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Thinking Critically With Ava: My Take on Take Your Child to Work Day

By April 26, 2019July 25th, 2019Interviews
Critical Mention Interview

Hello! My name is Ava and I am in 5th grade. Yesterday I came to my dad’s work for “Take Your Child to Work” day.  I met a few people and asked them questions about their jobs and how they help the company. Critical Mention is a media search engine, kind of like Google. It takes a lot of smart people to run the company and here are a few of their stories.

Q: What’s your favorite color?

JJ [Product Analytics]: Green

Daniel [Sales]: Purple

Matt [Engineering]: Green

Eric [Marketing]: Blue

Amriel [Product]: Green

Josh [Accounting]: Orange

Q: What do you do at Critical Mention?

JJ: I make stories out of data

Daniel: Accounting Executive

Matt: Write code

Eric: Director of Marketing

Amriel: Product Manager

Josh: Finance Manager

Q: How is what you do important?

JJ: It is important because it helps us make the right decisions.

Daniel: It brings new money into the company.

Matt: It makes the platform go.

Eric: Helps us sign up new customers and keep making the platform bigger.

Amriel: Keep up with managers and finding new features.

Q: How long have you been working at Critical Mention?

JJ: 15 years!

Daniel: 3 years

Matt: 13 years

Eric: 1 year

Amriel: 8 years

Josh: 2 years

Q: What do in your spare time when you are not working?

JJ: Enjoy time with my family.

Daniel: Relaxing.

Matt: Playing with my kids. They are three and one-years-old and their personalities have a stop and go.

Eric: Play golf.

Amriel: Play with kids, watch sports, listen to music and explore the outdoors.

Josh: Bike and play video games.

Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Critical Mention?

JJ: The people, what I do and what the company does.

Daniel: Good people around you.

Matt: Creative freedom

Eric: I enjoy the people that I work with.

Amriel: The atmosphere and people who like to joke around and everyone are focused.

Josh: The team!

Until next time!
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Ava is currently studying at Torey J Sabatini elementary. Her favorite subject is science because it’s interesting and fun. In her free time, she loves doing bars in gymnastics. She lives in Madison, New Jersey with her family and dog Milo.