As always, March has been a busy month for Cornerstone but for some employees this month is extra special – they are celebrating their work anniversaries!
So, what have been their experiences so far and what do they love about working at Cornerstone? We spoke to some of them to find out and get a real idea of what it is like to be a Cornerstar.
One of the best aspects for all of them – the people.
“Smart”, “cool”, “collaborative” and “funny”, just some of the great qualities of Cornerstone employees according to Edouard Rabany, Consulting Manager EMEA delivery, and Elio D’Amore, Engagement Manager. Thorsten Rusch, Solution Consultant DACH, explained how he can always rely on his colleagues and “together we can reach challenging goals”. For Edouard Rabany, “you can stand firm in front of every storm with your colleagues at your side, this is just amazing and a main reason why so many Cornerstars stay so long. “It is not just the people themselves but also how they all work together – there is a great sense of team spirit and everyone upholding the same values. “Management does not just push responsibilities and deadlines on you, but participates and gets their hands ‘dirty’ when required. Lessons learned is something in the genes of the Cornerstone community,” explained Elio D’Amore.
Recognising the importance of its people and this team spirit, Cornerstone also aims to create a great work environment, catering to all its employees’ different needs. A major factor that makes working at Cornerstone so enjoyable for Thorsten Rusch is the flexibility. “Cornerstone understands the new world of work and gives its employees the freedom to shape how they work.” Martina Campi also outlined how Cornerstone focuses on growing its most important resources – its products and, of course, its people, offering a number of professional and technical growth initiatives and engagement activities.
It is not all work and no play at Cornerstone. In the end, Cornerstars just wanna have fun. Martina Campi made sure to highlight that “although we work hard, there is social and leisure time to celebrate successes.” The type of moment Edouard Rabany values the most are the occasions when they do take time to go out and have lunch as a team, in a French way, taking two hours, having some wine and, most importantly, a lot of fun!
The best moment at Cornerstone?
When it came to trying to pinpoint their one favourite moment at Cornerstone, it was a struggle for all – there were just too many to choose from. For Martini Campi “the best moments are when customers recognise the value of your work and this year I’ve had some that have shown appreciation for my efforts.”
They have also all participated in some amazing events and opportunities. From Martina Campi’s CSM training in Brighton back in 2016, to the EMEA kick-off in Tel Aviv in 2012 when Edouard Rabany and his entire EMEA team took a bus to Jerusalem; “this was just a great team moment with some spiritual vibes.” Elio D’Amore really appreciated when Adam Miller came to the Paris office mid-September last year and had drinks with everyone at La Muse du Chai venue; “It made me realise how much Cornerstone is a true family, with no barriers between different levels!” Thorsten Rusch just couldn’t pick only one, so mentioned two highlights - the team meetings in Marbella and the President’s club in Mexico.
But Martini Campi also believes that “the best moment is yet to come because everyday is full of surprises!”
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