The Fortress Technology Inc. Essay

2284 WordsSep 13, 201610 Pages
1.0 Introduction 1.1 Fortress Technology Inc. I had my second and third co-op work terms in Fortress Technology Inc. from January 11st to August 26th. Fortress Technology Inc. is a manufacturer of industrial metal detector systems, which also provides custom design, technical support, and inspection service to the customers. Mr. Steve Gidman is the founder and owner of this company and Ms. Kelly Sharpe, North America Marketing Manager, is my supervisor throughout my co-op work term. Throughout my internship, I mostly worked in office. I also attended one trade show with my supervisor and co-workers. Before I started my coop, Ms. Sharpe took care of all marketing tasks for North America. As Fortress is expanding, Ms. Sharpe hired me as a Marketing Intern. I was responsible for assisting with marketing materials creation, website updates, trade show management, online marketing projects and social media administration. 2.0 Work Environment Analysis 2.1 Fortress Technology Inc. Power in The Workplace Fortress Technology Inc. has a flat organizational structure. As the owner and founder of Fortress, Mr. Gidman sets the strategy and direction for the company. Mr. Gidman has the supreme power all over the company, and he makes final decision regarding to the operation of the business. He believes a workplace should be inclusive, transparent and fair; therefore, he encourages all managerial staffs to be open-minded and accept ideas from subordinates. In my department, Ms.
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