SYKES POPTASTIC CELEBRATION: Celebrating a good year with excellent music!

Having a company that value people is one of the best gifts to every employee.

Let’s face it: Work life balance is important to young professional like me. We need to stay focus in our jobs and maintain a living depending on your passion. Well for me, its blogging and helping the community.

This is what I witnessed last Saturday during the SYKES Poptastic Year-End Celebration. I am one of the lucky bloggers to experience the company’s annual Year-End Celebration (YEC) held last December 14, 2014 at the SMEX Convention Center. POPTASTIC highlighted different activities for SYKES employees including POP music, big prizes, vibrant performances and sporting pop-inspired attire.

When I entered the venue, different POP artists (well, ka-loka-like version as I may say) welcomed me with their energetic moves and good vibes.


The Promdi Boy Trivia: SYKES pioneered the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines; it has become one of the most popular choices of career-seekers. And with the industry growing to unprecedented heights, SYKES has definitely started a popular career movement in this country. 

The event was hosted by the funny and playful Boys Night Out trio of Sam YG, Toni Tony and Slick Rick together with TV show host Karen Pamintuan. Boys Night Out has been one of the hottest radio shows for the past eight years, and the group has been nominated as Yahoo Philippines’ best radio program for three years in a row. Pamintuan headlines Listed, now on third season and continues to be Lifestyle Network’s flagship and lifestyle authority program. 

Opening the show are SYKES employees letting it loose to the melody of the year’s biggest pop hits. The highly anticipated and competitive dance competition also featured employees from SYKES different business units grooving to different Korean Pop tunes and costumes, adding colors and quirk to the festivities.

SYKES VIPs also graced the event. Some of them were, Senior Management Leaders Van Ormer, Senior Operations Director Marc Guison and Operations Director Kennet Juarez.

During the event, they also surprised everyone with a performance of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, showcasing Western Pop’s signature swag and savvy style.

SYKES Director for Branding and Communications Cecile Moreno-Venancio says that this Year-End Celebration is an opportunity for the company to showcase the culture of support it is very much proud of. “In a company as big as ours, we make the most out of every chance we get to interact with our people who make the company’s daily operations productive and smoot.” She adds, “We only get to do this once a year, so we make sure that they all feel valued.”

And the POPTASTIC highlight is none other than Ely Buendia, widely regarded as one of the most respected Pinoy music icons and biggest pop rock act in the country.

He thrilled everyone with his rendition of timeless hits such as Ang Huling El Bimbo, Alapaap and Magasin and currently performs as guitarist and lead vocalist for Pupil and The Oktaves.

Included in the program are the recognition of the 10-year and 5-year service awardess, and the employee club of the year. More than P1.5 Million worth of prizes was also given away to ecstatic raffle draw winners.

Around 6,000 employees were in attendance, and help simultaneously with SYKES Cebu’s own Year-End Celebration held at the J. Convention Center.

Cheers to SYKES team and thank you Mark for this opportunity!:)

See you again next year!

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  1. wow!!!! bigating artista ;-) awesome! :-)

  2. This looks really fun and it seems you had a great time! I hope my company has the same christmas party!

  3. Now that's an awesome year-end party. Daming celebs and super big prizes!

    1. Yes, super awesome! How I wish we had the same CHRISTMAS PARTY celebration. Haha

  4. SYKES is really one of the contact centers that are on the top of the business in the Philippines. COngrats and have a great Christmas everyone.

  5. I have friends who have worked for Sykes and I actually applied there years ago but didn't accept the job offer. It's a great company though. Nice of them to throw such a big bash for their employees.

  6. This event was truly great!! I also attended it and had so much fun with my friends. Now we are making plans to be the part of Christmas events at the most popular LA venues. We have heard a lot about those annual events. Have you ever been there?


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