When did you start Reperio?
"I joined Reperio two years ago in September of 2018 as a Marketing Executive. I was surprised at how quickly I settled in and looking back, I think a big part of the reason for this was how friendly all the staff were and the relaxed office environment. As a result, staff very quickly end up becoming more like friends than colleagues."
What is the company culture like?
"Reperio’s culture is unique and an important aspect of the company. Staff aren’t afraid to have the craic in the office, but at the same time they remain professional in their work – it’s a very strange day when staff aren’t having a laugh about something!
We socialise regularly outside of work, from going to the pub on a Friday evening (or even weekdays) to attending social events. I remember my first Reperio social night out, the company hired out a private booth in the SSE arena to watch the Belfast Giants. This was such a good way to really get to know colleagues outside of the normal work environment.
There has been many more nights out since then, including the beer bike, Halloween fancy dress party, lunch clubs to some of the best restaurants in Belfast and a Masquerade Ball for our Christmas night out."
What are some of the perks of working in Reperio?
"The Directors treat us all well. For example, you are offered a drink at 5pm on a Friday, there is pizza for lunch on the last Friday of the month and there are usually sweets and chocolate in the office (blink and you could miss the Freddos).
Also, there are some great incentives to hit targets. For example, in July 2019, a group of us headed off to Malaga for the weekend for an all expenses paid holiday, staying at one of the best hotels in the city.
Not only does Reperio treat their staff well, they also care about your professional development. Since I started Reperio, I have attended several interesting training events and conferences. This is important to ensure that I am keeping up with the latest trends in the field of Marketing."
What do you like most about working in Reperio?
"Without a doubt the best part of working in Reperio is the people, and I could confidently say this is probably the same for the majority of people in the office. You spend a significant amount of time with your colleagues so it is important that you are able to get on with them and have a laugh. It also makes the working day easier and go a lot faster.
I also really enjoy my role, being given the freedom to be creative, as well as the responsibility and autonomy to make decisions. Marketing in general is an ever-evolving field, there is always new things to learn and things to improve on which keeps it interesting."
What advice would you give someone considering applying for Reperio?
"My advice is to go for it, but only if you are committed to hard work. All you have to do is check Reperio’s Glassdoor reviews to see that this is the case, particularly for the Recruitment Consultants.
It is also a great time to be joining because the company is growing. Although Covid has had an impact on the rate of growth, it is still growing and there are exciting plans for the future, in particular the brand new office in Raleigh, North Carolina!"
Written by Michelle Young