Worker Highlight WP Engine: Farjana Tharin

On this ongoing weblog collection, we converse with WP Engine staff across the globe to study extra about their roles, what they love concerning the cities they dwell in, and what they like most about working at WP Engine.

On this interview, we converse with Farjana Tharin, a Senior Gross sales Account Government based mostly in London, who’s been with WP Engine since 2019.

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Going again to the beginning, how did you uncover WP Engine?

I got here throughout WP Engine by means of a LinkedIn submit from a former colleague who had received Supervisor of the Yr. It was nice to see her profitable and a part of a rising firm, so I made a decision to do my very own analysis and bought a referral.

Inform us extra about your present function at WP Engine

I’m a part of the Acquisition Gross sales group within the London workplace. My function is to grasp a shopper’s enterprise and web site targets to assist them resolve whether or not WP Engine is the suitable match. From there, I work with an engineer to craft a bespoke answer that may guarantee their web site is contributing positively to their enterprise targets. Partnership is necessary to me and I like welcoming shoppers to the WP Engine household.

What’s your favourite factor about working at WP Engine?

My favourite factor could be that I’m surrounded by clever and bold people who’re additionally very supportive.  I’ve realized quite a bit, starting from gross sales methodology to rising my model and profession. I additionally love our core values of “Do the Proper Factor” and “Buyer Impressed,” which be certain that each choice we make is sincere and humble—they’re values that resonate with me personally too.

Are you able to describe the tradition of the  London workplace/group?

Supportive, collaborative, and pleasant! Working from residence got here with its personal challenges however WP Engine maintained its close-knit tradition and the wellness of its staff. My favourite is the wellness allowance we get each month, I spend mine on massages!

How do you contribute to the success of WP Engine?

I assist develop the enterprise by bringing onboard new clients and making certain they get off to an excellent begin. The preliminary stage entails understanding their business, their enterprise targets, and what’s necessary to them. My purpose is to develop into a trusted advisor by delivering a powerful digital platform to assist them attain their enterprise goals.

What’s the most difficult a part of your job?

Essentially the most difficult a part of the job would in all probability be that it’s at all times altering and evolving so there’s a lot to study and sustain with.  For instance, this yr we have now developed our product stack to develop into completely different markets and industries.

Nonetheless, I additionally see this as a optimistic as a result of it retains me on my toes and helps me develop.

What is an efficient lesson you’ve realized in your profession?

Change is inevitable, particularly in a fast-moving setting like WP Engine. I’ve realized to embrace change and have a look at the positives!

What’s the favourite a part of your workday?

My favourite a part of the workday could be celebrating group and particular person wins! Despite the fact that gross sales could be aggressive, we have now a really collaborative and supportive nature, so it’s nice to have a group that I can study with and who helps my development.

What is without doubt one of the coolest tasks you’ve labored on whereas at WP Engine?

I labored with a number one media group in 2020, which was trying to re-platform with the purpose of accelerating web site site visitors and income. It was a aggressive and complicated deal and concerned the efforts of varied cross-functional groups. We labored with the shopper carefully to reveal the worth our partnership might have, each quick and long-term. Since shifting to our platform, the shopper has had had their finest yr to this point. This undertaking was an excellent alternative to study from senior members and elevate my model.

Which one in every of WP Engine’s values speaks to you probably the most?

It’s exhausting to choose one as all of them come hand in hand. But when I needed to decide, it will be “Do the Proper Factor” because it ensures that the choices we make as a enterprise and people are honest.

What are a few of your favourite issues about working and residing in London?

I like the variety and that there’s at all times one thing to do! It’s really easy to get round London, there’s at all times a brand new health class that I can attempt with ClassPass which is after all balanced out with the vary of cuisines and eating places London has to supply. In case you are in search of a great lunch spot in London, I’d extremely advocate the Spitalfields Market!

What are some hobbies you take pleasure in outdoors of labor?

Touring, consuming out and cooking, F45, and holding my step rely excessive! The London workplace is doing the Race Santa challenge with Barnardo’s so it’s nice having a group that offers again while additionally motivating me to remain lively, particularly throughout the winter.

Favourite TV present of all time?

Buddies! I like that it’s common and I’ve misplaced rely of the quantity of occasions I’ve rewatched all the collection.

Present dependancy?

Promoting Sundown which is my present responsible pleasure. It’s a Netflix present based mostly on promoting actual property in LA. I like watching how extravagant the homes are.

What would you advocate others do in the event that they’re interested by exploring careers at WP Engine?

I’d advocate doing a little analysis on WP Engine, its values, and tradition that can assist you resolve whether or not it resonates with you. Additionally, attain out to the group on LinkedIn, we’re a rising enterprise with quite a lot of completely different vacancies so we might like to have a chat!

Thanks Farjana!

Need to discover out extra about what it’s prefer to work at WP Engine? Go to our careers site to see the roles we presently have open and take a look at our blog for extra details about all the good individuals who work right here! 

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