My First Six Months at Wirehive
I joined Wirehive in October of last year leaving my front of house position at a museum to develop my skills and grow in a company that was and is expanding fast.
The other reason I joined Wirehive was because I wanted to get more involved in the tech industry (as I studied media for my degree a few years ago).
I love helping people, but I also love everything and anything creative, and the prospect of joining my two passions together was a great appeal for me. We have also recently moved into our new office with a state-of-the-art studio, so I am very excited by that.
I was apprehensive to leave my previous job to work at Wirehive for fear of a ‘corporate’ environment but we have Segway shoes so there is no need for that. Joking aside is it important for anyone reading this to know that although we may work in an office it is homelier than anywhere else you will find.
We have a shush room for when you want to work in silence and a chill room for when you need a break from a hard day. I really feel that because you spend so much time at work it needs to be somewhere you don’t mind going and Wirehive HQ is definitely that. So much so that if it were a cake out on the Great British Bake Off it would be a 3-tiered showstopper with the softest sponge and the chocolatiest chocolate covered coating that ever existed (FYI our Managing Partner, Chloe is the best baker – be prepared for all of the cake!)
I think it’s also important to talk about how we work as a team. I have had previous managers who have scared me, and I unfortunately had that concern when I arrived. I can wholeheartedly say that you don’t need to worry, you can go to anyone (even our CEO Robert) and they will listen to you and try to help. There is no hierarchy system or separate office for anyone; just open plan goodness.
My role is new to the company and it involves a lot of learning as you go, because of that it can be stressful, but it can also be really satisfying when you know you have helped someone feel better or turned their day around.
I can also have quite varied days which is great; this can include anything from helping in the studio recording videos to helping with events.
I am dyslexic and learning about hosting can be a mine field so don’t worry about asking questions even if you have asked it 100 times. I am still learning to this day (and I suspect for many more) but that’s okay, everyone will support you here.
Now let’s talk Wirehive 100!
Oh boy – talk about getting thrown in the deep end. The awards show was my second day at the company and it was amazing. It was great to see first hand how talented, creative and passionate my new colleagues were and to get involved straight away. It was also a great bonding experience to have with everyone.
Oh, and our Christmas do!
London + Ice Bar + Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant = nom nom nom. I will always remember those chicken wings.
One of my proudest moments so far has to be taking the meme crown from Andy our Cloud Solution Architect in week one. Huzzah!
I know by being here at Wirehive I will have the opportunity to develop and I can’t wait to see where the journey takes me.