This is a company of less than 100 employees and the work atmosphere is good. My colleagues are willing to help each other out as many of us have different times of the year when we are the busiest.
We recently received merit raises which were greater than what a standard cost of living increase would be. This was a very encouraging change and made me feel like I am valued by the owner and management.
All employees are encouraged to expand our roles when appropriate and suggest job changes providing us with the opportunity for personal and professional growth and job development. While not all suggestions are adopted, the ability to make them is appreciated. My team has regular meetings and webinars to provide training and stay on top of current trends. Job openings are always posted internally to allow us the ability to grow within the company.
Some of the positions, like mine, include travel as part of the job which gives us the opportunity to see other parts of the country. It allows me to meet many of the people we work with and provide service to on a personal level. Also, it helps put a face to a name and reinforces that there are real people out there we support.
There are regular office celebrations for Mardi Gras, Halloween, Christmas and birthdays, there is always food for grazing on the table. Having worked at other companies, I know there is no such thing as a perfect workplace, however I enjoy working in this friendly, supportive environment.