Work-life balance – a real gem at Magic. Christian’s got the scoop on managing his own schedule, kicking stress to the curb, and working from wherever he wants. Mental, physical, and spiritual health? On point. Read along to get the reality Magic’s culture.
People are my key to success
Prior to joining Magic, I’ve worked almost exclusively in agencies. While my experiences in those places helped me a lot in my career, I’ve been looking for a company that I can grow with. That’s how I came about with Magic.
Christian’s success boils down to the people around him: “The number one thing is people. I’ve been blessed with great managers and mentors and have worked with amazing people over the years. I’ve learned so much by just being around them, seeing how they work and conduct themselves. Most importantly, I’ve had my wife’s support ever since we met. She’s been a great source of comfort and confidence, and I am very lucky to share a life with her.”
Redefining Work Vibes: How Magic’s Culture and Collaboration Style Amped Up My Career
Magic has completely changed the way I understood what a good working environment should be and what it means to be good at your job. Working in Magic means that you have to deliver on your promises and do it well, but that is balanced by the trust given by your co-workers and managers.
Another big thing for me is the transparency of our leadership. Because of this, difficult situations felt easy to navigate, and I always had a clear idea of how my work impacts the organization.
My entire stint in Magic has been a successful collaboration experience so far, so I couldn’t think of specific examples. But maybe to provide a better picture, our team meets with our president (JK) and CFO (Rubin) on a week-to-week basis. This is not your typical meeting where you have to defend your metrics and KPIs. Rather, we discuss what we could do better, celebrate wins, and ask for help if we’re blocked. This has become a meeting that I look forward to every week.
Apart from getting consistent updates and the humility shown by our leadership, I think what sets them apart is that they really listen to our suggestions and feedback, and take them seriously. I think the organization has done a fantastic job of keeping its ear on the ground, which is why I think Magic has consistently evolved over the years.
Flex Schedules and Remote Work Done Right
Having my managers allow me to manage my own schedule has made a huge impact in how I work. That alone has eliminated a lot of the stress and mental load when it comes to work.
I think Magic is one of the few companies that have done remote working right. In my case, my managers have trusted me to deliver good work on time while allowing me to pretty much have control over where and when I work. My mental, physical, and spiritual health has greatly improved because of this.
Magic has shown me that it is possible to have a good job and live a good life at the same time. As for advice to new employees, be open to challenge ideas, even your own ones. There’s something to be learned from everyone.