Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company.
Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace.
For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member every other week.
Meet Candida Valois
Candida Valois lives life to the fullest. She likes extreme sports such as skydiving, snowboarding or scuba diving.
She is a big American football fan. She enjoys good times with friends and discovering new foods. She loves traveling and never misses an opportunity to converse with strangers. At Scality, Candida has the same attitude. As a sales engineer, she speaks with such a passion to her clients about the start-up software that they quickly understand how it can help them meet their challenges.
Candida has shown this enthusiasm throughout her career. As an engineer, she started in software development. Then she realised she actually wanted to be in front of the customers to share her knowledge about technology whilst helping them find solutions. At Scality, where she has been for three years now, Candida has found the perfect place to do so. “I love working for a company that is really passionate and focused on a specific type of technology. In this way, I can learn new things all the time and I feel I have improved my capabilities to help my customers,” she says.
Making her clients happy is what motivates Candida the most. When she explains to them how the product works, she always makes an effort to simplify things, as if she was talking to a beginner. She also makes sure that she can answer any questions at any given time. That’s why last year she arranged to go to spend a week with the experts in Paris to study all the Scality software new features. Honesty is another key to her success. “Candida is straightforward with her customers. She always lets them know when there is an issue and makes sure they get exactly what they need,” revealed one of her colleagues.
Candida makes life easier for her co-workers too. “She is always the first one to volunteer for something and she is eager to help any of us,” confides one of them. Candida adds, “When new people start at the company, I let them know I’m available if they need any help. They’re always welcome to shadow me to learn about the technology and how it’s presented to the customers.”
For the future, Candida doesn’t plan on slowing down. Her appetite to learn new things and her eagerness to help people solve problems inspire her to one day become a technology adviser for one or several big clients. In doing so, she could understand the way they do business even better and assist them in every single technical decision they have to make.
Outside work too, Candida is always on the go. She is already preparing her next big trip with her spouse. After having already been to many European countries, this time it’s France. She is also thinking about her next week-end when they will go hiking in the forest near New York or swimming in the sea in the Caribbean. Candida loves these islands and their way of life so much that she is planning to live there in the future with the idea of running a bed and breakfast. There is no doubt that her future guests will have a really good time.
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