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.
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.
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.