Providing an environment that allows the growth of its employees is one of the pillars of Almeida Junior’s management. There is no lack of examples of people who have reached different positions within the company, demonstrating that meritocracy is an important concept that governs internal promotions. In the previous edition of Abrasce Magazine (Brazilian Malls Association), two collaborators were the highlights in a story about the importance of career plans to retain talent. Check below the testimonials of the Superintendent of Balneário Shopping, Elizângela Cardoso, and of the Marketing and Digital Director, Rafael Fiedler.
Elizangela Cardoso – Superintendent of Balneário Shopping
“I joined the iconic mall of Grupo Almeida Junior, Balneário Shopping, in 2013 as marketing manager. I held the position for about two and a half years and the opportunity for Superintendent arose. At first, I was a little afraid because it was something totally new. I accepted the position provisionally with the expectation that they would hire someone else for the job, but I adapted very well. I decided to stay and I am still there. I have already completed six and a half years working at Balneário Shopping. I am very proud that, as a woman, I can run one of the main malls in the south of the country. It is a very big challenge and I am very grateful for the opportunity. What I admire most about the company is the look of the owners of Almeida Junior. They are very close and accessible to people in management and coordination positions. The company works with meritocracy, seeking to recognize employees. Before looking for people in the market, an internal analysis is always done to see who has shown the skills to take on positions. This, in fact, motivates us to make deliveries, to dream together and to work harder and harder so that the company can achieve its goal: to be one of the largest shopping mall companies in the country.”
Rafael Fiedler – Marketing and Digital Director of Almeida Junior
“In 2019, I complete three years working at Almeida Junior. It is a company that, despite having a very strong corporate vision, operating six malls in Santa Catarina and being the leader in the state, gives you the freedom to innovate and a favorable environment to develop innovative projects. With this bias, I started to create different projects at Balneário Shopping. With my work development, the invitation to assume the Superintendence of Garten Shopping came. There, I opened the range of commercial activities, leading all operational teams. With the commitment of the entire team and highlighting the venture within the established goals, the invitation to assume the Marketing and Digital Director position of Almeida Junior came. I really like the energy of the company and I found my place here. The important thing for the professional is to look for environments that allow him to be who he really is. This is very much connected to happiness. With this freedom, we end up working harder and better.”