One of our employees suggested that we publish a “Top 10 Reasons to Work at Vivid Image” list, which definitely makes this blog post more fun. Another one of our staff suggested that we include some real-time feedback from the team on why they love working at Vivid Image. Someone else said to include some candid photos, so we did all three!
Top 10 Reasons to Work at Vivid Image
“I love the teamwork atmosphere. I can count on my co-workers and trust their expertise. We get work done and have fun while doing it!” Kristal Ehrke emphatically shares. Kristal has been at Vivid Image for almost two years and is an Account Director, one of the the same positions for which we’re currently hiring. “Vivid Image offers a fantastic work/life balance, and I love that Account Directors step into managing established accounts.”
2. Creativity and Innovation
Margaret Diggins, Graphic Designer who telecommutes from Montevideo, MN has been with Vivid Image for four years. “I love being part of an innovative team that’s always researching new technologies and solutions for our clients.” From the manufacturing industry to agriculture or healthcare, Margaret and our team of designers have an opportunity everyday to blend creativity with technology to make a difference for our clients. At our office, we have no problem thinking outside the box, or at times, thinking inside a box. Karlie Mosher, Graphic Designer at Vivid Image for five years, recently took a quick break to converse inside a box in Steve’s office.
3. Ergonomics and Health
Standing desks, under-desk bikes, lunchtime walks and workouts are a part of Vivid Image. A yearly stipend to pay for fees associated with trying a new class like yoga or participating in an organized run, walk or bike ride is offered to all employees. Many of the Vivid Image staff enjoy bike riding, running, cross fit, paddle boarding and more.
4. Making an Impact
Whether were designing a website that makes a tremendous impact or identifying online marketing tools to grow sales, the Vivid Image team is comprised of a number of important positions that all contribute to the success of our clients. We have on staff a number of designers, programmers, community managers, writers, account directors, and one awesome search engine strategist. Deanna Schwint is a senior programmer who has been with Vivid Image for fourteen years. “I love the creative environment at Vivid Image and the ability to make an impact for our clients on daily basis.” It’s common for our entire team to pause and celebrate client successes as they happen. It’s the best part of what we do!
5. Philanthropy and Volunteerism
The staff at Vivid Image are involved in countless professional and community organizations where they share their time, money, and talents. We encourage philanthropy and established a special program that grants money toward non-profits that each staff chooses, based on his or her involvement and volunteer hours. Where donations go is determined by our staff, passionate about seeing growth and change in their own communities and around the world. You can see where each staff is involved.
6. Emphasis on Continuing Education
We never stop learning and technology never stops advancing. It’s critical that we work as a team to learn and share ideas to help grow Vivid Image and benefit our clients. Ideas are encouraged, trying something new is never discouraged, and learning from each and every experience is expected. Whether we’re attending an annual conference as a team, researching something from our computer, or completing an online course in our niche areas, continuing education will always be valued.
7. Doing What We Love
Anyone applying for a position with Vivid Image will undoubtedly get asked about “what you love doing” and “where your passions lie”. It’s important on an individual basis and as a company to have people on our team who are doing what they enjoy. Passion drives motivation, creativity, inspiration, energy, and so much more. What do you love to do? Are you a good fit for one of the positions we’re hiring? Remember Amber with the killer selfie skills? Amber shares why she loves working at Vivid Image. “Not only do I get to do what I love to do every day, I get to be myself and be creative with the best of them. I love having co-workers to bounce ideas off of, strategize with and to ask questions to, knowing the answers will always be honest and that everyone is working toward to same goal; Success with our clients.”
8. Leadership and Growth
Leaders lead projects, conjure excitement around new ideas, guide cautious clients through new concepts, and reassure co-workers that a solution is at hand. Through our office culture, teamwork, continuing education, and encouragement to get involved in the community, Vivid Image strives to build leadership skills. Many of our staff have completed the Community Leadership Institute or similar programs. They also serve on boards, lead sports associations or church projects, organize community runs, and take initiative to implement important programs like blood and bone marrow drives. What are your personal goals?
9. Every Day is Different
“I get to work with a variety of clients from all industries, on a variety of projects and tasks. No two days are ever the same, and that’s the way I like it,” shares Kristal. Amber adds, “I get such gratitude knowing that I made a difference in a business or a person’s life.” Our work ethic, devotion to our clients, and quick-turnaround mentality keeps things moving quickly through our team. We love finding out how and who we can help next!
10. Plenty of Quirky Fun
We’re not sure how to describe the fun we have at Vivid Image. Amber feels “we add in loads of laughter to each and every moment. The aura inside this office is AMAZING!” Our staff is extremely dedicated to our clients, and it’s not uncommon for it to be really quiet as people are deep in thought. We also might be really engaged in conversation, playing with one of the dogs visiting for the day, enjoying McWicked Monday pastries, or decompressing at New Beer Thursday. We frequently have lunch or meetings on our patio, throw a meal in the oven to share with the team, or fire up the grill with something undoubtedly made with bacon.
Ready to Apply?
The Account Manager position we’re hiring is a full-time position based out of our Willmar office. There are four other experienced account managers excited to welcome this person to Vivid Image. The Online Marketing Assistant position is also a full-time position which could be based out of Willmar or Hutchinson. It’s a brand new position with lots of interesting job responsibilities. There are four other staff on our team who work directly with online marketing, search engines, and social media and they are very excited to bring this person on board as well!
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