I once interviewed at an investment bank and was taught a great lesson by one of the managing directors. He had worked as a venture capitalist before becoming a banker, so I asked him why he made the switch. He replied, “I’ve found in my career that the people I work with are far more important than my job. It doesn’t really matter what I’m doing if I’m surrounded by great people.”
I ended up joining this firm, and though my day-to-day responsibilities were identical to the prior company, I was so much better off. Working with awesome people makes all the difference.
My team is one of the main reasons I love my job at DoorDash. When you interview at a company, you get a sense for what your future colleagues are like, but you don’t really know what they’ll be like until you start. I hit the jackpot and feel lucky to work with great people who inspire me, challenge me, and make me better.
I’m grateful for my team at DoorDash.