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Embracing diversity: Celebrating our International team spirit at Yozu!

Aug 04, 20235 min readBY Yozu International Team And Diversity
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It’s important to love what you do, especially when you spend so much time at work. That’s why working at Yozu is not just a job but an opportunity to grow, learn, share, laugh, and make a difference. We are proud to have a diverse international team with colleagues from countries such as Spain, Italy, Poland, France, and more. We have asked some of them how they feel working at Yozu, and these are their answers!

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Anton Zaharia – Senior Software Engineer

Where are you from originally?

Romania.

How has working with your friends at Yozu from the UK and abroad helped you to settle in?

The friends I’ve made at Yozu have been amazing in helping me settle into work here. Getting to know co-workers from different backgrounds and countries has really broadened my perspectives. The kindness and support I received when I started my parent life was absolutely great. I’m very grateful for the community we’ve formed at Yozu.

What are the benefits of being part of a multicultural team?

I’ve learned so much from my colleagues about their diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and approaches to work. It’s been eye-opening and challenged me to think outside my cultural box.

What do you miss most about your country of origin?

Being here in London makes me miss Romania’s fresh air and wide open spaces. As much as I love the energy of this international city, I find myself longing for lazy summer days back home, breathing in the crisp mountain air and taking long walks through the countryside. The slower pace of life, the familiar faces of childhood friends, and the unpaved streets I’ve known my whole life are the things that pull at my heartstrings when I think of home. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to live abroad, but a part of me will always cherish the serenity I left behind in Romania.

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Antonino Dado – Senior Designer

Where are you from originally?

Italy.

How has working with your friends at Yozu from the UK and abroad helped you to settle in?

Their contributions have played a vital role in helping me settle into my role. Their support, cultural exchange, and collaborative spirit made me feel welcome and valued, fostering a positive work environment. I appreciate the opportunity to learn from diverse talents while contributing my design expertise to innovative projects.

What are the benefits of being part of a multicultural team?

Being part of a multicultural team has several benefits that contribute to a more enriching and successful work experience.
Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion, Cultural Exchange, Diverse Perspectives and Enhanced Creativity are some of the key advantages.

What do you miss most about your country of origin?

Leaving loved ones behind can be one of the most challenging aspects of living abroad.

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Julien Stamm – Software Engineer

Where are you from originally?

France.

How has working with your friends at Yozu from the UK and abroad helped you to settle in?

Working at Yozu allows me to meet many people living in different areas with different working backgrounds. This helps me learn more about the world and feel a sense of community.

What are the benefits of being part of a multicultural team?

  • Learning how life is in different countries.
  • Finding out which differences and similarities exist between cultures.
  • Learning about other languages.
  • Be more tolerant towards others.

What do you miss most about your country of origin?

The food mainly.

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Kasia Pikula – Senior Designer

Where are you from originally?

Poland.

How has working with your friends at Yozu from the UK and abroad helped you to settle in?

The mix of cultures helped me to open up and be myself πŸ™‚

What are the benefits of being part of a multicultural team?

Rather than trying to fit in, I felt like there is a place in Yozu for everyone, regardless of background or country of origin. Experiences from different countries help us to see problems from different perspectives but also allow us to see everything more holistically.

What do you miss most about your country of origin?

4 seasons, with summer and proper winter! And fresh veggies and fruits on every corner. It took me a while to find the best food spots. And the smell of Polish apples.

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Vasco Nunes – Senior Software Engineer

Where are you from originally?

Portugal.

How has working with your friends at Yozu from the UK and abroad helped you to settle in?

Quite important to make me feel welcome and integrated as much as possible from the first minute.

What are the benefits of being part of a multicultural team?

Exchange of ideas and cultural differences.

What do you miss most about your country of origin?

Sometimes, the sun and some specific food.

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Antonio JimΓ©nez – Designer

Where are you from originally?

Spain.

How has working with your friends at Yozu from the UK and abroad helped you to settle in?

From the start, I have been feeling well-supported. Working in a multicultural environment has made things easier for me as I can discuss the issues I face as a foreigner and be understood.

What are the benefits of being part of a multicultural team?

I enjoy the opportunity to gain diverse perspectives from team members who come from different cultural backgrounds. It is priceless, and it adds a lot of value to my personal growth.

What do you miss most about your country of origin?

Without any doubt, the sunshine and friends.

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