Tips & Tricks From Sharethrough Employees Who Worked Abroad This Year

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Technical Level
June 21, 2022
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Technical Level
June 21, 2022
Matthew Workman
Marketing Coordinator
Thanks to a highly flexible work environment, Sharethrough employees are given the opportunity to travel and work abroad. Working abroad offers employees a fulfilling and totally enriching experience. From learning about new cultures to exploring new countries, working abroad offers Sharethrough employees so much more than a simple change in scenery!

Here are some tips, tricks and best practices from Sharethrough employees who worked abroad this year.

Tip #1: Go the Extra Mile to Optimize Your Workspace Setup

Philippe Dubois, Director of Financial Planning & Analytics at Sharethrough spent some time in Central America. He shared some of his highlights from his time working abroad:

He shared with us his favorite part about working abroad was discovering a new country and culture. He especially enjoyed the weekends, which enabled him to “forget about work and truly get a break from the regular routine.” He also loved having the opportunity to “go down to the beach with a beer in hand after work on a Tuesday night!” 

We asked Philippe what important advice he would give to someone going to work abroad. He said: “bring a second monitor in your luggage, it makes a world of difference. Also, make sure you have a comfortable spot to work and reliable internet connection!”

Tip #2: Be Mindful of the Time Difference

Sandra Fournou, Manager of Managed Service Campaigns Operations at Sharethrough, recently traveled across the world from North America to Europe and Central America. Sandra’s highlights were primarily centered around enjoying life away from home while working. It didn't take long for Sandra to settle into her new destinations. “After a while you feel at home in your new neighbourhood, it feels better than simply being a tourist.”

Some of her challenges included: working in a different time zone than her co-workers. Her advice for a smooth experience working abroad: “choose your destination relative to the time change: If you prefer working in the morning, go west. If you prefer working later in the day, go east.”

Tip #3: Don’t Forget to Spend Time With Mother Nature!

Performance Marketing Specialist, Vanessa Purchio, went to work abroad in Vancouver, Canada while also visiting a friend. Although Vancouver has a 3 hour time difference with her hometown of Montreal, Canada; she absolutely loved the experience!

Discussing the matter she mentioned: “The time difference afforded me the luxury of starting my day early and consequently, ending my workday earlier. It gave me more time to explore the city & enjoy the sunshine.”

On the other hand, her main challenges while abroad included working without a proper desk and chair. Her Airbnb rental provided a kitchen counter as a workspace.

Most importantly, Vanessa realized how important it was to get out and explore her new destination. She elaborated on the benefits of exploring, stating: “it was beneficial to carve out some time in my day to go out and really take advantage of what Vancouver had to offer. Going for walks along the seawall during my lunch break for instance was a great way to clear my mind and get back into a good headspace when I returned.” In terms of communication tips, she recommended to “make sure that you plan your work schedule ahead of time and set expectations that will work for everyone on the team (especially if there's a big time difference).” When it came to a comfortable workspace, Vanessa recommended to “make sure to account for a comfortable work set up – it really impacts your productivity.”

Tip #4: Communication is Key

Äicha, Accounting Specialist at Sharethrough, traveled to North America and parts of South America. While traveling down south brought many perks and new experiences, Äicha said her main highlight was “being able to enjoy the beautiful weather while working outside.” Because of the relaxing atmosphere, she was able to better accomplish her tasks.”

Her main advice for working abroad? Always communicate with your colleagues. Äicha recommended that you “always check in with your colleagues just to be sure you won't be missing anything urgent and/or time sensitive.”

Tip #5: Stay Proactive to Keep the Vacation Going

One of our Senior Media Traders, Julie Quilichini traveled overseas to Europe. The trip offered her many benefits as she was able to mix in family visits and fun activities.

“I loved working abroad because I was able to spend my day doing activities such as going to the beach, hiking, eating out at restaurants, taking a scuba diving PADI course....and then working during the evening! Working abroad is truly one of the best advantages of working at Sharethrough! Lots of flexibility and travel opportunities, you will never feel stuck at one place, it is just amazing!” It’s safe to say that Julie is all about the working abroad experience. 

In terms of challenges while working abroad, Julie found the time zone change to be quite troublesome. “The time zone difference was a huge challenge! I had to work from 6pm to 2am (to keep normal business hours)!! Flexibility played a huge part in my success, and everything ended up working out so well. 

What advice does Julie have for others thinking of traveling abroad? “Try to work in the same timezone as your coworkers and clients as much as possible, and make sure everyone is aware that if you don't answer now, you will answer their questions as soon as possible. Most importantly, stay reachable and on top of your work! She elaborated on her experience: “working in a new place is truly amazing. The goal is to be as productive as you are at home, so you can keep working abroad and keep the vacation going forever!”

Tip #6: Don’t Wait - The Time is Now!

Eve Deschamps, Business Partner, People & Culture at Sharethrough traveled to South America. Throughout her travels, she was able to chase sunsets and be fully immersed in nature, all while staying on top of work, thanks to the flexible schedule that Sharethrough allows. “Having a flexible schedule allowed me to manage my time in a way where I would never miss any sunset, which was what I enjoyed the most about my trip – being able to have both feet in the sand while looking at the most scenic sunsets.”

When asked if she encountered any technical issues or challenges while working abroad, Eve said it was all smooth sailing for her working abroad experience. Prior to leaving she did research and ensured that all important items were checked off: “I made sure prior to leaving that the places I had rented were equipped with a good wifi connection.”

Eve’s advice for working abroad was simple: “if your company allows you to work abroad and you have the finances to support it, DO IT! DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER! Winter in Montreal is very cold so if you are like me and love the warm weather, What are you waiting for??? YOLO!”

Flexible Work Arrangements at Sharethrough

Flexible work hours and the opportunity to work abroad are two of the reasons why employees love working at Sharethrough, and they most certainly deserve both of these perks! Flexible work arrangements are made possible for employees due to high levels of accountability from both employees and managers working towards their objectives (OKRs, goals, sales quotas, etc). During workation, employees are working normal business hours and ensuring they have a proper internet setup to ensure business continuity and a strong collaboration with our partners, clients and teams. Additionally, travel to countries needs to be pre-approved by Sharethrough management, taking into account the duration of travel, as well as various tax considerations.

When it comes to quality and standards of work, our employees give 110% everyday. Sharethrough recognizes this, and gives them the care and support right back by offering them the opportunity to continue working their dream job while achieving their traveling goals. We believe that traveling the world provides diverse and enriching life lessons and experiences that help our employees grow in their career.

Interested in learning more about the company culture at Sharethrough, or curious about our open job opportunities? Make sure to reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you!

Thanks to a highly flexible work environment, Sharethrough employees are given the opportunity to travel and work abroad. Working abroad offers employees a fulfilling and totally enriching experience. From learning about new cultures to exploring new countries, working abroad offers Sharethrough employees so much more than a simple change in scenery!

Here are some tips, tricks and best practices from Sharethrough employees who worked abroad this year.

Tip #1: Go the Extra Mile to Optimize Your Workspace Setup

Philippe Dubois, Director of Financial Planning & Analytics at Sharethrough spent some time in Central America. He shared some of his highlights from his time working abroad:

He shared with us his favorite part about working abroad was discovering a new country and culture. He especially enjoyed the weekends, which enabled him to “forget about work and truly get a break from the regular routine.” He also loved having the opportunity to “go down to the beach with a beer in hand after work on a Tuesday night!” 

We asked Philippe what important advice he would give to someone going to work abroad. He said: “bring a second monitor in your luggage, it makes a world of difference. Also, make sure you have a comfortable spot to work and reliable internet connection!”

Tip #2: Be Mindful of the Time Difference

Sandra Fournou, Manager of Managed Service Campaigns Operations at Sharethrough, recently traveled across the world from North America to Europe and Central America. Sandra’s highlights were primarily centered around enjoying life away from home while working. It didn't take long for Sandra to settle into her new destinations. “After a while you feel at home in your new neighbourhood, it feels better than simply being a tourist.”

Some of her challenges included: working in a different time zone than her co-workers. Her advice for a smooth experience working abroad: “choose your destination relative to the time change: If you prefer working in the morning, go west. If you prefer working later in the day, go east.”

Tip #3: Don’t Forget to Spend Time With Mother Nature!

Performance Marketing Specialist, Vanessa Purchio, went to work abroad in Vancouver, Canada while also visiting a friend. Although Vancouver has a 3 hour time difference with her hometown of Montreal, Canada; she absolutely loved the experience!

Discussing the matter she mentioned: “The time difference afforded me the luxury of starting my day early and consequently, ending my workday earlier. It gave me more time to explore the city & enjoy the sunshine.”

On the other hand, her main challenges while abroad included working without a proper desk and chair. Her Airbnb rental provided a kitchen counter as a workspace.

Most importantly, Vanessa realized how important it was to get out and explore her new destination. She elaborated on the benefits of exploring, stating: “it was beneficial to carve out some time in my day to go out and really take advantage of what Vancouver had to offer. Going for walks along the seawall during my lunch break for instance was a great way to clear my mind and get back into a good headspace when I returned.” In terms of communication tips, she recommended to “make sure that you plan your work schedule ahead of time and set expectations that will work for everyone on the team (especially if there's a big time difference).” When it came to a comfortable workspace, Vanessa recommended to “make sure to account for a comfortable work set up – it really impacts your productivity.”

Tip #4: Communication is Key

Äicha, Accounting Specialist at Sharethrough, traveled to North America and parts of South America. While traveling down south brought many perks and new experiences, Äicha said her main highlight was “being able to enjoy the beautiful weather while working outside.” Because of the relaxing atmosphere, she was able to better accomplish her tasks.”

Her main advice for working abroad? Always communicate with your colleagues. Äicha recommended that you “always check in with your colleagues just to be sure you won't be missing anything urgent and/or time sensitive.”

Tip #5: Stay Proactive to Keep the Vacation Going

One of our Senior Media Traders, Julie Quilichini traveled overseas to Europe. The trip offered her many benefits as she was able to mix in family visits and fun activities.

“I loved working abroad because I was able to spend my day doing activities such as going to the beach, hiking, eating out at restaurants, taking a scuba diving PADI course....and then working during the evening! Working abroad is truly one of the best advantages of working at Sharethrough! Lots of flexibility and travel opportunities, you will never feel stuck at one place, it is just amazing!” It’s safe to say that Julie is all about the working abroad experience. 

In terms of challenges while working abroad, Julie found the time zone change to be quite troublesome. “The time zone difference was a huge challenge! I had to work from 6pm to 2am (to keep normal business hours)!! Flexibility played a huge part in my success, and everything ended up working out so well. 

What advice does Julie have for others thinking of traveling abroad? “Try to work in the same timezone as your coworkers and clients as much as possible, and make sure everyone is aware that if you don't answer now, you will answer their questions as soon as possible. Most importantly, stay reachable and on top of your work! She elaborated on her experience: “working in a new place is truly amazing. The goal is to be as productive as you are at home, so you can keep working abroad and keep the vacation going forever!”

Tip #6: Don’t Wait - The Time is Now!

Eve Deschamps, Business Partner, People & Culture at Sharethrough traveled to South America. Throughout her travels, she was able to chase sunsets and be fully immersed in nature, all while staying on top of work, thanks to the flexible schedule that Sharethrough allows. “Having a flexible schedule allowed me to manage my time in a way where I would never miss any sunset, which was what I enjoyed the most about my trip – being able to have both feet in the sand while looking at the most scenic sunsets.”

When asked if she encountered any technical issues or challenges while working abroad, Eve said it was all smooth sailing for her working abroad experience. Prior to leaving she did research and ensured that all important items were checked off: “I made sure prior to leaving that the places I had rented were equipped with a good wifi connection.”

Eve’s advice for working abroad was simple: “if your company allows you to work abroad and you have the finances to support it, DO IT! DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER! Winter in Montreal is very cold so if you are like me and love the warm weather, What are you waiting for??? YOLO!”

Flexible Work Arrangements at Sharethrough

Flexible work hours and the opportunity to work abroad are two of the reasons why employees love working at Sharethrough, and they most certainly deserve both of these perks! Flexible work arrangements are made possible for employees due to high levels of accountability from both employees and managers working towards their objectives (OKRs, goals, sales quotas, etc). During workation, employees are working normal business hours and ensuring they have a proper internet setup to ensure business continuity and a strong collaboration with our partners, clients and teams. Additionally, travel to countries needs to be pre-approved by Sharethrough management, taking into account the duration of travel, as well as various tax considerations.

When it comes to quality and standards of work, our employees give 110% everyday. Sharethrough recognizes this, and gives them the care and support right back by offering them the opportunity to continue working their dream job while achieving their traveling goals. We believe that traveling the world provides diverse and enriching life lessons and experiences that help our employees grow in their career.

Interested in learning more about the company culture at Sharethrough, or curious about our open job opportunities? Make sure to reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you!

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Thanks to a highly flexible work environment, Sharethrough employees are given the opportunity to travel and work abroad. Working abroad offers employees a fulfilling and totally enriching experience. From learning about new cultures to exploring new countries, working abroad offers Sharethrough employees so much more than a simple change in scenery!

Here are some tips, tricks and best practices from Sharethrough employees who worked abroad this year.

Tip #1: Go the Extra Mile to Optimize Your Workspace Setup

Philippe Dubois, Director of Financial Planning & Analytics at Sharethrough spent some time in Central America. He shared some of his highlights from his time working abroad:

He shared with us his favorite part about working abroad was discovering a new country and culture. He especially enjoyed the weekends, which enabled him to “forget about work and truly get a break from the regular routine.” He also loved having the opportunity to “go down to the beach with a beer in hand after work on a Tuesday night!” 

We asked Philippe what important advice he would give to someone going to work abroad. He said: “bring a second monitor in your luggage, it makes a world of difference. Also, make sure you have a comfortable spot to work and reliable internet connection!”

Tip #2: Be Mindful of the Time Difference

Sandra Fournou, Manager of Managed Service Campaigns Operations at Sharethrough, recently traveled across the world from North America to Europe and Central America. Sandra’s highlights were primarily centered around enjoying life away from home while working. It didn't take long for Sandra to settle into her new destinations. “After a while you feel at home in your new neighbourhood, it feels better than simply being a tourist.”

Some of her challenges included: working in a different time zone than her co-workers. Her advice for a smooth experience working abroad: “choose your destination relative to the time change: If you prefer working in the morning, go west. If you prefer working later in the day, go east.”

Tip #3: Don’t Forget to Spend Time With Mother Nature!

Performance Marketing Specialist, Vanessa Purchio, went to work abroad in Vancouver, Canada while also visiting a friend. Although Vancouver has a 3 hour time difference with her hometown of Montreal, Canada; she absolutely loved the experience!

Discussing the matter she mentioned: “The time difference afforded me the luxury of starting my day early and consequently, ending my workday earlier. It gave me more time to explore the city & enjoy the sunshine.”

On the other hand, her main challenges while abroad included working without a proper desk and chair. Her Airbnb rental provided a kitchen counter as a workspace.

Most importantly, Vanessa realized how important it was to get out and explore her new destination. She elaborated on the benefits of exploring, stating: “it was beneficial to carve out some time in my day to go out and really take advantage of what Vancouver had to offer. Going for walks along the seawall during my lunch break for instance was a great way to clear my mind and get back into a good headspace when I returned.” In terms of communication tips, she recommended to “make sure that you plan your work schedule ahead of time and set expectations that will work for everyone on the team (especially if there's a big time difference).” When it came to a comfortable workspace, Vanessa recommended to “make sure to account for a comfortable work set up – it really impacts your productivity.”

Tip #4: Communication is Key

Äicha, Accounting Specialist at Sharethrough, traveled to North America and parts of South America. While traveling down south brought many perks and new experiences, Äicha said her main highlight was “being able to enjoy the beautiful weather while working outside.” Because of the relaxing atmosphere, she was able to better accomplish her tasks.”

Her main advice for working abroad? Always communicate with your colleagues. Äicha recommended that you “always check in with your colleagues just to be sure you won't be missing anything urgent and/or time sensitive.”

Tip #5: Stay Proactive to Keep the Vacation Going

One of our Senior Media Traders, Julie Quilichini traveled overseas to Europe. The trip offered her many benefits as she was able to mix in family visits and fun activities.

“I loved working abroad because I was able to spend my day doing activities such as going to the beach, hiking, eating out at restaurants, taking a scuba diving PADI course....and then working during the evening! Working abroad is truly one of the best advantages of working at Sharethrough! Lots of flexibility and travel opportunities, you will never feel stuck at one place, it is just amazing!” It’s safe to say that Julie is all about the working abroad experience. 

In terms of challenges while working abroad, Julie found the time zone change to be quite troublesome. “The time zone difference was a huge challenge! I had to work from 6pm to 2am (to keep normal business hours)!! Flexibility played a huge part in my success, and everything ended up working out so well. 

What advice does Julie have for others thinking of traveling abroad? “Try to work in the same timezone as your coworkers and clients as much as possible, and make sure everyone is aware that if you don't answer now, you will answer their questions as soon as possible. Most importantly, stay reachable and on top of your work! She elaborated on her experience: “working in a new place is truly amazing. The goal is to be as productive as you are at home, so you can keep working abroad and keep the vacation going forever!”

Tip #6: Don’t Wait - The Time is Now!

Eve Deschamps, Business Partner, People & Culture at Sharethrough traveled to South America. Throughout her travels, she was able to chase sunsets and be fully immersed in nature, all while staying on top of work, thanks to the flexible schedule that Sharethrough allows. “Having a flexible schedule allowed me to manage my time in a way where I would never miss any sunset, which was what I enjoyed the most about my trip – being able to have both feet in the sand while looking at the most scenic sunsets.”

When asked if she encountered any technical issues or challenges while working abroad, Eve said it was all smooth sailing for her working abroad experience. Prior to leaving she did research and ensured that all important items were checked off: “I made sure prior to leaving that the places I had rented were equipped with a good wifi connection.”

Eve’s advice for working abroad was simple: “if your company allows you to work abroad and you have the finances to support it, DO IT! DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER! Winter in Montreal is very cold so if you are like me and love the warm weather, What are you waiting for??? YOLO!”

Flexible Work Arrangements at Sharethrough

Flexible work hours and the opportunity to work abroad are two of the reasons why employees love working at Sharethrough, and they most certainly deserve both of these perks! Flexible work arrangements are made possible for employees due to high levels of accountability from both employees and managers working towards their objectives (OKRs, goals, sales quotas, etc). During workation, employees are working normal business hours and ensuring they have a proper internet setup to ensure business continuity and a strong collaboration with our partners, clients and teams. Additionally, travel to countries needs to be pre-approved by Sharethrough management, taking into account the duration of travel, as well as various tax considerations.

When it comes to quality and standards of work, our employees give 110% everyday. Sharethrough recognizes this, and gives them the care and support right back by offering them the opportunity to continue working their dream job while achieving their traveling goals. We believe that traveling the world provides diverse and enriching life lessons and experiences that help our employees grow in their career.

Interested in learning more about the company culture at Sharethrough, or curious about our open job opportunities? Make sure to reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you!

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Matthew Workman
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Matthew is a marketing coordinator at Sharethrough. He is heavily involved in all company projects related to social media, digital marketing strategy, internal events, and communications.

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