Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Leanne, a Project Manager, about her experiences at Maxons.
Q: How long been with Maxons?
A: 2.5 years
Q: Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A: I thought everyone was so nice, incredibly helpful. It was very complimentary, very supportive because everyone wanted me to do well.
Q: What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A: I had a learning curve for working for a small company, I had some culture shock since I had always worked for massive companies. I was able to get more things done, less red tape. And I know everyone and what they do here. It was a big change. But everything is simpler.
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A: How to make sure a job is 100% successful! That I can reach out for help, have the tools in place, making sure all communication is on time. All the tools are in place for me to do the best I can.
Q: Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A: I love the urgency. I learn something new every day. I get to see incredibly exciting things on a regular basis. No 2 days are the same, I always have something brand new to learn.
Q: Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A: All of them are important. A lot of people probably pick teamwork, but it feels like so much more than that. Even when we make mistakes everyone has our back. We are one team – if I fail everyone fails, when I succeed everyone succeeds. I feel like we have each others’ backs.
Q: What is your favorite Maxons story?
A: It was Valentine’s Day 2016, I woke up planning to spend time with family. Then I got a call about a large job at a mall. The mall was flooded, 13 very high end shops and restaurants needed help. I was dealing with all different store owners, managers, and a variety of adjusters. There were a lot of differing personalities and opinions. I rushed out of the house in a short sleeved shirt to get there and start working, it was a bad day to forget a jacket, it was the coldest day of the year. When i got onsite the owner of the property was so concerned he offered to buy me a sweatshirt because he was worried I’d be cold! It was so sweet, shows how great out clients are!