Our General Manager EMEA & APAC, Abe Fornis, writes on our new relocation program to Athens, explaining why the Greek capital and Dialectica offer a fertile ground for personal growth and professional development combined with a multicultural, high-energy environment.
Being recently recognized as a 2022 Best Workplace in Greece, goes beyond yet another achievement for our team. Following our 2020 and 2021 recognitions in Greece and our Europe’s Best Workplaces ranking in 2021, this achievement showcases Dialectica’s commitment to continuously offer an exceptional workplace environment to its people. Our top priority as a team is to foster a diverse, inclusive and equitable space where everyone is empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.
Since 2015, Dialectica has opened new offices across several locations in Europe and the Americas, from Athens to Montreal and London to Vancouver. Our plan for the next few years is to establish a global presence of 1,200+ members with more offices to come.
Choosing a new Dialectica location always comes with great responsibility and an important promise to our people: the city, community and office where we invite employees to join us, will be youthful, high-paced, and full of opportunities for professional growth and personal development.
Athens is the city that embodies all that – even the inspiration behind it – as it is the location where we opened our very first office. Currently, Dialecticans from 30 nationalities, from Italy and Lebanon to Canada, Poland, India, and Turkey, work and live in Athens. Today, the Greek startup sector stands at a pivotal point – estimated at 6 billion euros and reaching ~1 billion euros in funding in 2021 – offering attractive job opportunities for any aspiring business professionals around the world. Take our company as an example: Starting as a tiny startup in Athens in 2015, offering expert network services to consulting firms, Dialectica has today grown to an international company with almost 700 international employees across five offices, partnering with the world’s leading investment and consulting companies, as well as the largest global corporate businesses.
A relocation to Athens is not simply about business though, it is also about the city itself! From its captivating ancient history, the museums, the art galleries and the cultural events to the busy streets, flea markets, coffee places, street bars, the local experimental cuisine, one cannot get enough of Athens. The city is a wonderful combination of sea and mountain and for the more outdoorsy kind of people especially, it offers a wide variety of sports and activities including mountain hiking and biking, kitesurfing and boating.
Through our relocation program, “Build your Future in Athens”, talent from all over the world is now able to make a smooth transition to Athens to join Dialectica, meet and collaborate with amazing colleagues, top international clients and experts.
As a truly international team working with individuals with unique talents, perspectives and knowledge, at Dialectica we know for a fact that employing people from different backgrounds and experiences can only add more value to our business. An even more diverse set of colleagues will help us hire the best of the best regardless of where they come from; at the end of the day our service itself can only be as good as the people producing it. Additionally, a team of people with different life experiences enables us to offer an improved customer experience as they can better empathize with our international roster of clients and experts. Finally, creating an international workplace in Athens allows to attract local talent that is truly worldly. From growing to new international locations around the world to launching new innovative services and taking over the market research industry, the future of Dialectica and our team in Athens has never looked brighter!
Our vision for the coming years is to expand our commercial ventures and roll out more products that facilitate better business decision making worldwide. To do so, we know well that we need to provide our people with an environment full of opportunities for skills development and professional growth.
Dialectica is investing significantly on learning and development programs at all levels, from on-the-job and soft skill trainings to mini-MBAs and leadership development courses. At the same time it offers a fun, high-paced environment that promotes high performance and team collaboration; it is common for Dialecticans to become friends and spend time together at work and team bonding activities during and after working hours. Our very own Employee Resource Group, Expats@Dialectica, including local colleagues and members of our team that relocated to Athens to join Dialectica, helps all expat new joiners to become part of this culture in no time!
To find out more about our relocation package for Athens, please visit our dedicated webpage.
If are you a university graduate on a job search journey, check our Client Service page as the team is hiring for 40+ entry level jobs per month!
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