A Day in the… Adthena Life
What’s your favorite thing about working for Adthena?
One of our core values here is “Freedom with Responsibility”, and that sums up my favourite thing about working here. It means you get the opportunity to define your own path and the trust from each of your colleagues to “Get Shit Done” (which is another one of our values).
What you were doing before you started here?
I was working for a bio-pharmaceutical start up as the executive assistant to the CEO and office manager. Before that, I grew up in Scandinavia, studied in Middle East… and now I’m in London.
How has your role evolved?
I joined Adthena in the summer of 2017 and when I started I was the People Operations Executive. Since then, my role has evolved very quickly, and I was promoted after 10 months. Things move really fast here, and (sure, I may be a little biased in the People department) but you also get a lot of support and trust from your team and the wider business. For me, having a manager who is hands off, but also supportive when needed, has been amazing and I feel like I had the opportunity to make my role my own.
How has the company changed since you’ve been here?
When I joined when there were about 25 people in the UK, no US office, and a small office in Australia. Now we’re almost triple the size globally, with a fast growing office in the US, and it’s been interesting to see all that happen. Also very busy and challenging.
Describe a typical day for you?
It can vary depending on the day… Mondays and Fridays are always quite admin heavy. The rest of the week it can be anything from setting up a new learning and development course, onboarding a new starter, or planning our regular social events and parties.
What’s a highlight of your Adthena career?
Everyone is great at sharing hard work and success, and we have a lot of fun here. So yeah, every day is a highlight! 😉
What’s your secret to a good work/life balance?
Work hard when you are at work (get shit done). Then, when you go home you can enjoy a nice dinner, workout or anything else you like to do to recharge the batteries.
How do you survive your morning commute?
Sudoku, reading, people watching. Everyone has a story…
What would be on your Come Dine with Me menu?
Love Come Dine with Me! For starters, asparagus on a bed of cauliflower mash with soft boiled egg and black tobiko on top. Fish Shawarma in pita with tzatziki for mains and hot pepper for the adventurous. Lastly… semi frozen creme brulee… with either pistachio or vanilla ice cream for dessert, topped with caramelized nuts.
Last but not least, what would your primary superpower be?
Reading people’s minds! (ideally with the option to switch it off)