We’re Not Co-Work­ers. We’re Family.
November 21st | 2017
by Claire Dawson

We thought, with the Offi­cial Hol­i­day of Grat­i­tude™ com­ing up, we’d sit down, din­ner-table style, and ask some Jone­ses what they’re thank­ful for, whether it’s at work or at home.

We learned a lot about how we work and who we are. But the most important thing we learned is that, at Zeus Jones, work and family are pretty much one and the same.

On our work and values:

Josh Dick
Pro­duc­er

I’m thank­ful for the fact that my work­place is a com­bi­na­tion of intel­lec­tu­al and emo­tion­al growth. And it all has to do with hav­ing co-work­ers that are fam­i­ly, hav­ing hyper-intel­li­gent, won­der­ful clients, and also work that’s val­ues-dri­ven, with clear objec­tives. That means it’s easy to tie things that you care about to the work, and have some passion.

I think that grow­ing, stretch­ing, doing dif­fi­cult things — I wouldn’t want to go through them any­where else. In the past few months, I’ve noticed that when I come to work, I’m hap­py, and I haven’t been that hap­py in a long time. We all have dif­fi­cult things in our lives, and work isn’t some­where that I have to hide it. It’s some­where I can grow cre­ative­ly and also be supported.

And I have so many of those moments where I’m like, This is amaz­ing. I’m work­ing on a project that’s real­ly impact­ing women’s lives.” Things that you get to do here real­ly run the gamut of I can’t believe what I get to do.” 

On trust and friendship:

Sarah Herberg
Strate­gist

You can real­ly trust every­one at Zeus Jones to have your back, and know that they’re com­ing from a good place. And that frees up so much emo­tion­al space.

Plus, our cul­ture helps peo­ple rec­og­nize that they can bring their prob­lems to work… This is a place that actu­al­ly rewards vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty. You can bring your whole self to work and it’s not just that peo­ple will com­fort you, but you can also make it part of what you’re doing. 

Beth Larson
Pro­duc­er

You have to be infor­mal and relaxed in order to do the best work. Here, I know that every­one wants the best for me as a per­son, so I can be exact­ly who I am.

I’m thank­ful that I don’t work at a place where I want to leave on Fri­days — but instead that we actu­al­ly want to keep hang­ing out! And I want to spend Sun­days with them!

Claire Dawson
Cre­ative

It’s a rare thing to have ACTU­AL friends at work. Peo­ple who you real­ly look for­ward to see­ing. And it’s like, every­one, not just a few peo­ple. Whether it’s out­side of work or just at the office, it’s pret­ty amazing.

Zeusgiving 🍁 the greatest day of the year.

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On the lit­tle things:

Debbie Mackaman
Peo­ple Manager

Free park­ing!

Ashleigh Penrod
Strate­gist

Josh and I are thank­ful for Christi­na Aguilera!

Josh Grant
Pro­duc­er

So true — and that Sarah brings Mika to work!

Sarah Herberg
Strate­gist

And Mika is thank­ful for all the treats she gets.
I’m thank­ful for the thin Sharpie mark­ers. They’re just so per­fect for writing.

Debbie Mackaman
Peo­ple Manager

True. Sub­stan­tial but elegant.

6th Annual #zeusgiving at Zeus Jones!

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On the Zeus Jones family:

Debbie Mackaman
Peo­ple Manager

It’s nice to work for a com­pa­ny whose val­ues make you feel hap­py work­ing in HR, because you real­ly can make people’s lives better.

Ashleigh Penrod
Strate­gist

I’m real­ly thank­ful that there are three preg­nant peo­ple here, and that there are a num­ber of peo­ple who’ve gone ahead of us and under­stand what it’s like to be a work­ing parent.

Claire Dawson
Cre­ative

I’m thank­ful that every­one seems to actu­al­ly enjoy it when I bring my slight­ly ter­ror­ist baby to the office. It’s real­ly nice to feel like peo­ple are excit­ed to see him – they actu­al­ly care about his wellbeing.

Josh Dick
Pro­duc­er

I love that we work at a place where peo­ple feel com­fort­able bring­ing their kids in. It’s a place where we can bring our fam­i­lies and our pets. It speaks to a lev­el of trust.

Ashleigh Penrod
Strate­gist

Instead of feel­ing like it’s where two worlds col­lide, it’s just one world.

We’re thank­ful for every­body who calls Zeus Jones home, and for the fam­i­ly we’ve built togeth­er. May you and yours have a day full of thank­ful­ness, too.