How did you hear about Mango Languages? I was introduced to Mango Languages from my friend Kari. We met through another set of friends, eventually I took Kari up on her offer to try Jazzercise and that's when we realized we have a lot in common, both of our significant others are named Trevor (her's is Trever) and we have lots of sisters. :) Kari told me bits and pieces about Mango over time. It always sounded like a great place to work, and after viewing the website, blog, and videos I knew that I wanted to be a part of the passionate group of creative individuals!
What is your official title and job description here at Mango? I am the newest member of the Human Resources team and will help Alan out as a Recruiting/HR Coordinator. My focus will be on developing relationships with organizations, universities, and potential future Mangoes to build a strong network to help with continued hiring needs as the company grows.
Where did you study/work before coming to Mango Languages? I just completed my B.S. in Human Resources Development at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. While I completed my degree I maintained a full time work schedule. My background is in Human Resources based in the Automotive and Consulting industries. I've worked for great companies like Volkswagen, Bentley, BCG, and P3 North America, Inc., and have met amazing people along the way, but I'm excited to be a part of Mango Languages and make an impact in the e-learning language software industry!
Do you speak another language(s)? If so, which one(s)? I speak some German (usually to my cat), it's rusty but I plan to change that soon!
Any international travel stories? My favorite trip was a Eastern Caribbean trip a few years ago. I'll never forget getting lost in the rain-forest, swimming in waterfalls in Dominica, and meeting Wilbur the giant pig from St. Kitts.
What do you love most about working at Mango? I'm big on employee development. Although I've only been here for a few weeks I remember how great I felt leaving the office after my first and second interviews. The HR Manager and other leadership team members were great. I could clearly see the dedication they have to making Mango a great place to work. I feel very lucky to feel great at the end of a work day and look forward to finding more talented professionals for this organization!
What core value describes you best? I think it's a toss up between quality and integrity. I strive to produce the highest quality work at all times in my professional and personal life but I couldn't do this without Integrity. Honesty and good moral character are so important, I choose to surround myself in people who feel the same in doing what is right for the right reasons. Like my mom, Sherri, has always said, "What is popular isn't always right and what is right isn't always popular." And let's face it, mom's are usually right!
Thank you Pamela for sharing. Welcome to the Mango Team!