Interview With Eissa Pavo, Developer

For our Computronix employee interviews, we sit down with people from all levels of our company and ask them about their jobs, and what it’s like working for Computronix.

It can be scary to start a new job at a new company. There’s often uncertainty about whether you’re going to get along with your co-workers, how much you’re going to have to learn, and all the other things that go along with the transition. When Eissa Pavo started at Computronix a year ago, she had many of those same fears and worries. It was her first time working in the IT industry, her first time coding in Python, and she admits that she felt intimidated at first. “But after the first couple of days, I felt really welcome at the company. Everyone waved and said hi, even if they didn’t know who I was!”

As her comfort level with her co-workers grew, so did her familiarity with the job. She learned how to use Python, and found that “whenever I got stuck or got confused on something I could easily turn to someone and get help.” There is also a collection of books and resources that are available for employees to peruse if they need. Eissa says she loves the coding involved in her job. She compares it to a puzzle, where you can see the end goal and all the pieces, and it’s just a matter of doing the procedure correctly, in a logical way.

At Computronix, Eissa says that she feels like part of a team in a way she never has at any other company she’s worked for. Everyone is very inclusive and welcoming, and willing to support each other. This fosters an attitude where employees “come together to help each other out and make the company better” Despite her entry-level job, she feels fulfilled because “I’m always able to make changes and make things better. Even if it’s just a small change, I’m still making a difference.”

For our Computronix employee interviews, we sit down with people from all levels of our company and ask them about their jobs, and what it’s like working for Computronix.

When starting any new job, there’s a learning curve involved in becoming familiar with the company, with your new position, and learning where or who to go to for help. To understand how Computronix tries to make this transition as smooth as possible, we spoke to Lori Bluemel three months into working for Computronix as a Senior Business Analyst – just long enough to have caught up with the learning curve, but still have the transition process fresh in her mind.

She says that there were two main reasons why she chose to join Computronix. The first is because the company’s needs lined up extremely well with her skills and experiences. She has an extensive background in both the government and technology industries, making it very much a win-win partnership between her and Computronix. The second is that two longtime colleagues and friends of hers, Doug and Laura Fairchild, both work for Computronix, and Lori knew that if it was the kind of environment that they enjoyed, she would also be able to thrive. For her, it was “all about the people – hard work is easy if you’ve got the right people, and good work is more challenging if you’ve got the wrong people.”

Even with industry experience, there was still a lot to learn about the specific capabilities and requirements of our POSSE product. But Lori found that her co-workers constantly made time to help her. “People listen here,” she says, “Ask a question, you always get an answer.”

In her opinion, this is because there is a unique environment in place at Computronix “that permeates throughout the company, starting from the top.” She describes it as “treating everyone like individuals, not just numbers…like people, not just employees. We all care about each other, and everyone comes together when someone needs help.”