“I Could Tell They Had Two Clients: Their Customer and Their Employees”

October 25, 2021

How Videon Company Culture Drives Success

Few things impact your company’s success like its culture. Having a strong, vibrant mission and motivation is the not-so-secret sauce that takes a company from good to great. It’s a purpose and ‘why’ that unites a company, and allows it to make a transformational impact to the marketplace while also impacting its employees. 

In an April article in Forbes, Benjamin Laker reports, “Today’s market is hyper-competitive, and employees expect a lot more from the companies they work for. Employee expectations are closely tied to their values. When employers deliver on these expectations, they see more loyal and productive employees, which in turn improves business outcomes and propels company growth.”

Milo Thomas

“I could tell that Videon was offering more than a job,” he says. “It was fostering self-expression and growth as far as you want to grow both professionally and personally."

So when Milo Thomas recently changed jobs, he said he decided to join Videon as senior director of customer experience and operations because he could tell that “the leadership has vision and a strong conviction about company culture to drive that vision. That's what made Videon stand out to me.”

“I could tell that Videon was offering more than a job,” he says. “It was fostering self-expression and growth as far as you want to grow both professionally and personally. This is the company culture and it’s taught from leadership.”

Videon has a vision to create transformative and impactful moments in people’s lives, with a mission to positively impact society by helping individuals become the person they dream of being through simply moving media.

“Work on cultivating high culture and good benefits. This creates opportunities for talent, which in turn grows your company and grows your bottom line... which benefits both your organization and the whole Happy Valley community.”

Lauren Weigold

Lauren Weigold, who recently stepped in as director of human resources when Joan Potter retired after 24 years, says that it’s not just a mantra, it’s authentically lived out. “I was at a point in my career where advancement was necessary and I knew Todd Erdley from my previous job. Working with him was a selling point for me. I’d seen him in action outside of brick-and-mortar settings, and I could see his enthusiasm and wanted to match it. I also spoke with Videon employees and could see how close-knit they were and knew I needed to be a part of that.”

While Videon’s employees make their home around the country — and the world — both Thomas and Weigold have made Happy Valley their home. It’s a move they say more talent should make, and more companies should focus on.

“It was apparent to me that Videon has two clients,” she says. “The customer and their employees. And that’s the definition of an impactful culture.”

“From a professional standpoint, I think it’s important for local companies to stay competitive for college students coming out of school and post-docs looking for work,” Weigold says. “Work on cultivating high culture and good benefits. This creates opportunities for talent, which in turn grows your company and grows your bottom line... which benefits both your organization and the whole Happy Valley community.”

The kind of culture she describes is transformational — and contagious. Weigold says she spotted it right away in her first interview. “It was apparent to me that Videon has two clients,” she says. “The customer and their employees. And that’s the definition of an impactful culture.” 

Cara Aungst writes about industry, innovation and how Happy Valley ideas change the world. She can be reached with story ideas and comments at Cara@AffinityConnection.com.

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