A Journey of Growth and Trust: My Experience at Yugabyte

People Stories: Focused on Trust, Relationships, and Outcomes
Amber Windham

Working at Yugabyte has been an incredible journey filled with growth, learning, and the opportunity to align with two of the company’s core values—trust and relationships.

Trust: Yugabyte has fostered a culture of trust within the organization, which I felt from my first day as a field marketing manager. On the marketing team, my managers believe in empowering employees and giving them the autonomy to make decisions and take ownership of their work. This trust has created a sense of responsibility and accountability, enabling me (and making me want) to explore innovative ideas.

Relationships: Building strong relationships is at the heart of Yugabyte’s culture and is the most important piece of the puzzle for me. The collaboration, open communication, and teamwork makes working at Yugabyte magical. I have worked with incredibly talented and supportive colleagues who have helped me grow professionally and created a unique work environment where I am continually mentored to learn and improve.

Yugabyte Empowers Employee Growth

In my first year at Yugabyte, I gained invaluable knowledge and experience, fueled by the company’s focus on professional growth. It enabled me to embrace new challenges, expand my horizons, and continuously exceed my own limits.

Remote-First Workplace Supports Work-Life Balance

Outside of work, my family and I enjoy entertaining for all occasions. Planning events is in my blood, which is a good thing since that is what I do at Yugabyte. Nothing fills my cup more than having a house full of people. I like to work out early in the morning each day because it wakes me up, charges me up for the day, and stimulates my creativity and problem-solving abilities. COVID showed many of us that work life balance is possible, while still working hard to get the outcomes we need.

And this is one other reason why I love Yugabyte. Our remote work-first policy plays a crucial role in enhancing my work-life balance by providing me with the freedom to work from anywhere. This allows me to better manage my personal commitments, ultimately fostering a healthier integration of work and personal life.

Advice for Colleagues and Potential Employees

To my colleagues at Yugabyte: trust in yourself and your abilities and foster meaningful relationships within the organization. Teamwork makes the dream work, and the success of Yugabyte is a direct result of our ability to collaborate and support one another.

For new hires, and those considering Yugabyte as a potential employer, I can confidently say that this company provides a nurturing environment that promotes growth, learning, and collaboration. I will leave you with this: be open to new experiences, seize every opportunity to expand your skill set, and actively engage with your colleagues. Embrace the company’s core values and contribute to Yugabyte’s mission of revolutionizing the database landscape.

I am grateful to be part of this incredible journey and excited for what lies ahead at Yugabyte.

Amber Windham

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