Now an employee of Premire Global

Posted by Tejus Parikh on January 15, 2009

I can’t believe that it’s already been 2 months since I joined Premiere Global’s UI team for their email marketing platform.  Joining Premiere is a bit of a shift for me.  First, PGI is a public company, it has more employees than I can remember, and for the first time in years, I actually have a title, well two if you count Chief Spacial Officer.

The most surprising thing for me is that I don’t find the whole experience soul crushing.  It has been the opposite.  The folks that I’m in direct contact with want to build a better product.  I find that fact to be a pre-requisite for any good workplace environment.  Having a cute girl on the other team also helps a lot with the workplace environment.

On the other hand, I also now have big corporate horror stories, about IT and silly tests about computer usage.  It’s only been two months.  I can’t wait for the stories about messed up bureaucracies and decision makers who live on another planet.

Of course, I’m not there soley to pontificate on the quality of employment in mega corp.  I’ll be utilizing my Appcelerator and general UI knowledge to help them to build a competitive application.  My specific action items are to find ways to make the interface easier and more intuitive, improve the IE experience, and add compelling new features.  Which is great for me, because what I enjoy the most as a software developer is building solutions that people actually use.

Of course, Premire is a java shop, which means that there will probably be more blog ranting about java and xml and the silly things people do to be “enterprise-y.” We’re probably only a few days away from a post about how dumb the idea of compiling software is.

After two months, I still like going to work in the morning.  There are a lot of very interesting and important problems to be solved.  There are a lot of solutions that haven’t been thought of yet.  I don’t think there’s more you can ask of your work (other than more money).

(Editors note: no, this is not a positive post because my bosses read the blog.  I actually do like my job)

Tejus Parikh

Tejus is an software developer, now working at large companies. Find out when I write new posts on twitter, via RSS or subscribe to the newsletter: