Voices of our employees

Exited about learning more about our work, our team culture, how we work together? Read here the extended insights from our colleagues!

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Ivan Toth

Softwareentwicklung

How does a typical work day look like for you?

The DEV team always starts the morning together with a standup meeting each day: here we talk about the various projects we are currently focused on, feedback from each other, and we try to see where we can support each other. Then I focus on my daily tasks which include solving bugs and implementing new features.

How do you contribute to the company’s success?

By improving the code quality and implementing new micro-services, I increase the overall stability of our system and make it more maintainable.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I’m always excited about working on new projects: these always give me new tasks where I can learn the most. Currently I’m working on a new payment services we want to provide to our customers.

What is the biggest challenge in your job?

Resolving bugs which are not clearly specified.

What is your personal highlight-Experience at fotograf.de so far?

I really enjoy working in a small team: it simplifies the communication and helps us in solving our problems way faster!

Do your personal values overlap with the value: “be honest be direct” you experience while working at fotograf.de?

It is nice to see that within the team we are able to exchange and try out ideas directly with each other.

How does your work at fotograf.de differ from previous employment experiences?

I tried to start my own company in the health care sector for a few years: during this time, I learned a lot and this eventually brought me to fotograf.de which allowed me to focus more development.

How do you experience the work-life balance here at fotograf.de?

We have a certain period of flex-time in the morning which is nice.

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Torsten Krone

Customer Success DE

How does a typical work day look like for you?

Most of the time I am dealing with photographers via phone and email to consult them on various matters: It breaks down to 1. advising them and 2. solving problems for them. Another big part of my work-time is dedicated to photo labs where I e.g. help them get set up with our system and ensure that everything is running smoothly from the technical side. Other than that, I deal with a few other, tasks like the organization and presentation of webinars.

How do you contribute to the company’s success?

I make photographers more successful! I ensure their proper use of the shop and help them improve their workflow by effectively advising them. For example, I advise on image editing and upload, how to effectively talk to parents, and how to set the right prices. At the end of the day, what matters is that their job is running smoothly and turnover is alright!

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I really enjoy that I am talking to photographers daily. This amount of customer contact makes my job very diverse!

What is the biggest challenge in your job?

Sometimes, some more long-term planning would be very helpful to avoid short-term stress situations!

What is your personal highlight-Experience at fotograf.de so far?

I am pleased to see that our customers are becoming more successful with us. It is rewarding when we help a photographer who is new to either preschool or school photography kickstart their career!

Do your personal values overlap with the value: “be honest be direct” you experience while working at fotograf.de?

Yes, as I am a very direct person myself. I have the feeling that at fotograf.de, that is appreciated.

How does your work at fotograf.de differ from previous employment experiences?

I have previously worked in a photo studio with a similarly great team as compared to fotograf.de; where people are generally always eager to help, are in a good mood, and are actually able to have fun together.

How do you experience the work-life balance here at fotograf.de?

I decided to do part-time as I want to photograph more as well. Ultimately, the company benefits from it, because I have a direct reference point. I want to stay in the practice, because that’s the only way to really know how to help our clients.