Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Sarah, a Senior Project Coordinator, about her experiences at Maxons.
Q: How long been with Maxons?
A: 5 Years.
Q: Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A: I remember my first initial impression! I instantly knew it was going to be a different company than I’d ever worked for before. Before I started I got flowers delivered to my apartment! It was a relief to be going to a company that appreciates employees, a place that was just excited to have me starting as I was. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I could tell everyone was close knit, and everyone truly cared about each other, inside and outside of work.
Q: What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A: Goldmine! How to navigate in the program.
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A: One of the big things I have learned is to have more confidence in my work, and in general in the office. A lot of my job is holding my Project Managers accountable – I have gained the courage to speak up and keep them in line when they need it. When I first started I wasn’t confident enough to do that. Now that I am leading some regional meetings I have become more outspoken.
Q: Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A: I like it because I am always dealing with a new situation. Each day is always different, I get to interact with so many different customers. Sometimes people are frantic when they call, and I like being able to talk them through it and calm them down. I explain that we are there to help them. It is also nice to see the start and the end of project – and how quickly we can make a difference to our customers and clients.
Q: Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A: Teamwork- I think our company revolves around that. I have seen how important that is over this last summer. We had stretches of time where we were short handed. We didn’t skip a beat – we came together to get everything done and provide awesome customer service. It seems like it comes natural to everyone here, to pitch in when needed. We don’t have to put work towards teamwork, we just do it.
Q: What is your favorite Maxons story?
A: Participating in Tough Mudder with a group from Maxons was such an amazing experience and accomplishment! We really bonded – working towards the goal for so long together in training. We all completed the course and could celebrate that night together and it brought us closer together as a group.