Pros: end month office parties
Marcus Evans International is a performance based organization, therefore, a Monday and a Friday were all similar- Start strong finish strong. A typical and successful day at the organization would be an eventual exhausting, mental-wise, but the team was refreshing and always fun people to work with. The management was based in South Africa with extended operations in Nairobi. Despite the good communication between the employees and the management team, the management team was rather rigid and inflexible to some changes and the country's (Kenya) holidays. For example, the Labor day (1st May) etc.
I gained a lot of valuable skills while at the company. I was able to build up on my team ability skills, communication skills and phone etiquette. I also sharpened my negotiation and research skills as those were key to scoring great number of sales. My passion in association with people and getting to understand and cater for their needs where necessary was my drive; this position at the company enabled me to gain a lot of insight in understanding the economic and social aspect of the human mind.
The office floor was comprised with few people, twenty one people. To me, they made every working place an exciting place to be. A team comprised of hardworking and smart people, always ready to listen and extend help whenever needed.
The hardest part of the job was when trying out a new product in the market. With an inflexible population in the market and with people that are not risk takers as quite, selling a product was at times really hard. Being a performance based organization, this would also implicate on my employment term in the company.
End of the months' parties were always a delight. A time to just relax with the rest of the team, getting to mingle and enjoy the team was a day we (at the company) always looked forward to.