Spotlight On… New Hires at AKA!

For our latest Employee Spotlight, we interviewed some of our new employees from the beginning of 2019. Learn a little more about these additions to our team and what attracted them to AKA below!

What is your name?

  Fernando

What is your title?

  Network Administrator

When did you start at AKA?

  December 2018

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  I wanted to take my career to the next level from previously being involved in on-premise work to working in a hybrid environment. I was looking for a challenge and to advance my skills.  Working with Microsoft Azure and O365 is the future and what AKA focuses on internally.

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

  After being here at AKA for just a couple of months, I was presented with the opportunity to host a demonstration on Microsoft Teams to the entire organization. I was very excited to be working on such a large platform and was happy to be involved at that level.

What is the best part about working for AKA?

  I believe strongly in work/life balance and I believe AKA feels the same. With the unlimited PTO and opportunity to work from home I feel comfortable working for AKA.

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

  Talented. Teamwork. Innovative.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I have a BS in Aeronautical Sciences and hold 7 ground certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration in flight

What is your name?

  Alyza

What is your title?

  Project Coordinator

When did you start at AKA?

  January 2019

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  I felt incredibly stuck and unmotivated in my previous position. I spent what felt like forever, searching for something exciting and new. My goal was to work for a company that encouraged professional growth. During my search, I spoke with many recruiters and many hiring managers, but none were able to truly spark an interest like AKA relevant to what I was ideal for me. AKA highlighted the importance encouraging their employees to grow in their careers.

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

  Since my first day with AKA the most rewarding experience has been being able to work closely with a team of people who are supportive, knowledgeable and truly want to see everyone succeed. Very often we become so consumed in our day to day routine and forget the importance of building a relationship with your peers and keeping the line of communication open among one another. Working with a close-knit group has challenged me to learn new things, be open to new ideas and concepts and has reminded me of how successful a collaborative working environment can be. 

What is the best part about working for AKA?

  As mentioned previously, my goal was to work for a company that fostered to opportunity for professional growth. AKA’s catalytic coaching approach takes away from the traditional manager role and any intimidations that may come with that. Instead the Catalytic Coaching style allows for the employee to establish a career goal and focus on progressing towards that.

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

  Innovative. Modern. Collaborative.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  Like most, I tend to forget to make time for myself. In the last year or so, I’ve really focused on making me a priority. Doing so, I’ve taken up working out more often and have found a somewhat slightly insane love for competing in obstacle races. This year I am working towards completing the Spartan Race Trifecta.

What is your name?

  Meghan

What is your title?

  Functional Consultant

When did you start at AKA?

  March 2019

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  What attracted me to AKA was actually a referral from an employee. They told me all the great things about the company, the atmosphere and the amazing co-workers.

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

  A rewarding experience for me being new to the company was an email my PM shared with me from the client PM stating how impressed they were with me. It meant so much to hear that since I am so new.

What is the best part about working for AKA?

  The best part about working for AKA is my co-workers. They really go above and beyond to make sure they are picking the right people for the company. I have gotten very lucky to work with such intellectually amazing people. They make the job that much more enjoyable.

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

  Rewarding. Professional. Supportive.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I am a crazy avid reader. I read about 4-5 books a week. I will read just about anything and everything.

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

By | 2019-07-15T19:30:12+00:00 July 15th, 2019|AKA Culture|0 Comments
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