Our organization is one of the fastest growing hosting companies in the world. We are adding about 30,000 (yes thirty thousand) domains now each month! With that type of growth we need great people to get the job done and grow with our company. Whenever we can, we try and promote people within our organization before we look outside to hire new people. Sometimes we are able to do it and other times we can’t. Sometimes we have people in the organization that I would like to promote but I can’t because they don’t take the next step in education and responsibility.
Everyone deserves a fair shot at moving up in the company, but I will never force someone. In order to progress within our company you need to show an intense desire to LEARN what is required, and then apply that knowledge to the benefit of the customer or the company within the scope of your position. Success is about DOING, not about thinking you should do it! Very few people will step up and go the extra mile when they think no one is looking. These are the people we want. This is the type of person that every company looks for (Or should look for!). This type of ability and desire can NOT be trained in my opinion. I am a very firm believer that you either have it or you don’t.
In my opinion a career is all about your value to your organization. If you don’t like your current status at a company then you make yourself invaluable to the company and ask for more money. If anyone can do your job then the job isn’t going to pay a lot and in my opinion it shouldn’t pay a lot. This isn’t an insult to the person doing a lower paying job it is a challenge to make yourself better and in the process improve your value in the job marketplace. Advancements in your career should be all about excellence in the workplace and nothing to do with age, time at the company, etc. These type of “entitlement” advancements aren’t driven by success, they are driven by a belief that if you do the same thing year after year that you should continually get raises and benefits just because you have been at a company for long time. I strenuously disagree with this type of attitude.
It should be everyones goal to make what they are worth based on skills and desire? Only YOU can and should make that happen. What are you worth?
Matt Heaton / President Buehost.com