The Top 6 Reasons I Love Working at AKA
As I approach another milestone at AKA, I’ve been reflecting on what I love about working for AKA and why I’m so glad the recruiter for Green Beacon Solutions (acquired by AKA in 2016) chose to offer me a consulting position almost four years ago. I started my first job out of college as a Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultant at AKA Enterprise Solutions and truly believe I couldn’t have found a better company to work for.
- Lots of flexibility
When you first graduate from college, it’s hard to know what sort of work environment you’ll thrive in. Maybe you want to try living in a big city, working from home, or even traveling for work while seeing the world. At AKA, the possibilities are endless when it comes to where, when, and how you work. Flexibility is always a good thing and that’s what I’ve found at AKA. Working for a technology company has many advantages in today’s technology-driven culture; the software we support allows us to provide value to our clients and stay connected from anywhere. Some client engagements require a team on-site at all times, while others allow our team members to work from home. Currently, I’m splitting my time between working from home and traveling for client meetings. This is a wonderful balance, and one for which I’m grateful.
- Amazing benefits
AKA really goes above and beyond when it comes to offering benefits to its employees. Incentive packages and bonuses aren’t just for the sales team: they’re for everyone. As part of AKA’s Presidents’ Club program, I’ve had the chance to take a beach vacation with my husband for the past two years. It’s great to escape the cold of New York come wintertime -- but it’s also nice to know that your company appreciates your hard work.
- A workplace to be proud of
- Employee recognition
I love the work that I do, and it’s always rewarding to help clients achieve their goals. That said, you also want to feel like your employer acknowledges the hard work you’re doing. This is certainly the case at AKA. Besides various employee incentives, AKA offers a “road warrior” compensation package to those of us who travel frequently. Management also goes the extra mile when it comes to showing employees how much their work is appreciated.
- Diverse career paths
At AKA, the options for professional growth are vast. Maybe you work in sales, and you want to try your hand at project management. Or perhaps you’re an experienced developer who wants to incorporate more client-facing work into your schedule. Whatever the situation, AKA makes it possible for employees to expand their toolkit and develop new skills. While working my way from Associate Consultant to Senior Consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a project manager, integration manager, and business analyst, amongst other roles.
- A sense of community
AKA is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in solutions like Microsoft Dynamics 365 and has employees based in different locations throughout the country. Despite this, though, AKA ensures that employees feel like they’re part of a larger company culture. Team members are awarded recognition for displaying core values such as Employee Growth and Client Empathy. Teams meet via video conference on a regular basis, employees in the same geographic area meet for quarterly dinners and there are always bonding activities and remote exercises within the company. Our annual party at AKA’s headquarters in New York City is something we all look forward to. While we may be spread across North America, I still manage to experience a sense of community with my coworkers and ‘see’ them on a regular basis.
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