Hope in the Real World

The culture at Infomedia is an employee’s dream come true.

During the Wednesday night National Republican Convention, Rep. Paul Ryan said, “college graduates should not have to live out their 20’s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life!”

Other than the fading Obama poster, this was my life just a couple months ago.

Being a recent college grad, I can remember the days I dreamed about my future job. I knew I was ready for the real world, but I only had hope I would land a job I actually wanted. Something few of my fellow graduates could say and something I was not sure was possible in the real world of 2012.

I’ll admit, I mostly had visions of corporate settings in tall skyscrapers being afraid of my boss, always wearing heels and staring at a computer all day.  You know, the stuff you see on TV.

As it turns out I got lucky when Infomedia offered me a position. Looking back, I did not know what to expect. I had several internships at different places throughout my time at Samford, but none had the amazing culture that Infomedia thrives on every day. Plus the important things of course, I got to move out on my own and heels are not the norm here.

Infomedia has a style like no other company I have seen.  Each one of us generally likes working together as a team. We get along, we challenge each other and we get some awesome work done. We even manage to have some fun (and make fun of each other too).

Being a smaller company, we have the ability to bounce ideas off of each other and talk through visions until we have the perfect plan for each one of our clients. In my mind, this is the key to our success. In many companies, there is a feeling that the boss is too busy to help with a small task or co-workers could care less about your projects because they have their own work to handle.

At Infomedia, I share an office with five other employees. Whether I need help with something on my computer or can’t think of the correct word, my “roomies” are there for me. Yes, I am sure I annoy some of them, but they are always willing to help. My boss is a quick walk down the hall whenever I need him, even if it is just to brainstorm or talk through an email I need to write.

I cannot imagine working somewhere where I would be afraid to speak my mind and ask for help. The reality of working at Infomedia is better than the hope I had for the real world.