Aarki: This is Us

Aarki This is Us

We at Aarki value our diversity. We believe that multiple voices, perspectives, and personalities breed creativity and fuel innovation, which are the key drivers to our company’s success. 

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To know the thoughts of new and old team members, we asked what they love most about working at Aarki. This is what we found: 

  1. Aarki's culture

Our multicultural team embraces diversity and has a zero-tolerance for discrimination in any form. We take great pride in our differences, and celebrate our diversity, fostering a culture of belonging. 

  1. The people

With offices around the world, we are fortunate to work with individuals from diverse and interesting backgrounds. This is our foundation at Aarki: different people collaborating towards a common goal. Every day we learn from each other. 

  1. The opportunities for learning

With different people bringing in different insights and ideas, Aarki fosters a culture of continuous learning and self-development. 

See below the common words our teammates use to describe Aarki!

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When we asked our veteran teammates (5+ years) what they treasured most about working at Aarki, they said “career and personal growth”. 

How has Aarki helped you evolve in both your professional and personal life?

Working at Aarki has helped me acquire advanced knowledge of the mobile ad industry. New technology brings challenges and solutions, and we are always learning new things. In addition, working with supportive and diligent people from multiple cultures inspires me to become a supportive person.

- Coral An, Head of Sales, Aarki China

As the company has grown and changed over the years, I've learned many things which have helped me grow. Aarki has helped me evolve as an individual and leader with strong values. I've come to realize many things about myself that I thought I couldn't do or achieve. Aarki helped me understand and learn more about myself and other people. Working with a team full of talented people has continued to inspire me to be a better person.

- Mikaela Bataller, Senior Manager, Creative

At Aarki, I've had a chance to work on various projects and learn many new things. I had many different projects and responsibilities, from programming to hardware and managing.

- Mark Kalygulov, Director of Engineering, System Operations

Over the years, Aarki has helped me evolve professionally and personally in different seasons of my life. I was encouraged and motivated early on to establish my professional and personal goals. This helped me have direction and envision what I wanted while contributing to the success of Aarki. My leaders entrusted me with responsibilities where my limits were stretched. Sending me to conferences to represent Aarki, providing training, and entrusting me to manage a team allowed me to advance from an associate to a leader. I'm incredibly grateful, and attribute a large portion of my growth to Aarki.

- Carla Adraque, Senior Manager, Sales Development

I'm not a big risk-taker and I prefer to be methodical. Aarki has helped me step out of my comfort zone and grow as an individual by giving me so many opportunities where I had to learn how to swim. It was challenging and scary, but I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything as these shaped me into a better version of myself. I'm a lot more confident and don't need to explain myself or seek other people's approval.

- Kassandra Yboa, Senior Manager, Creative

With the trust and opportunities Aarki has given me, I was able to prove that I'm capable of contributing to the betterment of the company. Through this, I've build up my confidence in myself.

- Arlene Sevilla, Partnerships Manager

Working at Aarki for 6 years, with people from different cultural backgrounds, has helped me improve my interpersonal skills and become more resilient in life.

- Grace Oabina, Senior Manager, Analytics

What’s the best career advice you have ever received?

Consider every task and opportunity as a learning experience, learn from it, then teach back. Be humble and thoughtful. Try to always give your undivided attention to the people you're talking to.

- Fellese Co, Director, Marketing

Search for value in every feedback and criticism given to me. There's always a lesson to learn. Take the feedback, don’t get upset, and take the value out of the message to help you grow and become a better version of yourself.

- Deanne Gumatay, Manager II, Analytics

I learned from others in the company that to handle all the tasks, you'd need natural curiosity and to never stop learning and experimenting.

- Sergey Saakyan, Senior Manager, Software Engineering

One of the most remarkable pieces of advice given to me was that it's good to learn everything about the business, but we should have our own specialty and hone ourselves in that so we won't become mediocre. This has helped me not just professionally, but also personally. I'd always be grateful for all the people who molded me into where I am right now.

- Joanna Escueta, Senior Manager, Analytics

Never say “no” without trying, and make people understand your reasons for when you do. From that advice, I realized it is better to take on challenges, as you'll discover what you can and cannot do. You'll know your limitations, and most importantly, you'll learn from your mistakes. Until now, I still apply it to any situation or challenge in my life.

- Joy Munoz, Office Manager, Philippines

Never stop learning. There's no age or limit to which we can learn, so step up! Learning new things represents a growth mindset. Whenever you want to know new things, you should explore them. It only depends on your will to learn. Stay positive and stay learning!

- Dhada Yasa, Sales Development Representative - II

First, learn how to embrace your failure, don’t let this hold you back from what you want to achieve or learn. Let this be your motivation. Second, if you think it’s necessary, don't be afraid to ask questions, and seek advice and support. Even the smartest people do this, so why can’t we? Asking questions can be the starting point of learning.

- Agnes Lusung, Manager, Ad Ops


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