New starter Daniel, shares his experience of joining CloudShift

Daniel joined our CloudShift team at the start of October 2018 and since then has become an invaluable part of the team. We caught up with him to see how he is getting on and to hear his thoughts on his experience so far…

1. How long have you been at CloudShift?
2 months

2. Why CloudShift? What attracted you to the company?
I’ve worked with Salesforce for the majority of my career as an end user in Sales. I realised that I needed more technical skills to go along with the commercial skills that I have obtained throughout my career so far. I have a couple of friends who worked in the Salesforce sphere and they gave CloudShift a stellar recommendation based on what they have heard in the industry. Once I did my own research and realised the upward trajectory CloudShift is on, it was a no brainer to get in touch and see if I could join this epic journey.

3. How did you feel on your first day?
A tad overwhelmed as you are with any new role, meeting different people and getting to grips with what will be expected of you. However, I cannot stress the lengths to which my new colleagues went to make me feel comfortable. For example, inviting me for lunch so I could see the new area and where all the good food hotspots are!

4. What do you like best about working for CloudShift?
I like the fact that in this role I am continuously learning, and it seems that no matter the experience level everyone else is too. The collaborative atmosphere is something that I am really appreciative for as I can ask anyone a question and expect some help or get pointed in the right direction. The diversity here at CloudShift is another aspect I feel needs to be highlighted, especially as a technology start up. Senior management has done an astounding job of bringing together people from all walks of life to create an air of inclusion. This has clearly translated to work CloudShift delivers as people feel comfortable enough to perform to the best of their ability.

5. What have you found the most challenging?
I will say that the learning curve here is quite steep if you are coming from a different background and haven’t used Salesforce before. There is a lot to learn in terms of using the Salesforce infrastructure to build an org for clients that fits their requirements not to mention the project management aspects on top. But you will be given all the support necessary to succeed as long as you show you are willing to step out of your comfort zone and learn!

6. What 3 words would you use to describe CloudShift? 
Diversity, Friendly, Learning

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