This week's Meet the Roger CPA Review Team Q&A Series is with Chris Steyer, Customer Care Supervisor. Learn more about where he'd go if he had a time machine, what he enjoys doing during his spare time, and what his favorite part about his job is.
And now, without further adieu, here's...
A Q&A with Chris Steyer, Customer Care Superivsor at Roger CPA Review
What do you do at Roger CPA Review?
I work with prospective students to help educate them on Roger CPA Review and the CPA Exam. The exam is always changing and our products are always improving , so it’s my job to make sure that our future students find the right course for them. I also work with our current students in regards to their needs to ensure that their experience during exam preparation is enjoyable. Whenever you have a question regarding a Roger course, I am the guy you would call.
What's your favorite thing about working at Roger CPA Review?
I enjoy the fun atmosphere and the people I work with. Roger’s energy and hilarious antics tend to set the tone around this office, ultimately creating a fun work atmosphere for everyone. The fact that we have fun leads to a harder working group of people and overall it helps us work well together to put out a better product than our competitors.
How does our current position influence what you're passionate about?
My current position places me on the front lines and allows me to know our product inside and out. I enjoy being able to educate prospective students on all of the features included with our E-Learning courses, and help them utilize those features and study tools to their highest advantage. I love reading the emails I see from students stating how much they loved the course and that they passed the exam and can now continue on toward their ultimate goal of becoming a CPA.
Who has impacted you most in your life and how?
You mean besides Roger Philipp of course?!? My parents have been the largest impact in my life and are always there rooting for me. Although they live 1500 miles away in Nebraska (Go Big Red!), I can always go to them for advice when I need it. It also helps that the older I get the easier it is to see their point of view.
What's your best piece of career or life advice?
I would say to find things you love to do and do them as much as you can. Spend as much time as possible with your friends and family because time really starts to fly the older you get. While I’m not saying I’m old by any means, I’ve reached the age where lives really start to take the people in separate directions.
What are some things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I’m definitely a music and sports nut. I’ve been known to spend entire paychecks on seeing live music and attending sporting events with no regrets. While my mom keeps telling me I’ll grow out of it, I don’t see that happening any time soon. I also love to fish and play golf as I love to be outdoors in the fresh air.
If you had a time machine, where would you go and why?
I would probably go back to the 60’s or 70’s and go see a bunch of live music that happened back then. I’d go see the Grateful Dead in their prime, or The Last Waltz comes to mind in the winter of 76. There’s no way I would have missed that one especially living in San Francisco.
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