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Corey Kaufman was 15 years old when his dad dropped him off for his very first day of work for Accent. Turns out he needed steel-toed boots to do the work he was assigned, stringing cable at a client site. His dad, Marty Kaufman, owner of the company, had to turn around and pick him up and take him to a nearby store to get the footwear he needed to enter the construction site. Corey made sure that didn’t happen again and little did he know back then that this on-the-job training was the start of a learning journey that would lay the foundation for his future career.
When Mark came to work at Accent in 2021, it was because he wanted to go back to his roots, working on computers. He began his career back in the 1980s, and he says that he and the computer industry grew up together. In the early days, it was all about the challenge and learning something new. These days he’s more interested in sharing his knowledge.
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When Barry was interviewing for a job at Accent, he could tell right away that this company was different from other places where he’d worked. For one thing, they were transparent. That has turned out to not only have an impact on the relationship he’s built with his employer, but it’s affected how he does his job -- in a good way.
NOTE: After 1 year with Accent, Anthony has moved on to another opportunity. We wish him the best! The COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of career upheaval for a lot of people, and Anthony M. was one of them. He’d been in a management level position at a major restaurant and entertainment business where he’d worked for 20 years when he found himself furloughed. A year passed with no sign of re-opening, and Anthony decided to weigh his options and applied for a job at Accent.
Ask Adam what it’s like to work on the Alpha team at Accent, and he’ll say it’s fun. However, as team members joke around, they never lose sight of what they’re doing – solving problems. So when Adam and his coworker Philip were coined the “Adobe whisperers,” it was with a spirit of fun but also out of respect for their ability to solve some very annoying problems that clients were having with their software.
NOTE: After 8 years with Accent, Eric has moved on to another opportunity. We wish him the best! One moment Eric W. might be responding to help tickets, and the next he could be restoring a crashed email server that brought an entire business grinding to a halt. As a Level 3 Senior Systems Engineer for Accent Computer Solutions, Eric relishes the unpredictability that each day brings.
After languishing in a stressful job as a salesman for a discount tire company, Steve knew he needed a change. Interested in computers since he was young, he really wanted to pursue a career in IT, but he lacked a formal education or training in the field. Fortunately, the tire company gave him the flexibility to attend school for networks and communications, and he found his first IT job at Accent Computer Solutions.
When he came to Accent at the end of 2019, Steve already had experience working in Business Development at other IT companies. He could tell right away that Accent is different. This is a company where people care and keep their promises. This is a company that could truly deliver what he was selling. And he soon discovered how much they care about his personal success as they provide him with lots of mentoring -- and the thing every business development rep appreciates, good leads.
For an eager hands-on learner like Anthony S., studying new material by reading book after book is the quickest way for him to grow bored and burned out. What he prefers is to learn on the job by solving complex computer problems and gleaning advice from mentors, and that’s exactly what he’s been able to do at Accent Computer Solutions.
Imagine landing an IT job that allows you to do what you love, follow your passion for computers, interact with coworkers who are an extension of your family – and get a paycheck for it. For Corey S., a systems administrator at Accent Computer Solutions, this is his everyday reality.