Employee Spotlight- Joe Peterson, Technology Category Manager
What is your favorite part about working at Green Cabbage?
Every day there is something different to do. Working at Green Cabbage you never know what challenge in procurement will present itself, and what innovative approach we will take to solve it. The unpredictable nature of the problems our clients encounter, and the flexibility and innovation we have to employ to solve these challenges, that makes working here so exciting.
What do you think makes our team culture unique?
I think it’s the diversity of all our backgrounds. We have a team that has a unique skill set due to their past experiences in different industries and lifestyles. This diversity equally works to continuously strengthen our team; as no matter what the challenge, the variety of previous experiences evident in our team means that there is probably someone who has dealt with an issue that is challenging you at the moment and would be able and willing to help you solve it. At its core, this is what makes our culture and our team so unique.
What values are the most important to you in the workplace?
Respect and trust between colleagues, however, I also believe that having a team of individuals with a strong work ethic is most definitely an important value for a successful organization. When you work with a group of people who are ready to assist you, or you are ready to assist, at any moment and for any need, it really aids in creating high-quality work that benefits both our clients and our company overall.
What advice would you have for people that are just starting up in their careers?
Don’t limit yourself to one avenue for your career. Although what you studied in college may be extremely pertinent to what you do in your career, it shouldn’t be seen as a limiter. It's important to try new things and have experiences that validate that what you are doing is actually what you plan to pursue as a career. Another very important mindset is to be a sponge for knowledge around more experienced individuals. It's ridiculous the amount you can learn from listening and understanding what others’ opinions or knowledge is on subjects you are less proficient in. Overall, just keep an open mind to all opportunities and situations!
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I love spending time with my friends, as well as watching sports (I am an avid fan of F1 racing and European Soccer). I also enjoy spending time with my Cat and traveling whenever I can get a chance.