At EPAM, we take pride in recognizing our associates and rewarding them for their outstanding achievements, ongoing contributions and exemplary behavior.
Our Heroes Portal is an easy and effective way to recognize individual EPAMers’ talent and instantly reward their efforts and achievements. Any EPAM employee can choose from over 50 Heroes badges to send to a colleague, teammate or friend.
Launched in June 2017, Appreciation Week is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of EPAMers and expressing gratitude by sharing badges through Heroes. Throughout the week, each day has a different theme and EPAMers share fun badges with their peers, managers and team. Appreciation Week helps reinforce our culture of recognition and EPAMers use this opportunity to take time to thank their colleagues. There was overwhelming participation during Appreciation Week and close to 2,015 badges were shared in a matter of five days. The initiative was widely welcomed by associates.
Here is what a few of our colleagues had to say about Appreciation Week.
"Everyone feels the need to be appreciated at some point in time. Appreciation should not only recognize the person who did a good job but also motivate our peers to hone their skills. The Appreciation Week at EPAM gave me an opportunity to encourage my colleagues for the good work that they do. It helped build good team spirit and also ensure that we continue to recognize the efforts of our teammates."
– Rama Devulapally, Senior Software Test Automation Engineer
“We get so absorbed in our daily work that we often miss out on sharing our gratitude to people around us. The Appreciation Week at EPAM was a great platform for people to say ‘Thank You’ and it was great to see people pass on the appreciation and recognize the efforts of others.”
– Madan Bangari, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager