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One of the fastest-growing companies in the country, Next Step Living is a leading provider of energy solutions in the Northeast. With its cornerstone top-to-bottom home energy assessment to identify ways to save money and energy, Next Step Living and its expanding portfolio of energy-saving solutions makes it easy to take immediate action living more sustainably, affordably and comfortably. Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District, the Next Step Living team is at the forefront of a more sustainable future. Please visit NextStepLiving.com for more information.
Why Work Here?
Rapid growth means lots of opportunity for advancement.
Next Step Living began as a small start-up in 2008 with just four employees, and today we’re a thriving business with more than 700 employees. We create “green-collar careers,” not just jobs, and many of our managers started in entry-level positions within the company. We are poised for continued expansion, and now is a great time to join our team.
We are “Practivists” on a mission - we’re practical activists.
People who work at Next Step Living want to make a difference. We’re fighting to protect the planet by making home energy efficiency and solar power easy, accessible and affordable. Join our team, and you’ll know that the work you’re doing helps keep our planet healthy.
Our company culture is filled with #GoodEnergy.
Next Step Living offices are open, dynamic spaces designed to foster creativity and collaboration. We host quarterly socials where our employees have fun - we’re growing fast, and this is a great chance to meet new people. We value hard work, strong communication and the ability to approach challenges with flexibility and good humor. Plus, did we mention our four-legged chief morale officer, Katahdin, roams the Boston office on a weekly basis?
Next Step Living offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package that includes:
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What do you like best about the work you do?
“Everything actually. I like what the company stands for, and I like helping people. The amount of impact I can make with this job I don’t think I can make with many other jobs, because I’m actively greening the earth. I feel very Captain Planet-esque. I like coming home at night knowing I’m doing well for people and the environment. And I get to meet lots of interesting people.”
“Having homeowners thank you for inspiring them, and that happens a lot. One of those people saying, ‘Thank you’ outweighs any negative conversations. In addition to that, it’s observing communities, observing the way people live, and striking up conversations about their homes and the potential that each person has to make a difference.”
Brian Buzby - Inside Sales Representative
“It’s my unique way of getting people the best information to make their homes more comfortable while making an impact on reducing carbon emissions.”
Next Step Living in the News
Tips for Winterizing your Home
Boston Globe 11/23/2014
Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed
The New York Times 6/19/2014
How Next Step Living ‘Practivism’ is Raising the Profile of Energy Efficiency and Fighting Climate Change
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I have been working at Next Step Living full-time (More than 3 years)
Next Step Living was founded to help homeowners live more comfortably and sustainably... while helping solve the climate crisis. It's fabulous to work for a company that is a model of how a for-profit company can be part of the solution to a global problem. NSL has great opportunities to learn and grow. Many of the positions require little previous experience, but the ability to work hard (really hard!) and the desire to learn.
Working for a fast growing company means lots of change and ambiguity. On any given day your process may be turned upside down as we constantly seek to improve our process.
Advice to Management
Better communication! Front line employees need to hear more from management and leadership about what is changing and why.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Next Step Living (New Haven, CT) in March 2015.
Phone interview with HR rep, interviewed at their office a few days later. Everyone I've talked to has seemed really smart & motivated, looking forward to working with this group of people! They have been really honest about the good & bad parts of this job, said a few times that it's really hard but rewarding work.
- I was asked a lot about my ability to keep up with a fast pace and how i would react to doors being shut on me or being outside in bad weather. Why was i interested in working here, what do i think about the company's mission? 2 Answers
One of the fastest-growing companies in the country, Next Step Living is a leading provider of energy solutions in the Northeast. With its cornerstone top-to-bottom home energy assessment to identify ways to save money and energy, Next Step Living and its expanding portfolio of energy-saving solutions makes it easy to take immediate action towards living more sustainably, affordably and comfortably. Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District, the Next Step Living team is at the forefront of a more sustainable future. Please visit NextStepLiving.com for more information. ...