|Tell us a little about your story. How did you come to C&W? What do you do?|
|I was working for The Bank of New York, which is now JP Morgan Chase, right across the street from Cushman & Wakefield. On a day-to-day basis, employees from C&W would come in to make deposits and cash their checks. One day, an employee walked in and asked me if I would be interested in working for a large corporation, and that there was an opening for an administrative assistant position with the Project Management team. I applied, and met with two of the project managers from the team, Alan Levine being one of them. I was told that I would meet with a third project manager, Gus Matticoli, and I would be called back for a second interview. Two weeks passed by, and I did not hear anything. At this point, I assumed I didn’t get the job. Much to my surprise, I received a call and was told that Mr. Matticoli returned from vacation and was ready to interview me. I came in and got the JOB!
Throughout my 19 years, I have held two positions, which have allowed me to meet exciting, intelligent people who have contributed to the success of the company and ultimately, become lifelong friends.
Coming to work for Cushman & Wakefield was the best decision I’ve made in my life; I’ve dedicated nearly half my life to C&W, and am glad that I went in for that interview! It wasn’t always a walk in the park, but I’ve always been surrounded by amazing colleagues, upper management support and team work. We have always been able to handle any obstacle that came our way.
The annual events are the most memorable. We have the opportunity to relax, and enjoy each other’s company, surrounded by food, music and lots of laughter. To this day, Alan, Gus and I reminisce about my interviews; Alan still remembers the outfit I wore that day when he first interviewed me.
|Why do YOU work here at Cushman & Wakefield and not somewhere else?|
|There are plenty of reasons why people want to work here. The question is not; “Why you want to work here and not somewhere else?”, but more importantly, “Why I come to work?” I come to work every day to support my family and have a stable career in life. It gives me great pleasure knowing, that the moment I come into work, I’m engaged, satisfied, motivated, productive, and equipped to do my job, ultimately resulting in progress, growth and a sense of satisfaction that is indescribable.
The best way of sustaining this feeling is to establish a common purpose, build values around it, express those values through our behavior and character, and excel at your job. In other words, you must love what you do daily as it drives purpose in your life. The best part is I get paid to do what I love; therefore, it never feels like work at all. This is the place for me. This is my “why.” What’s yours?