At Qualtrics we want to connect our people to careers that feed their purpose; jobs that motivate & inspire them. This is Maria’s “Why Qualtrics” story.

Every morning I am grateful to have 4 innocent eyes that look up to me. Not only because they are dependent on me, but because they are looking for inspiration, encouragement, and love. I feel my WHY and my job at Qualtrics challenges me to do the same. I am driven to ignite growth and passion amongst my team; and for that, I am grateful to work at Qualtrics. This is not just a place to come 9-5pm, but a place where ideas flow, growth is endless and ultimately where I fit in perfectly!

What surprised you most about working at Qualtrics?

The people. I guess it wasn’t a big surprise considering everyone that interviewed me was incredible. However, the caliber of intelligence and strength each person carries is consistent throughout the company, and that is impressive. I enjoy the people I work with, which in turn truly encourages the right behaviors to drive the best results. I love the motto “hire people better than you”, as that is how we continue to grow.

What made you want to get into Sales?

Sales has been the best mistake! I say that because I spent the first part of my career in Operations. I know it, love it, and still have a passion for it. However, an opportunity opened up for me to lead a Sales team and I am so grateful. Knowing and running sales is truly understanding the engine under the hood. We truly have a world-class sales organization that has the support of all executives, which is superior to most other companies. I don’t think sales will be my end result, but it is a massive milestone in my overall career to understanding what drives a business and how to manage people.

What is your top #LifeHack?

#SayYES

Yes, it’s good to learn how to say no sometimes, but I truly believe in saying Yes. Saying Yes brings more opportunities, expands your daily limits, and ultimately helps construct a better you. Take on that extra project and step up to the plate!

Qualtrics is growing, and if you’re ready to find your “why” at a place like this, you can explore our open opportunities at any time by visiting our career page. Looking to discover more reasons “Why Qualtrics”? You can find the whole series here.

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Maria is an alumnus of California State University, San Marcos; The University of Texas at Dallas; and Thomas Jefferson School of law and started her career at Equity Management, Inc. and Active Network.