Creating Warm Memories Inside and Out

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Creating Warm Memories Inside and Out

November 12, 2019
posted by Amy Bastuga

At Radio Flyer, we love celebrating milestones. For over 100 years, we have been lucky to have such a great community of people working here. Our team's commitment to our vision, mission and values is why we are a Best Place to Work. Our employees, or Flyers as we call them, are the heart and soul of Radio Flyer.

Our mission is to bring smiles to kids of all ages and create warm memories that last a lifetime. We bring these moments to families, but it is also important to us to live this mission internally. In fact, we have a committee dedicated to creating warm memories for Flyers every day!

We have celebrated a lot this year – from weddings to birthdays and growing families. We also celebrate each Flyer's work anniversary! We know our team of FUNomenal™ Flyers gives their all when they come to work, and we want to celebrate their accomplishments.

We asked a few Flyers to reflect on their work anniversary this year and what it means to them.

 

"I have been at Radio Flyer for 2 years! One of my favorite things about working here is (besides the people) is being part of a company whose mission is to bring smiles to kids of all ages. At Radio Flyer, I get to see our products everywhere and get to see kids having fun with them. I love feeling that I was able to contribute in some small way in being part of that enjoyment!"

- Arpit Kuvadia, Accounting Manager

 

"I have worked at Radio Flyer for 16 years! Working at Radio Flyer has been one of the true joys of my life! I love working for a company that is committed to excellence and I am inspired every day to do my best work.  Working together as a team – all Flyers are aligned with Radio Flyer’s Vision, Mission, and Values – and that collaborative environment makes this a great place to work. I love my job!"

Julie Jackson, Executive Assistant to the Chief Wagon Officer

 

"I have worked at Radio Flyer for 4 years! Working at Radio Flyer is so special because you get to work with passionate, driven people who show up every day to help make a positive impact on families around the world. Being a part of a brand that instantly brings smiles to people’s faces is something that I cherish."

- Chelsea Lavin, Sr. Marketing Coordinator

 

“In 2019 I celebrated one year at Radio Flyer-as a former intern and as my first employment post-college graduation I really couldn’t have asked for more.  The culture Radio Flyer built around a lasting brand, innovation, and old-fashioned hard work has everyone striving to do better.  I am genuinely driven to excel on a daily basis and above all I enjoy going to work, what I learn here, and the passion that this environment instills in my life.”

- Marc Pontello, Prototype Engineer

 

"I have been at Radio Flyer for 6 years! Radio Flyer continuously helps you to improve yourself and supports you every step of the way. I get to enjoy what I do and work with motivated and friendly colleagues every day."

- Saifon Baran, Staff Accountant

 

"In 2019 I celebrated my 10th work anniversary at Radio Flyer.  I enjoy working with an amazing team to develop innovative products like our folding wagons and battery operated ride-ons.  Every day there is a new challenge to tackle!"

- Matt Young, Advanced Concepts Director

 

"I have been here 34 wonderful years. I enjoy working here because of the people & culture. This has been my family away from home. I have enjoyed putting smiles on kids’ faces during holidays or when they get their first wagon or trike - even my own family.  The best thing about being a Flyer - I got the chance to be a kid all over again.

My favorite memory is when they took my typewriter away. I had the last electric typewriter and it was removed to make room for my computer!"

- Fanny Jimenez, Sr. Order Processing Coordinator

 

It is our mission to bring smiles and warm memories to our consumers. We also have an internal mission to bring the same joy to our Flyers. Our Warm Memories committee celebrates exciting milestones in Flyers’ lives. These celebrations include upcoming weddings and growing families. The committee organizes gift baskets for Flyers and their families with a custom wagon, Radio Flyer bear and other fun items. We recognize their milestone during a company meeting and gather for lunch. Together, all Flyers celebrate the individual and their family on their upcoming adventures!

 

Interested in joining our team of FUNomenal Flyers? View our open positions and apply online today!