Ask DN: Employee Onboarding

almost 8 years ago from Shanna Williams, Sr. UX Designer @ Dell

  • Ben WarmuthBen Warmuth, almost 8 years ago

    For me, making sure the hardware and software I need to use is more or less ready to go is kind of the big thing. I realize that there's still likely a little setup on my end (choosing passwords, setting up voicemail, etc.) but having the important things set up and ready to go is a big deal.

    My current experience is at a very large company but, at my current job I spent about a week and a half unable to work substantially on the projects my team wanted me to work on simply because I had to put in a request to have Photoshop and Illustrator installed - a request which took nearly a week and a half to be fulfilled. Thankfully, I could attend some meetings and do some lofi work with pen and paper sketches while I waited. But many of those early issues would've been more easily resolved had everything been set up in advance.

    It almost felt like they had no idea how to handle a new designer joining the team.

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