Hello. My name is Anthony (people call me Tony) and I work on the web team at Swanson Health Products. I focus on Search Engine Optimization and Social Media. I'm coming up on 5 years with the company. Here are the Top 5 reasons I LOVE to work at Swanson Health Products.
1) My current job.
I work on SEO. I love my job because it evolves constantly. I get to work closely with everyone on the web team: programmers, writers, designers. All of them. I spend a lot of time learning new things and keeping up to date with best practices because the search engines are always changing their algorithms. Working on the Social Media Team also means I spend part of each day on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Sometimes on YouTube, I find amazing videos like this.
2) Company Gym
In the fall of 2010, Swanson built a nice gym that is free for all employees to use. It's even open 24 hours a day! Talk about a company that is serious about keeping their employees healthy, fit and energetic. I use the gym everyday on my lunch break. There are locker rooms available to shower and get ready to go back to work.
Working out in the middle of my day allows me to be refreshed both mentally and physically each afternoon. It also saves me time by not having to go to a gym after work and saves me money since I don't have to pay for a gym membership.
3) Employee Orders
You all know how low Swanson prices already are. After our employee discount, the savings are unbelievable! It allows me to buy natural and organic products at prices similar to regular/commercial brands at Target or Walmart. I love being able to use these natural products without putting too much of a dent in my wallet.
It's another great example of Swanson caring about it's employees. Allowing us to access every product that we sell at a great price is a great way to keep us healthy at work. Every Thursday I can get my Swanson order delivered directly to my desk. Free shipping every time.
4) Flexible Work Environment
Swanson is great at allowing the employees the ability to show up a bit late or leave a bit early. Scheduling appointments isn't a problem. Getting your work done and doing a great job are all that matter. I love the fact that I'll never have to miss one of my kids' soccer games or a parent-teacher conference.
5) The People
I enjoy the company of my coworkers. The web team is a relaxed group where people aren't afraid to make a joke or have some fun. Sometimes we even go out and enjoy a beer together. It's easy to work as a team when you appreciate the work done by your other coworkers and know we are all working towards the same goals.