Marty Van Der Sloot, MIT Division Manager at Interstates, greeted me during my first interview with the organization and said, “Oh, you’re definitely an ‘I’!” At the time, I had no idea what an “I” was, and just hoped it was a good thing to be.
I later learned, Interstates uses the DISC Assessment, which stands for “Dominant,” “Influential,” “Steady” and “Conscientious.” These classifications are one of the ways the organization gets to understand and know its employees: how they work best, what their strengths and weaknesses are and how to provide them with the optimal environment to succeed as a team member.
During my first week, I got to know my DISC Assessment peers, all of whom were very friendly and welcoming. They worked with me to find my best fit at Interstates, and equipped me with the tools I needed to grow and shine. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of commitment and investment Interstates puts into all its employees, new and old; I remember thinking to myself, “What other companies do this?”
Two weeks into my Interstates career, I received another pleasant surprise: the President of Interstates Control Systems, Jack Woelber, wanted to sit down with me and find out who I am, what I like to do and my skill sets. During the discussion, he talked about Interstates’ goals and asked me to let him know of any questions I had about the organization and its leadership, problems and concerns. This level of effort and caring that Interstates gives its employees was unprecedented for me, and made me realize what a unique organization this is.
I’m proud and grateful to have completed by eighth month as part of the Interstates family, and while I continue to experience its appreciation and teamwork, I’m reminded daily of the care and commitment my colleagues and I receive on behalf of the entire Interstates enterprise.
Interested in joining our team? Interstates. Let’s Build.
Alan Jones, Interstates MIT Analyst III