By: Eric Shen|
27 Feb 2018
The reigning Mr. Verz 2017, Eric has always been regarded as the most charming gentleman you’ll meet in the company. As Project Lead, everyone enjoys working with him because of his friendly and approachable nature. We had a quick chitchat with him and discovered what keeps him busy outside work, his childhood ambition, and his most rewarding experience in Verz Design.
Hey there. So far, so good! Work has been going well and it gets exciting day by day.
I’ve been with Verz since July 2015 and basically, some of my main responsibilities include communicating the client’s requirements to the appropriate team members involved as we work on finishing a website project together. It’s my job to manage the entire team and provide assistance, when necessary.
When I was young, I thought about becoming a professional Dota player but then realized that I wasn’t talented enough to succeed in that.
Wow, thank you. I think the characteristics that build up a gentleman include being tasteful, knowledgeable and gracious, and I’m not really sure if I fit those descriptions. I do know a lot of fine gentlemen in the company such as Nick, Waseem, Bernard, Igen, Will, and of course, Henry!
Usually, I just stay at home and binge-watch some videos or read books. If I have time, I try to work out in the gym or go for a swim.
We used to have a client who lost her temper on me while we were discussing the project over the phone. I decided to keep calm and maintained communication via email instead of phone calls. Eventually, things got better from then on.
In the workplace, I’m all about focus – focus on my work and the client, that’s all.
During my free time, I try to read some books about project management, customer service, and I try to brush up on my programming knowledge in PHP, HTML, etc. Since technology is constantly changing, I have to keep up and educate myself for us to move forward.
Personally, for me it’s both the pressure and the fun times I share with my colleagues.
With pressure, I believe all of us are feeling this in Verz, especially us in the project team. But I believe that with pressure, comes motivation and power. I always tell myself that I would rather be tried while I’m still young, rather than when I’m old.
Besides the tears and perspiration in Verz, I’m very fortunate to have met some of the nicest friends you can have in this company. We always have a lot of fun during lunch time and team buildings. They’ve become a memorable part of my life.
I used to eat a lot whenever I encounter any disappointments at work. During weekends, you will see me in steamboat buffets eating my worries away for 2 hours or getting dinner at KFC or McDonald’s. You might say that it doesn’t look like it because I’m slim, so I guess I’m lucky because I can easily lose the excess weight!
I used to go home early since I get to finish my work latest by 6:45 pm, but it’s been quite busy these past few months. Nevertheless, I always try to find time for myself and enjoy as much personal time I can get.
I learned a lot about project management here in Verz Design and it’s quite similar with the course I took in college – Business Information System.
Moving forward, I am aiming to get a PMP certificate and I believe that my current job here in Verz is honing me to excel and gather enough experience to get this certificate.
Mr. Verz 2017, innocent, quiet, and friendly
In moving forward and working towards continuous innovation and progression of the company, we always make it a point to recognize the passion, hard work and quality in service that our employees always strive to achieve. It is our duty to work well as a team and to commend certain employees that have stood out among the rest. Through this, we hope to achieve and inspire everyone to step up and work as one in bringing Verz Design to the next level. Here’s to excellence and innovation this 2018 and the succeeding years to come!