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.
Just over two years ago, Kobe Chen arrived at Jabil Shanghai Design eager to make an impression as a young engineer. In a short time thereafter, he gained a reputation for driving innovative solutions, being proactive and building his knowledge and understanding of manufacturing designs and processes.
As a Design Engineer, Kobe researches, creates and tests power solutions for servers and storage systems, a key area as more companies move to cloud-based systems.
“Being recognized through Jabil’s Respect. Recognize. Reward. program validated all the hard work and effort I put into my job,” said Chen. “Knowing that my manager and team members appreciate my contributions and value my work motivates me to further achieve my personal goal of being promoted to senior engineer.”
Outside of work, Kobe’s positive attitude and energetic spirit doesn’t waiver. He enjoys playing basketball, one of China’s most popular sports, and is focused on improving his English for future life adventures including a trip to New Zealand to enjoy the picturesque scenery and outdoor activities. Eventually, he has aspirations of volunteering in his community and sharing his knowledge to those interested in the engineering field.