Recently, we celebrated employee week at American Profit Recovery. This week happens once a year in the summer time and is probably one of the most fun weeks of the year at the company. For this week, all employees split into teams and compete in a week long, friendly competition, with the winning team receiving prizes at the end of the week. Also, numerous events, games, and meals are held across the whole week, both during and after work. These include trivia games, “Minute to Win It” style games, lunches and breakfast provided by the company, a night of bowling, and a Detroit Tigers baseball game.
I feel lucky to work for a company that values every employee, and shows it too, both with time and money. Many employees come in every day and put in a lot of hard work, and it never goes unnoticed here. The annual Employee Week and the regular recognition throughout the year make APR truly a great place to work.
See what some of my fellow team members have to say about the best Employee Week in the business!
“I loved splitting the office into teams, gets people out of their comfort zones & builds good team work skills. My favorite events are the minute to win it games, seeing everyone enjoy it & laugh hysterically. Placing an eye patch over one eye & scooping ping pong balls out of a bowl & transferring them into another using only a spoon in your mouth was quite hilarious. Employee week overall helps everyone get to know each other a little better & definitely makes the office closer as a company.”
“You can walk past someone every day that you work with and not know a thing about them. Employee week provides the opportunity to bring everyone together, learn more about your co-workers and have FUN !!!!” Thank you to the owners for making it happen every year !!!!
“During Employee week, I stop by Walmart, to buy some pirate gear for employee week dress up. Well, ringing me up, the cashier asked, why I was buying the pirate gear. I explained, that it was to dress like a pirate for work, hoping that my team would win a TV. It was the look of envy wishing that work for APR, that so memorable.”
“Employee Week is a week that sets American Profit Recovery apart from any other company I’ve worked for. It allows us to incorporate fun teambuilding activities into the work week and get to know our team members in other departments that we normally may not have a chance to talk to. It is also a great way to let employees know they are appreciated. I had a blast during my first Employee Week and I’m already looking forward to the next one!”