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    Friendly people and relaxed environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Software Guidance & Assistance full-time for more than a year


    Software Guidance is one of the few companies I have known that are really willing to take a shot on people who are fresh out of college. I know a lot of my fellow graduates who are still looking for jobs or still working temp jobs, but SGA offered me a full-time position with benefits (fully covered medical plan, paid time off, 401k, and annual bonus) straight out of college. The employees are all great people and the environment is very relaxed and friendly. Group activities are encouraged, but not required. The company hosts events such as holiday parties, company picnics, wedding showers, and baby showers for employees. They even paid for all of us to be on a kickball team 2 years running (and we actually won the championship this year). The company is big enough to provide opportunities for growth, but small enough that every internal employee knows everyone else in the company.


    If you aren't interested in a classic "corporate office" environment (office space, business dress-code, cubicles, water cooler, casual Fridays, etc.), then this probably isn't the place for you. You'll also need to be able to focus on your work while all the people around you are on their phones trying to recruit new candidates. If those things don't bother you, then you should be fine. There could be a little bit more communication between departments, but the company has been improving in that aspect due to recent changes in team/management structure.

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    Keep doing what you're doing.

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Software Guidance & Assistance Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tarrytown, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Software Guidance & Assistance in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I initially met the hiring manager at a career fair. They weren't actively seeking an administrative assistant at the fair, but when I mentioned that my talents were more suited to that position, I was told that they would have a position opening up soon. I sent an email with my resume immediately after getting home from the fair. The office apparently shut down for a week due to Hurricane Sandy, but when it opened back up, I received a call offering me a job interview the next day. I then received an email invitation for a background request, which I filled out immediately. When I went in, I was asked to fill out an additional paper application with all my information and references (I now know the hiring manager personally and I can confirm that she will definitely call your references). When I went in for the interview, I was interviewed by the hiring manager, then the financial director (who would later be my direct supervisor), and then the managing director. Having now seen sales/recruiters come in to interview, I can say that the interview process is generally longer for new sales/recruiters, because there are a few more managers who they are expected to meet with. The hiring manager gave me basic information about the company and the position and then asked me some questions. The interview questions were very straight-forward (do you have any experience, do you feel that you are qualified, would you be comfortable in this position, how soon would you be able to start?). Then, they skimmed over my application/resume and asked me to discuss previous work experiences. Overall, it was a very relaxed interview and was mostly polite conversation. The next day, I received a call that I got the job and could start on Monday.

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Headquarters Tarrytown, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1981
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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