A few months ago, Citrix announced plans to expand ShareFile facilities in Raleigh, NC, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Citrix will create more than 300 new jobs in North Carolina over the next five years. As you may guess, we’re hiring!
If you want to know what it’s like to work for Citrix, take a look at feedback from our team about why we love working here.
“Empowerment, flexibility and challenging work.”
-Ashton Smith, Associate Project Manager
“I can wear jeans!”
-Sarah Kordulewski, Corporate Sales Representative
“I love customers’ feedback and reaction.”
On any given day, you can walk through the ShareFile sales floor and hear the constant hum of people prospecting, performing demos with clients or huddling together to share insights with each other. At the same time, you may see a person whizzing by on a scooter or two people battling it out on the foosball table. I sat down with a few Sales Managers to see what keeps our sales team performing at such a high level while enjoying a fun work atmosphere.
Grant Kitching, Senior Manager of Vertical Sales, believes that daily collaboration among teams is the main driver of a high-performing, innovative sales team. One of the ways ShareFile supports this idea is through “scrums.” These daily meetings were originally a part of the agile development movement to ensure better product releases through tighter communication between developers, product managers and other key stakeholders. Every morning at ShareFile, Lead Generators, Sales Executives and Directors on vertical sales teams meet in “scrums” to discuss daily numbers and projections, competitors, or articles. This gives an open forum for team members to share best practices and hold one another accountable.
When is it good to talk about yourself?
When you speak on behalf of a company.
It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s true. A company with self-awareness is able to connect with consumers on a more human level. Just think about these three ways that a good story can help you reach others:
It’s satisfying to support a company that you admire. Making your values and story known encourages customers to remember you.
Most of your employees want a career, not just a job. When employees know your story, they know where they fit into the broader narrative.
Last week I sat down with some of our newest team members to find out what they think of their experiences so far.
Amanda Yost had this to say.
“I started with ShareFile just over a week ago. I have had so much fun as a Sales Associate as I get the opportunity to talk with various people from all over the country to learn about how we at ShareFile can make their work life easier and more streamlined. I love that I get to offer a helpful service all day!”
Alex Hofford stays busy. He’s a ShareFile account manager, improv comedian, bar trivia host and our Quarterly Theme Ambassador. What does the ShareFile Quarterly Theme Ambassador do? Read below to hear from Alex himself.
Sarah: How do you define your role as Quarterly Theme Ambassador, and how did you get involved with it?
Alex: I coordinate ShareFile communications and events to promote our company quarterly theme, which is chosen by our executive team each quarter. The quarterly theme gives us all a common direction and inspiration for the quarter. To support the themes, I plan surprises, events and general messaging to get everyone excited about our current focus.
One of the really cool things about being an employee at Citrix is the value that is placed on overall well-being. Citrix SimplyFit is a program with a mission to provide education, opportunity and development strategies to improve the health and well-being of all Citrix employees. This week, employees in the ShareFile office got the opportunity to participate in a health and wellness expo that was produced by SimplyFit. Employees from the SimplyFit team travel to Citrix offices all over the country to provide educational opportunities to fellow employees.
As ShareFile Marketing Specialist Jennifer Smith wrote recently, ShareFile has big plans for expansion into a new space. While we celebrate our growth, it’s still easy to forget that ShareFile grew from a one-person company to a team of 185 in only a few years. I recently spoke with Nate Spilker, Director of Client Services and one of the first ShareFile employees, about the original ShareFile office and what it’s like to be part of a growing technology company.
Sarah: Can you tell me about your role at ShareFile and how it has changed with the company’s growth?
Nate: I joined ShareFile in fall of 2007 as Vice President of Operations. At the time, we were a company of four employees, so I was responsible for a variety of things, from office management to database design and maintenance. Every employee fielded customer phone calls, and over time we built dedicated teams for account management and customer support. Today, I oversee these teams.
In my opinion, your company’s culture can make or break your company. Have you ever stepped foot into a corporate office- everyone wearing suits, carrying briefcases, so serious the people around don’t crack a smile? I have. It’s just something about the stiffness that isn’t comfortable. That’s the opposite of the culture and environment that we have here at ShareFile and is the main reason why our employees love working here so much.
If you walked into the ShareFile office today, you would be greeted by a receptionist and chances are, in the process of checking in, you would hear someone yelling and look over to see a competitive game of ping pong taking place in our game room. As you make your way to our kitchen to grab a cup of coffee, one of our developers would probably fly past you on a scooter or skateboard- watch your toes! If you were visiting our office for a meeting, you would be guided to one of our conference rooms (where you will be safe from Nerf bullets flying through the air). After your meeting, you would probably be invited by our Sales team to play a game of cornhole. That is just a daily snapshot of the culture we have here at ShareFile.