Dallas DeMarr, our Technical Content Strategist lives almost 2,000 miles away from the Turbonomic Headquarters here in Boston and has been working remotely for over a year now. He provided a 'day in the life' rundown on remote work, which you can find here, but we wanted to also get a sense for the work-life balance, the tools that help him be successful while remote and more.
Working remotely and being across the country from your company HQ isn't always the easiest, but the benefits for some people can outweigh any of the cons that some might think of. I got to catch up with Ryan Geyer who joined Turbonomic in May of 2018. Ryan joined the company, but lived in Southern California. He embraced the 'what's next' in his career and took on a new challenge, which has proved worthwhile.
Turbonomic offers flexibility for our workforce whether they're based at our Headquarters, one of our global offices, or you're remote. The company is continuing to improve the ways we connect and communicate with the goal of strengthening our team and succeeding in our mission to serve our customers.
At Turbonomic we have 3-Core Cultural Pillars that drive what we do and how we operate as a team. These pillars are; Trust, Performance and Transparency. When we think about Trust within our culture, there are countless examples of how trust as a foundational piece of our culture has grown organically and continues to thrive as we grow. One person who closely relates to the pillar of Trust is Yulanda, our Payroll Manager here at Turbonomic.
By 2020 it's estimated that 83%+ of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud. This transformation introduces an ever-increasing set of complex tradeoffs for IT staff, such as; whether to place workloads on-premises or public cloud, when and how to scale up or scale out workloads, and what resources to allocate without over-provisioning. This scale of complexity is what has plagued IT operators for more than a decade.
We're excited to follow up with part 2 of our Q&A series with go-to-market recruiter, Zach Choquette to dig deeper on the interview process at Turbonomic. I'll just get right into what Zach had to say:
Turbonomic is known as a company with a huge focus on innovation. If you missed our blog post about our culture of innovation, where we sat down with the CTO of Cloud, Mor Cohen-Tal, read it here. Even more so though, our culture is known as a high-performance, mission driven one and we strongly believe that in order to be successful here, you need to have what it takes to reach your highest potential and execute flawlessly. This is exactly what fuels our growth and continues to keep as the leaders in workload automation. To dig deeper into the value of performance at Turbonomic, I took some time to chat with Chief People Person, Kara Gilbert.
I recently caught up with CTO of Cloud at Turbonomic, Mor Cohen, and got her to discuss the three roles she has held here: Life as a Developer, Life as a Product Manager, and Life as CTO of Cloud. At Turbonomic you get the resources and support you need to accomplish your goals, but your career is very much in your hands in terms of how far you want it to go. For Mor, she was able to move from being a developer to a product manager and eventually became CTO of Cloud. Check out her write up below if you're curious what a day in the life is like for various roles here.
Turbonomic is a company built by brilliant engineers and grown through a highly-motivated sales team who demonstrate our value to customers. We offer many opportunities across the sales team, but one that some candidates always have questions about is our Enterprise Sales Account Executive positions and what we look for in top candidates. To answer some of this, I sat down with our go-to-market team Recruiter, Zach Choquette.
It's sometimes difficult choosing the first step or the next step in a career, especially within the world of software development. There is a wide spectrum of products at different companies that you can choose from and then there is the question of "how will my career progress at this company?"