Working as a graphic designer for 4 years in a variety of industries, I finally understand what it means when people say, “you won’t work a day in your life when you have a job you love.” It’s been 30 days working here at Stream Companies, and since my first day, it’s been everything I expected, and much more.
So after my one month anniversary, I took a few moments to reflect on my experiences so far - things I’ve learned, people I met, etc. That said, here are three things I’ve learned my first full month at Stream Companies.
- The people here are awesome. Never having worked in an agency before, I was a little nervous at first. OK fine, I was really nervous. Fortunately, those feelings swiftly passed when I realized how many great people work here. As Stream is growing quickly, I started here with a few other new employees that were in the same boat as me, which was comforting. Not to mention, the employees who have worked at Stream for years couldn’t have been more welcoming in helping me get settled and learn the ropes.
- The environment is transparent and genuine. Stream is dedicated in upholding a transparent, collaborative environment, where managers and team members are constantly encouraging others to share their opinions and speak their minds during Think Tanks, Design Huddles, One-On-Ones, etc. It’s so refreshing to work for a company who is sincerely invested in each, individual employee, their creative ideas as well as their growth and success. Because of this open and genuine setting, the agency has built a team of incredibly loyal and dedicated employees, which is truly motivating – especially as a newcomer.
- Streamers work hard, but certainly play hard. My second week here happened to fall during Halloween, and since there was a costume contest, I couldn’t help but enter (it is my favorite holiday after all). I was unsure as to how enthusiastic the agency would be during Halloween, but was reassured when I saw the entire office decked out in cobwebs, ghouls and goblins. Thankfully, I went all out and embraced the spirit of Halloween with the rest of my team, and won the award for most creative costume! Check out our Facebook page to see photos of the entire costume contest.
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All the best,
Stephanie is a Graphic Designer at Stream Companies, a Philadelphia area advertising agency.