Posted by Doomshammer on Saturday, January 19. 2008 at 04:58 in Arbeit, English only, Fun, Privat, Thoughts
Here am I now. Sitting in my room at the Hilton Garden Inn in San Mateo- waiting for a maintenance we'll have at 9pm. It was a great week till now. A busy week, a week without much sleep but a great week! The first 4 days I attended to our "All-Hands meeting" in San Jose. With saying "our" I mean the company I am working at... SuccessFactors - a company all about People Performance and Talent Success. It's a great company to work at and it's not only me saying this- it has been officially been elected to one of the Top #50 best companies to work at - and I fully agree with the election!
The All-Hands was awesome. I met lots of nice people. My team, my colleagues from all over the world and a lot of other wonderful people. It was a really inspiring event and I totally agree with the words of Lars- our CEO: "This is not just a company, this is a big family!" It is.
On Wednesday I moved from the hotel in San Jose to my hotel in San Mateo and we started working in the office. I had a busy schedule. Lots of things to talk about, long nights in the office, speaking to vendors, meetings, stuff... but it was fun. My team is awesome- we are only 3 people (from all over the world) but we act like we were brothers
I haven't actually seen anything from San Francisco/San Jose/San Mateo yet - at least not much (hey.. i've seen Yahoo, Keynote, Intel, IBM in Silicon Valley ) but this will change tomorrow. We will go out to San Francisco and do some sight seeing - maybe Alcatraz, Downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, and so on... looking forward to it.
On sunday I will start my flight back home... 13h on the plane- but luckily non-stop this time. I'm a bit sad to get back, because I really like it here- but on the other hand I am looking forward for my own bed though Well- that's it for now.