The OpsWerks Difference – Neo Experience: Justin Omac

Embarking on a new career journey is a thrilling adventure filled with anticipation and excitement. At OpsWerks, we understand the importance of providing our new hires with a seamless and enriching onboarding experience that sets the foundation for their success. In this blog series, we will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our onboarding process, where we prioritize integration, empowerment, and growth from day one – all from the lens of our members.

Discover how we cultivate a culture of inclusion and collaboration, where every voice is heard, and every contribution is celebrated. Stay tuned as we share firsthand accounts, tips, and insights from both our new hires and seasoned team members, highlighting the importance of a well-crafted onboarding journey in promoting engagement, loyalty, and long-term success. Let’s all meet Justin Omac and discover his OpsWerks experience.


What is your name and position at OpsWerks?

Name: Justin Jullian M. Omac
Position: Site Reliability Engineer


How long have you been working at OpsWerks?

I have stayed with OpsWerks for about five months.


How do you describe your first 3 months at OpsWerks?

The initial three months were packed with intensive training sessions, as our clients require comprehensive instruction on numerous systems. Aside from that, it was truly fun to participate in OpsWerks’ events, such as the Christmas Party and Discover OpsWerks. I must also commend the team; as remarkable. Each member excels in their respective roles, and the camaraderie among us is great, fostering strong relationships.

Justin with his team at Discover Opswerks 2023

What was the hiring process like at OpsWerks?

I recall the interview process consisted of different stages. The first stage involved an exam where, upon learning my prospective role, I studied possible questions to ensure the best outcome.

For the next stage, which was the technical interview, I dedicated myself to thorough preparation. I found the questions to be relevant and the interview struck a perfect balance, incorporating both quirky yet professional inquiries. Crucially, I never felt belittled for my knowledge throughout this phase.

Transitioning to the cultural fit interview, it felt like a natural fit. Although there was inevitable pressure, I never sensed any form of demeaning behavior from the interviewers. In fact, I found them to be quite enjoyable and fun-loving.

From my observation; each process felt purposeful, minimizing wasted time for both parties. From the initial exam to the technical interview, cultural fit assessment, and final interview, it was evident that careful consideration was given to ensure a thorough and efficient evaluation process.


What was your favorite part of the onboarding process?

I put immense importance in cultivating strong relationships, as they provide a sense of security and trust.

It was truly wonderful to be surrounded by supportive colleagues and experienced seniors. Learning from them is effortless, as they put themselves in the shoes of the trainee’s experience and welcomed questions without judgment. They understand that we all begin somewhere on our journey of learning and growth.

Moreover, I never found myself dreading the workday. In fact, I eagerly looked forward to it. Our workplace culture encourages continuous improvement and meaningful contributions. Additionally, learning about the BVMM’s  as guiding principles was awesome, providing a framework for us not just to be good at work, but at life in general.


What was the highlight of your first 3 months at OpsWerks?

At OpsWerks, the workday is far from routine. With engaging events like Discover OpsWerks and the lively Christmas Party, my first three months were fun. Moreover, the perk of free training with PluralSight adds immense value to our professional development.

What truly sets OpsWerks apart is its vibrant culture. The camaraderie of my colleagues make working days fun days and  incredibly fulfilling. It’s a testament to the company’s commitment to creating a dynamic and enriching environment for all employees.

Justin winning Php 75,000 during the OpsWerks Christmas Party 2023

How would you convince someone to apply to OpsWerks?

Given my current circumstances, I’ve been immensely grateful. OpsWerks truly prioritizes its employees’ well-being by offering comprehensive benefits such as training opportunities, office meals, HMO coverage from day one, access to online courses like PluralSight, and support for certifications. It’s truly remarkable to be a part of this organization.

On a personal note, I am profoundly thankful for the unwavering support extended to me by the entire team and management throughout my battle with cancer. It’s rare to encounter a company that demonstrates such genuine care and support for its employees during challenging times.

Just with the benefits alone, and the connection to the right people, most people would jump boat to OpsWerks, I think the only challenge OpsWerks has is the working rotation and on-site requirement, as most of the people I know in IT do prioritize fostering relationships (in that sense, hence the on-site).


Are there any other things you would want to share about your OpsWerks journey, so far?

OpsWerks has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to its people, and I’ve personally experienced this support during a challenging period. Despite the anxiety brought on by my cancer diagnosis, I remained eager to contribute to the team. I made every effort to balance my healing journey with my responsibilities at work. Throughout this time, OpsWerks provided invaluable flexibility and understanding, allowing me to prioritize my recovery while ensuring I felt fully supported.

This level of care isn’t just lip service; it’s a genuine reflection of OpsWerks’ core values and its dedication to fostering a supportive and nurturing workplace culture, as outlined in the BVMMs. The company’s actions speak volumes about its commitment to its people.

As I prepare to return to work, I do so with a deep sense of gratitude for the support I’ve received. I’m eager to come back to OpsWerks, ready to bring my best to the table with guns blazing and renewed vigor.

OpsWerks Christmas Party 2023

If you want to werk with awesome people like Justin and experience the OpsWerks difference, head over to our website to check out our opportunities.

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