The reason why I moved to a different workplace was not because I had complaints about the company or that my pay was little. I just wanted a younger workplace with vision. In the meanwhile, I came to know of a company called KNOA M Co., Ltd. incorporated in December 2009. This young company of less than 3 years was manufacturing and supplying smart cards to the international market, and was manufacturing and supplying USIM cards for smart phones which are popular now.
The driving force behind being able to supply outstanding quality smart cards to various places of the world including the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe was my colleagues. Although the company is young, my colleagues who work in it are specialists with more than 10 years of know-how. We are and will continue to run forward to respond to customer needs with more abundant experiences in smart card manufacturing than anyone else.
The company's vision cannot be made by one person. I found the reason for that here. That the passion and hard work of the employees make the company's vision and that passion and hard work makes the company grow.
"Right! We make the company's visions. Will you join us?"
It has been 2 years and 6 months already since I first decided to enter the work force and began work at KONA M Co., Ltd.
In 2009, while I was looking at the empty space before the company building was built, I thought when will there be a building be built for me to work in… I felt disheartened then. I was full of worries about whether I could do well as a newbie in the work force.
Now, after 2 years and 10 months, I am doing well and fulfilling my role as manager of Finance and Accounting Team with confidence. When I first applied for work at KONA M Co., Ltd., I found out that it was a smart card manufacturer, which I knew nothing about, but now I feel pride that electronic cards being used everywhere in our lives (credit cards, transport cards) are made by my company and used by everyone in the country. Because I know that uses and purposes of smart cards will only become more diverse, I believe that future of KONA M Co., Ltd. and its values will grow more and more. If you want to work with responsibility and pride, growing in line with the company, pay attention to KONA M Co., Ltd.
Companies have different inside to its outside as well!
Just like other people looking for work, I received lots of information about the company from employment websites and internet in general. When I read information on small to medium businesses on employment websites, the smaller size and lower sales compared to large corporations made me hesitate applying for such companies. However, when I actually visited KONA M and experienced the work for myself, it was very different to what I thought. The corporate environment was very good, and the work fit my major, so it was a good opportunity to increase my competitiveness and experience.
Whenever I look at the company succeeding and look at myself, I realize that my choice was the right one. I was surprised at the size of the market and the scope of use of smart cards used for electronic payment and USIM cards used in mobile phones, and I was surprised again at the potential for growth. Just like when you meet a person you have to look beyond the appearances and to who the person actually is, it is the same way for companies. I challenge you looking for work to break out of the prejudices against small to medium businesses and to actually visit and experience KONA M, to see the wholesome inside of small to medium businesses.
I remember when I first visited KONA M headquarters. While I was going to Jincheon, I was worried a lot about "what would the headquarters be like?" "Is this a company I can trust?". However, all such worries disappeared when I arrived. KONA M with comfortable work environment and latest facilities had acquired various certifications and was exporting to southeast Asia and Africa, and in order to keep the promise to customer companies, it was thoroughly protecting security with double safes. Moreover, employees at the site working on basis of more than 10 years of experience and know-how were working with pride. Looking at such, I began to have trust and faith in KONA M.
Currently working here, I am studying and learning about cards and filling my role in the design Team, which is the middle ground between production and sales. I found out that it was very lucky of me to be able to work at KONA M, where I can grow my dream and passion for design as I looked at designs not only for the main clients of credit card companies (BC, Shinhan, Samsung, Hana SK) but also bank, various transport cards and securities card. And all employees of KONA M are putting in their passion in the small card in their places until each smart card is made. I hope that our such passion becomes trust and faith for you.