About: Work From Home Jobs

iCIMS promotes a collaborative and open working environment that boosts productivity and engagement. This not only includes top-of-the-line technology and comfortable workspaces, but also the opportunity to work from home – or anywhere you can keep those creative juices flowing! While the majority of iCIMS’ employees work from New Jersey, we do have plenty of employees representing iCIMS all over the world. Typically these roles are within iCIMS’ Implementation, Professional Services and Account Management operations. Meet our remote employees!

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Patty Gergen
Project Specialist III

Dennison, Minnesota

What are some perks of working remotely?
As a former iCIMS customer, I was very excited for the opportunity to join the iCIMS team and work for a company whose product I loved. In my previous role, I commuted 30+ miles one way. The lack of commute is honestly the best part as it frees up so much personal time that I can spend doing the things I love.
How does iCIMS create a remote environment where you still feel connected to the organization?
We use a lot of web shares and online tools to stay connected. The company and people are extremely hands on – so it’s hard to feel disconnected. I have weekly one-on-ones with my manager who is located in New Jersey and team meetings every other week. It is also encouraged that we act as a team and always make time to help team each other with projects. Despite the miles between us, everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand.
Now that you don’t spend your days commuting – what do you use that time for?
Family time! I have much more time to spend with my family now that I don’t spend my days commuting 30+ miles. I am able to pick my son up from daycare earlier and spend more time with him – which is extremely important to me.
What advice do you have for candidates interested in becoming a remote employee?
Stay engaged with your team! It’s easy to feel “left on an island” when working remote, but not at iCIMS. Everyone makes an effort to make everyone feel welcomed. Whether that is when you are in the office, or working from home, everyone goes out of their way to include everyone else and really make everyone feel at home.
Emilie DeGuffroy
International Account Manager

London, England

What are some perks of working remotely?

One of the main perks of being a remote employee is the flexibility with your free time. One of my hobbies is exercising and going to the gym. Because I work from home, it’s easy for me to work out during my lunch break, which has freed up my evenings to relax.

How does iCIMS create a remote environment where you still feel connected to the organization?

I have a great relationship with my team and have appreciated the friendliness and comradery since the day I joined iCIMS. There is a huge sense of community here. When I first joined the company the entire organization and team was incredibly welcoming, warm, and supportive. I can always reach out to any of my team members if I have a question or to just catch up on how they are doing. Since I am based in the United Kingdom and am very far away from my team in New Jersey, whenever I am back in the office we always make the effort to go out to lunch or dinner and drinks when I am back.

Now that you don’t spend your days commuting – what do you use that time for?

Working from home has allowed me more time to pursue my passions like spending time with friends and exploring the city. There are always new things to discover in London like galleries, museums, and restaurants.

What advice do you have for candidates interested in becoming a remote employee?

I would highly advise anyone interested in working remotely to invest in the professional relationships you build internally. As an Account Manager, you require the support of many different members of staff and departments. It’s important to focus on building strong relationships and staying involved with your colleagues - this will help you stay connected in a remote environment.
Katherine Staples
Manager, Implementation Services

Lakeville, Minnesota

What are some perks of working remotely?
I have a nonexistent commute – it’s only two flights of stairs to get to my dedicated home office that overlooks my backyard where I can watch my husband and children play throughout the day. The best perk is definitely getting to see my family whenever I please. All I have to do is head upstairs!
How does iCIMS create a remote environment where you still feel connected to the organization?
iCIMS focuses heavily on keeping employees connected. Whether it be through technology utilizing programs like Skype chat, Skype video, VOIP phones, iCIMS’ intranet (Watercooler), and Yammer or through regular HQ visits like manager trips and bi-annual team Summits iCIMS goes above and beyond to bridge the gap between remote employees and the organization at large.
Now that you don’t spend your days commuting – what do you use that time for?
I spend every minute saved with my family. I am able to help get my husband and kids out the door in the morning and have dinner and playtime with my kids in the evening. Some of my commuting friends get home just in time to put their kids to bed, so I consider myself especially fortunate to have this time with my kids. Other than that, I use my free time to volunteer and give back to the local community.
What advice do you have for candidates interested in becoming a remote employee?
Being remote is not for everyone. To work from home, you need to be a focused individual willing to put your head down and ignore the distractions of home. It’s recommended to have a dedicated office environment to limit these distractions. Although there are definitely a lot of positives and perks of being a remote employee, one should really consider all aspects before deciding to work remotely full-time.