Posted on November 17, 2011 by tquinn — Comments Off
Aimee Brackenbury, Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner, most recently joined our team in May of 2011 and we are extremely lucky to have her! Along with Ara Vallaster, together they manage the recruiting for our Microsoft account. Aimee is located in our Bellevue office (outside of Seattle!) and has hit the ground running from the start.
How did you first hear about the opportunity at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and why did you decide to join the agency?
I was contacted by Waggener Edstrom via LinkedIn and was thrilled to hear about the opportunity. Having worked at Microsoft in the past, I was very familiar with the agency, its reputation, and their long-standing commitment to doing only the very best work.
How long have you worked at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide? (if you’ve worked on multiple teams, would love to hear which ones they specifically are to show the opportunity to move within the agency, etc)
I joined WE in May of 2011—time has flown by and I’m loving the agency and our team.
What do you enjoy the most about working at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and on the Talent Acquisition Team?
First and foremost, WE has great people at every level of the organization—from the business leaders to the interns, everyone is passionate, motivated, and not afraid to laugh at themselves. Our Talent Acquisition team is the most supportive group I’ve ever been part of. I’ve been a Recruiter for almost 14 years and worked in some amazing companies, but I’ve never been made to feel so welcome, so encouraged, or so included. The TA team has a level of responsiveness to their clients, candidates, and teammates that blows my mind. Oh, and the fact that we all enjoy the occasional happy hour doesn’t hurt!
What has been your most favorite experience so far being a Waggener Edstrom Worldwide employee?
At the risk of sounding cliché, getting to know the people and building relationships with them has been my favorite experience. I’ve also really enjoyed getting a better understanding of the ins and outs of PR—I’ve learned a ton in a short amount of time.
What would you consider your one unique talent?
I have an abnormally good memory. Unfortunately, I usually only remember really random information, but at least it’s something! If you need a movie quote, song lyric, or the name of someone the team met three years ago, I’m your gal.
List one or two additional interesting facts about yourself
Um… I’m really not very interesting. I tried out for College Jeopardy! Back in the day, but let’s just say I didn’t get to meet Alex Trebek in person. My good memory didn’t help with the 16th Century Architecture questions.
What would you want to be doing if you weren’t a rock star Talent Acquisition team member?
I’m clearly not qualified for the job, but I’d love to work in sports broadcasting or journalism.