What is Culture? Season 1 – Episode #11: First Look Back

What is Culture?

New to the podcast? This week’s episode is a compilation of the first ten interviews and is perfect for first-time listeners and close followers alike. It’s a chance to hear key insights from every guest thus far. I hope that it inspires you to go and listen (or re-listen) to all ten episodes from start to finish.

There is so much to learn.

Want More? Listen to All Ten Episodes Below

Season 1 – Episode #1: Taking Ownership

Guest: Shaun McGrath, Sales Development Manager | Shelton, CT
As a Sales Development Manager for nearly three years at Tangoe, Shaun manages a team of Sales Development Reps who all work to uncover new business opportunities. In this candid conversation, Shaun discusses how middle management should play a critical role in truly leading and nurturing a positive culture.

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Season 1 – Episode #2: The Employee Experience

Guest: Chrissy Pfeiffer, Business Analyst | Indianapolis, IN
Chrissy Pfeiffer, a Business Analyst at Tangoe who works on the Automation team, is also a member of the Culture Committee. She discusses what it was like to learn that MOBI was being acquired by Tangoe.

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Season 1 – Episode #3: Transparency

Guest: Stephanie Ahearn, Team Lead, Talent Acquisition | Parsippany, NJ
Stephanie Ahearn, Team Lead for Talent Acquisition at Tangoe, discusses the importance of culture and being transparent with prospective employees.

Listen to S1 Episode #3

Season 1 – Episode #4: Workload

Guest: Ije Rodgers, Product Marketing Manager | Parsippany, NJ
Ije Rodgers is a Product Marketing Manager who has been with Tangoe about one year. In this eye-opening interview, Ije discusses how culture is directly affected by employee workload and what Tangoe can do to help those who are overwhelmed.

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Season 1 – Episode #5: Defibrillator

Guest: Le-Andra Isles, Director of Tangoe Pay | Parsippany, NJ
Le-Andra says that Tangoe’s acquisition of MOBI, which took place in December 2018, was a defibrillator—a dose of electric current that helped revive Tangoe and signal to the organization and to the industry that Tangoe is no longer “treading water,” but instead, is in a position to expand and progress forward.

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Season 1 – Episode #6: Exit Interview

Guest: Craig Riegelhaupt, Senior Director of Product Marketing | Shelton, CT
For three years, Craig Riegelhaupt was Tangoe’s Senior Director of Product Marketing. This March, Craig left the company to pursue another opportunity. In this episode, Craig discusses his contribution to the company culture, the reasons for his departure, and what he will miss most about Tangoe.

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Season 1 – Episode #7: Remote Employee

Guest: Nader Ali, Product Manager | Remote
Nader Ali, Product Manager, who has been with Tangoe for nearly ten years, discusses his experience being a remote employee, how he stays engaged with the entire organization, and what he does to help impact Tangoe’s overall culture.

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Season 1 – Episode #8: Chinese Perspective

Guest: Tony Liu, Director of Human Resources | Kunshan, China
Tony Liu, Director of Human Resources for our China office, provides a window into the culture of Tangoe’s Kunshan office and also discusses, quite beautifully, some of the overall characteristics of the Chinese culture and even offers a comparison between that of the western world.

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Season 1 – Episode #9: Work Family

Guest: Josh Thompson, Senior Director, Operations | Memphis, TN
Josh Thompson, Senior Director of Operations in Tangoe’s Memphis office, discusses what it was like when Asentinel merged with Tangoe back in 2017 and why he has always considered his coworkers family.

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Season 1 – Episode #10: Born Leader

Guest: Chris Brown, Director of Product Development | Indianapolis, IN
Chris Brown, Director of Product Development, who works out of Tangoe’s Indianapolis office, discusses how he keeps his team of 30+ engineers engaged, what culture means to him as a leader, and how he feels Tangoe has handled the acquisition of MOBI.

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About the Podcast

How does Tangoe—a global organization with over 2,200 employees in 11 countries, who has acquired several organizations throughout its nearly 20-year history—maintain, nurture, or alter its collective company culture? Can it be done? Before answering that, an organization must first discover its culture as it currently exists—without judgement. And that’s precisely what this podcast aims to do. Join us as we rediscover Tangoe’s culture through a series of candid interviews with employees, industry analysts, clients, and more. Learn more about the podcast What is Culture?

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