By Edgar Mason

Edgar Mason's Spaghetti Bolognese is to die for. Or sorry, was that, 'Edgar Mason's spaghetti Bolognese might kill you'? We're confused, but happy to say that Ed is one of us and has been free of his Fifa addiction for more than five years now. Well done Ed.

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Edgar Mason's Spaghetti Bolognese is to die for. Or sorry, was that, 'Edgar Mason's spaghetti Bolognese might kill you'? We're confused, but happy to say that Ed is one of us and has been free of his Fifa addiction for more than five years now. Well done Ed.

How has your degree helped you in this role?

My degree was very broad and covered a wide range of business aspects, allowing me to get a good understanding of how different departments operate within an organisation. This has been invaluable in work, as I'm able to assess how to approach clients depending on their role and also make recommendations for them with a general understanding of what their department's goals are.

When you graduated from University did you know that you wanted to work in digital?

I initially wanted to work in HR as I was keen to work with people. I've always been a chatterbox and liked the idea of being involved in the well-being of my colleagues. I, like a lot of my friends, struggled to get a role I wanted, as I lacked relevant experience. So I decided to go down the unpaid internship route and luckily as my first internship drew to a close, I was offered a full time position. This role initially started with a PPC focus but I gradually got more and more involved in Google Analytics. My passion for digital and analytics took off from there.

How did you get the job at Periscopix?

I applied directly having recently been made redundant from my previous workplace. In fact I only applied to Periscopix and one other company during this period, I was certain on the type of role I wanted to do and the type of company I wanted to work at.

Why did you choose to work at Periscopix over other companies?

Having worked at a similar agency in my previous role I'd heard of Periscopix and the exciting work they were doing with Google Analytics. I had watched a couple of presentations on YouTube that Ben Gott had done at Google and was really impressed with all the new features he was talking about and how closely Periscopix worked with Google itself. So Periscopix stood out as a place that really drove innovation and were constantly on the forefront of what Google Analytics had to offer.

Aside from this, Periscopix seemed to have a pretty cool culture, everyone was really friendly when I came in for my first interview. I could tell people were working away at their desks, but they were still chatting and having a laugh. This was the kind of office I wanted to work in.

Christmas Jumper day

How did you find the interview process? Were you well prepared?

My first interview was more of an informal chat with Ben Gott (director of Analytics department) that allowed me to get a better idea of the role and also a flavour of the Periscopix culture. Having never been a big fan of interviews (massive understatement) this first interview really helped me out and I left feeling really confident about things. The only downside being, as Ben said goodbye he called me the wrong name…not ideal. However I got the second interview and everything worked out in the end so I can forgive (but never forget) the mistake.

Which client accounts do you work on?

Clients

What do you love most about working at Periscopix?

The people, easy. I've never worked at a place with so many down to earth, friendly and intelligent people. Everyone is eager to support each other, whether that be by providing a wealth of experience when you're faced with a daunting piece of client work or a shoulder to lean on after a Friday night .

What is the best company social you have attended/ organised and why?

Dodgeball was great fun and something I hadn't played since primary school. Whilst there was definitely a competitive edge to the social, there was still a lot of laughter and joking, no one took it too seriously (ok, some people did).

Dodgeball scoial

Want to join the team?

We're currently recruting for a range of roles within our Analytics department. If you'd like to join our team please apply for one of the roles listed below.

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