Stamats Reviews

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    A place you can be proud to work, but where you can expect lower than market value compensation for your efforts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Stamats

    Pros

    It's a family-owned company with sort of a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Stamats is known for it's low compensation levels. However, there are other advantages to Stamats that compensate partially for that: a day off for your birthday, opportunity for tuition assistance, team environment, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management doesn't always consider the impact that their decisions will have on the people who report to them. Unrealistic expectations can be set based on managements' desire to meet a specific deadline rather than on a realistic assessment of the time it will take to accomplish the goal.

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    Account Sales Executive Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Stamats in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the retained company recruiter in January. He assessed my background and experience was an excellent fit for this position. I was then set up to interview in a face-to-face with the HIring Manager. I intensively prepared for my interview by researching the company and poured over any objection concerns the HM might bring up in the interview. I felt I was totally ready to handle what I was told would be a tough interview. During my meeting, the HR was less interested in "connecting" with me as a candidate and more interested in ordering appetizers. I felt the interview was shallow, one sided and never focused on what my past skills and years of experience could bring to a new territory. I felt like I had just interviewed for the "good old boys" club but wasnt going to be let in the "club."

    After the interview, I contacted the recruiter who remained positive but knew that since this particular HM wanted a very established 'Rolodex" of contacts, and didnt care less about sales experience, I probably would not be hired. After waiting almost a month for any feedback, I was advised I had been dropped. I'm not sure why Statmats and in particular this HM can't see the "forest through the trees" and realize that an established Rolodex doesnt mean you will close business. That's done through aggressive prospecting and building your territory. I hope this review helps others who might be interviewing for this job.

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Website www.stamats.com
Headquarters Cedar Rapids, IA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year

Stamats Communications gets the word out about colleges and universities. The company focuses on developing and managing marketing and communication programs for institutions of higher learning. It offers specialized consulting, advertising, and interactive media production services to recruiters at more than 100 schools throughout the US and Canada. Clients have included Gallaudet, Cornell, Savannah College of Art & Design, and Fashion Institute of Technology. The company was founded in 1923 by Frank French and Herbert Stamats as a public relations firm for retail firms... More

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