Michał's way to zeb
Published: September 23, 2021
“zeb enables their employees to have a tangible impact and high-level exposure from the get-go!”
Michał did an internship at the Warsaw office and now works as a consultant at zeb. In his testimonial, he tells us why he decided to join zeb and what makes zeb special for him.
How did you learn about zeb?
My entire experience with zeb started with a coincidence. Namely, my father received a Christmas gift from the company with the zeb logo on it. As back then I was looking for an internship position in consulting, the “360 degrees consulting for financial services” motto printed on the bag quickly sparked my interest and I started my research into the company. It quickly became apparent, however, that zeb’s Warsaw office wasn’t looking for interns at the time. But that didn’t discourage me from applying and a few days later I submitted a speculative application, not thinking I would get an answer. However, zeb proved me wrong by calling me the same day to schedule a case interview with one of the consultants. The rest, however, is history …
What makes zeb special?
zeb and especially the Warsaw office are unique entities in the consulting industry due to a handful of reasons. Firstly, every individual is seen as a qualified team member that can have a tangible impact from the day they start their experience with the company. So in the second week of my internship, I was asked to assist my manager in a meeting with the COO of one of the largest banks in Poland. Secondly, zeb has a pragmatic but solid way of solving clients’ problems. We are committed to our clients and co-develop feasible solutions that will bring real value to their organizations. Lastly, the Warsaw office has a one-of-a-kind culture that is organized and well-structured while offering an informal atmosphere as often as possible.
What are your responsibilities at zeb?
It’s a difficult question to answer in our company. As our team here in Poland is not that big, our responsibilities vary from day to day. However, if I would need to summarize it in one sentence, I’d say that I’m a problem solver. The problems though are different from project to project. Currently, I’m working on a major transformation project for one of the largest universal banks in Austria.
Apart from that, I’m involved in a community that develops the machine learning / artificial intelligence skills of zeb by prototyping use cases that could bring value to our clients across Europe.
How did you experience your first weeks at zeb? What were your first impressions?
It’s difficult for me to remember them exactly as it has been almost 3 years since I joined the company. Nevertheless, the overarching theme that comes to my mind is one of professionalism and friendliness. I was impressed by how structured my onboarding was: I was assigned a CDC (Career Development Counselor) who not only welcomed me to the company and gave me some important tips on the IT system, but also entrusted me with my first tasks by involving me in one of the projects from day 1. I was also impressed by the fact that everyone seemed to treat each other as friends rather than colleagues, which is quite important as sometimes you need to spend a considerable amount of time with them.