We’re proud to be a dog-friendly office. Here are some of our favorite furry friends who brighten our days here at PrismHR.
Layla is turning 13 next month, but despite her advanced age she still acts like a puppy, always running around the house and being playful. Her energy also comes in handy when it comes to home security.
Peep: Tim Pratte, Senior Vice President, Diversified Services
Favorite treat: Watermelon…I love it!
Favorite trick: Tricking my humans into giving me treats — I do a mean “shake”…which usually gets me more treats. I’m also a pretty good listener so my humans like to talk with me a lot. I can’t disclose any of their secrets though.
Biggest HR challenge: Recognition. I typically run security around the house. There’s never a rabbit, squirrel or lizard that I can’t run off — it’s an under-appreciated skill set.
Ruby is over the moon these days now that her peep, Nicole Bachand, our Field Marketing Manager, is working remotely. She gets Nicole all to herself — All. Day. Long.
Peep: Nicole Bachand
Favorite treat: Cheese – any kind of cheese!
Favorite trick: Hiding in the bushes when Nicole wants me to come inside. I blend right into the hosta plants and she can’t see me 😉
Biggest HR challenge: Behavior. Okay, okay, okay. I can get a little enthusiastic sometimes and bark a little…well, maybe a lot…when she’s on conference calls. But come on – I’m just a puppy!
Things have been a little lonely at PrismHR’s Hopkinton, Mass. headquarters since the coronavirus closed our office back in March. Only a few hearty souls typically work on-site, including our Manager of Enterprise IT, Gordon Brougham.
Gordon doesn’t have a dog to bring into the office, so R2-D2 has been roaming the halls to keep Gordon company until we’re all back together again.
Peep: Gordon Brougham
Favorite treat: D size batteries
Favorite trick: Dancing to Cantina music
Biggest HR challenge: Listening to others. Sometimes my rebellious streak comes out and I tend to ignore instructions before trapping myself in a cube when my restraining bolt is turned off.
Meet Princess, one of Prism HR’s remote pups. Princess certainly lives up to her name, and likes to think that she rules the house. Seriously spoiled, she’ll never turn down a treat or a belly rub. She’s also incredibly vocal considering her size. If you’ve ever been on a call with her human, you’ve probably heard her barking in the background. She just wants to make sure everyone knows she’s there!
Peep: Venessa Wilson, Director of Channel Sales Development and Partner Sales
Favorite treat: Anything the kids drop on the floor – I’m the best little vacuum cleaner in the house!
Favorite trick: Does snoring really loud count?
Biggest HR challenge: Compliance. “I used to follow the rules, but at 15 years old, I’ve earned the right to break them. I rule the house, and I know it.” 🙂
Nugget the Puggle is an infrequent visitor to the PrismHR office. She is a known scoundrel whose deceptive cuteness serves as a distraction to mask her real intent of stealing your lunch.
She loves sniffing out food scraps she finds on dog-friendly beaches on Cape Cod, long belly rubs, and knocking over unattended trash cans to eat week-old garbage every time she’s left home alone.
Peep: Dan Doherty
Favorite treat: Paper towels/tissues/toilet paper/food wrappers/used diapers (yuck!)
Favorite trick: Pretending to have to go outside, then running back to steal your food when you get up to let her out
Biggest HR challenge: Constant whimpering if she can’t meet every dog and person who walks by her desk
Olivet is one of our favorite Pups here at PrismHR. She is always hoping to score something yummy to eat in the office — despite what her sign says. Olivet is a certified service dog with a gentle soul.
Peep: Elizabeth O’Neill, Technical Documentation Manager
Favorite Treat: Cardboard toilet paper tubes
Favorite Trick: High Five!
Biggest HR Challenge: Compliance. “It’s always a challenge to not eat from the garbage… especially around the holidays.”
Meet Daisy, another one of our favorite teammates here at PrismHR. Daisy has been a good pup this year and is sure to make the “nice” list come December.
Peep: Jeffrey Herbert, Senior QA Manager
Favorite treat: Whatever I can score around the office
Favorite trick: Putting on the sad face to get treats
Biggest HR challenge: Overtime. They work me like a dog around here during the holidays!
Peep: Rob Roberts, Director of UX
Naughty or nice: Naughty. I’ve got this whole thing I like to do. First I like to flash crazy eyes, and then I do a jump down the stairs (missing all the steps) and sprint around the house. Slippery floors mean I can do some nice sliding into the furniture or walls. If you chase me, I can keep this up for a while – makes ’em crazy.
What’s on my favorite food list? Bacon with bacon. Did I mention bacon?
Biggest HR Challenge: Workplace etiquette. I can’t stand meetings. Any meetings. Of any size. My basic M.O. is to case the room for stray treats and to look for anybody eating, then I’ll whine incessantly until somebody finally takes me out of there to my soft bed in Dad’s office.
Peep: Mason Vickery, Senior Sales Engineer
Favorite treat: Honestly? Whatever I can get my paws on.
Favorite trick: When Gordon Brougham does the old fake throw. Gets me every time.
What’s my New Year’s resolution? Curtailing the whining when my dad leaves his office to get coffee.
Biggest HR challenge: Employee satisfaction. It’s really not that hard here because PrismHR is a great place to work, but I try to put a smile on everyone’s face each and every day I’m here.
Meet our man Bowser. Bowser is the only bulldog here in our Hopkinton, MA headquarters and he’s a popular guy!
Peep: Jenni Oskierko, Senior Product Manager – Benefits
Favorite treat: I tend to be a treat snob, but I love the bacon ones! Oh, and a good ‘ole Milkbone is nice now and again.
Favorite trick: Sit and Paw. My BFF at work, Nicholas Cugini, recently taught me a new one – to sit up from laying down.
Biggest HR challenge: Productivity. I tend to wander a lot at work and visit my friends (both human and canine). I have learned my way around the office, but I always find my way back to Jenni.
Meet Bogey, who’s rocking one of his signature scarves, this one in honor of Veterans Day.
Peep: Lindsay Burwell – Sales Operations Manager
Favorite Treat: Cheese
Favorite Trick: Pretending to give you a ball, but really just wanting you to pry it from my jaws.
Biggest HR Challenge: Training and development. “Managing up” has been hard for me. I’m trying to curb the habit of walking straight into CEO Gary Noke’s office and telling him exactly what I want — treats.