"It’s nice to work for a company that has good values and also a product you can believe in and get behind." What first attracted you to work at Traka? I was taken on as a temp and initially the personalities of the members of the team that interviewed me, immediately attracted me to the company. It’s not always usual to come away from an interview – even a telephone one – and feel like you’ve made a connection with people. This is what initially attracted me to the company. What do you like most about working at Traka? I was taken on as a temp and initially the personalities of the members of the team that interviewed me, immediately attracted me to the company. It’s not always usual to come away from an interview – even a telephone one – and feel like you’ve made a connection with people. This is what initially attracted me to the company. I like the independence and the work itself. It’s nice to work for a company that has good values and also a product you can believe in and get behind. Tell us about the best part of your role at Traka? I like the variety that comes with my role. I enjoy the fact that I get to help out a wide range of team members and that there is flexibility in the work that I do. How would you rate your work-life balance? In contrast to my previous job, this job allows me to have a good balance between work and out of work life. The routine that it has provided me with the hours that I start/finish it allows me to sleep a good amount and also have plenty of time after work for other activities like the gym or meeting up with friends/seeing my family etc… What motivates you to go above and beyond at work? The fact that I get to help the team out with anything they need. The satisfaction I get from helping others is great. I feel motivated especially when I see that my hard work has paid off and made a difference to others. What's your most recent accomplishment at work? I applied for an internal role and received the role! I feel greatly accomplished by this because it means (I hope) that the company has seen potential in me and that my determination has been recognised. Do you believe we give authentic recognition in the workplace? From my personal experience, in my short time here, I feel I have been given ‘authentic recognition’ within the company as I have been given the chance to prove my worth in a new role that I don’t have the experience in but the company feels I have the skills. It’s not very often you find people willing to take a chance on you and I feel that Traka will give people chances and this is, in my opinion, authentic recognition. Do you think that Traka offer adequate opportunities for promotions and career development? As previously stated, I personally managed to earn a new role within the company, which has the promise for career development. I think that all the opportunities are there for people looking for them and from what I have seen; the company works hard to help their employees out to fulfil their aspirations. How would you describe the culture at Traka? I like that the atmosphere in the office is a friendly and non-toxic environment, which allows people to feel comfortable at their workplace. Considering we spend the majority of our time at work, it’s a blessing to find a place that makes you feel at home, at work, and this spreads throughout the company not just in my team. Would you recommend Traka as an employer? I have already spoken with a few of my friends about joining the company if appropriate roles come up and with the ‘refer a friend scheme’ that Traka offers it’s definitely a bonus! Even without the benefits Traka provides, I would recommend them as they give their employees a platform to voice their opinions and actually listen if things might need to change.