For this month’s Employee Spotlight, we spoke to Andrew Nedens, a Sales Engineer with Vision Net. Andrew has been a valued Vision Net employee for over 8 years and during that time, has helped our clients build a network for their needs. Learn more about Andrew and his work with Vision Net’s Business Development team.
What is your position at Vision Net and what do you do?
I am a Sales Engineer, which means that I meet with customers to understand their network needs and goals, then recommend Vision Net services to meet those needs/goals.
What made you choose Vision Net?
I chose Vision Net for the opportunities to grow in my career.
What 3 words describe Vision Net?
Innovative, Friendly, Fast-paced.
What is your favorite Vision Net perk?
What is your favorite thing you have learned at Vision Net?
Hands down, my favorite thing is advanced network routing.
What challenges do you enjoy at Vision Net?
I enjoy joining Vision Net’s solutions to our clients’ needs. No two customer networks are exactly the same, and it’s never boring to engineer the perfect solution for them.
Are there any projects you have worked on that you’re proud of?
Yes, definitely. I’ve been most pleased with helping clients make the change to SDWAN.
What have you learned during your career at Vision Net?
I’ve learned many things, but here are the biggest lessons: (1) almost all problems are solved through great teamwork, (2) learn from your mistakes (or better yet, learn from the mistakes of others), (3) try new things.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of the Business Development team?
The teamwork. We’re always kicking around new ideas, looking for ways to help, or things we can do to improve each other.
What advice do you have for prospective Vision Net candidates?
Be eager to learn, quick to listen, and ask for help!
With the changes in technology, how has your job changed?
The solutions that I recommend today are frequently not the same as the solutions that I recommended just a couple of years ago. In almost all cases, they are more complex.
What is the greatest innovation you have seen in your lifetime?
The phone. Can you believe that some people no longer know why we say “hang up” to end a call?
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Play sports with my kids or go for a walk.
What is your favorite movie?
I have too many to pick just one. Top Gun, maybe?
What is your favorite food?
Do you have any talents or hobbies?
I have kids…Does that count?
How do you define success?
Success is what happens when you are too stubborn to quit.