Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Jeff, a Director of Client Services, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long have you been with Maxons?

A:  I just celebrated my 6 month anniversary!

 

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

A:  Overall I was very impressed the family culture.  I was very, very pleased with the amount of attention the company puts toward the family atmosphere.

 

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

A:  Our database.  I had used a CRM before, but not this one.

 

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

A:  Communication, that open lines of communication are invaluable.

 

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

A:  I am a people person and I believe that when I interact with other businesses, and business communities, I believe I get to make a difference and help them.  I get to help people get through a problem, and I like that ability.

 

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

A:  Teamwork, I am very impressed with the amount of teamwork that is involved with Maxons.  I haven’t experienced that as strongly before with other business I have been with.  Here we have teamwork all the way from the people answering the phones, to the CEO.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  I recently went to a project we were working on with the Project Manager.  In the initial call we were told there was 8 inches of water in a person’s high end finished basement.  When we got there, there was over 2.5 feet of water in 3k square foot area.  It was a beautifully designed recreation style room of a very large basement that had water flowing into it for two days while the homeowner was away.  The homeowner was so impressed with our quick response, and that we rolled up our pants and walked through his house to be able to help him. What impressed me the most was how relaxed the homeowner was, we built a rapport quickly and he was able to put his trust in us and stay calm.

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Kevin, a Regional Manager, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long have you been with Maxons?

A:  Almost 8 years.

 

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

A:  I was coming from Pennsylvania – but felt there was still a very family friendly atmosphere – more so then I expected for a NYC firm.

 

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

A:  That it takes a lot more effort to communicate and handle claims on a personal level in the city than it did in the suburbs.  And then the different internal processes.

 

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

A:  The company likes to have fun with each other and enjoy working with each other, both at work and away from work.  That is rare.

 

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

A:  Because I get to help people everyday, they need guidance and assistance through their emergency and I can help.  And our clients are grateful for what we do, and our ability to provide prompt, quality service.

 

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

A:  Teamwork – everybody here is always willing to pitch and help anyone else in the company.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  Our perseverance during hurricane Sandy.  Many of our employees were without electricity and water in their own homes, but they persevered and continued to help others during that challenging time.

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Gregg, a Client Services Associate, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long have you been with Maxons?

A:  I started in 2001, and stayed for six years.  Then I can back in 2015, altogether almost 8 years.

 

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

A:  Having been at other places, here you can see the commitment to culture and it is one of the best things about this place.  It is practiced and given attention.  We care about maintaining healthy information and database as well, that is easy to let slide, but it make all of our jobs so much easier.

Upper management is really emotionally healthy and that filters through the entire organization and there is a large level of transparency, and everyone has an equal opportunity to learn grow and succeed and, it is really unique and wonderful to find.

 

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

A:  Had to learn what the business was in the very beginning.  And I happened to join the company after one of the largest disasters and tragedies this country had ever seen, so I had to learn quickly.

 

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

A:  Communication and mutual respect go a long way.  Don’t over promise and under deliver, it is not only a great rule for business, but a great rule for life.  And that our core values are not only business values, they are personal values.

 

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

A:  I think it is truly a business where you are helping people.  Whether you are actually out in the field or not, someone calls and they have a real need for our help.  It’s a wonderful feeling to either help get someone get back on their feet, get their home or business back together.  Whether we are dealing with the end user or other professionals in the industry, it is nice to hear our work is appreciated.  By doing a good job we make sure everyone looks good.

 

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

A:   I really like responsibility, and enjoyment!  I think if you take responsibility for something the rest of it will all fall into place.  No one here can say “it’s not my job” everyone takes ownership of anything that may come their way.  By doing this it touches on all our other values.

I also think a lot of people don’t enjoy where they work, and I love that here it is a major tenant of our company.  People spend a lot of time at work, and if you don’t enjoy it, you can’t do your job well.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  One of the reasons I love this company so much is that I started during 9/11 and it was an intense, full on experience.  There was a sense of us all pulling together.  I have never had an experience like that.  Where dealing with something so tragic, yet I felt like I was contributing and making progress.  In the midst of all that I made great relationships with coworkers and it was a foundation of my young professional live.  It speaks to the character of this place, that despite what seemed like an impossible task we pulled together and cared about each other.  This part of the company has lasted, even when we deal with catastrophes still, we pull together and have an intense focus on the needs of our customers and clients.  And it is why I am so happy to be able to come back.

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Lou, a Project Manager, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long been with Maxons?

A:  7 years.

 

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

A:  That we were pretty well organized, and we knew what we were doing.  I had worked for others in the industry who were not put together as well.

 

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

A:  The Maxons way – I knew the work, but had to learn how to do it our way.

 

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

A:  Negotiation.  I can take this personally, but now I understand it is give and take and I don’t need to take it personally.

 

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

A:  I like to help people, and I like the people I work with.

 

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

A:  Our brand anchors – speed communication expertise, and of those, speed really means a lot to me.  Because I try to act as quickly as possible to whatever needs to be done – I like to get things done.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:   We were planning to do a relay race at our summer outing one year.  Alan and I decided we were going to practice to get an advantage on race day!  We were running up and down the hallway practicing for our event – confusing our neighbors!  It totally worked – we were the best at our part of the race!

And I have another good one to share.  One time on a job I was with one of my coworkers, Andrea.  A pump had gotten clogged at the site.  When I went to look at it, I touched the top of it and it burst!  Filthy water from a parking garage sprayed all over Andrea and I.  I quickly stood in front of her and we ran from the room.  We got outside and she said “Look at me.”  Filthy water was dripping down her face.  I responded “You look terrific.” We both cracked up!

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Kathy, a Sales Coordinator and Account Manager, about her experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long been with Maxons?

A:  8.5 years.

 

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

A:  Amazing!  I loved the culture – there was a lot going on, lots of events and different things happening.  We were busy.  I was really impressed how much got done.

 

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

A:  That planning and communication is very important within the team.

 

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

A:  Consistency, we always need to be doing follow up and follow through.

 

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

A:  Because we help people at their worst.

 

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

A:  Optimism because it is very easy to become negative and dwell.  If we all did that everything would go downhill.  It is easier to commit to the rest of our values when you are positive and optimistic.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  At one of our company outings we had some music playing while we were hanging out by a pool.  “Single Ladies” came on the radio and two of our Project Managers got up and did the whole single ladies dance – not only in front of us, but the other guests at the hotel!  We have a lot of fun, and it still makes us crack up!

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

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

Q:  How long have you been with Maxons?

A:  2 years

 

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

A:  My first day was a full staff meeting day – it was really active and busy.  Had a lot of training right away – it was intense!

 

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

A:  Learned a lot in training.  Then very quickly had to learn some more email etiquette.  Luckily – right when I started we had a communication seminar.

 

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

A:  The most important thing I have learned is proper communication.  Being able to properly communicate with PM on jobs, with clients on jobs, and  with insureds on jobs.

 

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

A:  Learning something new everyday.  Now I am getting out to more jobs – and I am able to learn different things from those visits.  And I see how every project is a way to bring some type of comfort to someone, that we are able to help them.

 

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

A:  Optimism – saying no to negativity – it is just my personality!

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  I have a few.  I was able to see that there is a lot more to being coworkers at Maxons.  Greg in our office had a flat tire on a very cold, winter day.  Lou from our office went out and met Greg on the highway – stayed with him until the tow truck came, then they ate lunch together.  It showed me we have something beyond a work relationship – that at Maxons we share true, genuine caring.

Also last year our office lost 2 sales people in a short amount of time.  Leadership came to visit and said it was a difficult time, but that it brings opportunity.  We were feeling lost, and that we wouldn’t meet our goal.  But Leadership offered encouraging words to take the challenge as an opportunity.   We have all been able to expand our skills as a result of their encouragement.

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Carmelo, a Project Manager, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long been with Maxons?
A:  One year.

Q:  Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A:  Everyone felt like family.

Q:  What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A:  The software, our database and estimating program, it was my biggest challenge.

Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A:  All the science that goes into mitigation.  I had been involved in the construction side of buildings in my previous role, but I had to learn the mitigation side here.

Q:  Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A:  I have always liked jobs that were related to buildings and construction.

Q:  Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A:  Teamwork for sure.  I always feel like I can go to anyone at Maxons and ask for help or advice.

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?
A:  I love the Maxons’ outings – we all come together like a family and get to interact with each other and enjoy each others company.  We are able to relax and let loose with each other and relieve some of the day to day stress we handle.