Bridging the Geographical Divide of a Global Digital Experience Tech Company
WP Engine is the leading WordPress digital experience platform that provides brands the solution they need to create remarkable sites and apps. In fact, 5% of the web visits a site on WP Engine’s platform every day. As a global tech company with over 500 employees located in the United States, Europe and Australia, WP Engine looked to Lifesize for a robust video conferencing solution to connect their six offices. We visited their headquarters in Austin, TX, and spoke with IT Support Specialist Trey Celaya and Sr. HR Business Partner Sarah Jones about how they use Lifesize to bridge the geographical divide between their offices.
As a company that makes their culture a top priority, WP Engine was faced with the challenge of bringing unity to teams spread out over three continents. By having Lifesize in each office and on every employee’s laptop, coworkers can instantly connect with one another and managers can effectively manage remote employees in one-on-one video calls. The face-to-face interaction helps employees have engaging conversations and personal connections with managers and team members thousands of miles away.
“By being able to jump on Lifesize, it just feels as though we are one team, one office working together seamlessly.”
— Sarah Jones, Sr. HR Business Partner at WP Engine
Outside of quick sync and one-on-one meetings, WP Engine also uses Lifesize for their weekly town hall meetings where they bring the entire company together to ensure all offices are on the same page and working together as one unit. Remote employees are able to participate in the meeting by joining the video conference call through a Lifesize-enabled conference room or simply by using the Lifesize app on their laptops or phones.
As WP Engine continues to expand and drive more businesses forward faster with their managed WordPress hosting platform, Lifesize plays a vital role in their growth. When WP Engine launches a new office, they rely on Lifesize to quickly link the new team to the rest of the company. By having an easy-to-use and reliable video conferencing solution in place, the new office immediately begins to engage in WP Engine’s core values and culture and work together as one company regardless of the continent they’re on.