Spotlight On… New Hires at AKA!

In our next Employee Spotlight, we interviewed recent hires from April-July 2017. Learn a little more about these new additions to our team and what attracted them to AKA below!

What is your name?

  Glen

What is your title?

  Senior Staff Accountant

When did you start at AKA?

  April 2017

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  I was looking for a new job and this role fell into the realm of career progression that I was looking for. AKA had a great response time, which encouraged me to continue the process.

What makes AKA different than any other employer you have worked for?

  AKA allows you to work independently, they trust their employees and allow them to accomplish their work the best way that they know how. You are given a lot of independence from the start, which is a good thing.

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

  About 2 months into the job, I was given an assignment to reconcile an accounting issue. After completion, I received support from the Accounting Manager and the CFO who used my findings as a basis for their argument, which really showed a high level of trust in my abilities.

Anything you would like to tell future AKA employees?

  AKA offers flexibility and a very “chill” culture, which would be hard to find at another employer. The work from home and PTO policy is unconventional as far as I’ve noticed in my career.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I love Disney movies, my favorite happens to be The Lion King!

 

What is your name?

  Ronak

What is your title?

  Senior Technical Consultant-Managed Services

When did you start at AKA?

  June 2017

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  I was attracted to AKA because of their status of being a Microsoft gold partner as well as their reputation in the industry. In addition, the remote opportunity was a great benefit!

What makes AKA different than any other employer you have worked for?

  AKA offers the opportunity to work very closely with the customers. You are able to take real responsibility and ownership on all of your projects and tasks.

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

  The Managed Services team has a new initiative called the tune up process that we are offering to our customers. I have been able to approach clients about the new program to see if they are having any problems on their current solution. With the new offering, we are able to fix our clients issues much faster.

Anything you would like to tell future AKA employees?

  There are many opportunities at AKA, and you can explore a few different career paths. For example, I have the ability to one day move into a Solution Architect or Project Manager role and even switch to Delivery from Managed Services. AKA gives you many great options that you won’t find anywhere else.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I do not give up easily. If I am working on a client issue and given a certain deadline, I do whatever I can to solve the problem and satisfy the client.

 

What is your name?

  James

What is your title?

  Associate Consultant

When did you start at AKA?

  July 2017

What attracted you to an opportunity with AKA?

  I really liked the fact that AKA was using Microsoft Azure, which I had previous experience with. During the interview process, I was excited by the fact that AKA wanted to leverage my machine learning, data analytics and Azure experience. It was important that I continued working with cutting edge technology and AKA offered me the opportunity to do so.

What makes AKA different than any other employer you have worked for?

  The overall flexibility, work-life balance and internal progression opportunities. AKA allows you to climb laddersthat other organizations may not be able to offer to their employees.

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

  I was asked to help our Data Science Intern with a presentation on Machine Learning. We presented our findings to the entire company on a Skype Meeting. It was a rewarding experience to get the opportunity to speak to the whole company after only being an employee for 2 months.

Anything you would like to tell future AKA employees?

  If you’re looking for an exciting work environment that offers structure and flexibility then jump on board!

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

  I’ve built over five large scale robots and have competed with them internationally.

 

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

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