Looking at Dominion’s Culture with a Fresh Perspective
Brooke Cloud joined Dominion Consulting a few months ago as a Senior Consultant supporting our USDA IV&V engagement. Brooke is an avid DC Sports Fan and traveler, with a goal of visiting at least one new city every year. When she isn’t validating the migration efforts of federal financial systems, she can be found honing her photography and interior design skills or spending time with her 64 cousins!
Brooke recently took a few minutes out of her busy day to share what it is like to work at Dominion.
What attracted you to working at Dominion?
When I interviewed, I had a job offer on the table from a large company but I wanted to work somewhere that I could grow with. Smaller businesses tend to make that easier.
How would you describe the recruiting process?
It was a good balance of not being too pushy and making sure I didn’t feel like I was forgotten. Talking to Cliff [Dominion’s recruiter] was like talking to a friend. He was punctual and delivered on what he said.
Describe your first day at Dominion to me?
Prior to coming on board, most of the HR paperwork was complete so I was able to jump right into the client work. All the paper work was done online. It was very welcoming here at headquarters. Not working full-time at the client site and having time with management is one of the highlights.
Can you describe Dominion’s culture to me in your own words?
What sold me on Dominion was the work-life balance. They want to hire good people that pride themselves on excellent work and they reward that. I feel the management really cares about the people. There is a definite focus on personal development and clear career development paths for my career. The leadership is continually trying to make things work for the company and its people.
How would you describe the company’s approach to work/life balance?
Dominion allows me to be flexible with my working hours as long as the work gets done. Telework is also an option on days where getting into the office is not be possible. There is also comfortable office environment which sometimes can feel more like working at home.
What do you like most about working at Dominion?
Honestly, the people. The people have been my favorite part and it is nice to work with people you actually enjoy spending time with.
In such a short time, it is hard to pick something you don’t like. There aren’t any corporate Redskins tickets perhaps? Capital and National tickets are good but where is my NFL team?
Anything you’d like to share with someone who is thinking about joining the Dominion Team?
Other than do it?
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, a little innovative, think about Dominion. We work hard and play hard. I have no regrets. If you just want to do your job and go home, then Dominion will work but you won’t be taking full advantage of everything. If you want to help a company grow, and grow with it, then this is a good place for you.
Thank you Brooke.
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