I’ll be honest. My reaction to my first morning in the Highgroove office was one which I thought I would not be sharing. After talking to a couple other Highgroovers, however, I realized it was a pretty common reaction. To us, our first day felt a little bit like Christmas morning.
I fully realize how cheesy this sounds, but showing up to a new desk covered in a goodie bag and developer treats must have brought out the giddy 10 year olds in us. My previous jobs have usually provided me with some inherited file folders, a pile of training and maybe a dying fern on the first day. With Highgroove, we got launched head long into developer bliss with a new macbook pro (!), luxurious extra monitor and all the amenities right off the bat.
Possibly more important to the new employee experience than coming into a sweet new workspace is coming in to a ROWE. There is no stressing out to appear busy on your first day, no waiting for someone to tell you when to go to lunch. There’s only learning about Highgroove and getting up to speed so that you are ready to work magic for your first client.
Our experience was that even on our first day, we knew we will only be judged by the results of our work and that we will be provided the tools to reach our goals. That has made being a new employee for Highgroove different from any other shop around.
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