Markus Pirkkalainen is a familiar face at Stalatube. He started working at the company’s Finnish sales office at start of the year. Even though Markus is new to Stalatube, his work at the Stala Group started back in summer 2012, when he began an internship at Stala.
“After that, I stayed on at Stala as part of the sales service team, and then I spent a few months in Stala Group’s administration. I was finishing up my studies at the same time and I graduated about a year ago,” he recounts.
At Stalatube, Markus focuses on domestic sales and sales reporting and planning, as well as on maintaining the new reporting system.
“I also handle sales budgeting matters,” says Markus.
Markus says his work is rewarding not just because it is challenging and diverse, but also because he has the freedom to use his creativity.
“But the best thing is the interaction with customers,” he adds.
Markus also values the relaxed approach of his colleagues:
“When we’re working, everyone is completely focused on the task at hand, but outside of work, everyone leaves work matters at the office.”
He also appreciates the atmosphere at the workplace.
“I’m quite a bit younger than most people at the office, but they are all young at heart and have a great sense of humor, so there’s really no generation gap to speak of,” he sums up.