Company culture is everything

February 5, 2016

Erin Churchill

As a young professional still pretty fresh out of college, working at a company that not only cares about their employees but makes sure they always enjoy coming to work was an important aspect for me when choosing a job. When I stumbled upon PKM, hearing about the culture of the company was an immediate attraction.

I’m one of the “odd balls” at PKM since I am one of two employees in the Marketing department. So I think it goes without saying that I didn’t major in Accounting or something similar like the majority of employees here. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, and the culture of my major itself in college was fun. That’s when I knew I needed to work at a company with a similar culture feel. PKM was the perfect fit.

When I first started working here about 5 months ago, I was nervous about making friends or fitting in since I am in such a small department. Everyone else is in one of the larger departments where they have their own group of friends in itself. But that didn’t matter because everyone still welcomed me in with open arms. The Tax department even got me a birthday cake on my birthday and invited me on their Tax department outing! No one at PKM cares what department you work in; everyone is friends with everyone, which is the greatest part about working here.

PKM also does a great job in ensuring their employees enjoy coming into work every day. During the holidays we had a White Elephant gift exchange, on MLK Day we had a Soup Cook-off, and that’s just a small portion of what PKM does to keep the culture pleasurable and exciting. I can always count on PKM to plan a fun activity here or there to uplift the spirits of their employees- especially during such a busy time of year!