‘Why Qualtrics’ – Tyler Karian, Resolution Team Lead
The ability to have ownership of work that has a lasting impact at an early stage in my career.
A running joke at the Q is how quickly you start to feel like you are no longer a new hire. Since I started here over three years ago, the company has tripled in size and I’ve seen tons of new teams formed and new projects that need owners. This growth means employees have an accelerated timeline to impactful contributions and impact throughout the organization.
I’ve had the opportunity to tackle six different roles / projects at the company, and more than half of them didn’t even exist when I started the one previously! This has enabled me to develop a wide range of skills and given me the ability to spearhead initiatives that touch thousands of customers and employees.
What attracted you to Qualtrics in the first place?
Definitely the trajectory of the company. They were in the earlier stages of insane growth and signs only pointed to it continuing to grow. Both my recruiter and interviewing manager mentioned the need for candidates who were looking for “a spot on the rocket ship” which really resonated with me and was a big reason I started the process.
What was the turning point when you “had to have the job”?
The day I first visited the office when Qualtrics flew me out for my site visit.
Before I came and visited the office, I wasn’t 100% sold. The interviews got me excited about the company, but I had never thought I’d end up living in Utah and didn’t know what to expect. But when I stepped into the Qualtrics office (it was actually our old office, which is right next door to our current building), I started to feel and understand the culture of the company. Right away, I noticed the (awesome) surface-level perks of working at this office: glass meeting rooms, tons of kitchens, pet dogs at every 4th desk. And I was even more impressed as I started to meet the team. After that day, I knew I was going to accept and that surrounding myself with a group of talented & driven peers like I had just met would be a great fit.
What surprised you the most about working at Qualtrics?
It is truly incredible the amount of travel & life experiences that are a result of my working at Qualtrics. As someone who never studied abroad in college (and always regretted it), I’ve jumped at every opportunity Qualtrics has offered me to work out of our international offices - spending three months at each of our other international HQs in Dublin & Sydney. Beyond the professional experience of learning how to build a global company, I’ve also got to see a ton of the world.
Attending my first premier league match in Liverpool, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, learning more about different cultures and making friends across the globe - all thanks to the Q!
Any tips for someone who is considering an opportunity at Qualtrics?
If you want to work at a place where you can have an instant impact and surround yourself with brilliant people in a fast-paced, always changing tech environment at a company that truly cares for its employees, Qualtrics is a perfect fit!
|Tyler Karian is a part of the Global Operations Landing Team in Qualtrics’ Sydney, Australia office. Prior to this role he was a Product Analyst on Qualtrics' Quni team, as well as an Operations Analyst and a member of the Digital Support Experience Team. He holds a Bachelors in Physics and Astronomy and one in Mathematics Northwestern University.|
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