I really think we have something very unique here
I finished secondary school centuries ago and then went on to do a professional degree course (HBO). I didn’t finish it because I had left home at quite a young age – I was just 17 – and I found out that I liked working more than studying. After all kinds of different jobs, through a friend I entered the sales world as Inside Sales at Quest Software, which was taken over by Dell 6 years later. With Quest, I worked in many different types of sales jobs with other American software vendors. Last year, I started looking for a startup/scaleup with growth potential, but then with a great culture and big ambitions and with close cooperation as a top priority. I found out about ValueBlue from a recruiter. After several interviews with Jelle and Wilko, I decided on ValueBlue and I’m 100% sure I made the right choice and feel really at home here.
ValueBlue is a fantastic company with the right level of ambition for me. But the best thing is the way people interact with each other here. There’s fortunately very little politics, you get a chance to share your ideas and everybody wants to achieve the same thing: growth, satisfied customers and a successful company. And we achieve that without affecting the fun and social atmosphere. This is quite unique, because although many companies want a culture like this it often doesn’t go further than a statement from HR to attract talent. But ValueBlue genuinely has that great atmosphere. This is partly due to the management team, who are all ‘normal’ and approachable.