Hi! to Hired!: A Marketing Specialist’s Onboarding Journey at Red Dog Media

Joining a new company can be a daunting experience, filled with unknowns and expectations. However, at Red Dog Media, the onboarding process is designed to ease these concerns, offering a comprehensive pathway for new employees to integrate seamlessly into their roles and the company culture. One such employee, Gelareh K., a Marketing Specialist who joined Red Dog Media last Fall, shares her onboarding experience with us in this interview.

Exceeding Expectations: A First Glance at Onboarding

Onboarding at Red Dog Media is not your typical introduction, because it aims to do more than just introduce the company’s culture and operations. Crafted meticulously to connect, support, and inspire; the RDM onboarding process is continuously refined and updated based on real feedback. For Gelareh, the process surpassed all expectations, providing comprehensive training that laid a solid foundation for her role and future at the company.

A Warm Welcome: Integration into the Team

Galareh says that from day one, the sense of community at Red Dog Media was palpable. She recalls that she felt welcomed by not just her team but the entire company, creating an immediate sense of belonging. This immediate integration is a testament to Red Dog Media’s inclusive culture, ensuring that new hires feel part of the pack from the outset.


I felt welcomed not only by my team, but the entire company. It’s like you’re instantly part of the pack.”

Gelareh K., Marketing Specialist

A Structured Path: The Effectiveness of the Onboarding Process

Spanning 90 days, with 30, 60, and 90-day check-ins, the onboarding process for a Marketing Specialist at Red Dog Media is thorough and thoughtfully constructed. The standout feature, as highlighted by Gelareh, was the targeted, online courses covering essential tools and skills such as Excel, SQL, and Google Ads training. Gelareh says these resources proved invaluable, equipping her with the necessary knowledge and skills for her daily tasks, and setting her up for success in her new role.

Cultural Immersion: Experiencing Red Dog Media’s Core Values

The company culture at Red Dog Media is not just about words on a page; it’s a living, breathing organism created by and embraced by every employee. Gelareh found that the company’s core values were not only communicated but actively lived out by everyone, fostering a supportive and motivating environment. This alignment between personal and company values fosters a unique workplace where employees are inspired to improve daily.

Moments of Pride: Achievements and Support

The support structure at Red Dog Media extends beyond the initial onboarding. Gelareh recalls the continuous opportunities for personal and professional growth and the perfect balance between work and life that the company strives to provide. Regular one-on-one meetings with Team Leads for feedback and guidance underscore the company’s commitment to its employees’ ongoing development and satisfaction. But the feedback isn’t a one-way street! Gelareh says she has plenty of opportunities to give her feedback as well.

Continuous Growth: Mentorship and Support Beyond Onboarding

The journey doesn’t end after the initial 90 days of onboarding; the support at Red Dog Media is ongoing. Gelerah emphasizes the importance of the weekly one-on-one meetings with her Team Lead, which have been instrumental in her continuous growth and integration into the company. This consistent mentorship and support reinforce the company’s dedication to its employees’ long-term success and well-being.

Words of Wisdom: Advice for New Hires

For those about to start their journey at Red Dog Media, our Gelareh offers some sage advice: embrace the core values wholeheartedly! These values are more than mere words; they are the pillars upon which the company stands. Gelareh says:

Be curious! Ask questions! Be a problem solver and go find the answer! Embracing the core values will pave the way to your success at Red Dog Media.”

Looking Forward: A Bright Future with Red Dog Media

Gelareh has a clear and ambitious vision for her future at Red Dog Media, underlining her commitment to both personal and professional growth within the company. She envisions her journey with RDM as an opportunity to evolve alongside the organization, aspiring to take on increased responsibilities while continuously refining her skills. By sharing her knowledge and expertise, Gelareh aims to contribute significantly to the company’s competitive standing now, and in the future. With her dedication and continued focus on growth and success, there is no doubt she will continue to be an integral part of Red Dog Media’s ongoing success story.

Conclusion: A Testament to Effective Onboarding

The onboarding experience at Red Dog Media, as shared by Gelareh, highlights the company’s commitment to its employees from day one. By providing comprehensive training, fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture, and offering ongoing support and development opportunities, Red Dog Media engages employees early on, and sets them up for long-term success. This narrative is not just about a person’s introduction to the company; it’s about how a well-thought-out onboarding process can positively impact an individual’s career trajectory and overall experience in a new workplace.

Red Dog Media exemplifies how a company can effectively onboard new hires, making them feel valued, prepared, and integrated. Gelareh’s journey is a testament to the enduring spirit and values of Red Dog Media, proving that with the right approach, the transition into a new company can be a rewarding and enriching experience.


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