From onboarding new staff members to abseiling down the Banat mountains and binge-watching The Big Bang Theory in her spare time. MG Meets HR Manager Petronela Petru!
How long have you worked for Manning Global?
I started December 2017.
What made you choose Human Resources as a career?
For my first job, a lot of my duties were related to HR, so I decided to explore this path as I feel it suits my skill set.
What does your role at Manning Global mostly entail?
Employment compliance, onboarding and offboarding, plus offering new solutions for any situations that develop.
What is the best thing about your job at Manning Global?
I never get bored!
What qualities do you need to succeed at Manning Global?
Positive attitude and the drive to constantly develop and improve.
How would you describe the culture in the Timisoara office?
We have a young, enthusiastic team that are eager to succeed and give their all.
What is your advice to someone considering a career with Manning Global?
To keep an open mind and strive for constant development and improvement because you will be working in a professional environment.
What was your dream job as a child?
Like most of the kids in class, I wanted to become a doctor, then an English teacher.
What was your first job?
I got hired for the first time during my summer vacation in the 10th grade. Some friends and I wanted to make some extra money for our seaside vacation and we worked for a month as toy assemblers.
What’s your biggest professional goal this year?
I would like to bring the Timisoara office to the same level of HR professionalism as all of the other MG entities.
What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?
Getting the job at Manning Global 🙂
Name your coolest work trip…
Team building in the Banat mountains! I practiced abseiling and canyoning – I never thought I’d be able to partake in those kind of activities, but I’m pleased to say that I conquered my fears!
If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I’m sorry but I can’t choose just one song; I really enjoy music of all kinds and I feel life would be a lot more boring without it, but there are just too many great songs for me to name only one.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I like spending time outside in the nature with my family and friends. I especially love going to the seaside. I also enjoy listening to music, watching comedy series, eating good food – especially seafood – and starting this year, after a lot of lazy years, I started practicing boxing!
What are you watching right now?
I really enjoy watching comedy series. Now I am watching The Big Bang Theory, it’s so funny!
If you had one super power, what would it be?
I would like to be able to make the world a better place for everyone; without money and greed!
Finally, what is your life motto?
The glass is not half full, it’s refillable 🙂