Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Cynthia, our Accounts Receivable Manager, about her experiences at Maxons.
Q: How long been with Maxons?
A: 10 years
Q: Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A: When I first started was just myself and our previous Controller in Finance, so tons of filing had piled up! I came in early, caught up on a lot of AP stuff, filed, and did mailing. My first month I was working 10 hour days to catch up the finance department! So when I started I was a little stunned! But we worked together and got things caught up, and it was excellent training for me, I enjoyed it! I got involved in putting new systems in place.
Q: What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A: I had to learn how to do billing and send it to our PM/PC team. The process was kind of dated, so I had to adjust to learn how to get it done, and then come up with a new system.
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A: I came from a company that was really chaotic, I was wearing so many different hats. The same thing happened here, I immediately had to learn the new hats! The skills I feel like I learned and I still use are time management and organization. Time management particularly, because there was so much to do, and when we get busy I need to be able to make sure I am doing my best for my colleagues.
Q: Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A: I have a passion for problem solving. I really like to do that. When it comes to collections or our systems. I like to make things work! My passion is being challenged by my work – and it keeps me engaged.
Q: Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A: Tenacity! I like to keep on a problem – no matter what it is – until I get it solved. I like to do something until it is done! I am result oriented as well, but I like to stick it out with a problem, especially if others have tried and not gotten it to and end point.
Q: What is your favorite Maxons story?
A: I came from a law firm before working here, and I saw people doing all kinds of crazy things and getting sued. When I came here, my very first full staff meeting was only a few weeks after I started. During the meeting management was really upset about a discussion of our crews “were not wearing shirts.” And I assumed they didn’t have shirts on at all! Little did I know they were talking about our crew tee shirts that are Maxons branded. I was horrified our crews were walking around shirtless on job sites! Thankfully someone clued me in pretty quick!