Doing good: Eden, Office Coordinator, shares her Qualtrics story
I do what I do because I am a people person. I love seeing what I can do to make those around me feel more included, more engaged, and overall happier, I like to have happy people around me.
What attracted you to Qualtrics in the first place?
The newness of the Raleigh office attracted me. I loved the idea of being the first office coordinator and really being able to build this office into something wonderful!
What was the turning point where you knew you 'had to have the job' at Qualtrics?
After initially being contacted via Linkedin, I did a lot of Google searches of the things Qualtrics was doing. Qualtrics uses its notoriety and money for good, in ways that help so many minority groups, causes, and other businesses.
What does your day look like?
My day changes depending on who/what needs my attention! If we have new hires I love to give tours and introduce them to the office and then other days I run around putting out mini (figurative) fires, looking at you Zoom rooms! My days require a lot of walking which is great for getting my steps in and closing my "move" ring on my Apple watch.
What is your favorite part of your role?
My favorite part of my role is feeling like the representative for my office. People within and out of the office reach out to me for info or guidance and I love it because it makes me feel valued and introduces me to people all over.
Any tips for someone who is considering a role at Qualtrics? Or advice for someone looking to get into a career like yours? Tips for someone in general?
If you would like to land a job like mine my biggest tip is being personable. With my job, I talk to a lot of people, vendors, employees, people across the world, etc. Being able to talk to many different people and form relationships with them is a huge part of the job - if you do it right you will have connections all over that you can lean on if need be!
What has surprised you most about working at Qualtrics?
The relaxed atmosphere. I knew the culture was more laid back, but when I went to HQ I was very surprised by everything. Yes, there is a lot going on all of the time, but there is also this unspoken stillness too where you are encouraged to take breaks, take vacations, don't overdo it to make sure you do not burn out.
What are your aspirations in your career/life?
As corny as it sounds I would just like to be happy, whether that is happy with my job, my home, my relationships, etc. Happiness looks different depending on what stage you are in life so I don't know what my happy will look like in 10-15 years but I hope I find it!
What is your top #LifeHack?
Fold your laundry as soon as you take it out of the washing machine, otherwise, you never will!
How have you become involved in community at Qualtrics? What has that meant to you?
MosaiQ! I have found some of my "people" through MosaiQ meetings. Through MosaiQ I have been able to be a part of the Anti-Racism Commitment Qualtrics has as well as lending my opinions to recruitment and Ryan Smith about ways to increase diversity at Qualtrics. Meetings like that are some of my favorites because I know everyone who is there is present and wants to increase diversity and it feels good to hear all of the ideas!
What's a favorite moment/memory of your time at Qualtrics so far? Or an impactful moment?
My favorite moment was walking into HQ for the first time. My eyes were wide and I was taking in all of the newness of a new job, similar to a freshman moving into their dorm and starting college.
What 3 words would you use to describe Qualtrics to someone?
Pioneer, un-afraid, and confident.
|Eden is an alumnus of Appalachian State University and started her career at Qualtrics. She snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef in grad school!