My First Week At PERQ3 min read

An entire week has passed since starting as a data intern here at PERQ Marketing. An entire week scratching the surface, learning the ins and outs of an entire customer management database. An entire week helping organize and categorize a year’s worth of content calendars and campaign planning.

I’m proud to report that I couldn’t be happier.

MY FIRST WEEK AT PERQ

Intern standing in front of company chalk board.

My happiness stems from two very distinct places. For starters, it’s incredibly exciting to fight the good fight cleaning up a mountain of unusable or confounding data, working some digital alchemy, and producing a steady stream of ready-to-market leads. There are few things in marketing more rewarding than knowing the work you’re doing directly contributes to boosting the bottom line. The work has to be done and I’m happy being the one to do it.

 

PERQ hits a huge homerun in the culture department. The tedium of data cleansing is easy to overcome when you’re surrounded by friendly, smiling faces and a vibrant, open-air workspace. My fellow intern Felipe Jaramilo wrote this great rundown of the PERQ facilities last week. It’s an informative read, and he’s 100% right about the Spicy Eggnog coffee. If you get the chance to stop in, feel free to stop by and challenge me to a game of hoops or ping-pong.

 

Culture is the defining factor for companies looking to grow big and grow fast. It takes collaboration, communication, confidence, and conviction working in tandem to produce a humming workplace and sustain lightning-paced growth. PERQ employees have all of these qualities in spades. It’s fantastic learning from how they work together as a team to reach their monthly and quarterly goals (which all seem ambitious but attainable.)

 

It has been eye-opening to work with management teams that are held to the same level of accountability as their employees. Under PERQ’s open-book management system and gamified philosophy, all business metrics are public and open for the world to see. Clear goals are set for each department and openly tracked within the industrial workspace. Meaningful incentives are attached to each of these goals, promoting a competitive drive to help the entire firm meet numbers, make sales, and see positive growth.

 

An entire week has passed since stepping into an important role here at PERQ. I may just be a data intern, but I know I work in a place where the things I do mean something to so many.