Penrod Blog

New Hires – April & Willie

10/08/18

At Penrod, we’re proud of our team. Not to brag, but we have some of the best coworkers around. We chatted with two of our newest team members—April, Engagement Manager, and Willie, Developer—over some Capri Suns to learn why they’re excited to be part of the Penrod team.

When asked, “What made you choose Penrod?” April says it wasn’t just one thing. “It was the whole interview experience. I’ve known about Penrod for some time, and I’ve always heard good things, but the interview clinched it. I met with really intelligent, motivated, and super fun people and I knew I wanted to join a team and company with people like this.”

With dual citizenship for both the United States and Germany, Willie had many options in not one but two countries. Yet he chose Penrod because he “saw an opportunity to be challenged and grow with a company full of fantastic people. Penrod’s core values lined up with my own, and I knew this was a company where I wanted to be.” And while he didn’t move for this job, he encourages people to take the leap. “This is definitely the kind of company you’d move to be at.”

Both April and Willie say the people and culture are some of the best parts of their jobs. April points out, “I don’t think a day has gone by yet that I haven’t been laughing most of the day! It’s just a great team here.” Of course, she notes having an office fridge stocked with Capri Suns—her go-to beverage to power her through a busy day—is an added bonus.

I love coming in to work. The people here are great and supportive. There is no negativity; only a positive vibe throughout the office.
Willie Siewert, Salesforce Developer

Since Willie is an avid runner who also enjoys cycling, we had a feeling Penrod’s great location with easy access to running and bike paths, like the one along Lake Michigan, was a draw. He agrees that it’s a nice perk, but he says there’s more to it. “I love coming in to work. The people here are great and supportive. There is no negativity; only a positive vibe throughout the office.”

This positivity shines through in their work. Everyone on the Penrod team has been impressed with both April and Willie’s responsiveness to clients and their ability to juggle multiple tasks with ease and enthusiasm. They both stand out in their different roles.

I met with really intelligent, motivated, and super fun people and I knew I wanted to join a team and company with people like this.
April Small, Engagement Manager

We asked them what they’re most excited about as they begin their journey with Team Penrod. “There is so much potential for growth here. Employees are inspired and encouraged to constantly push for self-improvement. I’m glad to be here.”

Most of all, Willie says he’s excited about being in an environment that “really supports me, so I can grow and develop my skills.” Ah, Willie, you’re making us blush! But we’re proud of the environment built, because it helps us attract some of the best talent around. Thanks for joining Penrod!

Ready to make the move—across states or just across the street—to a great team? Penrod is hiring! Apply today.

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