5/20/2013: This past week has been a blur. I have only been working at the company for five days but I feel like I have known my co-workers forever. My boss finally got enough time in his busy schedule to take me out to lunch. This allowed me to really get to know him as a real person outside the workplace. I learned about his past and how he moved from Nashville, all of the celebrities he has met and more about where the company is heading especially with their new partnership with William Morris Agency. At first, I did not realize the impact of this new relationship with the company. From representing Swedish House Mafia to The Band Perry, WME holds a lot of contact and networking power. Anyone who needs a mobile application made for their company, WME refers Chaotic Moon Studios and without much questioning they hire us. The new partnership also has its perks. Whenever an employee is on a business trip and wants to catch a quick concert, they can usually get free admittance to any artist WME represents.
Speaking of perks, the company makes sure all of their employees are taken care of. Yes, there are free shirts and a large amount of any kind of beverage you want, but that’s not all. I got the pleasure of getting free admittance to the Austin 400, a motor racing event, and also celebrated my boss’ birthday as he hosted a party at his house. Through this I was able to really bond with my co-workers and I could see why they refer to themselves as a family. The employee bonding outside of work really creates different relationships than most other companies. It allows for developed communication especially between the art and engineering department. (For a quick overview the art department designs and provides the creative side behind an application. The engineering department comes up with the coding to make it work.) If you are looking into going into a career with gaming or technology, you picked the right job. The employees are geniuses who get their work done, but they know how be laid back and have a good time.
One week down and I have had a splendid time working for the company so far. The nine hour work days do take a toll on my energy, but a little caffeine goes a long way.