What’s the old saying? “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Working for a company that prides itself on being the “un-corporation” of the modular engineering industry has its perks, one of which is having an owner who cares about every individual that works for him. Each day at EPIC, John Schott, owner and CEO, continues to advocate for The EPIC Way culture.
“I’m a big believer in passion,” says Schott. “With my help and the help from our leadership team, we are going to bring even more passion to EPIC.”
Sitting down with John it doesn’t take long to realize the energy he has when it comes to improving EPIC. “With the rigorous onboarding process we have I know we have the right people to lift the intensity to another level,” says Schott.
With a business model that limits bureaucracy, John relies heavily on the employees of EPIC to seize the opportunity to make this a great place to work. Everyone at EPIC is responsible for the development of their work and the projects brought on from clients. This puts the power to the people by giving them the space to set priorities and move projects forward.
“This gives everyone the opportunity to shine in their area,” says Schott, “because there is nowhere to hide on the organization chart. EPIC is staffed with people that are always doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Our employees are passionate and proud of the work they’re doing.”
The passion strategy has worked well for EPIC and its employees so far. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 EPIC was listed as one of the Top Workplaces by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. EPIC has one of the most passionate cultures in modular engineering, reflected in every project that goes out the door.