Six Months Already?
Stephanie Hay, Former Viget
In the past six months since I started working as a project manager with Viget Labs, I've found about 932 reasons why working here is so radical. Here are three:
- Brilliant colleagues. Being surrounded by talented people who can handle pressure gracefully while regularly surpassing expectations is priceless. It makes for an upbeat, supportive, intensely collaborative, creative environment. Before Viget, I was restless and thoroughly disillusioned. So, I was foaming at the mouth during my interview with the Lab. Luckily, they hired me anyway. I still drool over my own job.
- Inherent mentoring program. Founders -- and superfly brothers -- Brian and Andy created an almost familial atmosphere (Andy's camera is seemingly a fixture around his neck) that cultivates learning. The open-door policy is taken seriously. I’m taught by the very best designers, developers, and marketing strategists. We share information internally on a wiki and blog and publicly on 4Labs, Twitter, and Facebook. It all goes to making me a better PM. I love that. My clients do, too.
- Respect. Integrity and respect here are paramount. The uncompromising quality of our work is complemented by unique staff rewards like catered lunches on Fridays (which double as our staff meetings); an annual dinner that isn't boring; and team building activities every few months like go-karting. Oh, and the full health insurance doesn't hurt, either.