Meet one of our PHP developers: Olena

Meet the team

At Infobest, we have a world of experience behind us with all kinds of people from many backgrounds. One of the things that brings us together is that we are very passionate about what we do, and we love new challenges.

We truly believe that the only way to create great things every day is with awesome people who enjoy their job, so we make sure that we only hire the best.

Today we meet Olena Salnykova, one of our PHP developers. At 1.65m she’s a combination of sweetness and badass, with a beautiful accent.

Olena is from Kramatorsk, a city located at the northern portion of Donetsk Oblast, in eastern Ukraine.

meet our php developer


1. How was your first day at Infobest?

First day was long-awaited 😀 and very emotional for me, I didn’t know exactly what to expect, how people will react to me. But I was lucky that people in Infobest are kind and nice, most of them were just happy to offer any help I needed.
I was very impressed with the workplace space that was prepared for me, next to window with beautiful view on the church and historical houses roofs.
Good coffee for every taste, fruit days and lunches together – all these things make workdays brighter and sometimes you even don’t notice that you’re at work. I feel comfortable right here.

2. What do you like the most about our company?

I like the friendly atmosphere here. It doesn’t matter what role you have in the company, if you’re the CEO or either you’re keeping the office clean, there is no difference on how people treat you. You will meet them all together at lunch sitting on the same table, chatting, joking and sharing food
The most impressive thing is that you can receive help any time you ask. I felt the support during all the process of getting the work visa and had an impression that the company is really supporting me, despite the fact they don’t know me too well.

3. What was your dream as a kid? What did you want to become when you grew up?

When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher or dentist. Then, after some time, I realized that I couldn’t manage to hurt someone even with idea of healing him, so I had to forget about the dentist profession. The dream of being a teacher has always followed me, but over the years I started to understand that even if teachers are so important in life, you don’t earn that much working in this profession. I can say though that somehow this dream came true because I was a mentor for interns in the previous company.

4. What would be the perfect destination for a holiday trip with the Infobest team?

It would be nice to have a city break in Prague or Vienna, but actually there isn’t a preferred destination, just to explore together some new places.

5. What principles are important for you?

My main life rule is “it costs nothing to be kind”, so all principles that are important for me are related to kindness and treating people nice. Also, I’m trying to respect the principle that we need to help a person learning if he/she doesn’t know something, not to humiliate him/her if you are more experienced in your field.

6. What describes you better?

Fun or seriousness – but mostly depends on people who surround me
Salt or sweet
Blue or red
The way or the destination
Sun or snow
Speed or attention to details
Ideas or actions

7. Do you have any hidden talents?

Nope, I’m open book, nothing is hidden 😀

8. What is the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is creating and seeing the result with my own eyes, you’re like a sculptor creating things from nothing and when it’s finished, you’re like “huh, really?! I did this on my own?!”. The same with an artist, you add “piece of your soul” to every project.

9. What romanian food do you like?

Sarmale, ciorba de fasole in paine, plăcintă cu brânză and papanași.

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