One of the great things about being new to the DAXKO team is that you usually don’t have to wear the ‘new guy’ hat for long. We’re always adding A-players to the roster and growing our team. The ‘Newbie Spotlight’ series is intended to introduce you to these folks and provide a glimpse into what life’s like as a candidate and new team member at DAXKO. (Disclaimer: These are the unedited experiences of our team members. Don’t be scared by what you read.)
Newbie: Barb, Executive Assistant Extraordinaire
Q: What was your first encounter with DAXKO like?
A: During the interview process, I would sit on a bench in the foyer and wait for my appointment. Not one DAXKO Team Member who walked by ignored me. They were all friendly, saying “Good Morning!” and offering me anything to drink – “Coffee? Soda? Are you SURE I can’t get you something?” Everyone I met was a pleasure. And on my first work day at DAXKO, they had a welcome card and DAXKO t-shirt waiting for me at my desk. I immediately felt like one of the team.
Q: Did you deliver a presentation during the interview process? If so, tell us about that experience?
A: I sure did! I was sent home with a Mac book and two different assignments. At first I was a bit nervous – I’d never received a homework assignment from a potential new employer – who does that? But then I got entirely too excited and carried away. I knew I wanted the job so I was determined to make my presentation the best! I had to learn Keynote and Pages on the fly, and I even managed to throw in a cheesy Uranus joke. I figured they’d either love it or hate it. Lucky for me, DAXKO is the kind of place that seems to embrace quirkiness.
Q: Do you think DAXKO’s interview process is intense? Why or why not?
A: Intense? No. Thorough? Absolutely. I could tell DAXKO wanted to make certain that I was a good fit for the job and for the culture. It was unlike any interview process I’d ever experienced.
Q: Why do you like the work you’re doing?
A: Working for a busy CEO who has his hands in several different projects keeps things busy and exciting for me. Not only that, but everyone I work with is super cool and friendly – it’s the best work environment I could have ever hoped for.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at DAXKO?
A: Besides the endless free coffee? Knowing that I’m part of a growing team full of some of the brightest, friendliest, most creative, unique and hard-working people.
Q: What do you think the profile of the ideal DAXKO team member is?
A: The ideal DAXKO team member is intelligent, energetic, unique, passionate about what they do, eager to learn and grow and, of course, they have to be able to laugh and have fun! They often think outside the box and aren’t afraid to embrace a challenge.