not apply to all companies, but I love the no BS and zero bureaucracy policy where I work, despite the company having several employees.

3. If I could change one thing about Finnish working life it would be… more work social events. I think considering the weather here a bit more work-related social events would be very helpful.

4. How I got my current job is… pretty much via atalent.fi, which was obviously recommended to me by my partner. I went online and made an application, got an interview, got an offer afterwards and voila!

5. The piece of advice I would give to someone contemplating coming to work in Finland is… there’s nothing much to say here than take a look at the 2018 World Happiness Report and thank me later!

Published on 18.03.2019