Life at Lendi
An Awesome Day is a Lendi perk offering all employees a paid day off dedicated to doing something awesome. What counts as awesome? Well, that's up to you and your team to decide.
Anthony, a talented Associate Home Loan Expert, has been a valuable part of the Lendi family for almost one and a half years. Anthony used his awesome day, coupled with his annual leave, to visit Los Angeles. He was even able to rep some Lendi merch while posing in front of the famous Hollywood sign!
“I am thankful to Lendi for providing me with the opportunity to achieve all of my travel goals and was stoked to represent the company overseas in my merch” Anthony states.
Anthony’s awesome day aligns with the value ‘all great minds don’t need to think alike’. ‘Awesome’ means something different to everyone, and to Anthony, awesome means travelling!
Kacey, one of our very talented Software Engineers in our Decision Engine Team, has been with Lendi for over six months. Kacey spent her awesome day hand making reusable and sustainable cotton make-up removal pads for female Lendi employees. Her motivation behind this was a noble one. “We are living and contributing to this plastic pollution phenomenon. One major contributor to this problem is the single-use plastic items'.
Kacey generously shared the finished product with her fellow Lendi teammates the day after her awesome day. This was a key highlight for Kacey, as she was able to feel the joy and appreciation, as well as being able to get to know and meet new colleagues.
Kacey’s awesome day aligns with Lendi’s core value of ‘doing the right thing’. Kacey was able to bring her own passion to her awesome day whilst also sharing the message of sustainability with others.
Michael, is a Senior Front End Developer and HUB team member in our Engineering department. He used his awesome day to attend the March for Climate Change in Sydney. This is something that Michael is very passionate about and he was blown away by the turnout at the strike.
Thousands of people travelled from all over to stand up for our planet. “Being able to use an awesome day to take part in this meant that I felt supported by Lendi to do something that I believed in”. This awesome day aligns with the values doing the right thing and great minds don’t need to think alike.
Laura Clarke, one of our talented Home Loan Specialists has been working with Lendi for over six months. Laura spent her awesome day attending the Inspire and Success conference, where Richard Branson was the keynote speaker.
Laura’s key takeaway from the conference was that “in order to be successful on your own journey, never try to do it on your own - look to those who are where you aspire to be and seek advice and mentorship. Every successful entrepreneur at the seminar had a great mentor to guide them through the process."
"Seek as much education, exposure and experience as possible to reduce the number of mistakes. However, when you do make mistakes, make sure to take the lesson from it, allowing it to grow you rather than letting it inhibit your success”.
Laura’s awesome day aligns with the Lendi value ‘great minds don’t need to think alike’. The conference was a wonderful example of different entrepreneurs in different industries with different personalities and experiences who all brought insight into their own journeys, challenges, lessons and roads to success. Laura said “it provided me with a lot of options, resources and ideas to help pave my path to success”.
Yilin has been a part of the Lendi team for more than a year. She works in the Finance team as an Assistant Accountant. Yilin used her awesome day to snorkel in Byron Bay. Experiencing and appreciating the natural ecosystem was a huge highlight. Yilin had only been snorkelling once before and loved it so much that she wanted to take the opportunity to do it again.
Yilin likens this experience to the Lendi value - doing the right thing. The marine ecosystem is so perfectly balanced and needs to be protected as it is in grave danger.
“I saw many colourful corals, different types of fish and even a baby shark! It is our role to ensure that we look after our beautiful environment. We all play a role in this and can all take small steps to start living more sustainably”.
It's up to each of us to do our part for the planet. We can also all find a way to do this that feels right to us. For some it might be attending the strike, for others it might be a lifestyle change while or others it might mean going plastic-free.
Here at Lendi, we're always looking for smart, driven individuals who share our passion for innovation and continuous learning. If you'd like to join one of Australia's fastest growing companies, check out our job openings.
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