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Dixons Carphone supporting Organization for Early Care

Early Care is an organization with almost 30 years history. In early ‘90s they were set up to avoid leaving new born babies in child nursery homes just because they were born with sight difficulties, which was a normal practice back then. Their work is literally small steps by steps, but they make a huge difference in the life of families.…

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Dixons Carphone in Benepink

Benepink is beneficial badminton tournament organized by Wheelchair League under the patronage of Czech Olympic badminton player Petr Koukal and with participation of Czech badminton representative Adam Mendrek. There were 30 teams in 3 categories (male, female and mix) fighting fiercely. Dixons Carphone has build up 5 teams covering all the…

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Everybody Scream for Dixons Movie Halloween

Friday 3rd November was the day of our traditional event – Halloween party! This year the theme was ‘Movie Halloween’ and we could see some excellent (and some pretty scary) costumes there. It seems there are several admirers of Clockwork Orange in Dixons as well as superheroes movies, LaMuerte and Adams Family. The competition…

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Dixons Charity Walk

On 14th October a group of 50 brave people got together in Vranov u Brna to support a good thing – actually, to support two good things: their own health and also a charity initiative. We walked 22.3km (some of us ran, some biked) and enjoyed beautiful nature of Brno north – Novy Hrad (including fair with sausages and beer),…

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Health days

Our Heath days are over…Unfortunately, because they were great as usual. This time we had 2 days full of interesting and beneficial program within the office proceed and followed by 1 day of external program. We have started on Wednesday supporting colleagues who were willing to donor their blood in Bohunice hospital. The office program…

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Employees of Dixons Carphone CoE supporting family Vykydal

The second half of concert gain, 15.000czk, was given to family Vykydal. Honza Vykydal, father of the family, has been fighting with the cancer for 10 years already. The dissease was diagnosed when Honza was 17 and since this time the cancer has come back three times. Honza underwent few runs of chemotherapy, which helped him in the first…

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Employees of Dixons Carphone CoE supporting family Hurt

We had wonderful opportunity to meet in person family Hurt and hand them 15.000czk – half of our Charity concert gain. And we are more than happy to report positive news to all of you. Jakub Hurt is 16 years old young man who was diagnosed with cancer in February this year. Despite the difficult medical check-ups and 2 rounds of…

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Charity concert

We have followed our tradition this year as well and organized Charity concert on the roof of our building. Our colleagues formed an ad hoc band and rehearsed for a month for a 30-minute programme. All our colleagues as well as business partners, friends and neighbour companies from the building have been invited for their performance. This year…

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ACCA Approved Employer - Trainee Development certification

We are very pleased to announce that on the top of ACCA Approved Employer certification, which we have accomplished a month ago, we have just gained ACCA Approved Employer - Trainee Development certification.  The certification recognizes the learning opportunities we provide for our employees. It helps our students…

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Dixons Carphone CoE supporting 'Beauty of Help'

Organization ‘Beauty of Help’ was chosen by you to be supported from our Coffee charity contribution. From each coffee bought in Social zone, 5czk were put aside for the charity fund and we have noted there were some of you contributing even above that! In the last quarter, the overall gain was 26.776,-czk, which is great success and…

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Digital Academy with Czechitas

Czechitas is a Czech non-profit organization trying to widen number of women in IT. They are doing so by organizing wide range of trainings, workshop and lectures in different fields of IT – from coding and testing via graphic design to business intelligence. Dixons Carphone is proud to cooperate with Czechitas for longer time now. We were…

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Bike to Work

In May we had challenged our comfort zone and took part in a nationwide project Do práce na kole (Bike to Work). Project´s goal is to motivate people to use an alternative way of commute to work e.g. bike, walk or run. Do práce na kole is not just a project which helps to improve people´s healthy life-style and support…

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Dixons Carphone Open Day 2017

  Wednesday 14th June was the date of our traditional company event – Open Day. On this day we open our office to relatives and friends of our colleagues, as well as to our business partners, candidates interested in taking a job with us or to general public.   This year we have started with the morning part for our colleagues on…

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Dixons Carphone supporting ‘Hospic at home’

  Hospice at home is one part of the Hospice belonging to the St. Elisabeth Hospital in Brno and it is the only institution of it’s kind in Brno area. Directly in hospital they have 30 beds for terminally ill patients, but they are also offering the service for families who want to spend the last days with their dying relatives at home.…

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Dixons Carphone Centre of Excellence became ACCA Approved Employer!

  We are very pleased to announce that we have completed the application for Professional Development of ACCA Approved Employer programme and Centre of Excellence became ACCA Approved Employer!   What is this programme about?   The programme provides an overall framework within which ACCA can help to support our organisation’s…

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Dixons Carphone – Proud Golden Partner of Barcamp!

  Dixons Carphone was a Golden partner of Barcamp – open conference with free entry, taking place on 3rd June at FIT VUT, Brno. There were 5 key areas of focus (SW development, inovation, marketing, design, self-development) counting more than 50 presentations, 10 workshops and unlimited opportunities for networking.   Our…

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We Celebrate 10th Year Anniversary of our Brno Centre of Excellence

  Our Centre of Excellence in Brno is celebrating an important milestone in its history: 10th Anniversary of the establishing. We had a beautiful celebration with all the employees on the roof terrace with music performance of our talented colleague, drinks and cakes. Our director, Mrs. Olga Pavlikova said by the occasion:   10 year back…

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Office Revitalization

Office Revitalization is successfully finished! Dixons Carphone is located in the office building that is 6 years old. The building itself has excellent location – it is very close to the city centre and right in-between bus and train station with many public transport routes nearby. It is clean, sunny and functional, however also quite…

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Meeting 'Open Future'

  Open Future is the organization that employees of our Centre of Excellence decided to support via Easter Charity Raffle. During the raffle we have managed to collect wonderful 17.425 czk and we had the opportunity to meet the representatives from the organization on the very same day and talk to them about their work.   Open Future…

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CIPD in Dixons Carphone CoE

  Employees of Dixons Carphone have just finished 1st year of CIPD programme. CIPD is Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, an UK based organization for human resource management professionals with over 100 years history. The organization is currently uniting over 135.000 active members, conducting top of the notch surveys and…

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Dixons Carphone Supporting Talented Children

  Start-Art is an unconventional art school preparing talented youth for entrance exams for design and secondary arts schools and universities. As the work with graphic programs on computers is more and more common in the field of art, they wanted to widen their portfolio as well and teach children how to work with graphic and animation…

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Teaching girls talk IT

Sunday in the rhytm of teaching, coaching, mentoring  and shadowing. That was 19th February in Impact Hub. Since IT field is lack of women´s power, there are several events supporting women in IT. One of this was organized by Czechitas, community for women in IT, focused on workhops with the goal to teach girls talk IT. Since we have…

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Office Revitalization on 3rd Floor

  In November there took place a first meeting of an enthusiastic group of volunteers from 3rd floor to prepare a plan how to make the office more user friendly, nicer, cleaner and more personal, expressing our values and company culture. Smaller improvements took place already in December – new microwave and cutlery was put into the…

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E-meal vouchers are here!

As you might have noticed, there is a huge change in the area of meal vouchers here! We hope this will make the whole process of meal vouchers much more enjoyable and simple, improving your comfort of using them. E-meal vouchers means that instead of pack of (usually 20) meal vouchers that you need to pick up personally and store in your valet,…

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Proud Sponsor of 'Na Pocatku'

Beneficial organization Na Pocatku (At the Beginning) is celebrating already 22nd anniversary of its establishing! At first it was a group of Cristian volunteers who wanted to protect unborn children from abortions. They were realizing the help via helping to their mothers who were willing to keep the baby, however, they were in very difficult…

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Supporting Animal Shelter Tibet

Animal shelter Tibet is run by a couple of young enthusiasts. 9 years ago they’ve bought a house just out of Brno to set up a place where they could take care for up to 10 dogs. They have decided to focus on dogs that were injured, handicapped, in very bad conditions taken from owners who were abusing them and in other shelters they would be…

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St. Nicolas Day & Charity Bake-off

6th of December was a really busy day in the office. Our devoted Team St. Nicolas visited the office and was welcomed by songs and poems in the teams. Some of the performances were really impressive. Just to mention 2 exceptional ones above all – UK Expenses Team under the conduct of Lenka Řezníčková and their song ‘Holka…

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All eyes on Nordic Local Finance managers and Kenneth Thu

During 8-10th November the Nordic Finance Operations team hosted very important visitors Kenneth Thu Nordic CFO; Fredrik Peterson, Local Finance Manager Sweden; Martin Jensen, local Finance Manager Norway and his Finance Controller Malene Larsen Kristiansen; Aldo Scotta Local Finance Manager Denmark and his Finance Controller Kristian Moller; and…

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Meeting Children Oncology Fund Krtek

I met with Mrs. Irena Korvasova, manager of a Children Oncology Fund Krtek, to give her our contribution of 8.700czk that we raised during our Halloween party. I had a chance to talk to her about how the Fund works and what exactly they are financing. Oncology Centre by Children Hospital in Brno is one of the two specialized centres in Czech…

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Halloween Charity Party

On Friday 4th November our annual Halloween Charity Party took place in Music Lab. This year’s theme was Team or Couples costumes and we could see some really impressive efforts. The competition was tight, however, the huge bottle of Champagne went into the hands of The Skull-ladies. These girls’ possess insane make-up skills!…

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We Won E-commerce Award!

Few months ago, we found out great news. Our project was nominated for a prestigious eCommerce Awards for Excellence which is hosted by UKFast in the category Best eCommerce New Design or Re-Design. And even bigger surprise was when we got an invitation to the gala evening, where the winner should be announced.   What we do in MCD team? In…

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1 000 000 celebration

In August 2016 Nordic AP department reached magical 1 000 000 of documents approved since implementation of SAP in April 2015. AP Nordic department have gone through a challenging period since April 2015, facing technical issues connected to SAP implementation and increasing backlog in most teams. Together the whole department worked more than…

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WUG Days 2016

Windows User Group is a group of IT specialists and enthusiasts interested in the Microsoft platform and products. They are organizing regular meetings to share the knowledge and newest trends in the area. Dixons Carphone became this year a proud partner for the 2 main events – SQL Bootcamp in August and WUG Days in October. WUG Days were 2…

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Health Day

Our first Health Day at Dixons Carphone Centre of Excellence took place on Thursday, 22nd September. We were very happy to see enormous interest from our employees. The sessions with doctors and lecturers were booked out in a few minutes after the reservation process had started!   During the whole day there took place…

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We are Dixons Carphone CoE

We would like to let you know that our organization has recently changed the name from Dixons Retail SSC to Dixons Carphone Centre of Excellence. This change happened as a confirmation of our ultimate vision but also in reaction to the continuous shift in our focus and changing nature of our services. Over the last couple of years, we have…

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Hey, hey, we’ve all started yesterday!

I’m really happy, proud and excited to inform you that since yesterday there are 35 new colleagues in our company! That’s the record in the number of new starters on one day so far. If you’ve met yesterday a huge bunch of people walking around the office, looking a bit lost a bit scared and a bit excited, yep, that was us –…

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WELL-BEING PROGRAMME at DIXONS

Every year our company arranges a variety of activities designed to improve your health, strengthen team spirit and our company culture. From August we plan to extend our offer even further, by introducing an exciting new concept called WELL-BEING at Dixons Carphone. You can look forward to professional trainers who will share their…

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CIPD starts in September!

We are happy to announce the start of another certification programme in our company – CIPD. Because of the increasing seniority and complexity of tasks in the teams dealing with HR agenda (HR & Operations and HR Administration departments) there is a need for development that would reflect these changes. With regard to this, the CIPD…

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E-commerce development team building

24th and 25th June were the hottest days of upcoming summer season and the same hot was E-commerce Development team building. Our IT guys switched from behind-the-window-shades typical location to hot and sunny Bitov camping. The days were not long enough to manage playing volleyball, badminton, football, swimming or outing as well as celebrating…

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Mission Romania

Beloved SSC, as you all surely know, and as is evidenced by our new company logo plastered all over our office and building, 2 years ago Dixons Retail underwent a merge with Carphone Warehouse to form the new world superpower that shall forever be known as Dixons Carphone. However, this doesn’t just happen. It’s not like merging the…

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Dixons Summer BBQ 2016

  We hope you & your friends, partners, children and dogs enjoyed this year´s BBQ - the bodyzorbing, bouncy slide, photo corner, volleyball, tournament, DJ, delicious food and drinks etc. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved in making our BBQ a huge success. It was fun and enjoyable! And so…

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Training & Development updates

Professional Certification Programmes ACCA courses are running smoothly, so far modules F1, F5, F6, F9 have taken place in 2016, with F2 coming up this month and F4 and F7 following during this summer. Our students have also had a high success rate so far, and we wish them good luck with their exams!  In-class training In this area, it…

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Brno PHP Meetup April 2016

On 19th April there was a BrnoPHP meetup held in Dixons Retail office. For that purpose was used the biggest meeting room we have here called “White”. Capacity was around 40 people and when the meetup started it was almost full. There were a lot of known people from PHP community like Martin Hason, Jakub Zapletal etc. so even the…

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Be more JS!

Front-end part of our e-commerce platform belongs to one of the fastest growing IT areas. JavaScript and related technologies are evolving and changing and sometimes it is hard to keep pace with all the news. This was one of the reason why Michal Sevcik and Dominik Tilp (our Web UI Developers) together with me (as a Recruiter) decided to…

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Easter Charity Raffle

In March 2016 the traditional 5th Easter charity raffle took place in Dixons Retail SSC. We sold 714 tickets and collected 15 683 CZK for the Training school of guide dogs. Thank you all for pariticipation.

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Dixons Open Day 2016

Dixon´s door will be opened again in April Dixon´s Open Day has become a really nice annual tradition when we have the unique opportunity to introduce our family and friends how our working day usually looks.  This year you can take this chance on Wednesday, 20th April, from 1pm to 6pm. Many interesting workshops will be prepared…

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#BrnoPHP

The regular Brno PHP meetup took place in Stara Tkalcovna on Thursday 25th February. Dixons is official sponsor of this geeky event but this time our contribution was even more important than usually - Martin Péchal, our Application Architect and the first speaker shared his experience with Load Testing with the audience. Of course, we…

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Finance Centre of Excellence

8-9 years ago the Shared Service Centre was set up, in a much smaller office, in the Spielberk Office Park. CSA, AP and Store Banking team were included in the first transitions, but with large part of the teams remaining in the UK. As we developed as a centre and our competence and skillsets grew, further roles were moved to the SSC from…

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Big thank you for 2015 charity support!

We would like to express our gratitude and say a big thank you to all of you who contributed the last year to charity. We managed to collect amazing 94 989 CZK! This is the list of our charity projects in 2015:   Social Event: Donation: Our help for: Easter raffle 18 550 CZK Kosmakovi triplets BBQ 19 826 CZK Debra …

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Training season 2016 starts!

Training season 2016 is here. Are you excited? You should be! 2016 will be a year of improvements and innovation in the training and education at Dixons. In 2015, besides trainings and ACCA certification, we also had projects that I am particularly proud of: 360° feedback, Leadership Academy and a launch of a new training tracker – TRIS.…

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Black Friday 2015

  Black Friday 2015: Currys break online record as other’s website struggle to cope with demand Between midnight and 8am eight different online retailers had suffered outages as shoppers chose to purchase discounted items from the comfort of their homes. This just doesn’t apply on Currys PC World online e-shop which survived even…

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How music helps - Hell-o-ween party edition

We would like to say a really big thank to our colleagues and their bands – HYV, Midnight Climax, DJ Smoliczech and to all of you for attending our third charity concert this time in Halloween mood. We hope you enjoyed this night and all musical performances. Thanks to you we can provide support in the amount 9 150 CZK to the NGO Dejte n…

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Hei to Norway

There are many ways how you can improve your skills, learn new activities, change the routine, reach your career goals and make your life more interesting, exciting and challenging. The best way is to grab a chance offered by our international working environment and go to work for some time abroad. Six months ago, I had a great opportunity to go…

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How music helps

  We would like to express our gratitude to all of you for attending our Dixons Charity Concert. We hope that you enjoyed the musical performance of our talented group “Pusinky” composed of Marianna Supolikova, Jan Kucera, Marek Heczko, Tibor Filinger and Jakub Stanek.   Thanks to you we managed to collect the amount of 11…

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Welcome to the SSC, Carphone!

What a great time for our business! Only a year after its creation by a merger of equal, Dixons Carphone announced an excellent year with profit before tax up 21%, and in the meantime our SSC starts providing financial services to the Carphone Warehouse business. Let us tell you more about our new CIM team… CIM stands for Central Insurance…

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Developing Leaders Who Deliver Results

  To enhance competences and qualification of SSC Team Leaders we launched Leadership Academy. The idea of this initiative started with SSC Customer Promise:   We promise to strive to continuously deliver excellent service at a great value on the way to becoming a Centre of Excellence for Group business services. As a Centre of…

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Clarity* Project

In celebration of the publication of our Clarity* Project website, we thought we would invite you to have a look at what our Business Process team has been up to since its creation at the beginning of the year of 2015. You may recall, if in fact you have a keener sense of observation and are aware of us at all, that our team was established in…

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Špekáčky, wine and lamas

  After a 30 minute tram and a bus ride from Hlavní Nádraží towards the North-eastern parts of Brno, we ended up at Hády, a limestone hill standing 424 meters high. Hidden on the hill, from where we had an astonishing city view over Brno, is a small farm with lamas.   This picturesque and cosy lamacentrum is…

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Toastmasters experience

Toastmaster experience   Hope you have already heard about the Dixons Toastmaster meetings being held every 2 weeks evening directly in Dixons, SSC building. If not, you must come one day to see what the Toastmaster meeting and spirit is about! The main idea is to upgrade presentation and communication skills in a supportive atmosphere so…

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Dixons Open Day 2015

    Let us welcome you on Thursday May 21st at Dixons Retail SSC in Brno during our Open Day 2015! All employees' family members, friends, students, graduates and others interested in Dixons Carphone are warmly invited.     The program is scheduled from 1 pm to 5 pm. You can take a tour of the office, consult your CV &…

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Workshop with Czechitas: Tvořím web: PHP

<?php createWeb($czechitas->with($dixons));?>   Do you remember the 10 Czechitas ladies that visited our offices in October last year? These young women were fascinated by the IT world and are determined to try to change the 'IT is only for boys' viewpoint. As we promised we have cooperated together again recently.  …

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Race to the Stones

  Dixons Carphone's Race to the Stones It is described as „100 km of breathtaking scenery, millennia of history, team work and determination”.  Personally, I can imagine better reasons to be out of breath during a race other than for the scenery however, there were 6 of us who decided to take the charitable…

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HR & Office Support Highlights 2014

  As the new year has just begun, we thought that we would share a few interesting statistics with you. These numbers help to summarize what the HR & Office Support department has achieved throughout last year. They are an insight into our work and that of our colleagues, and reveal a few interesting facts. We obviously pay quite a lot of…

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Crosslinks

Crosslinks Our Crosslinks project is aimed at merging statutory and management consolidation and reporting as well as some specific business unit management reporting for the Dixons Carphone Group. The estimated duration of the project is twelve months and six of us from Brno SSC have been given the opportunity to be a part of the Crosslinks team…

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Jak úspěšně roztočit kariéru

  Jak úspěšně roztočit kariéru   Pokud máš pocit, že bys měl pro svou kariéru udělat něco víc a pořádně ji roztočit, právě pro tebe jsme napsali tento článek. Věříme, že naše neotřelé tipy a rady ti dají vhled do toho, jak úspě&scaron…

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PHP workshop with Czechitas

Have you ever heard about Czechitas? Ten beautiful, young ladies fascinated by IT world with a huge power to ruin the prejudice that IT area is only for boys. They are motivated to learn still more and more and their vision is to teach other girls about IT and to show them that technical stuff is understandable and not so difficult as it may look…

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Brno PHP Conference 2014

Do you have any idea how many programmers it takes to change a light bulb? The answer is: None. It's a hardware problem.  And do you know how many programmers participated on Saturday, 20th September on the Brno PHP Conference? There were 180 developers attending from 14 different countries and 8 professional speakers with passion in news and…

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The story of Dixons Charity Concert

Do you remember refreshing charity sangria served during our Dixons summer BBQ? And do you remember the purpose of these charity activities? That time you voted for Kosmak´s family life story with three disabled triplets who need a very difficult and expensive surgery. Thanks to you all we could have handed in amazing 15 022 CZK to a touched…

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Frozen and generous

It started as an innocent idea during the management meeting and ended up as whole company madness on our terrace on Thursday September 4th. Our brave managers stood up in public and accepted the Ice bucket challenge. We would like to thank all the managers and also other nominees who accepted the challenge and continued the other day. Thanks to…

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We are Dixons Carphone!

Lenka Řezníčková, our Expense Team Leader, and I were lucky enough to be in the Hemel office during the launch of our merged business on August 7th. We could feel the atmosphere on Tuesday already when the merger and the date of 7th August were highest on the agenda for everyone. Still, when we left the office on Wednesday evening we…

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Football match 2014

After some negotiations and the game postponing eventually in the afternoon of second of Augusts’ Saturday we managed to meet for the football tournament with our colleagues and their friends. I have witnessed many football games but this one I enjoyed the most. I had a very important role as I was, along with other responsibilities, the…

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Work, travel and enjoy

At the beginning of each month, the Supplier Control Team is in rush. The days are full of surprises, achievements and difficult moments but also funny time in the office in late hours and great team cooperation. In one word, Intercompany month end rules the life of the team. The transition of the task called “Intercompany” started in…

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