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.
“The fact I am back at Jabil, 4 years after my first experience, shows hard work and staying humble really does pay off…”
Natalie’s journey to Jabil can be described as full circle. Even before completing her Honors degree back in her hometown of Glasgow, Scotland at the prestigious business school at Strathclyde University, Natalie’s Jabil journey had already begun as a summer intern at the company's Corporate Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2012.
This early professional and personal milestone helped Natalie realize that Jabil’s culture and way of working was exciting and unique. This encouraged Natalie to seek further industry experience back in Scotland, with her eventually returning to Jabil in Livingston.
"I love walking into work everyday knowing I am coming into a fast-paced environment, doing something different," said Burrell. "I know, when the time comes, when I no longer feel that way that it’s time for me to stop."
Natalie’s internship experience, through the Scottish Saltire Foundation program allowed for her to work in Jabil's HR department on highly visible projects. This helped her understand the true purpose of HR, it’s service offerings to the business and why it was integral to the success of a global organization like Jabil. It also allowed her to network with a vast number of employees across the organization while learning more about Jabil.
In 2014, Natalie joined Jabil's facility in Livingston, Scotland and after working there for over one year, was lucky enough to move to the United States on a full-time basis under Jabil’s Graduate (JGrad) Program, something she says has changed her life. The JGrad Program is a management acceleration program for recent graduates and includes on-the-job learning and developmental improvement. Natalie is currently working in the HR Compliance (Legal) team and will move into her final rotation at the start of 2017.
“I’m extremely grateful for all the opportunities Jabil has provided me," added Natalie. "Being able to work and live in a different country has taught me so much about life and cultural differences. I look forward to completing the JGrad Program next year and taking my career to the next level.”