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  • Next Step Living update
    13 days ago

    Next Step Living is proud to have made the Inc. 5000 list another year as one of the top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Boston. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIT0L

    Next Step Living® | Inc 5000 Rankings 2015

    For the third year in a row, Next Step Living, the Northeast's leading provider of home energy solutions, has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. This year, Next Step Living ranked 510 on the national list, as well as ranking in the top 10 of fastest growing companies in Boston.

  • Next Step Living update
    30+ days ago

    Curious why our leadership team chose Next Step Living? Hear from our VP of Outreach Programs in the newest edition of “Next Take” on the Bright Ideas Blog: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKVm

    Next Take: Gabe Shapiro, Vice President, Outreach Programs

    Welcome back to our series, Next Take, where we interview someone who has grown their green-collar career at Next Step Living. Here we give a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes and what our hiring managers are looking for. This month, we're featuring our Vice President of Outreach Programs Gabe Shapiro.

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Next Step Living – Why Work For Us?

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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:

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • 401 (k) plan with employer match

  • Life insurance

  • Disability insurance

  • Free Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Quarterly Company Socials

  • Verizon Wireless & Zipcar Discount


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  What do you like best about the work you do?

Vaibhav Dhall - Home Energy Advisor

“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.”

Jake Elliott - Outreach Trainer / Field Marketing Program Manager

“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.”

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Next Step Living in the News

Tips for Winterizing your Home

Boston Globe 11/23/2014

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

The New York Times 6/19/2014

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How Next Step Living ‘Practivism’ is Raising the Profile of Energy Efficiency and Fighting Climate Change

Forbes 5/28/2014

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Next Step Living Reviews

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    Great mission, great colleagues, lots of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Next Step Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


Next Step Living Interviews

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    Neighborhood Marketing Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Next Step Living (New Haven, CT) in March 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

Next Step Living Awards & Accolades

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Pacesetters - Fastest Growing Private Companies , Boston Business Journal, 2014
Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (#92) , Inc. Magazine, 2014
Fastest Growing Company in Boston , Inc. 5000, 2014
Pacesetters Select 70 , Boston Business Journal, 2014
Breakout Company of the Year , New England Clean Energy Council, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.nextstepliving.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

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. ... More

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