‘Why Qualtrics’ — Laura P., Product Specialist
Describe Qualtrics in 3 words:
Never, ever boring.
What is your ‘why’? Why do you do what you do…
I do what I do because of my passion for helping other achieve their goals. I was a piano teacher for about 8 years before Qualtrics and there is no better feeling than seeing someone you’ve helped get to where they want to be.
How does Qualtrics connect with your ‘why’?
From an individual job level, I get to help people every day in Quni. I constantly have that satisfaction of hearing a customer on the other end of the phone say “Oh I didn’t know it did that, that’s amazing!” which is pretty great.
On a company level, Qualtrics helps thousands of people achieve their goals through the software, and hopefully makes things a bit easier for them, which is part of my why.
What was the turning point where you ‘had to have the job’?
The day I arrived in the Dublin office for my interview. The building had a glass elevator and massage chairs which were huge selling points! After that I had my first interview with MK and knew I wanted to be part of this. I went home and rang my mam and told her I was going to get the job (I was probably a bit overconfident after one interview!)
Any tips for someone who is considering an opportunity at Qualtrics?
Definitely go for it! Go and do some research on the company to get a feel for what we’re about, read reviews on Glassdoor (this was super helpful for me), look at our social media and if it seems like the place for you, then reach out!
What surprised you most about working at Qualtrics?
A couple of things — firstly that a person with a psychology degree could work here! There are so many different types of people here from different backgrounds and every single one of them is so nice. Before Qualtrics I thought only people who studied computer science could realistically work in a tech company but there is definitely a place for everyone here.
The opportunities are amazing- they sent me to Provo, Utah for training where I had some amazing experiences like visiting the Arches National Park and also meeting my long-lost cousin who coincidentally lives in SLC!
What are your aspirations in career/life?
After Quni, I’m hoping to go into recruitment because the idea of being part of the growth here is thrilling.
In life, all I really want is to be surrounded by fantastic people. I’d also love to see some of the world, because I had never left the country until I was almost 20. So in the last year I’ve managed 3 countries (and one of them twice!) but there’s a lot more I want to do, and with the experience bonus this is going to be possible!
What is your top #LifeHack?
Not to be super Irish but tea. If you’re sad, drink tea. If you’re celebrating, drink tea. Sick? Tea. Tired? Tea. Want a social outing? Go for some tea. Extra bonus: Put a spoon of honey in it for the time of your life. Just chill.
|Laura Pearson is a Product Specialist in Qualtrics’ Dublin office. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology from the Maynooth University.|