Some may describe us as being quirky in a fun way because we like to celebrate our differences; both personally and professionally.
Our team is comprised of some of the brightest, humble, most caring, compassionate, and determined group you’ll ever meet.
Our community is collaborative and down-to-earth while maintaining a passionate and fast-paced environment.
Things in our world are always changing, and our employees are challenged every day—either by the use of new technologies or by the creation of perspectives through the lens of a kaleidoscope.
Each day is different, and it’s never the same old thing.
March 5, 2021
Although today is formally Employee Appreciation Day, at IFI, we like to think we celebrate and appreciate our employees every day of the year. All of them have helped shape and make our organization fun to work at by being genuine, helping each other out and by going the extra mile.
A Letter to Our Employees:
This year has been anything but normal, but we have tried to make your experience a positive one despite the circumstances. We have constantly strived to be an employer who stood out above the rest.
I know all of us were disappointed we could not be face-to-face and celebrate this special time of the year together. However, we need to take special protections during these unprecedented times and protect each other, our friends, and our loved ones from becoming ill. As we are all interconnected and need each other.
In the meantime, we have tried to develop a unique experience for you and your family as we have traveled along this uncharted road together. It has not always been easy between teaching our children at home, trying to care for elderly parents and relatives from afar and helping our neighbors who need assistance.
Each of us celebrates our own holidays and times of joy differently. We may celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, or Winter Solstice. Whatever we recognize, we respect each other and celebrate together.
Enclosed, you will find “12” gifts that are identified by a number. However, there is one special gift in your package that has no number and that is a roll of toilet paper. This roll could be the highest valued item in your box, as they are now wiping the shelves clean (no pun intended).
Each day, you are to open a gift starting with gift #1, gift #2, etc. Once you open it, take a selfie and send it to Dee. Also, you will want to wear gift #1 on December 11th during our virtual event.
The Happy Elf Workshop
Pre-Covid-19, our team came together twice a year in Southern California for fun team building activities and now, we have moved our get-togethers virtually. We have played Pub Trivia, Name that Tune and most recently we had Game Day.
For Game Day, the staff was divided into four teams where they came up with their own names. We had the “Quiet Storm”, “Gone with the Win”, “Jim and his Bees” and “The Marsupials”. Each team was outfitted with props related to their team names.
There was a dance off, teams competed in a Family Feud style game, they listened to movie clips and had to guess the title of the movie and compete in an indoor scavenger hunt where they had to use the items in a fun and creative way (e.g., sock puppet show).
Even some of our family members got involved in the fun. We had a great time and a lot of laughs. This is just one of the many things that we do that makes our group unique and fun to work with.
We work hard, but play hard.
On October 26, 2020, it was announced in the Orange County Business Journal that we were honored with the award of being one of the top 100 Best Places to Work for in Orange County. In the past, there have been up to 6,000 entries for this honor. We are so proud of our achievements as a team and look forward to being recognized for other innovative business and employee-related programs and practices in the future.
These are just a few samplings of our ratings by our employees:
“100% Feel Their Supervisor Treats Them With Respect”
“100% Feel Their Supervisor is Open to Hearing Their Opinion or Feedback”
“100% Feel Very Satisfied Working for IFI”
Each member of our team is more than a number or “just” an employee: we’re uniquely human and treat each other with dignity and respect.
Our company fosters a spirit of camaraderie. We’re talented and creative and that transfers over into our organization’s culture. You’ll often find us baking luscious desserts, drawing, creating jewelry, singing, salsa dancing, playing an instrument, watching our favorite sports team, being foster parents, or challenging our bodies to reach new goals in physical achievements by biking longer distances or hiking more difficult trails.
By working collaboratively, developing solutions, adapting to change, and applying new technologies, we consistently develop key skill sets needed to maintain success in our environment.
As we continue our journey together, we’ll hone our skills and talents with quarterly Team Building Events.
We’ve been seen running around San Clemente with hats, fake mustaches, and a list of clues trying to figure out “Who Done It?” on our Murder Mystery Team Challenge.
We demonstrated our culinary talents and subsequently enjoyed the meal we made together.
We’re always looking for adventurous and innovative ways to strengthen our bonds.
We get together once a month for a company luncheon, celebrate personal milestones such as birthdays, delight in the arrival of a new baby, and are constantly soliciting input and thoughts on how to do things better. We value each other!
We hold ourselves accountable and with that comes “Big Freedom”, but also “Big Accountability” to constantly stretch ourselves and look ahead to see what’s possible on the horizon.
We believe in ourselves, our product, and our organization. We know that if we provide unique and incomparable employee experiences, it will equate to the same type of positive experience for our customers.
That’s what it means to share the IFI experience with us.
And together we’re trailblazers in our business and community
We encourage our employees to take ownership by identifying solutions to problems.
Embrace opportunities to constantly grow and exceed expectations.
Collaboration is essential in almost all aspects of life and work.
It takes all of us working together to create and achieve something exceptional. We partner and build relationships of trust based on integrity and compassion with each other, our partners, our customers and our community.
Driving for excellence means being the best we can be and going above-and-beyond what is expected. Constantly strive to do better and be better.
When someone has a disability, they aren’t always afforded the same opportunities when it comes to employment. As an organization, we felt it was important to bridge some of those gaps so we formed a partnership with Goodwill.
When most people think of Goodwill, they think of their brick and mortar stores or an organization that collects donations. However, Goodwill is much more. They offer job training, internships, and placement for individuals who face barriers in obtaining employment. We’re a proud partner with Goodwill by collaborating in the development and implementation of an internship program, along with ongoing employment opportunities.
We’re proud to volunteer in our community where we actively seek out opportunities to have a positive impact and help those who are less fortunate.
When Covid-19 struck, we had to come up with a more creative way of continuing our community outreach while protecting our employees and others from the virus. As an organization, we identified “3” key organizations who needed assistance.
Each employee selects an organization that resonates with their personal values and IFI makes a monthly cash contribution on the behalf of the employee. This is our way of continuing to give back during a time of crisis. We look forward to the day when we can get back out in the field and volunteer with our local charities hands-on again.
Team Building Cooking Class 2019
Trophy for the winning team celebrating our Movie Trivia Team Building Event. - Alex was a great Director!
Halloween Virtual Party 2020 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition Virtual Holiday Party 2020
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: The Princess Leader of Controllership
A small snack to accompany our Movie Trivia Team Building Event - February 2021.
Trophy for Ugly Sweater Contest in 2020. Brian display's it proudly.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition 2020
Advantage - Sage Intacct 2019 - Getting ready to fly high
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti
Celebrating the arrival of a new baby 2019
Guessing if the baby will be a boy or girl, weight, length and time of birth 2019
Team Building Event - Cooking Class 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: One of the smartest hogwarts students in the Ravenclaw house
Will it be a boy or a girl? Baby Shower Celebration 2019
Learning how to make something yummy. Team Building Cooking Demonstration 2019
Celebrating the Holiday Season 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020. A guest who brought candy and flowers
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: Poppy from Trolls. Love the stylish hairdo
Celebrating the Holiday Season 2020
2019 Holiday Celebration
Virtual Ugly Sweater Competition 2020
Team Building Event Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt March 2019
Celebrating the Holiday Season 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020: Sister Kristina
Crazy Chicken Award for the Winning Team at Murder Mystery Team Building Event 2019
Murder Mystery Team Building Event - Researching clues 2019
Location of Murder Mystery Event 2019
Tweety (Team Mascot) and her new beau 2019
Virtual Halloween Costume Contest 2020 - Deviled egg
Ugly Christmas Sweater Virtual Event 2020
Celebrating the arrival of a new baby 2019
Why are you making me do this? LOL December 2020
Learning how to make a yummy soup 2019
Celebrating the holidays together 2019
Trophy for the best cooking team 2019
Will it be a boy or girl baby shower 2019
Halloween Virtual Costume Contest. Put another one on the barbie mate. 2020
Ugly Christmas Sweater 2020
I'm guessing it is a boy - Baby Shower 2019
Virtual Ugly Sweater Competition 2020
I guessed right; it was a girl! 2019
Celebrating a birthday August 2019
Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt 2019
Halloween Virtual Party 2020 - Winner
Ugly Sweater Competition 2020
Beginning of Murder Mystery Team Building Event 2019
Winner of the Ugly Sweater Contest 2020
Party table for the baby shower 2019
Baby shower 2019, it wasn't a boy
Celebrating the upcoming birth of a new baby 2019
Whoopee Cushion - Virtual Halloween Party 2020
Celebrating Holiday Season 2019
Team Building Event. Learning how to make stuffed zucchini
Just a pinch more of salt. Team Building Cooking Class 2019
She guessed it would be a boy, but was wrong. However, she had one in 2020!
Halloween Virtual Party 2020
Ugly Sweater Competition 2020. His wife won't be seen with him when he wears it!
The Happy Elf 2020
Celebrating Holidays 2019
Team photo - Gathered to share a meal together 2019
Alex says it is a boy. Baby shower 2019
Tweety is having babies too! 2019
Celebrating the arrival of a new baby boy virtually 2020
He is going to be a well-dressed baby 2020
At IFI, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them! We know by having a diverse organization it benefits our employees, our customers and our community. IFI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of creed, gender, national origin (includes, but is not limited to the individual’s or ancestor’s’ actual or perceived physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics associated with a national origin group or marital to membership in or association with persons of a national origin group), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, Veteran’s status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by notifying us.