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Indeedians around the world express their gratitude as we celebrate Indeed's 16th birthday...
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Celebrating Indeed’s 16th birthday with gratitude

November 26th is Indeed’s birthday. It also happens to be Thanksgiving in the US this year. With that, Indeedians around the world express their gratitude as we celebrate our 16th year of helping people get jobs.

2020 has bought its share of ups and downs as the world continues to adjust to life in a global pandemic. Indeed is no different, but as trying of a year as this has been, we believe there is still so much to be thankful for. These are our stories of gratitude.

 

People first

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Simon Kelly, Director of Client Success – Sydney

“I am so grateful to Indeed for so many different things, but above all, the most important thing is that the company, Senior Leadership and Indeedians all live and breathe a culture of ensuring our employees are the number one priority,” says Simon Kelly, Client Services Director based in Sydney, Australia. 

“The benefits that Indeed provides are second to none, especially when I speak with friends about health insurance, paid time off, YOU days, working from home stipends, bonuses and parental leave. It leaves them in awe.” 

The relief our benefits provide came in handy earlier this year when Simon had to take medical leave to have surgery. 

“During the process, I needed flexibility to meet with my surgeon, get scans prior to surgery and I was provided this opportunity by management without any hesitation. It was a relief and made me feel very at ease to know I had that flexibility,” he tells us.

Simon also welcomed a new baby boy to the world recently and explains how much he appreciates Indeed’s paternity leave benefits. 

Simon poses in nature with a deer“We are so excited to have Ben join the family. He has made a couple of zoom meetings already! Parental leave at Indeed is one of the greatest benefits we have. From speaking to a lot of people at other companies, it is one of the most amazing perks provided.”

Explaining how leave works, Simon shares, “There are two options, 6 weeks leave in one chunk or broken up or if you are a primary caregiver, you can take 4 months paid paternity leave. The latter option is what I will be taking in March/April of 2021 as my wife goes back to work after 6 months.

I’ll be able to spend a solid 4 months with Ben. This is such an amazing benefit as being from Ireland, but living down in Australia thousands of miles away from family, allows Ben to be just that little bit older before he will have to go to daycare.” 

Read more about Simon’s move from Ireland to Sydney.

 

Unplugging to appreciate the important things

Chris and child dressed as characters from The Hangover

Chris and his mini-me

IT Senior Manager, Chris Powell, shares a similar sentiment about how Indeed has supported him as his family has grown during these complicated times.

“In the middle of everything going on throughout the world, my wife and I welcomed our first daughter, Waverly Love Powell,” he wrote in a post on Instagram. 

“I am incredibly thankful for the six weeks of parental leave and have entirely unplugged from work! While that is harder than I thought it would be, having my accounts turned off makes it easier as having a newborn keeps you plenty busy!”

Waverly Love Powell reaches for the stars

Waverly Love Powell reaching for the stars

He also appreciates the little gestures to congratulate him on welcoming Waverly to the family.

“We have received messages and gifts from coworkers and, most recently, an Indeed newborn box that had some great gifts for Waverly. I am very thankful and fortunate to be a part of a company that cares for its employees the way Indeed does!”

In May, Chris celebrated his fourth anniversary at Indeed and he says he’s never been more excited about the future here!

 

Supporting each other through good times and bad

Stephen poses in Indeed sweatshirt

Stephen Clair, Sales Director – Dublin

Sales Director, Stephen Clair in Dublin also  took the time to show his appreciation on social media as he celebrated his seventh year at Indeed, talked about the growth of the company and his career as he’s grown into a leadership position.

“A lot has changed since my start here back in 2013 when Indeed Dublin felt like a start-up with about 50 people! Since then we’ve built a high-performing culture together and helped build the foundations for the Indeed UK & the Ireland business,” he recalls.

“There have also been so many highlights, including the business supporting me on my journey into leadership!

It hasn’t all been plain sailing though as I was diagnosed with cancer in mid-2019. I am so thankful for the support Indeed has shown me in this time that has allowed me to fight this illness. 

I would like to give special thanks here to all my colleagues in the UK sales team for their support and I’ve learned that there are more important things in life than work and I am grateful to work for a company that also lives this!”

 

Reflecting on growth and hope for the future

Rick’s progression through Indeed

On his 6 year work anniversary, Sales Director in Amsterdam, Rick Peters adds perspective on our mission and those who live it every day.

“When I started in 2014, I could never imagine that we would grow from 4 people in the Amsterdam office to the 100+ nowadays. I learnt so much and got to manage the best team I’ve ever worked with. Together, we’ve built the foundation for inside sales in the Amsterdam office. So many memories and even more people (both colleagues & clients) to thank for where I’m at today,” he explains. 

“I’ve been blessed to work at such a great company with a powerful mission. And if it’s up to me, it’s not the end. It’s not even the beginning of the end… yet the end of the beginning. On to the next 6 ;-)”

 

Staying Connected and Included with a Global Team

Domenique Onishi, Product Manager - Tokyo

Domenique Onishi, Product Manager – Tokyo

Domenique Onishi, Product Manager in our Tokyo Tech Tamachi office, says she is most grateful for the people she gets to work with across the globe. 

“Working in an organisation whereby the culture is very much people driven and supportive. In addition, the openness to help one another cross function and location is something I am thankful for.” 

Domenique is based in Japan and recently joined a team that is based in the United States. While working with teammates across the world obviously presents challenges, Domenique explains how Indeed helps the team stay functional and cohesive. 

“Understanding and flexibility are two words that come to mind. I have appreciated the support from my Manager amending times of meetings to ensure I felt included especially with a 12-13 hour time difference. With this flexibility, what I have found is that my colleagues will record meetings, take very detailed meeting notes to ensure a cohesive team environment.”

And while she continues to navigate working with a global team, she remains grateful to Indeed for always offering resources to help her continue growing. 

“As someone who has lived away from my home country for nearly 10 years, learning about different cultures, working styles and practices is something that Indeed has supported me on my learning journey.” 

Read more of Domenique’s story of moving from Sydney to Tokyo

 

Succeeding with Indeed

Hillal Julien Mostefaoui, National Account Manager

Hillal Julien Mostefaoui, National Account Manager – Paris

Hillal Julien Mostefaoui is a National Account Manager located in Paris, France. He was working for a competitor in Italy when he applied to Indeed through a referral. Getting the job allowed him to relocate to Dublin where his journey in sales began. He attributes the growth he’s seen in himself to his experiences at Indeed.

“Today, I have to say that Indeed gave me the opportunity to grow, I’m not the same Hillal that I was 3 years ago,” he says. “ I’m so grateful for the people I met. In Dublin HQ, more than a thousand people are part of your daily life, it’s such an amazing experience. 

Honestly, I feel safe at Indeed, I’m not afraid of losing my job, I’m not afraid of being in a bad situation. It helps me a lot and helps me to help other people (family, friends, customers, and many others).” 

Hillal's team

Hillal’s team

His hard work was rewarded with a trip to what is known at Indeed as Top Gun, a trip to a beautiful location for top performing sales reps around the world to celebrate their success. 

“Last year, I had the honor to be a regional winner for this prize. It means that I was one of the 10% best sales in EMEA,” he shares, “It was a real pleasure because a large part of my French team won this prize and we were so proud and happy to share that moment. We won a trip to Morocco, but sadly, COVID-19 decided that it wasn’t for us in 2020.

Instead, Indeed surprised us and decided to give us an extra bonus on our pay to replace the trip.”

 

The freedom to be you

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Shannon Banks, Americas co-chair for iPride Inclusion Resource Group

Shannon Banks appreciates how Indeed’s dedication to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging helps him be his most fabulous self. 

“Indeed consistently goes above and beyond, top down from Senior Leadership, to make it explicitly known that Inclusion & Belonging are part of our core values. Learning the stories of our SLT and hearing how and why Inclusion Resource Groups (IRG) matter has empowered me to be the signal booster for my community,” he says.

“Where else could a 30 something, gay Black male from the South pull off the baddest Lizzo Halloween costume and be celebrated by the entire office?”

 

Lucky, Indeed

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Finding gratitude

Through the trials and tribulations of 2020, Indeed has been committed to putting the physical and mental health of its employees first. From benefits such as open PTO and work from home stipends to spruce up our home office spaces to helping our careers and families grow, there is so much to be thankful for. We are lucky, Indeed!

For more Indeedian stories, visit our #insideindeed culture blog. Find more information about Indeed benefits in your area here.

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How Indeed hacked remote working

In March 2020, Indeed announced it was moving its entire workforce to a work from home structure, including an option of remote working. But what did that mean for Indeed’s employees?

As we move through these challenging times and find new ways of working, three Indeedians across the globe share their experiences working remotely. They share what they love about it, their challenges and tips for those looking to work remotely in the long run.

In March 2020, Indeed announced it was moving its entire workforce – 10,000 employees globally – to a work from home structure. It has since announced the company will be working from home until at least July 2021, and recently announced new ways of working for employees, including the flexibility to go fully remote for certain roles with the organization

But what did that mean for Indeed’s employees?

“Some people think that you can work remotely sitting by the beach with your laptop in one hand and a cocktail in the other. For me, remote work is still regular work, and to be efficient, you need to be well organized to separate work and personal time,” Mikhail Chernykh, a Staff Software Engineer based in Berlin says.

“I cannot imagine doing good engineering work without a desk and stable internet connection.”

He adds remote working has removed unnecessary boundaries and provides a lot of flexibility to organize his days better, and has found it has allowed him a “very special opportunity” to communicate and connect with colleagues from different Indeed offices all over the world.

“Sometimes, I start my day discussing a project with the team at the Tokyo office, moving slowly to various 1:1 meetings with Engineers in Hyderabad, and finishing my day in various team and guild meetings with a few locations in the US,” he shares. 

For Emily Everix, a National Account Manager based in Florida, it’s the ability to spend more time with her family that has been a great benefit to working remotely. 

“My absolute favourite thing is turning to my left and watching my son do whatever it is he is doing at that moment. Working remotely has given me this opportunity which has been invaluable to me.”

Although working remotely has its advantages, there are also challenges that come with this new way of working and living amidst the pandemic.

Emily says one of the misconceptions about working remotely is that “we just sit around and have all of this free time”, and has found herself working harder to counter that misconception. 

“I almost feel like I have more to prove even though it is not the case at all.” 

Mikhail with Indeed Apply Team members at the Christmas Party, Tokyo 2019

Mikhail shares one of the biggest challenges for him was the recent switch to the “pandemic mode” a few months ago. “It was a very uncertain time… No one had a clear answer as to when it will be over, or when we will get back to our normal lives.”

“As a Technical Leader, I had to be more empathic and help the team adjust to our new reality, share tips on how to organize their home offices, and make remote meetings more efficient. I have been a remote worker even prior to the pandemic, and even so, I had to change a lot in my personal life.”

For him, finding new activities helped him restore work-life balance: long walks, different sports activities, books, and playing different musical instruments.

Emily also added that she had to find a way to have a ‘cut-off’ from her work day. “I had to learn to say, ‘I’m done today’… it took me a long time to just switch off from work. I love my job! I love Indeed and I love everything about what I do, but I had to find a balance,” she says. 

“This past summer, I’ve set the intention to be more present and focused on what I need to do by having a cut-off to my work day.”

Som Viswanath, a Senior Client Success Specialist based in Melbourne recalls his experience not just working remotely but also in lockdown during the pandemic in a podcast with Inside Indeed

“We were restricted to a 5km radius from where we lived and we had to work from home,” Som says. “The one thing that changed before the pandemic was that I used to travel for work; I used to travel to Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane to meet clients… I used to travel quite a bit and that got taken away from me. That was a real struggle for me.”

Having spent nearly most of the year working from home and remotely, Mikhail says his productivity hack is the separation of context.

“Having a dedicated quiet office room helps me focus and get deep work done. Also, we are humans after all, so it is crucial to take some breaks. I’m trying to achieve that by using the Pomodoro method and having a fixed lunch time in my calendar. I don’t consider myself a productivity ninja, but tools like ‘Things’, ‘Agenda’ and ‘Bear’ help me to organize my daily life,” Mikhail explains.

Emily adds that schedules are key: “I schedule everything from an important meeting to walking my dog. It might sound silly but I find those simple steps helps me stay on task and I am able to shut it down at night.”

Som agrees, adding: “A dedicated workspace and having pets around helps too… In addition, being connected at all times with your team is really important.”

Tips for more successful virtual meetings

With remote working, many if not all meetings are done virtually. Mikhail shares while there are limitations to virtual meetings, he’s managed to make virtual meetings more effective and efficient by following these steps:

  • Ensure you have reliable internet connection. In case of technical difficulties, it’s always better to postpone the meeting
  • Use a high-quality headset. It helps others hear you better, thus creating better communication during conversations
  • Always come prepared. Ideally, share a document draft or a clear agenda prior to the meeting
  • Try to keep meetings as short as possible. Recent studies show that virtual meetings require more focus and energy
  • Find a person who can help write meeting notes. It will be very helpful to the rest of the group to reflect on agreements made during the meeting, and be better prepared for the next meeting
  • If possible, turn your video on. Modern video conferencing tools have a virtual background feature that helps you hide your surroundings
  • Many modern tools also provide a nice “reactions” feature. This is a very useful tool when running meetings with a lot of participants

To hear more about working remotely, listen in on this episode of our Culture Matters podcast.

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A sneak peek into working inside Indeed’s Tokyo Roppongi office

Our Business Recruiter, Go Araki gives us a glimpse of what it’s like working in our Roppongi office in Tokyo.

Go Araki is a Business Recruiter at Indeed Tokyo. Here, he gives us a glimpse of what it’s like working from one of our Tokyo offices.

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As mentioned in a previous article, Indeed Japan has moved its head office to our brand new space at Roppongi.

“What an amazing workspace!” Those were the first words that came to mind when I arrived at the office.

I joined Indeed Japan in February 2019, and it has been about a year now, but looking back, the first thing that caught my attention was the office environment. It was beautiful, spacious and had an open working culture and it’s even better now in our new Roppongi office.

Before I changed jobs, I was working for an established Japanese company, and I hadn’t noticed it at the time, but the office environment was a traditional one where it was quite conservative and did not have such an open work culture. 

I’m grateful for many things now at Indeed Japan and I wanted to share a couple of perks we get here at Indeed:

  • A variety of drinks 
  • Different types of coffee makers
  • There’s always cereal, snacks and sweets available at our pantries
  • There is also fresh fruits, pudding, yogurt, and juice
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided

We are blessed with the variety of food and drinks at the office and I think I can even just live in the office.

In addition to the variety of food and drinks, our workspace and office equipment is incredible:

  • We have ample desk space
  • The seating is also great with sufficient space between workstations
  • We have an ergonomic adjustable standing desk
  • Sufficient meeting rooms
  • There is a game room
  • Video conferencing system

 

All our meeting rooms across offices globally are themed. At Roppongi, one area of our meeting rooms are named according to Japanese gods. 

You can choose to work from a workspace overlooking the views of the city.

The advantages of having a spacious workspace means that there will always be sufficient rooms to host guests, have team meetings and conduct interviews.

This helps us become more efficient as we spend less time coordinating room bookings or allocation among ourselves. We can then spend more time focusing on achieving our objectives.

Though room booking and coordination seems like a small challenge, the difference of not having to do that has a substantial impact on the work that we deliver.

I hope my sharing gives you some insights into working at Indeed Japan. 

Find out more about our Tokyo offices here.

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Halloween History at Indeed

See how Indeedians have brought their most creative and creepy costumes and characters to life to make Halloween one of our favorite holidays.
Halloween decoration in out Tokyo Azabu office, 2019

Halloween decorations in our Tokyo Azabu office, 2019

Learn why Halloween has become one of the most highly anticipated Indeed celebrations each year as Indeedians bring their most creative and creepy costumes and characters to life.

Every October things get spooky inside Indeed offices around the world. Halloween has become one of our biggest celebrations each year with a majority of Indeedians sewing their wildest and most creative oats. 

It’s not unlikely to walk by a conference room and see a cast of characters from a classic movie deep in discussion. Or to wait for the next elevator to arrive because someone’s zombie make-up is a little too spot on. Halloween at Indeed is always filled with food, fun, treats and a great deal of creativity. 

Halloween: A haunted history

A skeleton at the reception desk in Paris

A skeleton greets guests at our reception desk in Paris, 2018

Historically, our Employee Experience team has pulled out all the stops to transform offices around the world into Halloween extravaganzas. Decorations cover common areas, kitchens, and conference rooms to immerse employees in a fun and lighthearted but still spooky world. Halloween playlists also help to set the mood throughout the day. 

Each year there are office exclusive contests for best individual and group costumes, as well as a global competition for each category. This year will be a little different as we celebrate from home, but the creativity and enthusiasm remain. As we gear up for another year of fun and festivities, let’s take a look back at the haunted history of Halloweens past at Indeed.

2016

As Indeed has grown, so have our Halloween celebrations throughout the years. 2016 wasn’t the first year we had Halloween festivities at Indeed, but it was the first time it was documented on #insideindeed. That year, Saturday Night Live characters won our group contest in Austin and Jigsaw from the horror movie “Saw” won the individual prize in that office.

Check out the video below for all the frightful festivities from our Austin Champions office in 2016.

 

2017

The costume coverage truly became a global affair in 2017 on #insideindeed and the puns were plentiful. The Backstreet Boys group costume was so good it even got shared by the official Backstreet Boys Instagram and the Cruella Deville on the phone closing deals is a classic.

Lego characters in Toronto

Lego characters in Toronto

Cruella Deville costume answering phones

Cruella closing deals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backstreet Boys costumes

Backstreet was back briefly in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

The creativity kept coming in 2018 with another spot on 90s group costume channeling the Spice Girls and killing it. And check out the detail and effort in those individual costumes. We especially appreciated the “We help people get jobs” Willy Wonka.

 

 

A creative costume worthy of Frida Kahlo

 

 

 

 

A “We help people get jobs” Willy Wonka

 

 

 

 

 

This team has a “Clue” about good costumes

 

 


 

 

A thoroughly-crafted Thanos

 

 

2019

Last year was a Halloween for the ages. We had an amazing Ursala appear in Dublin, a gold metal group of Indeed trophies in Stamford, Stranger Things popped up in San Mateo and a productive pack of Picachus in Tokyo.

 

 

Amazing Ursala in Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

Stranger Things in San Mateo

 

 

 

 

 

A cross-country Forest Gump 

 

 


 

A gold-metal group in Stamford

 

 

 

Stiff competition

A Ghoulish Growth Team in Dublin as Alice in Wonderland, 2019

A Sales team in one of our Dublin offices went above and beyond with their scary take on Alice in Wonderland, which landed them in first place for the global group costume competition! 

When asked about the inspiration and preparations Jeanne Coupel, Senior Account Executive, shared, “The idea is to find a universe with my colleagues in order for there to be different characters to create the best scary version.”

“The challenge for us was that at first look, everybody knows who we are,” she adds. “This special day we were those personas. We helped each other with the make-up for the costume details. It was a real team project.” 

Nicole Kachelmeier, Lead Learning Experience Designer in Austin, TX, took home the prize of best global individual costume dressed as a giraffe.

“I really do just like animals in general, and giraffes seem to have a way of making people happy,” Nicole says, “My colleagues gave me a lot of fun support, and many of them dressed up too. It was an entertaining day!

Check out Nicole’s soulful giraffe dance from our Indeed’s got Talent Global competition

The kids get involved in our Dublin Halloween Celebration

In year’s past, the Halloween work day ends with an all out Halloween celebration. Halloween themed food, desserts and beverages are served as Indeedians gather to admire each other’s costumes and have a great time.

Indeed also makes it a family affair allowing Indeedians to bring their children decked out in their costumes as well! They are treated to candy, magic shows, dancing and face painting. 

Some GOODdeeds treats for those in need

Group of volunteers in Stamford, CT giving back during Halloween, 2019

For all the fun that is had inside the offices during Halloween, it’s also important to spread Halloween cheer into the community. Last fall, a few of our Stamford, CT Indeedians participated in an event sponsored by our charity matching and volunteering program GOODdeeds. 

Indeed purchased costumes for underprivileged children and the volunteers were on hand to help them pick costumes and also decorate trick-or-treat bags.

“Two words that come to mind are accessibility and appreciation,” Andrea Emery, Senior Account Executive in Stamford says about her experience giving back.

“We forget that there are people who are less fortunate than us and do not have access to certain items and resources as we do. Some may not think twice about spending $7.00 on a trick or treat bag for their children, while others have to determine if that $7.00 should be spent on their child’s dinner.”

Andrea Emery helping a young girl decorate her trick-or-treat bag, 2019

“The group of kids that I interacted with truly humbled me. Their genuine excitement to participate in arts and crafts was fun to be a part of and witness. Although they weren’t able to go to the store and pick out their own Halloween outfits, these children were beyond excited to receive ones that had been pre-selected for them. I will always remember this day. It reminds me to be creative, generous and kind.”

2020

This year provided unique challenges to keep the Halloween spirit alive inside Indeed, but Indeedians were up to it, dressing up and strutting their stuff from home. In addition to the remote costume contest, we also participated in thrilling virtual dance classes, spun spooky musical playlists, shared festive recipes and more. 

Check out the video below for highlights from our virtual Halloween festivities this year.

Halloween at Indeed always allows for us to flex our creativity muscles to the max and this year was no different! 

Check out our #insideindeed Instagram for more or visit our Inside Indeed culture blog to find more stories about life at Indeed.

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From Nigeria to Texas: How I Became A… Product Scientist at Indeed

In this 'How I Became A....', Adesewa Adegoke details her journey from University to Integration Engineer and what led her on the path to being a Product Scientist at Indeed.

Adesewa Adegoke is a Product Scientist at Indeed Austin. She uses numbers to help deliver products, and ensures that they launch and run smoothly. She’s a twin, and loves listening to music and imagining doing really cool dance moves, but says she’s not a good dancer.

In our next installment of ‘How I Became A….’, she walks us through her incredible journey of becoming a Product Scientist and how her hard work and preparation met opportunity to bring her to Indeed.

Born and raised in Nigeria, Adesewa was never particularly drawn to computers as a kid. The little interaction she had with computers was in high school for an arts class where she got to do simple designs using Corel Draw, but to her this was more work than fun.

“It was my Dad who encouraged me to major in Computer Science, because he said it was the future. I just knew I had to do it well,” she explains.

Even though Adesewa was a bit unsure, she knew she had to give it her best effort. She went on to study Computer Science as an undergraduate at Covenant University in Ota, Nigeria, and later began to actually fall in love with her programming classes. She was fascinated by the concept of writing code, and the fact that you can watch the code do what you’ve laid out for it.

After graduating, she worked as an Integration Engineer for the next 4.5 years. It was during that time she started hearing more and more folks talk about opportunities in “big data.” She was curious, and after doing her research, soon realized it was something she wanted to pursue.

Adesewa decided to take a big leap towards her dream and moved across the world to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There she received her Masters in Information Systems Management, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. 

“I loved certain aspects of business intelligence and data analytics, but knew that I didn’t want to just solely focus on the numbers,” she recalls. “I wanted to use those numbers towards delivering tech products.” 

While in grad school she spent a lot of time on Indeed.com searching for internships. In fact, she visited the site so often she was inspired to develop an Indeed mobile app as a way to practice her skills, not knowing an opportunity was approaching around the corner.

Her university soon hosted a career fair for students where Indeed recruiters would be in attendance. She had the opportunity to bring up the backstory of how she developed the app in her spare time as a personal project. 

At the KDD conference in Alaska

“It was definitely the best conversation I’ve ever had with a recruiter. They were actually interested in what I had to say,” she says.

Her proactiveness paid off. It was at the same career fair where she also got the chance to meet some of the Indeed Business Intelligence team, and it wasn’t long before she received an opportunity to join the team as a Business Intelligence Analyst. After just a few months of showcasing her skills, she was able to move into her role now as Product Scientist.

“A lot of Product Scientists are proactive people, they’re not people who lay back and watch things happen, but rather stand up and look for that opportunity and go for it,” Adesewa explains in a video about her team and what makes them successful.

As a Product Scientist at Indeed, her role supports product owners and product managers from ideation, product strategy, execution, as well as experimentation, to the actual launch of products. To sum it up, she ensures that Indeed products will launch and run smoothly. She focuses on statistics and machine learning.

Learn more from Adesewa and other Product Scientists at Indeed about building the team and what makes them successful in the video below.

But even though she’s found success and solid footing at Indeed, it wasn’t always easy. Early on, she struggled with an internal battle she now identifies as imposter syndrome.

“You’re surrounded by so many smart people, and sometimes you forget that you’re smart, you’re there, because you’re smart. Imposter syndrome is a real thing,” she says.

Bike riding with a part of the Product and Data Science team in 2019

“There have been times when things were not so great and I just told myself, I’m at that low point. But just give it some time, a month from now, a few weeks from now, things will definitely not be the same.” she recalls telling herself.

In spite of the need for some internal pep talks every now and then, she loves that her role is not monotonous and that she gets the opportunity to work on many different projects using different tools, solving different problems.

She looks back on her journey so far and feels proud that she worked on so many different projects that she’s always wanted to do, while staying on her toes and continuing to learn and grow. 

She’s also come full circle as she’s currently mentoring a PhD graduate student on a similar path she was on years ago. It’s super meaningful to her because she can now share knowledge and help others walk the path that she helped blaze at Indeed. 

“Providing the help you wish you had, makes someone else’s journey a whole lot better. You’re equipping them for a better journey to make the right decisions,” she says.

“If I could do something differently, it would probably be to doubt myself a lot less.”

 

Some advice she has for others is to be open to information and stay curious about what’s happening in your industry. She believes information is power. Use your research to guide your job search, to identify what job titles/roles to go after and what companies align with your ambitions. 

Fun times bonding with the Product Science team (pre-covid)

“Remember that life is indeed about ups and downs, but if you try not to be short sighted and know how to look toward the future, things will work out!”

 

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