Nikolay Karakashev – Operations Manager
How did your career in 60K begin?
My career in 60K started from the very first step – First level technical support agent in the AVG project in 2008. I was here when they put together all the desks and chairs, and there were around 250 of us!
When did you get your first promotion?
Six months after I started working in the project, I was given the opportunity to become a QA specialist assisting my colleagues and assessing their work. To this date this is the promotion that I have been most excited about! It just showed me that my efforts were worth it and this was quite something for a young guy who just started his first office job.
How would you describe the company career growth opportunities?
As a person, who went through all possible operational positions, I can say that there are plenty of opportunities. Yes, this may sound like a cliché, but if you show dedication and ambition they will be recognized by the management. There are just too many examples in our company of people who started from the bottom and are now on managerial positions.
What aspect of working for 60K do you enjoy the most?
The main driver for me in the company are the people I work with. The team evolves every day and we are mutually developing. Everyone learns from the other and every new team member contributes with new skills and abilities. During my time in the company, I have met a lot of people and I have to say that the experiences that I’ve had with every single one of them have in one way or another been beneficial for me.
What was the last advice that you gave to someone from your team?
You cannot handle all the work in the world yourself. You need to learn to count on your team and delegate! Young people nowadays, contrary to popular belief can be very self-sufficient, however it is very important to know how to work in a team. Rome wasn’t built in a day and definitely not by one person