Firstly, I searched for various positions in different companies through the internet, then I participated in hackathons organized by Skoltech and third-party organizations such as Challenger. After that, I posted my CV on job search sites (e.g., hh.ru) and on the company's websites. As a next step recruiters contacted me, and the onboarding process took place – tests, interviews, internal hackathons. After each step, the recruiter contacted me and gave positive or negative feedback. Thus, I was hired by P&G.
First, P&G takes you on an internship to understand whether you are right for them and, what's also important, if the company fits you. I was given a task to complete 4 projects:
– Start-up of auto pallet labelling system;
– Project for optimization services provided by contractors, which are ordered by P&G;
– Creation of e-system for daily monitoring of product quality
– Case printer dye consumption optimization.
Throughout the whole time, you are supervised by a manager and one-up manager who guides you and says what else you should study (different P&G methodologic, like WPI) and work through. In case of more delicate issues, you can always contact a peer-buddy (it's a person, who helps with advice since he has recently been in your shoes). And at the final stage, you present your projects in front of the leaders of different departments who were interested in you, such as distribution center, quality assurance, IT, research & development, HR, and others.
After that, you discuss your further career path with a one-up manager based on your strongest skills and open positions in the company. So as a result, I was placed into the Quality department, where my responsibility area is the distribution center (DC) and all products supplied from abroad (quality of packaging materials, internal composition of goods and their defects).
Now I work as a Project Implementation Manager at Procter & Gamble. I apply various patent technics and try to optimize the different costs that P&G incurs for various reasons (mechanical/ human/ automatization/ etc.).