Meet Madhava from Hyderabad, India. Madhava began his career with us last spring, and is currently working at our Stockholm office as a consultant focusing on Microsoft ERP. Here, he shares why he chose to work in Sweden and what he has done at CGI so far.
I'm amazed at the balance between working life and social life.
Hi Madhava. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am Madhava Reddy Tigulla from Hyderabad, India. I earned my degree in Information Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU). I work as a technical consultant for Microsoft ERP and help customers in their digital transformation.
What made you decide to move to Sweden?
I had visited Sweden for one of my project assignments, and after working here a couple of months, I was amazed at the balance between working life and social life. Fortunately, I was offered one of the open positions at CGI.
What have you been up to since working at CGI Sweden?
Since joining CGI, I have been working with stimulating projects, and this has helped me to explore different dimensions. Furthermore, CGI offered me training for technical certifications, which adds more weight to my profile. In addition, I have been offered Swedish language training at the office, which has been very helpful in getting used to the local language.
What do you like most about your role at CGI?
Working collaboratively with people for successful outcomes.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering moving to another country for work?
Relocating abroad for work can broaden life experience and career prospects.
Lastly, is Sweden how you expected it to be?
Sweden is a wonderful place to live, with its kind people, excellent public services and corporate culture that encourages people to have a good work-life balance. It’s the best place not only to live but also to work. I really enjoy the “fika” at the workplace, where we socialise over coffee.