My, how fast we’ve grown! It feels like just yesterday we were launching our HTML 5 Editor, but before we knew it this company was 9 years old and welcoming our 1,000th employee on board!
And while some of us here have done nothing but live & breathe Wix for more years than we care to admit, we wanted to get a newbie’s perspective of what it’s like to join the team.
So without further ado, meet Chico, Wix’s 1,000th employee! (and yes that is his real name).
What was your first day of work like?
I’d say that my first day of work was pretty unusual. I came into my office and found balloons covering my desk! Honestly, I thought my new coworkers were throwing me a birthday party, but I didn’t have the heart to tell them that the date was waaaaay off.
It turns out the company was just celebrating that I was the 1,000th employee.
What made you want to work at Wix?
I was initially drawn to Wix because of how open you are to new technologies. We’re always encouraged to experiment with the latest trends, which makes things interesting and keeps me on my toes.
Being the new guy at a big company can be hard, what are your tips for standing out?
What’s the biggest misconception about your job?
Many people don’t know this, but there’s more to programming than “SELECT*FROM”
(full disclosure, your humble blog writer isn’t entirely sure what this means, but we’re sure the joke kills in programmer parties).
Do you have any advice for newbies in your field?
There’s more than one way to get your desired performance outcome from a query.
My advice is to:
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
I love to travel and watch movies. I’m also a big football fan. My favorite team is from a small neighborhood in Tel Aviv called Bnei Yehuda – and we just made it back to the top league this season!
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