posted November 5, 2013 by meagan |
research shows that doing something nice for someone else increases personal happiness. at method, we care a lot – about the environment, about our co-workers, about being a company we can all be proud of. that’s why through the end of the year, we’re paying it forward. our ‘random acts of kindness’ jar gives us the chance to do something small for someone else. simply draw a random act of kindness out of the jar – whether it’s taking a friend out for coffee or buying someone in need groceries – and boom, you feel better. some of us like the happiness boost so much, we’re coming back day after day to draw another one.
try it at home or at work and let us know what you think.
posted August 2, 2013 by meagan |
happy friday and bon weekend.
posted July 30, 2013 by meagan |
meet jill, our july employee of the month. although jill has been with method for a short period of time (she started at method in December), she has made big waves in the world of operations. obviously. little known fact: she’s also an avid runner. read on to hear from the honoree herself.
what ran through your head when you realized the employee of the month was, in fact, you?
run us through a typical day as method’s supply planning manager.
as a planning manager I (naturally) plan out my work, and then I spend the rest of the day making left turns trying to keep up with all the moving parts necessary to keep a manufacturing plant and supply chain humming along. I plan out our manufacturing production schedules to best support our demand forecast anywhere from 2-6 months in advance. I also work with a variety of vendors – from empty bottles to labels to fragrances to ensure raw material components show up when and where they’re needed.
what do you love the most about working here?
now on to the good stuff. how will you spend your ‘perk of significance’? I’ve already ordered and put about 75+ miles on a new shiny pair of Asics Gel Nimbus 15’s! I love new running shoes – my feet are so happy! my next treat is a facial and body scrub at a lovely spa. ah….
posted June 14, 2013 by meagan |
we are dying over all the adorable entries in our cute pet photo contest. we’ve been oooh-ing and aww-ing and giggling over some insanely cute pets: puppies, kitties, bunnies, turtles, and even a lizard. choosing a winner is going to be so hard. luckily we get to pick one winner each week, for a total of three weeks. the first winner will be announced monday, so stay tuned to our facebook page and instagram feed. if you’ve already submitted a photo, the good news is all entries will be eligible to win throughout the length of the contest (ends june 30).
haven’t entered yet? it’s easy. either upload a photo to our facebook app or post a photo on instagram with the hashtag #methodcutepets (and be sure to follow @methodhome). side note: the contest is open to residents of the US and canada (excluding quebec) only.
meanwhile, prepare to awww.
posted June 12, 2013 by meagan |
much to everyone’s delight, the june employee of the month award was bestowed upon lucy s. when she’s not kicking ass at launching gorgeous new hand and body wash products – hello orla kiely and DESIGNED FOR GOOD – she keeps us all laughing with funny jokes and rockin’ tunes. she’s one of those colleagues you hope to have around. I asked the funny lady to tell us a bit more about winning the coveted award.
your award was announced in a unique way. did you have any idea what was going on?
I am the world’s most gullible human, and lucy (the other lucy – my boss) completely decked me out. she pretended she was presenting me with a values award, and you get to spin a wheel to see what prize you win. but she replaced every prize on the wheel with an envelope containing a card saying “you are employee of the month!” so she told me to read the card out loud and I was all “it says ‘you are employee of the month.’ I don’t get it.” and then she showed a video of my 6-month-old nephew re-enacting my favorite scene from “love actually.” any monday that can start with your entire company, a captive audience, having to watch a video of your nephew is a good monday.
it was really fun to watch. run us through a typical day as method’s business manager for personal care.
this morning we got to smell the first round of fragrance submissions for our spring limited edition launch. that made me very hungry. and then we had to sprint out of that meeting to catch the reaction of a coworker whose desk we had bubble wrapped while she was out on her honeymoon. again, VERY IMPORTANT STUFF. after that, I met with our sales gurus to talk about the state of the business at one of our biggest customers (aka retailers), and with our PR mavens on a possible charity partnership and with our project manager on the financials of an upcoming launch. even writing this, I fully recognize that I’m an expert at nothing. I just work with the experts. but, man, are they ever good at their jobs.
what do you love the most about working here?
the fro-yo machine. and that you can be as weird at work as you are in your normal life and that’s totally encouraged. also, the fro-yo toppings bar.
you’re known around the office for being a clever wordsmith and lover of awesomely cheesy 90s music. what’s something we don’t know about you?
I didn’t know that I was known for being a clever wordsmith! that’s so nice. I am adding that to my email signature. I bet you didn’t know that I can sing “I gotta man” by positive k in its entirety. and I am learning how to play the ukulele. my husband gave me the ukulele as a valentine’s day gift, and I think he’s been regretting it since february 15. I’ll put my ukulele down and it keeps moving around the house and ending up in the closet. SO WEIRD, RIGHT?
now on to the good stuff. how will you spend your ‘perk of significance’?
I’m going to sound like a commercial, but I got these beats headphones because I listen to music all day (and had recently dropped my earbuds into coffee) and they’re a game changer. I was also perked a live nation gift certificate to go see some shows, so here’s hoping that p.m. dawn schedules a reunion tour. I mean, if new kids on the block can make a comeback, anything’s possible.More Entries »