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May encourages employees to spend World Mental Health Day investing in themselves

PHOTO CAPTION: This past weekend, we gathered together to complete the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon event (both live and virtually). This event was chosen because we deeply support its cause – “e-Race the Stigma” – Raising Awareness Around Mental Health. May Mobility was the largest corporate wellness partner for the event with over 80 participants and volunteers present.

by Amanda Krause, Director of People Operations

At May Mobility, total wellness is paramount to the success of our people.  While our vehicles may drive themselves, it’s our people who drive our success.  This means we prioritize investing in their overall health in really meaningful ways. 

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. We seek to raise awareness and support around mental wellness regularly, but this year we have intentionally chosen to add World Mental Health Day to our list of paid holidays.   We are proud to honor World Mental Health Day by providing employees the opportunity to unplug, recharge and invest in themselves and their loved ones. 

Additionally, we offer all of our employees free access to Headspace and Ginger – award winning apps that promote mental wellness, and provide virtual and confidential therapy sessions.

Our Leadership Team is passionate about ensuring that we foster an environment of psychological safety for our whole team. This means not only having the courage to speak out about mental health but also taking action to prove its importance. Together we will continue to prioritize our health and wellness and invest in our greatest asset: our people!

Four reasons employees love working at May Mobility

We think May Mobility is a great place to work (and others agree)—but we’re biased. So we asked some of our employees how they feel about May, and got what they said on video. Check out the video and the write up below:

1. The people

Our vehicles may drive themselves, but our people are what makes May great. Several employees cited our supportive, encouraging team that are not only book smart, but emotionally intelligent as well. 

“My favorite part of working at May is the diversity.  There are a bunch of people from different cultures and backgrounds,” said Yusuke Kobune, site manager—Japan. 

“Without a doubt, it’s the smartest group of people I’ve ever worked with,” Lead Manufacturing Engineer Eric Harman said. “And intelligence isn’t only measured in the number of PhDs we have here—we have a lot of folks with PhDs—but emotional intelligence. We have people that are kind and caring, that check in with one another and it creates a really great sense of community.”

2. Shared purpose 

“What I like about May is knowing that coming into work we’re adding value in all the communities that we’re providing all these solutions and services to,” said Product Designer Natalia Kumar.

One of the things that attracts people to May is our unique purpose of making transit more sustainable, safe, accessible and equitable by building a better autonomous vehicle (AV) technology that works in the real world. We believe AVs have the power to transform cities and our cities are making it a reality.

“We solve big, hairy problems,” said Chris Walling, supply chain manager. “That is something I’ve always wanted to do, find those problems that need to be solved at the forefront of technology.”

3. The real-world impact

One of the unique aspects of working at May is getting to see your work’s direct impact in the real world. Our teams—on an individual level—get to see the challenges they take on, reflected in our services across the U.S. and Japan.

“Whenever I see my project running in the real world and people using it as a service, it always makes me happy and makes me see that I’m bringing a change to the world,” said Anirudh Batra, field autonomy engineer. 

4. Innovation 

“My favorite working at May is being able to be at the forefront of this new industry—autonomous vehicles. We’re doing something that’s going to be remembered for the rest of our lives,” said Taylor Gygi, business development manager.

AVs have the potential to change our world in numerous ways, such as making transportation safer and creating room for more green space by eliminating the need for parking structures. 

Want to join the team and experience what May has to offer for yourself? Click here to see job opportunities.