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.
Kenny Ramirez’s upbeat positive attitude is infectious. As an IT Support Technician at Jabil’s St. Petersburg Corporate Headquarters, he provides exceptional customer service and will never turn anyone away in need of help. It’s the same level of service Kenny has provided throughout his 14-year career with Jabil.
“I take great pride in helping my fellow employees find solutions to their various IT challenges", says Ramirez. “My satisfaction comes from the support my team and I can provide to help those achieve their goals.”
Kenny understands that to be successful in the IT world, continuous professional improvement is a must. The ever-changing, fluid nature of the business makes one constantly learn new software and troubleshooting solutions. “It’s important to grow with Jabil in all phases of IT to better assist those who rely on our services,” added Ramirez.
“I enjoy the quick pace of my job and the opportunity to work independently with the trust of my supervisor and colleagues,” says Ramirez. “It’s part of our culture - work hard, play hard.”
Kenny, an avid golfer, enjoys the challenge and skill of the game, but more importantly the tranquil environment it provides. As part of his love for the game, he would eventually like to visit Thailand for its world-renown courses, fishing, food and Muay Thai boxing.
When not on the links, Kenny enjoys playing the guitar and kayaking. He’s also active in many of Jabil’s charitable events held throughout the year.