The working culture at Intelex drove me to work at Intelex. The best part of working in Engineering is being able to learn new things especially the product and our industry. I love the opportunity of being able to work closely and collaborate with a team. I have worked in the same industry throughout my career so being able to learn about a new industry is really nice, especially one that helps save lives and the environment. I have a very supportive manager and I have full confidence that I will have a great career at Intelex. I have also had opportunities to learn new technologies and develop my technical skills.
I come from a non-technical background, so for me, my biggest growth at Intelex has been in the technical area. My colleagues and mentors have provided me with lots of guidance and support to pick up some of the technical knowledge relatively fast and apply it to my projects. Intelex has great clients, challenging projects and provides a great environment to learn.
There is never a dull moment! The sales department is one big dynamo of activity and comradery, with a good natured competitive spirit. We are all working towards a collective goal while at the same time trying to outshine each other! I’ve worked in other sales environments where that can lead to knowledge hoarding and unwillingness to help, but at Intelex that couldn’t be further from the truth, I’ve only experienced an environment where everyone will go out of their way to help in any way that they can. The sales department really interacts with just about every group in the company. The best part of my job is that moment when you win a deal. You’ve likely busted your butt for several months and beaten several competitors to arrive at that point. There is nothing like that feeling!
When I first looked into joining Intelex, I really liked how the benefits not only focused on employee well-being, but also focused on reaching out to the community – to me that showed that the company cares. I really like the freedom of creativity on our team. We move at a fast-pace and it’s exciting to learn and grow. Also, all opinions matter on our team. I value all the brainstorming that we do together and really fleshing out all ideas and potential issues. We work really closely with the Marketing team, which is an interesting dynamic since their perspective is very different from our techy perspective. It helps us to understand the “why” of what we are building. It has been a great opportunity so far!
I started out at Intelex as a Web Application Developer in our EHSQ-Product Management Department and I recently moved into a Junior Developer role on our Engineering team. After working with the Application Team, I feel like I’ve gained so much insight on our platform features and their usage. Intelex is a great place to work! After my first interview with Don and Sasha, I knew I didn’t want to look any further. I was highly impressed with how smart, but easy to talk to they were. From my very first visits to Intelex I could feel that the biggest value were the people. I really wanted to be a part of the culture. One of my absolutely favourite parts of working in Engineering is the brains! The synergy of knowledge, dedication and the experimental solution finding approach are amazing. I have had such amazing opportunities for career growth and I’m so proud of my team all the time. I believe that we will make history, set the best and never look back!
The Product Management team is made up of Product Managers, Product Owners, Architects, Technical Leads, Developers and QA. We have such a diverse team of expertise and there is so much to learn from one another. There is so much mutual respect for each other and we are free to speak our minds and challenge each other constructively. The best part of my job is that it doesn’t feel like a job! I enjoy every aspect of my job and there are always going to be challenging times, but I know that I have the full support from my team. I have been consulting my entire career and my current role at Intelex changes the way I think about what I do. I no longer just focus on “what the client wants” but also how we can build a great product that is going to support the client and make them more efficient. I moved to Toronto from Singapore and my advice if you are moving to Toronto (from year round tropical weather like me), the winter is not as bad as what you hear!
The best thing about Intelex is the sheer amount of opportunity to progress in your career. Everyone has been amazing when it comes to their willingness to help make you successful. The best part of my role is obviously the rush of closing a deal and being able to ring that gong! I’ve grown so much from everyone I’ve had the opportunity to work with. You get exposure to so many different groups within Intelex and benefit from so many different backgrounds of experience. Intelex is just hitting its stride – if you are highly motivated you will definitely be successful here!
No job is going to be without its challenges and there are always going to be some tough times. But it’s a lot easier to get through them when you genuinely enjoy what you do and when you know that your colleagues have your back. From my very first day at Intelex I’ve felt as though my input and experience has been valued and respected and I’ve been empowered to really take ownership of all my projects and initiatives. I think the HR department has an amazing opportunity to contribute to the organization’s growth in very unique ways. In most cases, there’s a measure of immediate gratification when you can actually see the results of those contributions in action. I’m also surrounded by some very funny people, which is great because there are few things I enjoy more than a good laugh!
There are many things that make Intelex a great place to work, it’s the community and culture, the opportunities and for me, the ability to work with the clients. No two days are the same, in Sales we have the amazing opportunities to spend time getting to know what’s happening with the product and getting to know different industries. One of the best parts about working at Intelex is the ability to interact with all departments and roles. In Sales, I get to work with the services team to prepare projects, the product team to learn what is new and exciting and the engineering team to learn what new enhancements are in the works. Working at Intelex means learning how the world’s best business manager their safety, quality and environment challenges.
I work in a smaller department which has also given me the opportunity to work closely with our CEO – I learn so much everyday so it is a unique and amazing opportunity that I don’t think I would have at another company. I get to work with everyone at Intelex, even if they don’t work here yet! It’s always fun to see some of the interactions I have come full circle from someone coming in for an interview to seeing them on their first day. I have grown immensely in my first year at Intelex. My advice to new hires would be to take advantage of the stage that Intelex is in right now. There is so much room for growth and opportunity – it is such an exciting time!