Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Holly, a Senior Project Coordinator, about her experiences at Maxons.
Q: How long have you been with Maxons?
A: It will be 17 official years in January. I started as a temp in October 2000.
Q: Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A: I had recently moved to NYC and when I started at Maxons and our office was up on the 8th floor of the building we are still in, but with much less people than we have now. While I cannot recall how exactly I felt after being here for a month, I just knew it to be a very busy company, that I was never bored, and something compelled me to keep coming back!
Q: What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A: I learned how to enter reports in Excel spreadsheets (no really!) and use our then estimating software, Qirra. In some way or other, I was supporting pretty much all of the staff members there since there were no Project Coordinators back then. It was a very different time, I learned so much, and I am amazed every day at all the changes and improvements that have happened since then!
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A: How impressive it is when everyone comes together so quickly to help out in both major disasters, mini CATs and every day emergencies.
Q: Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A: When a customer is so happy with what we have done and shares it with me, it is such a rewarding thing to hear.
Q: Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A: Enjoyment. I have never worked for a company that both plays as hard as they work. Maxons parties and events are great celebrations of our success!
Q: What is your favorite Maxons story?
A: Having been both here at Maxons and in NYC for just under a year, when 9/11 hit it was indescribable how overwhelming it all was. Knowing I was working for a company that ended up having a huge impact on the tremendous cleanup initiative gave me a sense of pride. (At the time of course, we all just took it one day at a time because it was so chaotic and unknown!) I will always remember all the piles of files everywhere, the great temp labor brought in that we desperately needed (some are still here!), and being able to calm and help the many, many frazzled, stressed and worried customers that needed our help so badly. We were all doing the best we could, and somehow we came together and persevered.