A piece of advice that has taken me through my early career decisions is to “work with GOOD people whose values are close to yours.”
I’ve always been a strong believer in the power of positivity and paying it forward, so naturally I felt a deep connection to Life is Good for years. When going to work for a brand that you really believe in, there’s always the risk that you’ll be disappointed- that the mission is only words, and the company uses that mission to sell product, not guide their culture. This is not the case at Life is Good.
In my first 30 days, I’ve been impressed by the friendships in the office and the authenticity of the brand.
Day 1 at any new job can be a little intimidating- you’re stepping into an environment where everyone is an expert and, relatively speaking, you know nothing. Immediately upon being greeted at the front desk, and then by almost everyone I encountered, I felt at ease. Day One culminated in drinks in the Tavern with members of various teams. The tavern is beautiful, yes, but what blew me away was that no one was glued to their phones, no one was complaining, and no one was talking about work. It made it an inclusive environment for anyone, even the new kid, to walk into. It was a breath of fresh air to be around so many different people who all were able to take a break from their busy days to enjoy one another’s company.
Day 2-30 only confirmed what I witnessed on Day One- that the office is made up of a group of really genuine people who believe in what Life is Good is doing. I’m honored to be a part of a company whose mission is at the core of every decision they make and am looking forward to many more “30-days” to reflect on.
When we asked around for anyone who knew an amazing marketing talent, Jes connected us with Taylor. She earned a $500 recruiting bonus the week Taylor started and we got one of the fastest hires in history!