The foundation of Jabil’s Respect. Recognize. Reward. program is built on a respectful work environment where everyone is empowered to contribute to the success of the company. The program’s goal is to discover, highlight and share employees’ superior performance and their commitment to helping others.
Employee recognition has always been an integral part of Jabil’s culture and, following our belief in empowerment, each site designed its local recognition program to fit its unique culture. When the Respect. Recognize. Reward. program was developed in 2010, it was critical that sites continue to run its local programs while at the same time, giving them the ability to submit exceptional employees for global recognition. This structure has resulted in hundreds of Jabil employees, from all departments, locations and functions, to be recognized and celebrated each quarter. Employees’ actions and results vary, but their contributions all support Jabil’s Guiding Principles.
One of Andrew Wong’s greatest strengths is his willingness to listen, understand and delight his customers. As an IT Administrator at Jabil’s Corporate Offices, he’s responsible for managing a variety of internal portals and Jabil’s external facing Jabil Business Connect to ensure the fluidity of business interactions around the world. His consistent, positive approach with others earned him global recognition.
“I enjoy helping others when issues arise because it helps the business and allows me to learn new troubleshooting techniques to better serve my customers in the future,” he says.
Another way Andrew grows professionally is through interactions with coworkers during lunch or in meetings. “It amazes me how much you can learn from others — everyone has different life and career experiences you can learn from and apply to your own.”
Outside of Jabil, it’s the quality time spent with his family he enjoys most. “My kids keep me busy with all sorts of activities,” he says. “But I still have fun mountain biking in local wooded trails with my friends — the beautiful Florida weather makes all this possible year round.”
From one paradise to another, Andrew hopes to one day visit Australia and explore the Land Down Under. “Even as a child I always thought it would be a neat experience,” he says. “From the majestic Great Barrier Reef to Ayers Rock, Australia seems to have something for everyone.”