Development at WD-40 Company
WD-40 Company is proud to have provided many tribe members with opportunities for development.
Below is Helen’s story on how her career has been enhanced through development, and how this has lead to many other doors being opened.
I first walked through the doors at WD-40 Company in Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, 12 years ago and I have not looked back.
I was a newly qualified chartered accountant who had worked for a FTSE100 company in The Hague. Deciding to move back to the UK, I was determined to find a company that felt right for me. I arrived for my first interview and from the minute I set foot through the door, I knew that this was the right company for me. You could feel the tribe environment as soon as you stepped in and I knew I wanted to be part of this special company. I just had to ensure I was successful at my two interviews. Thankfully, I got the job.
Starting a career at WD-40 Company
I then started my career in the finance department at WD-40 Company. What I like most is that every role in WD-40 Company makes a difference. You are not a small fish in a big pond here. You are accountable every day. In spite of the challenges faced, the team always work to find the right solutions. The roles are very broad, and tribe members get involved in an abundance of exciting projects. As a result, we are all accountable and we strive in making our organisation successful.
Development & responsibilities
More recently, I have stepped into the Northern European Support Services role. In this role, I look after the support services in DACH, Benelux and UK. I have various responsibilities EIMEA wide, where else would I get this fantastic range of responsibility? WD-40 Company offered me this development and my skills have been readily transferable into my new role. WD-40 Company recognises talented individuals and I was honoured that I was given this opportunity. In addition, Coaching and development have been offered to ensure that I am armed with the tools to be successful.
The company values are present in all our actions and the culture is one that puts people first. We live and breathe the values and that’s what makes us different from the rest. we believe in them.
As Garry (our CEO) says, we are in the memories business, yes, we all must work. However, it is important that we enjoy our jobs and the company we work for. I can say wholeheartedly that I love my job at WD40.
All in all, I am proud to work for WD-40 Company and I am proud to tell people I work for the company that produces the blue and yellow can. People are often amazed at how much of a global company we are. Furthermore, as tribe members, we have opportunities to learn, develop from our global teams all the time.
So, here’s to the future. I am so pleased to be part of this company and to see the team flourish into the future leaders of this fabulous company.