MORE RISING STARS

Four new Rising Stars have recently been chosen: Russell Potter, purchasing, Kacy McClain, customer service, Sherri Huschak, customer service, and Sarah Filip, customer service. These four team members will get to take part in many unique opportunities, including cross-training with other departments, one-on-one time with each Executive Team member, visits to each facility, a special program run by the Pittsburgh Penguin’s Organization, and the ability to work together on a focused project. We asked some of our Rising Stars what they were most excited about when it came to the program and what COE has done to help get them to where they are today.

We asked out Rising Stars a few questions about their experience to see what they were looking forward to the most as they start their journey to become their best and prepare for what comes next. 

Here are the questions we asked

  • Why did you want to be a part of the Rising Stars Program?
  • What are you most excited about with the program and what do you hope to learn?
  • How has COE helped you to get where you are today and what goals do you have for yourself for the future?
  • What is your favorite part about working for the company?
  • What do you think about the employee engagement offerings here at COE? 

Take a look at what our Rising Stars had to say.

Why did you want to be a part of the Rising Stars Program?

I think it is a great way to get cross-department training to better understand how the company runs, allowing me to help make other jobs easier, with potentially simple changes in mine.

What are you most excited about with the program and what do you hope to learn?

I think I am most excited about going to one of the other warehouses. It will allow me to meet other employees of the company, plus get a better feel for the issues that they face, and learn how I can make it better

How has COE helped you to get where you are today and what goals do you have for yourself for the future?

COE has allowed me to learn and grow quickly with the right training and always willing to help attitude. I would eventually like to become a manager someday.

What is your favorite part about working for the company?

My favorite part about working for COE is the family-oriented atmosphere.

What do you think about the employee engagement offerings here at COE?

The employee engagement is very well thought through at COE with programs such as the Penguins Partnership, Rising Star program, and the book clubs.

Why did you want to be a part of the Rising Stars Program?

I want to be as involved in the company as I can possibly be and expand my knowledge on every area.

What are you most excited for with the program and what do you hope to learn?

I am excited to be able to sit and learn with each department and get a better understanding with their roles and skills they use every day to make everything run smoothly.

How has COE helped you to get where you are today and what goals do you have for yourself for the future?

COE is always presenting opportunities and acknowledgments for the work we put in, which gives me the push to always do my best and have a positive attitude to want to strive for more. I want to be able to advance myself to have the knowledge to assist more with company progression.

What is your favorite part about working for the company?

That you are always treated as more than a number; you are a person, and more importantly, a family member.

What do you think about the employee engagement offerings here at COE?

By COE offering the employee engagement programs, we are able to be more involved and brought together as a company.

Why did you want to be a part of the Rising Stars Program?

It allows me to showcase leadership skills, in addition, to cross-department training to understand more within the company.

What are you most excited about with the program and what do you hope to learn?

I am most excited about the opportunity to meet new people and to learn more about the different positions with the company.

How has COE helped you to get where you are today and what goals do you have for yourself for the future?

COE has helped me enhance my customer service, time management, and problem-solving abilities. My hope for my future is to continue to move up within COE and strive to excel in the Rising Star Program.

What is your favorite part about working for the company?

My favorite part about working for COE is being able to work in a supportive and motivating work environment, that allows me to build solid relationships with my customers, as well as my fellow team members.

What do you think about the employee engagement offerings here at COE?

I think the employee engagement offerings here at COE are a good thing. They are helping the employees come together as a group and work as a team.