One Month In

Mike Mathew by Mike Mathew

My name is Mike, and I am a front-end engineer at Call-Em-All. As the newest full-time member of the entire company, I thought it timely to share some thoughts about my experience. I am writing to answer an interesting question: What is it like to work at Call-Em-All?

In my former life I was a band director teaching 6th grade through 12th grade students each day. I desired something a little different (okay, quite a bit different), so I pivoted to software engineering. To make this work I enrolled in a code school in Austin called The Iron Yard. Since switching gears to become a software engineer, I have a unique perspective. I have a lot of experience leading young people and being on a staff of other leaders. As such, I enjoy working on smaller teams that enjoy each other's company and have a good work/family balance.

With high standards in mind, I looked through the multitude of job offerings in the Dallas area. Few companies jumped out at me that matched my criteria. An online friend pointed me towards a job posting on the job board for Call-Em-All. I began to comb the company website. When I read through the company's manifesto, I had an epiphany. This is a company where I could see myself as a software engineer.

My entire interview and hiring process was enjoyable. I loved talking with Brad and Hai to learn how my skills fit in with their needs. When I asked questions, I could instantly hear their passion about the company and the service that they provide. The entire engineering team was part of my live interview. I picked up on the fact that everyone has a good sense of pride about what the company has accomplished. I also sensed that the leaders had the humility to make changes to experience growth, both for the company and the whole team.

Just after my 15th wedding anniversary, I accepted a job at Call-Em-All. Great anniversary gift! Day one was fantastic. The engineering team took me out to lunch. I had some activities to learn about the history of the company as well as the product. I met everyone in the company and began to study and use the calling platform more deeply. It was a stark difference to my previous environment as a teacher. I felt like I was walking through a fairy tale, and I continue to feel that way!

The perks of working here: no politics, honest feedback, open communication, great benefits, fun team rituals, snacks, ping-pong, coffee, standing desks, nerf basketball, cell phone service, lunch on Wednesdays, holding each other accountable, sharing in company profits, company trips, conferences...I could go on and on. I think that my teacher friends think that I am making it all up! I have worked here more than a month and still find out about a cool thing every few days. It should be clear that the leadership wants every team member to love working here. That is the case!

For me, I feel challenged each day in a good way. I feel like people around me care about me and my family. I feel relaxed at the office and at home. I feel like I am contributing to a larger purpose. I have loved my time here. Accepting a position with the Call-Em-All family is one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

About Call-Em-All

Call-Em-All's mass texting service, voice broadcasting, and text conversations help organizations deliver important messages quickly and maintain better engagement with contacts.

Since 2005, we've delivered more than 1.2 billion voice calls and text messages for companies in healthcare, education, staffing & human resources, property management, utility, non-profits, and religious groups.

We're different because of our culture. We believe it's our biggest competitive advantage. We're passionate about creating positive experiences for our customers, and ensuring that our platform isn't being used to spam marketing or political messages.

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