Are you proud of your company? Embaressed?

By Leca
@lecanis (16664)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
January 21, 2007 1:40pm CST
How do you feel about the company that you work for? Are there things about it that make your proud to be an employee? Embaressed? For me, I tend to be proud of my company because it's always winning awards for things like encouraging diversity, supporting cultural events, etc. However, I sometimes feel a bit sheepish about working for a big company rather than a local one. Anyone else have any feelings to share?
5 responses
• United States
5 Feb 07
I work the graveyard shift and McDonald's. I feel emberassed because, well...it's McDonald's. When people think of a job at McDonald's, they immediately think it's a loser's dirt job...about as low as you get. But then I think about how much customver service experience I have just from working there for the past two years...I've learned to deal with incredibly difficult people without stressing out in the slightest. That almost makes it worth it..and I know that when I DO find a better job, my experience will pay off.
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
I am currently working in a huge multi national company and I can say that I am proud to be part of this company. What is just embarrasing is the way some of my co-employees act, especially the higher management. Some of them do not want to understand their employees.
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
I am a little bit proud to my company (consulting). They are engaged with most of the reputable banks here in our country. So, they have already build their reputation regarding banking systems.
• United States
3 Feb 07
the company i work for has a great reputation with the locals.
@ginny36 (267)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I work for a university. I'm very proud of our academic reputation and how hard we work to provide a good experience for students. I also like being able to say I work in an educational environment, because I'm the type of person more likely to give a lot to my job if I feel like it serves a good purpose. But there are times when I'm embarrassed too. When I go to conferences and network with others, I sometimes realize how behind the times we are in terms of technology and paying market rates to employees, and then of course I feel a bit embarrassed!