Why stay with a company for 20 years?
Last month we celebrated a rare milestone with one of our employees: 20 years! I asked Margaret Jung (on the far left of the picture) why she’s stayed with Artisan Creative for 2 decades, through growth and success, as well as through trying times and cutbacks. We thought it would be interesting to share some of her thoughts, as this one question brought forth so many answers:
Artisan fosters a rewarding environment where I feel appreciated, recognized and supported. The people you work with must have chemistry and each other’s backs. Over time, this builds friendships & relationships that last even as people move on.
The versatility of my business development role offers flexibility, autonomy and no bureaucracy. Plus, I have the opportunity to create success, for our clients and talent, our team and my family.
I believe in being consistent and loving what you do.
I do not watch the clock.
I believe in relationships based on trust, and that honesty and integrity are essential within a company.
I enjoy working with strong personalities that come with being in the creative field. I find the dynamics of the creative mindset engaging as we are always learning and growing from this ever evolving field we work in.
I am driven by the search to find the best solution for my clients and talent.
We share and believe in common values, that set the foundation for a good business model. Compensation is in alignment with results delivered.
The president has ability to listen and make change for the better. I’m kept in the loop and frequently communicated with. I feel valued and understood, with a lot of trust in my abilities to deliver.
The entrepreneurial environment at Artisan suits my personality. An open door is truly open to share the good and the bad, in a genuine environment that cares.
I hold myself accountable to my commitments.
I have a passion for selling and a desire to perform.
I enjoy the constant learning from being in a dynamic industry and working with really smart people.
I have mentorship from the president along with a leadership responsibility to create success for the team.
I’ve learned how to manage growing pains and make tough choices.
In a lifetime you only really find a few leaders that you truly trust and respect, and know that they are there for you.
The tougher periods are handled by not listening to the negative for too long and by focusing on the positive. Always believing that more good than bad is around the corner, and never, ever, giving up!
For me, this is the difference between a career and a job. And over the past 20 years everything I gave the company, I got back and more.
How long have you been at your career, and what keeps you engaged and coming back for more year over year?
Jamie Douraghy – Artisan Founder