“We’ve worked really hard around here to make this a great place to work. I’m really proud for our company.” said Geer. He went on to credit the company’s employees for their role, “As CEO I may be the person on stage, but frankly it’s our people who get all the credit. They’re the ones who tell me what we need to do to make it all come together.”
PictureU values and understands the importance of engaged employees. To ensure employees feel heard they are involved in most decision processes, software development, and business growth issues. Weekly stand-up meetings give employees a place to share their ideas and thoughts on what the company can do both internally and for clients.
Employees see the benefits of their hard work in rewards not often found in other businesses. PictureU has found that rewarding employees through things like open PTO, annual trips to the Caribbean for hitting goals, and a wellness program that includes group Krav Maga keeps employees on their toes and always innovating. “ Of all the things we do I think getting to beat up on me a couple of times a week at Krav Maga has become a favorite,” said Geer with a laugh. “We have a lot of fun together in those sessions.” These benefits combined with being named a Great Place to Work have helped to attract both new employees and retain current ones.
During the panel discussions, Geer spoke extensively on the importance of openness and transparency within the organization. These are two of the most important values at PictureU. Whether it is input on naming a new product or helping decide if a possible acquisition is a good fit, employees are constantly empowered to help shape the company into one where they want to work. This method of management is a large reason PictureU employees were excited to nominate their workplace as one of the best places to work in Atlanta.
The award has helped PictureU in employee retention, recruitment, and in the acquisition of other companies. People want to be treated well, and this award is tangible proof that PictureU has successfully done that since 1998.
PictureU is an innovator in Photo, Video, Data Capture, and Consumer Tracking social and mobile technologies. Formed in 1998 by David Wasserman, their technology is used at thousands of events to engage with millions of consumers every year. You can learn more at www.pictureu.com or by following us on Twitter (@picupromos)