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Working at one of the most buzzed about companies in Sioux Falls, I often get asked one of two questions. How do I apply there? Or, should I apply there? The first question is easy. The second question is a little trickier.
When someone asks “should I apply there”, I think what they’re really asking is, would they like it? And that is an entirely different question. It’s a little like asking if they would like a specific restaurant. Well… what kind of food do you like? Can you handle spicy food? Do you have allergies? What’s your definition of a good waiter?
What I’m trying to tell you is, I can tell you my experience, but I can’t guarantee yours.
I worked in a corporate environment in 2007. There were thousands of employees. They required I clock out when I went to the bathroom and back in when I came back. Any ideas I thought could improve our jobs or our customers’ experience? They made it about thisfar. Then toward the end of 2007, I found DocuTAP (or it found me, depending on your opinion of fate). DocuTAP had roughly 20 employees, and I was the person they picked to be their first Lead Generation Specialist. Now that’s a title that belonged on a business card I thought.
It didn’t take long for me to notice my new employer was different. I started drinking more water because I could go to the bathroom as many times as I wanted. Since Lead Generation was a brand new position at DocuTAP, the company leaned on me to figure out what worked and what didn’t. My input mattered and my impact was felt! This was everything I ever wanted.
Once I felt like I had figured out lead gen, I wanted more. I kept giving my input and asking for more. And you know what? DocuTAP listened.
We want more buzz at tradeshows. Could you put together contracts? Culture matters, how about a DocuFUN committee? We could really use a new handout. Why don’t you sell the product? Can you emcee our Christmas Party?
Great! Sure. Yes! OK? I’ll try. Why not?
What is this place? You’re really going to let me do that? Opportunity seemed to be endless at DocuTAP. And although I didn’t have a ton of professional experience, I had enough to understand this place was (is) different.
Eight years later and I still feel impactful. I have the pleasure of leading an uber talented marketing team. They all have the skills and talent I wish I had. And their gifts allow my half-baked, crazy ideas to enter reality.
Beyond the actual work, being alongside a team that cares about the audience and cares about each other is what truly makes me want to come to work each day. This is the most fruitful part of DocuTAP for me. The cliché, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters who you do it with has consistently proven itself to me. This isn’t limited to the people I directly work with every day either. It seems that everyone at DocuTAP is unselfishly motivated to be the best—and deliver the best. People constantly go outside their job descriptions to deliver a better experience for co-workers and the customer.
The “whatever it takes” mentality is rampant here. We are surrounded by so much success and yet we are rarely satisfied in our accomplishments. It can always be better. There is always room for improvement. This will either drive you, or drive you nuts.
There are new challenges and things to learn every day. Challenges create opportunity. Just because we have 250 employees rather than 20 doesn’t mean the opportunity has vanished. Far from it. I have seen many people come to DocuTAP in the past year and transform the way we do things.
Again, this is my experience. But I love spicy food. The service at DocuTAP is always top notch. My allergies are mild, and I love new experiences.
Working at DocuTAP isn’t for everyone. If you are lucky enough to get a reservation, I can’t promise you’ll love it. But I promise you’ll remember it.