By Ken Sain
Glynis Bryan, chief financial officer of tech giant Insight, was not a fan of working from home before the pandemic.
“I’m going to tell you another secret,” Brian said. I wanted all my teammates in the office before the outbreak. Insight has a flexible working policy where your managers can decide what practice you can do based on the flexibility of working in the office or working remotely.
“And I told my teammates that this manager would rather have you in the office before the outbreak.”
And then the epidemic It happened in 2020 and changed everything, including plans for Insight’s new world headquarters off Gilbert Road, between Germany and Queen Creek in Chandler. The company completed its move out of Tempe this summer.
“The building was built in 2011,” said Brian. We bought in 2019, agreed to sell the existing buildings in Tempe and live there for a year, but before we could move, COVID intervened and threw everything up in the air.
“We’re going to have very dense office cubes. However, we decided to back off and keep six feet of separation because you never know when another outbreak will hit.
Bryan said company officials wanted to move from the two buildings they had been using for their corporate headquarters in Tempe to one building.
They chose Chandler for a variety of reasons, including the convenience of getting their employees here and the fact that many tech companies have offices in Chandler.
She also said Chandler said her company has the educated workforce needed to fill the jobs.
The building the company moved into was originally designed to be three stories tall.
Insight changed that and made it a two-story building because he wanted to bring as many people together as possible instead of separating them.
Brothers Eric and Tim Crown started Insight in 1988 in a Tempe garage. Eric wrote a career plan for a class at Arizona State University’s business school. C – Received.
He did not give up, he decided to continue with that business and in the first eight years he earned 1 billion dollars. Insight changed its business model some time ago.
“We’re on a journey to become a solution developer, not a system developer,” says Bryan. “When we talk about being a leading solutions provider that marries the product base, we have hardware and software products, all hardware and all software services that we wrap to create solutions for our customers.”
Most of Insight’s clients are Fortune 500 companies. The company operates in 20 countries around the world and employs approximately 12,000 people worldwide. They employ 1,600 in Arizona. The Chandler office is home to 1,100 employees.
The new Chandler headquarters has many of the features tech workers have come to expect, including its own cafeteria, coffee bar, fitness center, private rooms for new moms to nurse their babies, and a health clinic. Each workplace has a common area where employees can collaborate with each other.
Bryan said Insight has earned a reputation as a great company to work for.
“One of the things we’re most proud of is winning a series of awards for the culture we have here at Insight,” says Brian. We are the best places to work in almost every country we are in. It’s a true respect for the culture we’ve created at Insight, our values, our mission statement, and the fact that we live those values every day.
Brian wants to be part of Chandler’s company. Officials plan to host community events, suggesting the Chamber of Commerce might be interested in hosting something in the 300-seat Crown Room.
But this will have to wait until they finish renovating the building.
“Maybe we’ll open up the facility to some Chandler-type activities,” Bryan said. Not everything we want is perfect yet.