In order to better understand what recent software development graduates were looking for in a company, new graduates working in the R&D department here at Cimpl were asked to describe the three best aspects of working at the company. The responses varied slightly but several common threads emerged. Among respondents, the most frequent highlights of being an Cimpl employee included the following elements (obviously, these were shorted for brevity):
- Company culture
- Growth and development opportunities
- The persistent opportunities to learn new things
- Employee empowerment
- Independence (there’s no micromanagement!)
- Working with and developing new technologies on a daily basis.
After sifting through all feedback, the replies were summarized and classified into three categories to neatly describe the rewards of working at Cimpl (for new graduates). These three categories consist of the following:
- Company Culture – Teammates who are as dear as family. A safe, nurturing workplace.
- Personal Growth, Development, and Learning – The chance to use exciting technologies, solve interesting challenges, and invent something new.
- Young Dynamic Environment – An energetic place full of youthful vigor and enthusiasm.
It’s gratifying to know that Cimpl’s core values are apparent even to recent hires. Here at Cimpl, one of our core values is fun and family. This has a serious impact on the company culture. Workers – ranging from the executive team all the way down to the interns, make concerted and honest efforts to act like an extended family. There are very friendly and dynamic relationships among employees that form – easily and persistently. Everyone working at Cimpl is encouraged to have fun with the goal of instituting a genuinely positive atmosphere at all times.
A work/life balance is strongly encouraged, and we do attempt to help each other in good and bad times. To the best of our abilities, we try to make everyone working within the company feel comfortable and to have a positive attitude about coming in to work. As part of that company-wide attitude, we also have a Social Committee – a small group of five or six (depending on availabilities) volunteer employees who donate their time to organizing events ranging from full corporate activities to pot-luck lunches. The official mandate is to have a corporate activity held at each quarter in conjunction with the monthly corporate town hall meeting. The unofficial mandate is to ensure that we continually comply with our corporate core value of Fun and Family. This group is constantly coming up with new ideas to engage and entertain fellow employees. It is for these reasons, among many others, that Cimpl is ranked among the 2014 Top 50 Best Small & Medium Employers.
Personal growth, development, and learning are a big part of working at the company. That’s why working at Cimpl represents doing something out of the ordinary. Cimpl is Canada’s leader in IT and telecom expense management and has seen tremendous growth since its conception back in the year 2000. Growth and development are part of our core DNA, and these notions run through everyone who works here.. However, it is not just the financial and market growth of the company that is imperative. Employee development and learning is key to our success since inspired and interested workers will develop creative and remarkable projects. In addition, staff has access to the latest technologies enabling them to gain experience with the forefront knowledge in the industry.
Finally, the operating atmosphere is a function of our young dynamic environment. An extremely diverse body of employees from nearly 30 countries form the backbone and skeleton of Cimpl. The range of expertise, experience, and insights is informed by a massive mosaic of backgrounds. The grand majority of the executive team is also young and everyone brings enthusiasm and energy to the table. Above all else, we encourage open and honest communication among all personnel. Here at Cimpl we WANT to hear everyone’s opinion. Everyone working is willing to listen because we understand that there are different approaches to solving problems.
It is because of the hard work of all those working here at Cimpl that the company saw revenue growth of 245% over the past 5 years and landed on the PROFIT 500 in 2014. We strongly believe in the mantra that a company’s most valuable asset is their people. Technology may change and become obsolete over time, but a great employee stays, grows, and thrives with in the changing environment. Here at Cimpl, our talented employees are our most valuable assets. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Cimpl team, view the available positions and apply now!