Michael Snow's Story
(Warehouse Supervisor - Tyler Office) - Michael Snow knows football. Plain and simple.
As an offensive lineman for the infamous John Tyler (now Tyler High) Lions in East Texas, he was proudly featured in the 1989 issue of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football as a top prospect; the magazine is a “bible” of sorts for Lone Star football fanatics.
Michael also knows that there are lessons to be learned from the gridiron, particularly from his particular position on the line.
“You learn to be modest, and you also learn to be depended on. You’re blocking while the receiver and quarterback and running back are getting the recognition. So you stay modest. But at the end of the day, you say to yourself that ‘none of this could get done without me.’
The same holds true for him as a Warehouse Supervisor at Datamax.
“That’s where dependability comes in. The sales team, they’re my skill position players. They’re getting things done out in the field, but they’re depending on me to get that equipment ordered and delivered on time.”
Make no mistake; Michael Snow is a star at his position.
What led me to Datamax?
"I was working at a box plant called Smurfit Stone. I worked there for nine years, before the plant shut down.”
Mike knew that he had to “keep working, keep moving,” so under the advice of a previous employer, he looked at the copier industry, where he landed a job as a delivery driver for then-East Texas Copy Systems in 2013.
“I loved that job. Interacting with people, driving, seeing the countryside. You show up on-site and everyone’s excited to see their new copier. It was pretty self-fulfilling.”
My experiences at Datamax:
As fulfilling as it was, Mike moved up quickly. In 2014, he was promoted to warehouse supervisor. When the Datamax acquisition occurred in 2018, he says he was put at ease once he became familiarized with the culture of this organization.
“What really hit home to me was the Little Blue Book,” Mike says. “Most companies come at you with ‘here’s our policy.’ But when you see it put in the form of the Little Blue Book, it’s impressive. Then as you’re looking around at the company, you start to realize that we actually live by this book. Not only are we Creating Raving Fans out in public, but we’re doing so amongst each other.”
What makes me want to stay at Datamax?
“The environment is great. The benefits are great. It’s just that type of job where you can actually look forward to going to. I’ve had other jobs where I laid in bed and said, ‘I really don’t want to go to work today.’ I’ve never been at a job where I’m the first or second person here – first in and last to leave. And I love it.”