A Global Company: Praxent’s People Around the World
Praxent’s team of international employees describe what it’s like to be part of Praxent’s unique distributed team.
“I never get a ‘no’. I get a Zoom link.”
That was how Gabriel Giron–an engineer on one of Praxent’s largest projects–expressed the way his team cares for him. Whenever Gabriel had questions, concerns, or needs, he was never brushed aside like he’d been at other U.S. companies in the past. Instead, he was greeted with a video conference call and a smile.
“There’s always someone willing to help,” he added. “It makes it a place where you can learn and grow.”
Praxent’s team members live around the world–from Mexico to El Salvador to Colombia to Egypt–but they’re a critical part of everything we do here in the U.S. They work as engineers and QA analysts on Praxent’s most important projects, providing a backbone for the company that circles the globe.
And look, we know backbones are important. But in the world of tech, global employees aren’t always treated as the centerpiece they are.
“A lot of companies don’t care. They know that people out of the U.S. are cheaper so they don’t value your time as much,” said Nadeem Khedr–a software engineer on Praxent’s second largest project.
It can make working for companies in the U.S. feel like a scary step in the careers of tech experts abroad.
“It feels like a risk,” said Josue Zelaya–a backend engineer on one of Praxent’s most complex projects. “There are certain things you worry about when working for a company so far away from home.”
At Praxent, those fears were laid to rest pretty quickly. A lot of it thanks to a focus on living out a motto of “Care Deeply” on a daily basis. It made it clear from the start that new members would be taken care of by the rest of the company.
“Once I started here I wasn’t worried,” said Josue.
“It was obvious in the interview process,” said Nadeem. “They wanted to know about my priorities. What measures they could take to improve my life and make me more proficient.”
Jason Morneau-Peate–a Praxent full-time QA analyst–offered a similar sentiment, “Everyone asked about how I wanted to contribute. They gave me the freedom and responsibility to do things my way.”
That freedom is a Praxent way of life. As long as the job gets done and gets done well, every Praxent employee gets to work how they want and when they want. Micro-management is seen as the enemy. It’s one of the reasons so many people in the States choose to work from home too. With U.S. employees in different cities across the country, Praxent is built for online collaboration.
“It’s for people who don’t want to waste time in traffic. They want to work on good projects instead,” said Gabriel.
“Working remotely allows me to work with the latest technologies. The ones I’ve always wanted to work with,” said Nadeem, from the beach where he was taking our video conference call. (Clearly, there were some other perks as well.)
For Praxenters around the globe, what they like about their job is that it’s a lot like everyone else’s here in America. The fact that everyone gets treated the same is what makes Praxent different.
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