Audrey Gadoury Chudzynski
Audrey holds a cumulative bachelor’s degree in communications, psychology, and industrial relations from Université de Montréal. After graduating, in 2016, she joined the Stingray Business accounts receivable team within Stingray’s Finance department.
How would you describe your experience working at Stingray so far?
I think what best describes Stingray is the work-life balance it allows.
For example, on the personal front, Stingray launched online workouts during the pandemic. This health initiative allowed employees to stay connected. I still do the workouts today, and I notice a real improvement in my physical fitness as well as my everyday energy levels.
On the professional side, I know it sounds cliché, but my main takeaway would be the importance of proper communication in order to succeed. And even more importantly, being fully transparent with your colleagues and managers. I appreciate the fact that this transparency is mutual at Stingray: our managers are honest and transparent with us, which allows for constructive and productive exchanges.
How would you describe the atmosphere at Stingray?
I think the word that best describes Stingray’s atmosphere would be “family.” We share daily breakfasts and lunches, weekly festive 5@7 events, and many more special events throughout the year (live music, team-building activities, and community initiatives). All of these contribute to a friendly, warm, and welcoming work atmosphere.
I also believe it’s the people that make all the difference. At Stingray, we have numerous opportunities to strengthen the bonds within our teams, foster a friendly, family atmosphere by sharing big and small moments as a team or meet people from different departments during informal activities.
What’s your proudest moment at Stingray?
After working at Stingray for five years, I was promoted to team leader. I have since led a team of seven people comprised of billing agents and credit analysts. The best part of this promotion was the acknowledgement of my peers and upper management. It’s been really rewarding, and it’s definitely one of my proudest professional moments so far.
Today, I’m eager to live by a value instilled in me by the company I hold dear: accountability. I think it’s very important to be held accountable for your actions, to take responsibility for your mistakes, and above all, to be able to talk openly about them.
Can you share the greatest challenge you faced over the years?
Without hesitation, when my direct manager left on parental leave and gave me the opportunity to fill his role temporarily. It was extremely rewarding to see the confidence he had in me to take over his responsibilities. It was a real eye-opener, allowing me to feel like I belonged to the team and assert myself as a team leader.
According to you, what defines the Stingray vibe?
I have a lot of anecdotes I could share, but the one that really stands out is the first Holiday Challenge I took part in. During this yearly event, employees get together in teams to complete as many challenges as possible. What’s magical about it is that the teams are made up of people from different departments, which leads to collaboration and forces us to leverage our unique knowledge and skills. The goal is not to win but to work as a team and to help each other. To me, that’s exactly what the Stingray vibe is about.