When looking for a job, there are many things to consider when looking for the perfect fit: What do you want to do? Where do you want to live? What type of company do you want to work for?
However, one of the biggest questions you might ask yourself is how many people you want to work with? The answer will vary depending on your personality.
If you lean toward a preference for more close-knit organizations, there are a number of benefits that a small company can offer.
You Know Everyone & Can Get Comfortable
Working in a big office, it can be hard to get to know everyone. There are multiple departments, different floors and sometimes more than one building, so chances are there will always be people you run into who you don’t know.
When you work in a small agency, you don’t have to worry about that. We focus on making sure our teams are working together to create the best work for our clients, and along the way, relationships grow between every member of the company.
This allows us all to be comfortable with each other because we learn everyone’s personal style, which helps us create a culture of reliability because we are all friends in the office. This also helps make working more fun!
We Have a Relaxed Culture
Here at jWeb, we prioritize our work and our clients. One of the best ways to produce the highest-quality service is by making sure we are comfortable in our environment.
Small businesses allow you to create whatever work environment suits the team. A casual dress code, a pet-friendly office and flexible schedules ensure all of our team members feel comfortable, which helps us produce the best work possible for our clients.
There are Dogs in the Office
One of the ways that we make our office more fun is by bringing our furry friends to work almost every day. They give us a breath of fresh air, keep us on our toes and serve as a nice way to release some stress during a hard day of work.
They are our companions, and for some, not having them around creates additional stress that is simple to alleviate through a pet-friendly office policy.
Life can be really busy sometimes, we get it. That’s why here at jWeb, we work with our employees schedules and allow them to be conform to everything life throws your way.
Have a doctor appointment? You can go without worrying about PTO. Need to pick up your kids from school at 3 every day? Adjust your schedule to come in earlier or work from home in the evenings.
We understand that there are some things you just can’t change, but your schedule is one thing you can. As long as you are making up your hours and getting your work done, that is all that matters.
Plus, we offer the option to work Summer hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day: Four 10s equal a three-day weekend every week!
You Are Able to Wear Different Hats
When you work for a smaller company, you work as a team more than an individual. This allows all employees to wear many different hats, learn many new skills, and gain knowledge on the entire process of the work we create together.
For example, our marketing team writes the website content and our web development team turns the designs vision into reality. And while we all have our specialized roles, we are constantly intertwining and working together to help our clients reach their goals.
You Get Solutions Faster
Smaller agencies make it simple to get the information you need. If you have a question or require input from another team member, there is no need to email them and wait for a response; just walk over and ask them.
Similarly, if a problem rises for a client, we are able to come together and solve it right away.
When you work with fewer people, it is much easier to keep in touch with what is going on in the office.
You Feel Like You Actually Make a Difference
With a smaller team, you have more involvement on the work performed for clients. In turn, you feel like you’re able to make a bigger difference in the work produced.
Sitting in on meetings, helping the client develop ideas for their brand, and making dreams comes to life is a feeling and opportunity you can’t replace.
So, while you’re searching for the right place for you, remember the smaller agencies and be sure to look us up before you decide.