My name is Carlos Mauricio Berrío Méndez. I am 27 years old and I am an engineer in Telematics, a specialist in Software Engineering. I have about 9 years of experience as a programmer, and with AlfaPeople, more than 3 years.
My working experience with AlfaPeople starts in 2012. Before getting here, I was a young wandering developer, going from company to company participating in short projects without any medium or long-term job projection. Because of my youth and inexperience, I had very limited opportunities grow my abilities. And the worst thing, I was in the middle of my engineering career and did not have a flexible schedule for job offers.
When I received the job offer from AlfaPeople, I saw a glimmer of hope that materialized quickly. This company is different, and I noticed it from the first day when I attended the selection process. A very pleasant atmosphere was perceived, I sensed a company with the same will to continue growing as I was. When I started working, there were two slogans that I always keep in mind today: The first one: Continuous improvement; and the second: This is a company where progress is really felt. With this in mind, I started my career at AlfaPeople as an AX junior engineer. It was not easy, but with time I became an important element in the area: I was able to contribute with my knowledge and skills to develop software solutions using Dynamics AX 2009 and 2012, Reporting Services reports, support, training, among many others. At the same time, AlfaPeople supported me to end my studies at the university, which was decisive to strengthen my academic and professional profile.
Undoubtedly, the most noticeable benefit that AlfaPeople gave me, compared to the average companies, was related to my salary, notably higher than the one I expected at that time. But it was not the only thing: An environment surrounded by wonderful people and professionals that made routine at work much more welcoming; meetings in which constant growth was highlighted, and the follow-up of its collaborators at an academic, work and personal level put this company on a place far superior to the others, to the point that one does not feel part of a payroll but from a family.
As time went on, I grew, and at the same time my wish to know new horizons grew, so I left AlfaPeople at the end of 2014. It was a very difficult decision, but I always had the conviction that it would be beneficial in the end. For more than 2 years I went through several companies, with very rewarding experiences, others not so much, but always keeping this wo principle: continuous improvement and progress all the time. During that time I continued acquiring new knowledge, contributing to solve a lot of problems, living new experiences in other companies that welcomed me to grow together, but I was constantly thinking about AlfaPeople and how influential it was in my professional growth even when I was not part of it.
Finally, and because of destiny, I was contacted in 2017 to return to AlfaPeople. I accepted not before making sure it was the right decision at the right time. When I returned I noticed that just as I had grown in that time, AlfaPeople also did it: The company had strengthened its management processes, the work team was better and more compact, with many new members, and they had improved to benefit the collaborators in terms of recreation, such as the game room. The work team was much closer and that motivated me to be part of it again.
Today I continue to work hard for this company. I decided to return to continue growing with AlfaPeople and the prestige for which it is so renowned. The challenge is hard, but we have the means to overcome it. Not many companies infuse these feelings in their collaborators today, and I am very pleased to know that the golden pages of my professional life are decorated with the stamp of AlfaPeople.
Finally, I am happy to have the opportunity to share my experience today and inspire people who want to be part of this family.