Culture Keeps Me at 3Q Digital
Published: May 20, 2016
Ok, so culture isn’t the only thing that keeps me at 3Q Digital. The work I do is interesting, marketing is a dynamic industry, and management is the best I’ve had at any company thus far. The culture of 3Q is the icing on the cake that just makes everything that much more perfect.
The last 30 days have been a whirlwind at work. I’m bogged down in a bunch of different projects and there’s barely enough time for me to get everything done.
Perhaps foolishly, I took on another project. Sure, I’m swamped, but it’s something I feel is integral to the company, and I’m excited to be a part of it.
So I’m sitting here plugging away at it, when an email notification pops up. The person I’m helping with this project sent an unsolicited email to the entire executive team telling them how excited they are to have me working with them on this project. It was quite possibly the most glowing email I’ve ever read about myself and it lifted my spirits immensely. To me, that’s what 3Q is about: it’s a meritocracy in which you get rewarded for working hard and working smart.
Help from a Stranger
I love this stupid band. They’re playing here in San Francisco in a few months. The last time they rolled through town, tickets sold out within minutes of the on sale date, and went for a 30x markup.
Why am I talking about this?
Well, tickets went on sale early for their next show in town, but only to Citibank card holders. I put out a plea on our general Slack channel for help. A coworker from New York City, whom (I’m pretty sure) I’ve not met, volunteered to buy the tickets for me from across the country.
That goes above and beyond the scope of what’s expected out of a team of colleagues. This show is going to make my year, and I might not have been able to go were it not for the bond we all share as 3Qers, and the willingness we have to help each other out in all challenges big or small.
Letting Loose and Having Fun
Look at that view, eh? This week, the Bay Area offices got together for a cruise on San Francisco Bay. 3Q enables us to be able to really get to know each other outside of the office. Work is important, but it’s much easier to work with friends than it is to work with strangers. We all had a blast, and we’re still joking about some of the shenanigans from the boat.
Perks aren’t the end-all be-all of a job, but outings like this bring us closer together and help us form bonds within and externally to our immediate teams.