VIcom Employee Spotlight
Megan Karn serves as the HR Generalist for VIcom. With a career at VIcom that exceeds 13 years, her story provides a great example of what happens when passion meets opportunity.
Starting in an entry-level receptionist position, Megan worked full-time while completing her Associate’s degree. Upon completion of her Associate’s degree, she made the decision to continue her education and pursue a business degree with a concentration in Human Resources. Throughout the process of obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, she earned the trust of the primary leadership of the company, and as she completed her education, she simultaneously proved herself to be the right choice for the HR position within the company. “It wasn’t an overnight process, but it was time and time of proving myself and then stepping into it. The trust was earned and then I was given the opportunity and not only did I feel heard but I was welcomed to provide my input. I had earned the capability.”
As she’s continued in her role in HR, she’s become an ambassador and resource for other employees regarding VIcom’s position as an ESOP. “One of the things that I value the most about our leadership and our culture is that from the start, even before we were an ESOP, it has always been people first.” Referring to Dennis Schliske (VIcom CEO) individually greeting every employee in the mornings during VIcom’s early years, Megan believes it’s this mentality that ultimately led to the decision of becoming an employee-owned company and contributed to the positive culture from over 10 years ago that still exists today. “We’re an ESOP because Dennis and BJ (VIcom President) founded the company to focus on the people.” Even today, this is evident in VIcom’s current mission of “Helping Employees and Customers Flourish”.
VIcom’s employee-owned status has a real effect on the culture and overall success of the company but it doesn’t stop there. Being an ESOP provides potentially significant retirement benefits to all the VIcom employee-owners. “Long term, it’s going to play a huge factor in my planning for retirement down the line. It’s going to have a substantial impact for me.”
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