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"I think McKinsey's philosophy made me more efficient, not only in my work life but in my private life as well."

Stefania

Executive Assistant

Stefania's story

How did your adventure with McKinsey start and develop?

I had moved to Poznan just four months earlier and I was working at a private school. I happened to become friends with someone who was working here at McKinsey in the Italian team. His description of his role and the atmosphere at work sounded amazing, so I decided to apply for a vacant position in the same team - the best decision I ever made!

I've been here for more than one year and I have already had the chance to develop. In addition to growing in my role and participating in trainings related to it, I can dedicate time to other things that I love: teaching and IT. I became a coach for new joiners and I am now involved in the IT initiative at work.

What responsibilities and challenges does your role involve?

I am an executive assistant and I work with the Italian office. In my current role I am responsible for proactively managing the diaries of multiple senior consultants. This includes scheduling complex meetings with senior clients and internal leadership across various time zones and locations, as well as planning and managing complex travel and itineraries for very busy people. The challenges that I face every day are mostly connected to coordinating remotely with people from Italy and all over the world to fulfill the various requests I receive, which are often time sensitive and require a great deal of problem solving and multitasking. 

What do you like the most about working at EMEA Shared Services?

Thanks to McKinsey I have the opportunity to work with my native language in Poland, which is great. I love that every day at work is different - I can never foresee what is going to happen and who I am going to talk to.

Can you share an interesting fact or observation about the local office and your role in it?

Everything is well organized in the office and I never feel lost. Someone always helps me when I have a question or a problem. I love the atmosphere at work: everybody is kind to one another and we have a lot of fun. Also, I think it's great to be able to walk around the floors and hear different languages. It really is a diverse and multinational company.