as many of you know, I spent 5 days (29th july – 2nd august) on my company training. During these 5 days I visited Prague, Bratislava and Vienna. First of all, this is not a standard procedure for the call center agents in Timisoara. Me and 3 of my colleagues went for our training abroad, because Bosch CZ & SK wanted us to. It is always better to meet the people we will be working with in person and get to know the divisions in person than to just have some online sessions.
We used Tarom airilines for our trip from Timisoara-Bucharest-Prague and then Vienna-Bucharest-Timisoara. It is a Romanian middle-class airline. Interior of the airplanes is a little bit outdated, but our flights were on time, with kind service on board so it is enough for cassual traveller. I even experienced my first turbulence – it is exciting and scary at the same time.
In total we changed 3 hotels – ParkInn Prague, NH Gate One in Bratislava and Best Western Hotel Reither in Vienna. First two mentioned were really nice luxurious hotels with nice rooms and shared space with rich and tasty breakfast. The last one was a little bit worse in comparison with previous 2 – no AC in the rooms, showers were not working properly. Also the breakfast was not as rich and tasty as in other hotels and we had to pay for them extra (we find out abouth that at the check-out)
After our early flight we took a taxi to the headquaters of Robert Bosch CZ in Prague. We were welcomed by representatives of Corporate communication department and after a little get-to-know, we were introduced to our schedule. Main goal of the training was to get familiar with all the divisions, with their main representatives and to get to know their expecatations. While we were in Czech Republic, we were introduced to all of the divisions of Bosch, we visited headquarters of Bosch Termotechnika division, factory of Bosch Diesel in Jihlava and Bosch Service Center – Power tools in Mikulov. As many of the divisions are based in Czech Republic for the both countries, it was very important for me to visit all these places and to get to know with the represenatives of Bosch on informal level as well.
After that, me and my colleague travelled to Bratislava for another part of our training. Not all the divisions are connected for both countries a it was important to get to know representatives of Robert Bosch SK as well. We visitied their headquaters in Bratislava, went through all the divisions again. It was just a short stay beacuse we went through everything in Prague.
Cherry on top this whole week was visit of Vienna. We didn´t have any trainings here so we were just doing some sightseeing. As we had a short time to go through everything, we visited only Stephansplatz and Schonbrunn. You can find some photos from Vienna in the video below.
Our line is going to be open since 8th august so till then, I´m going to have some trainings and on friday, the grand opening.