Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Michael, our Corporate Controller, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long have you 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:  That it was a good company, with knowledgeable people, and solid financials.

 

Q:  What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?

A:  The first thing I had to learn was the process of a new industry, both out in the field and internally.

 

Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?

A:  I have learned a lot of important things since I have been here.  I learned the importance of a solid business development team.  I have learned that a strong corporate culture can actually overcome weaknesses.

 

Q:  Why do you have a passion for this industry?

A:  When we do well as a company, we do so by helping people.  We are generally working with people who have a challenge, through no fault of their own, and being able to assist them is rewarding.

 

Q:  Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?

A:  Teamwork – at the end of the day in any business with more than one person, if there is no teamwork, there is no success or results, there is nothing.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:   One of my favorites was from a summer outing a few years ago.  We put together a scavenger hunt in Central Park and I got to run around with my team and see things I haven’t seen before in Central Park.  We were having a fun adventure while working on a project.  It was a fun day!   And it was an unexpected fun day!

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

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.

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Meeting Maxons!

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Brittney, a Project Coordinator, about her experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long been with Maxons?

A:  2 years in November.

 

Q:  Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?

A:  I thought everyone had a really good division of responsibility.  There was good communication between the teams on jobs.  I liked how everyone held each other accountable for different aspects.

 

Q:  What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?

A:  Intakes – how to take in new jobs properly so as not confuse anyone on the teams and make sure that it went through the system properly.

 

Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?

A:  The value of coworkers helping each other out.  Everyone steps up if someone is out sick, we check in on each other when people may be overloaded.  The value of good coworkers and teamwork is the biggest thing I have learned.

 

Q:  Why do you have a passion for this industry?

A:  I like being the one to help people feel better, like to be calming, like to reassure them and establish a rapport so they trust me and Maxons.  That our goal is to make things right for them.  It is rewarding to be on the other end of call to hear their relief.

 

Q:  Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?

A:  Responsibility.  Everyone takes responsibility, if there is a mistake people own it and do their best to fix it.  It is rare to see that professionally, but here it happens.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  From our holiday party in 2015 – we were playing a game where we had to catch cookies that were placed on our heads into our mouths.  I got nominated by my team to represent us on this game.  I doubted my ability – but somehow pulled it off flawlessly and the whole room went crazy!  It is so silly, but represents what a great culture we have – that a game with a cookie on my head could be such a huge moment of excitement and bonding!

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