Pros: diverse culture, encourages professional development, flexible work hours, great benefits
Cons: high turnover rate, disjointed between offices
CCC was an interesting place to work. With our headquarters in Des Moines, IA and the core of our business in the Houston office, we faced a bit of tension between the two offices. As we established new procedures, new branding, messaging and culture, resistance to change was a challenge that we faced often. This did enable me to practice and further improve upon my conflict resolution and people skills in order to get things completed.
I enjoyed the very diverse culture at CCC. I had the pleasure of working with teams across the globe, develop marketing strategies that would resonate with clients in their specific area. Learning the nuances of different business customs in each region, and the various personalities of the sales team, engineers or subject matter experts that I worked with was challenging, enjoyable and very rewarding.
During my time at here, I was fortunate to have a manager and a Leadership team that valued employees as professionals. Resources were made available and employees were encouraged to develop new skills in our careers as well as developing personal skills as well. I was able to develop graphic design skills and design marketing brochures and tradeshow graphics.
I was able to be both analytical and creative within this position, work with a wide variety of cultures and people and challenge myself daily. The hardest part of this position was encountering the underlying resistance to change. It was also my biggest opportunity for growth within this position. Repeatedly encountering resistance to changing procedures enabled me to develop a better negotiating style, utilize my background in psychology to understand the root of the resistance and work with all parties involved to achieve the goal at hand.