Promoting a culture of Leadership and Innovation
NorthPoint is proud of its organic growth culture that promotes from within.
Every person within our organization is a potential leader.
We think strategically, challenge assumptions, and inspire a shared vision that enables growth.
- Having delivered successful engagements across hundreds of customers ranging from Web Development and Content Strategy to Platform Architecture and Mobile Applications, from Open Source to Java, and from front-end delivery to automating workflows, NorthPoint Digital can truly say that we lead with experience.
- NorthPoint Financial provides innovative products and services to some of the world's premier financial services firms. They choose us because of our understanding of their business, our mission-critical high performance software platform, and our ability to solve complex problems when other vendors can’t. They choose us because we lead with experience.
From our company's Rewards Plan to our project and organizational structures, NorthPoint is designed to encourage people to lead. Your performance in the context of leadership is important early in your career here. Unlike many command and control organizations, we truly want our people to take the reins and succeed. We prep you for those opportunities.
NorthPoint is set up for multiple career paths. It's a lattice - not a ladder - that will take your where you want to go. Don't take our word for it, do some research us online and hear what employees, partners, and prospective candidates have to say. The experience at NorthPoint is an immersive and positive one. From initiating contact with our Corporate Recruiters to eventually getting started here; from company induction to project inception; and from training to promotions - you'll feel the difference.
Open Positions @ Digital HERE
Open Positions @ FInancial HERE
Tangible & Intangibles
Our employee value proposition and core values are designed to create an environment that takes care of its most important assets: our people. While there are many intagibles, the foundation lies in a comprehensive benefits plan that gives us peace of mind.
NorthPoint provides benefits (optimal coverage, low cost to employees, rewards at multiple levels) for our full-time employees including:
- Medical Plan (Cigna)
- Vision (Cigna)
- Dental (Principal)
- Life Insurance (Principal)
- 401K (John Hancock)
- FSA Commuter Benefits (Wage Works)
- Time Off Benefits (Competitive PTO Plan)
- Company Paid Holidays
- Utilization Bonus Program
- Mentoring & Management Bonus Program
- Education/Training - Hours, Dollars and Courseware
This is a partial list - more information is available through our Human Resources Department, Human Capital or via our talented team of Corporate Recruiters.
At the heart of everything at NorthPoint Digital lies an undying commitment to Delivering to the client. This is our central driver and what our values are based on. Truly delivering (and over-delivering more specifically) is being able to consistently hit all the right notes. It means being professional, collaborating, innovating, and giving people room to grow in order to consistently maintain client satisfaction. If you think about our values and approach as a simple Venn diagram, this is how it would look.
Many organizations sit down and “decide” what they want their core values to be. Often enough these ring true but the endeavor invites construct and artificiality to something far too important. NorthPoint Digital took a different approach. Leaders, consultants and individuals across the organization were asked what it is about NorthPoint Digital that makes it special and what drives it. What was exciting was the consistency and strong cohesiveness of the responses. Our core values are the compilation of this feedback. Our mission is to continue to uphold them.
Please contact us to hear more about how everything we do at NorthPoint ties directly into our core values. You'll like what you hear.
NorthPoint Training Programs
Training is recognized as a “must-have.” Our program is designed to be flexible and supportive as opposed to overly structured and prescriptive.
All NorthPoint consultants are offered the benefit of both dedicated time (days off) and hard dollars (stipends) for career development training. Whether in-house, on-line, or at external events through the NorthPoint Training Program it is highly encouraged. In addition, NorthPoint supports the pursuit of both technology and industry-specific type certifications. Managers and mentors help their team members identify areas where they should seek training. A review of continuing growth and career development is integral to the culture at NorthPoint and access to developer training, business skills, subject matter, etc are provided for PluralSight, Drupalize.me and more.
NorthPoint Lunch and Learn Programs
The NorthPoint Lunch and Learn Program provides a great opportunity for our consultants to come together and share their knowledge, expertise, and client experiences. Several times throughout the year, NorthPoint consultants converge at our New York Headquarters for presentations from their colleagues while enjoying a catered lunch. These presentations can be focused on a new technology or the application of a particular technology solution, an area of business domain knowledge, or an interesting and relevant experience with a client. NorthPoint launched its Lunch and Learn program several years ago and it has been continuing with great success.
NorthPoint Management / Mentoring Programs
The Senior Management Team maintains a culture which promotes the constant improvement of professional skills and encourages learning and advancement of technical and business acumen. This type of culture keeps our people connected to the company in ways that deliver tangible benefits to the individual and to the organization, while promoting growth in roles and responsibilities. We realize this can be a challenge for any consultancy where people move from project to project and spend a significant amount of time at client sites.
To this end, NorthPoint established the Management / Mentoring Program. Within this program, each consultant has a dedicated Manager / Mentor who provides them coaching and guidance on projects. The Management / Mentoring Program also assists with the on-boarding of new consultants by helping them assimilate more quickly into our high performance culture.
NorthPoint Career Matrix
In order to consistently set expectations, define performance and provide a foundation for development plans, NorthPoint utilizes our own Career Matrix. Simply put, it is a comprehensive grid that serves as a guide for managing your career. Each role in the consulting organization is divided across four dimensions:
• Client Management
• People Development
• Business Development
General suggestions are provided by role and dimension, including requirements for each. Aspects of NorthPoint’s business, personal growth and targets are outlined. These can serve as a general recommendation in a development plan. In creating a personal development plan for a consultant, a manager would expound or elaborate as necessary. In addition, benefits and business drivers for each are indicated to help align personal goals and organizational ones.
NORTHPOINT PROVIDES BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
FOR TWO DISTINCT MARKETS: FINANCIAL & DIGITAL
NorthPoint Financial - About The Platform
The NorthPoint system is a single operating platform of plug and play modules that can be added as business needs dictate. It is comprised of Trade Order Management, Portfolio Management, Securities Master, Price Master and Data Warehouse applications. NorthPoint Financial also offers Regulatory and Investor Reporting (RIR) that can be added to the platform or can stand alone, depending on client needs.
NorthPoint Digital - About The Process
We incorporate a fluid, cyclical process that offers deep insights, aligns to our clients' overall strategic needs, and results in simple, elegant user experiences. From strategy to UX design, technology and content, there is an overlapping review process. This system of checks and balances allows for better team collaboration, creates efficiencies, and opens the door for innovation.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at NorthPoint Solutions full-time for more than a yearPros
Professional environment, many different projects, lots of growth.Cons
It's really a staff augmentation company, not a consulting company.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Don't treat employees like cattle herding from project to project based on availability.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
1 person found this helpfulApplication Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at NorthPoint Solutions in April 2014.Interview Details
Initially a phone interview with the recruiting director, followed by 2 separate in-person interviews with Managing Partners. The managing partners were great. I also met with one of the senior members in Boston. At this point, I could really envision myself working here. The final step was a trip to New York to meet with the teamInterview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- There really were no unexpected questions, the in-person interviewers do not work off of resumes Answer Question
The most difficult thing about Northpoint is the fact that there is a very large disconnect between recruiting and the partners. The partners will say one thing, and the recruiter will do the exact opposite. If possible, I would find any possible way to avoid the recruiting director (His name is Ian). He is extremely transactional and does not build a relationship with the candidates that would eventually be working for him. The disconnects that I discovered ranged from branding of Northpoint to failing to discuss and prepare candidates for what would be required during the interview process. If Ian were not involved, it would be a great company to work for.Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
NorthPoint consists of NorthPoint Digital and NorthPoint Financial.
NorthPoint Digital is an experience-driven team delivering scalable technology and design solutions in the constantly evolving landscape of content management, user experience, web & mobile. We incorporate a fluid, cyclical process that offers deep insights, aligns to our clients' overall strategic needs...
Mission: At the heart of everything at NorthPoint lies an undying commitment to Delivering. This is our central driver and what our values are based on. Truly delivering means...