Sage is always looking for strong, driven engineers who are committed to growing their own careers. Sage is a good fit for people who have an entrepreneurial streak. If you've ever started your own company or have thought seriously about doing so, you would most likely be a better fit than people who aren't particularly interested in living life outside of an organizational chart.
EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE DONE PARTICULARLY WELL AT SAGE SHARE CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS:
- Fiercely interested in environmental engineering, particularly air quality and regulations.
- Upbeat, hard working, and serious about making things happen.
- Don't wait for someone else to take care of their career growth – they read, learn, and develop relationships on their own.
- Have the strong character and deep ethical principles to earn and keep people's respect in the long run.
- Genuinely like people and want to engage both their customers and coworkers at a deeper level.
- Passionate about something outside work– be it sports, their families, the outdoors, or poetry, they have a deep need to engage and learn.
PEOPLE FOR WHOM SAGE ISN'T A FIT MAY SHARE OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
- Expect to be spoon-fed what they need to know to do a great job.
- Really not that into their chosen field, just along for the ride.
- Think someone else is in charge of their learning and careers.
- Don't think they should have to understand how the business operates.
- Don't like meeting new people or developing social relationships outside work with coworkers or customers.
- Negative, passive, or generally low-energy.
- Lack the character to take educated risks, make tough choices, do the right thing, have hard conversations, and earn people's respect.
Sage People Speak Up
"I work a lot of long hours to take care of my customers. I like that Sage respects my work ethic and customer focus enough to allow me flexible office hours. I also like that I can grow my own career opportunities here if I make the effort."
"I like that Sage offers so much flexibility about the unimportant things, as long as you do the important things really well, like taking great care of the customer. I also really like that we have so many options about what work to do, and that we're not forced to take on projects outside our interests. As long as you're busy and doing a great job, and the customer is happy, you're good."