Marketing Coordinator, Corporate Office, Concord, CA - February 2, 2015
I love my job at Anka! The day goes by quickly with a range of tasks to work on. I feel challenged by the work I do and appreciated by my colleagues. They are always saying 'thank you' and 'good job' and quick to give credit where it is due. I love the people I work with. We have fun, laugh at each other, collaborate, and get excited about new projects and the opportunity to improve a process or make someone's life better. I also feel like the work I do truly makes an impact. The organization is small enough that your voice can be heard and listened to - that's really important to me.
Management is flexible and understanding with their employees schedules and personal needs. They get that people are not paid enough for the significant work they do...it's a non-profit social services organization - of course the compensation could be better, but that's kind of an industry standard. If you want to make loads of money, you can go work on wall street or be a politician or something. If you want to help people, you can come work here.
Management really cares about their employees and do a lot to show appreciation. They throw a big staff appreciation ceremony every year and a great deal of care and preparation is put into making it perfect and making sure staff are awarded and celebrated for their hard work. They also try to give yearly bonuses, have staff picnics and holiday parties, and encourage career advancement with a lot of training programs and opportunities to move up or to different program locations.
I like working at Anka. It's a fun work environment and I look forward to coming to work every day. There are moments of frustration and WTF, but that's a job - if it's not tough sometimes, it's probably not worth doing.