What’s it really like to work at Goodway Group?
Q&A with Marc Morris
Marc Morris, our Dallas-based Software Engineer, shares why a company that supports self-discovery in your career is essential to long-term growth, both personally and professionally.
Everyone loves to talk about themselves! Give us your career story . . . in a tweet.
After over a decade in the world of front-end and UI design at ad agencies, I entered the realm of back-end programming, where you will find me to this day.
There are lots of ad tech companies to work for, so why Goodway Group?
My first memory of Goodway Group says it all. During my interview, our COO Jay shared that I was one of the first people to answer one of his most pivotal questions to his satisfaction: “What is integrity?” (Hint: It’s what you do when no one is watching.) Now, seven years later, I am still in love with this company and the folks who make it such a great place to work.
If you had to describe what you do as a superpower, what would it be?
Curiosity is the superpower of every successful programmer. I’m here to ask, “What if?” It’s a powerful question that’s responsible for everything from the advent of flight to the deep frying of cheesecake. Yum!
How has Goodway Group supported self-discovery in your career?
I found a new side of me thanks to the freedom that working from home has afforded me. After several years of working at home, I decided to get an Airstream travel trailer and roam the US, limited only by the bounds of the 4G network. I have met the most interesting characters and found some hidden wonders that I would never have been able to in a traditional job setting. It has taught me to be more self-sufficient, adventurous, and given me a fresh perspective on life. Everyone here pushes you to be the best version of yourself you can be — on the job and off the job. That’s why I go out of my way to do more for the company in return.
What has been your greatest accomplishment at Goodway?
I will never forget getting a standing ovation from the entire company when we first launched GoLive!, our dynamic content system. To have a workflow system appreciated like that was an astounding career success.
Why do you care about what we do at Goodway?
There are three things that make me work hard for this company: 1) the people, 2) the people, and finally, 3) the people. Also, I love a good creative ad. Seeing how creative designers and developers best utilize the tiny canvas of a banner ad is really interesting to me. The online ad world is fraught with bad experiences, and I am glad to be a force for good.
If you’re working from home, how are you not tempted to watch Netflix all day?
The main reason I don’t watch Netflix all day is because it would be so dull compared to the challenges and problems we solve on a daily basis.
If we stopped by your house next Saturday, what would we find you doing?
There is a good chance I wouldn’t be there! I am an explorer by heart, and I am always out and about trying to see, learn or do something new. Although there is a possibility you might find me in the evening reading a golden age sci-fi book, playing online games with my friends or following the latest cryptocurrency news.
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