Meet the team: Ondra Sládeček , Operations Manager Czechia 🇨🇿
👋🏻 Hello from Ondra
🌎 Wolt Country: Czechia
💼 Current role: Operations Manager
💙 Joined Wolt in May 2018
Tell us about what gets you out of bed every morning. What is the most interesting thing about working at Wolt and about the work you do?
Working at Wolt means having hugely capable and inspiring people everywhere you look, so there’s a lot to learn from the very best. There’s no such thing as most interesting thing in Operations, since our side of the business touches nearly everything we do as a company. And so we’re involved all over! But personally, I’ve always greatly enjoyed launching a new city and optimising its operations (such as, how do we draw the delivery area, how do we set up the pricing, what part of the city can we cover with bikes, how do we brief couriers about restaurant access, and much more).
What keeps you productive and motivated throughout the day?
I’m naturally productive and self-motivated. Hope this doesn’t sound too arrogant, but that’s the way I’ve always been 🤓 I’m driven by challenges we face every day and I strive to improve our team all the time. Don’t really need any tricks to keep it that way. ☺️
‘Willingness to learn’ is a Wolt value – What did you learn recently that significantly impacted your work?
I learned about the Operations team structure in more mature markets (e.g. Finland, Israel) and got inspired to create team leader positions in my team. This helps reduce my workload, have better clarity over responsibilities and ownership, while giving high-performers a team to manage, which is a great learning opportunity in their career.
During your time at Wolt, what is something that you are most proud of?
I’m most proud of consistently ranking among the best-performing countries from an operations perspective. I’m also proud of the many hires I’ve made, who have gone on to become the people that drive Wolt forward the most 🚀
Why did you join Wolt and what makes you stay at Wolt?
Wolt seemed like a very exciting challenge and at the time, I really wanted to work more with data and analytics. What makes me stay? I’m hugely driven by the challenge of expanding a business from 0 orders, proper grassroots, to domestic number one and knowing I was part of that journey. What else? The people, the expert tools at our disposal, the freedom and trust I have from my manager, and much more. Be careful though, Wolt is borderline addictive 😉
What advice would you give to someone who wants to join Wolt?
Do it right now. There’s no other place where you will learn as much if you’re willing to put the effort in. It’s a hell of a ride.
Which Wolt country is on the top of your bucket list and why?
Probably Georgia, as I’ve never been and their nature looks pretty epic! Second would be Israel, even though I’ve been several times, it never gets old. Plus, Wolt pretty much owns the streets now. 😁
And finally, what is your ‘must try’ dish on Wolt?
1/4 chicken with rice from Kro Kitchen. Sounds pretty basic right? Well just try it. Delicious 🤤 I’m sorry, one won’t do. Pizza from Da Antonio, curry from Lumbini or Falafelmania from Paprika. These dishes will teleport your taste buds to heaven. Just don’t expect to lose weight at Wolt 😋
So if you’re keen to find out what happens behind the scenes of one of Europe’s fastest growing start ups, come join Ondra and our super cool Czech team! Check out our live jobs today – we can confirm there’s plenty of hands-on learning, awesome colleagues and plenty of good vibes 😎💙