Spotlight On… New Hires at AKA!

For our latest Employee Spotlight, we interviewed some of our new employees from the end of 2017. Learn a little more about these additions to our team and what attracted them to AKA below!

What is your name?

  Julia

What is your title?

  Corporate Controller

When did you start at AKA?

  December 2017

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  As a working single mom the flexibility and ability to work remotely is something that initially lured me. I also liked that I would have the ability to be more impactful than I could when I was with a global consulting firm. There are so many ways to make an impact when you are working for a smaller company.

Can you share a rewarding experience from your time at AKA?

  Coming to the annual company meeting and being able to experience AKA’s warm culture first hand was a very rewarding experience. I really enjoyed the breakout discussions where we talked about the challenges each team was facing and how we can improve and resolve those challenges. I was impressed how everyone’s input was valued and considered. It’s not every day that your entire team gets to sit down and talk about resolutions with the CEO of the company. It made me see how AKA empowers their employees.

What is the best part about working for AKA?

  The first day at AKA I was given a book, The New Health Rules, which has some insightful information on a healthy diet. This showed me that AKA cares a lot about their employee’s personal well-being in addition to caring about them professionally.

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

  Supportive, open, and fun

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I’ve climbed Mount Fuji before!

What is your name?

  Ed

What is your title?

  Sales Executive

When did you start at AKA?

  September 2017

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  AKA’s reputation within the Microsoft community and the chance to work with my former colleagues is what attracted me.

Can you share a rewarding experience from your time at AKA?

  Before starting with AKA, I expected that I would be working with good people based on AKA’s reputation. However, once I started everyone I have met on each of my pursuits have very much exceeded my expectations!

What is the best part about working for AKA?

  Everyone at AKA has a positive attitude. I haven’t met anyone that has said “not my job”, or “I don’t do that”. If that person cannot help me, they always point me to the right person who can.

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

  Diverse, open, and driven

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I have been to 48 states via car. I am thankful for the RV vacations I took every summer as a child traveling the country.

What is your name?

  Steve

What is your title?

  Technical Consultant

When did you start at AKA?

  July 2017

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  The great reviews on Glassdoor first caught my attention and the opportunity to work with cloud computing and Microsoft Azure drew me in. The professionalism, speed, and constant communication throughout the interview process was great too. In addition, the onboarding process was way beyond anything I’ve previously experienced.

Can you share a rewarding experience from your time at AKA?

  Hearing positive feedback from the team I work with. Also being able to implement new initiatives in the cloud space and for our customers is rewarding. Microsoft Azure rolls out new solutions continuously, it’s exciting to take those solutions and make them workable for our clients.

What is the best part about working for AKA?

  It’s thrilling to work for a company that keeps pushing at the boundaries of newer technologies and continuously seeks to improve. I see this in the dedication of the employees; everyone is smart, works well together and as great as things are, everyone is always striving to be better.

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

  Close-knit, smart, and innovative

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I can usually guess any rock or pop song and artist within the first 3 notes of the song. 

Are you interested in joining our team? Take a look at our careers page for open opportunities!

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