Inside Companjon - Murod S.

As part of our new blog series, we're sitting down (virtually) with some star employees, who share all things on what it's like to work at Companjon, what's happening behind the scenes and honest experiences. This week we spoke with our Solution Project Manager, Murod Saymudinov.

Hi Murod, could you give our readers a brief intro?

I’m Murod Saymudinov, Solution Project Manager at Companjon. I am originally from Tajikistan but have lived in Switzerland for the past 10 years. My education background is in mechanical engineering and I am currently finishing up my Masters in management, technology and economics at ETH in Zurich. Before joining Companjon, I worked in tech startups, both in business and engineering roles.

What was it that made you want to join Companjon?

For me it started with the very first engagement. I was referred to the HR team by a Companjon colleague and a day after they reviewed my CV, I got a call from the company’s recruitment lead who was very excited to speak with me, learn about my studies and personality. She showed a genuine interest in my background throughout the entire process – I was flattered that Companjon regularly engaged with me and made the communication process seamless. The kind treatment really resonated with me from the beginning. After I learned more about the company's vision, it’s drive for innovation and the credibility of the people working there, accepting the offer was a no brainer.

Is it different to what you expected?

As a startup tech venture, it met my expectations in terms of a fast-paced, creative environment but it turned out to be much more than that. For example, I was told during my interview that I would eventually have significant responsibility, lead big projects, and learn a lot - turns out this all happened in a matter of two weeks. I had full ownership of important projects and the high level of trust in such a short timeframe made me feel valuable.

Tell us what do you find most rewarding in your role as Solution Project Manager?

In general, its super rewarding to create things and call them my own creation. In my role, this means developing solutions from the beginning and bringing them to a point where they can be fully implemented and ready for the market. It’s also rewarding for me when clients actually get to use these solutions to benefit their businesses. The overall process is gratifying, you’re encouraged to think outside of the box and explore different limits, there are no dismissals or discouraging feedback.

What has been challenging in your role?

It’s a very fast paced and highly productive environment where things must be delivered in a quick turnaround. There is a high demand for quality work, both internally and externally, though I find this to be positive as I can really challenge my own capabilities and go that extra mile. It was a learning curve that that has helped shape some of my best work.

What is the best part about working at Companjon?

The people and team support. There is a comradery that supports you during challenging or difficult times, for example if you’re having a not-so-great week, there is always someone who will support you and offer to help out. I can strongly relate to my fellow Compajon’s as we call them, I feel like we are a true team versus just colleagues. The high spirit and appreciation are fulfilling for me.

How would you describe your team in 3 words?

Creative, hands-on, resilient.

If you could switch places with someone for a day who would it be?

Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer turned Youtuber who creates high tech for common good. He invents really cool stuff, like do-it-yourself gadgets and gives valuable engineering education to people at no cost. I think it would be awesome to get a glimpse into his world for a day.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining the Companjon family?

You don’t realise how great a company is until you work in it. As someone who is young and ambitious, having the opportunity to have direct contact with high profile industry leaders, some with decades of experience, is so valuable. Not only is it a fun work environment, but you really learn a lot and grow professionally, quicker than you would have ever expected.