- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Step2 full-timePros
Good work balance life - room for promotion and friendly office culture. The company has decent healthcare and extra heathly activities throughout the year.Cons
Lack of training overall and lack of communication between divisions. The business is very competitve - but not proactive on lean manufacturing.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Corporate management needs to address operational structure divides to continue as a strong company with great products.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Step2 in May 2010.Interview Details
I responded to an add for Step2 that was on a Career web site.
I was fully qualified for the position based on the description,
qualifications and skills required as posted. My credentials and
years of experience matched the requirements 100%.
I went through 3 phone interviews that took about 30 minuets to
an hour each. This was then followed by (4) four on site interviews
with Step2 at their facility in Streetsboro, OH.
Eight times I took off work to accommodate their schedules at my
own expense for the phone and on site interviews. The interview
process took approximately 2.5 months (10 weeks) between their
first call to me and my last interview.
At the last on site interview I was told that I would hear from them
soon and please not take any other job offers because I was to be
offered a position.
I waited a week to hear from them and then contacted them only to be
told that they wanted to wait another 2 weeks until they make any
final staffing decisions.
I waited the two weeks and once again heard nothing from them.
I inquired through a friend at step2 what was going on.
They found out and informed me that they had hired someone else
but were waiting for him to start before notifying me that
they had decided on someone else in case he(the new employee to be)
received a counter offer and decided not to work at step2.
What an experience-
left me wondering about the ethics and business conduct of senior management.No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
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An offspring of The Little Tikes Company, The Step2 Company manufactures and markets a variety of plastic toys for children, as well as products for the home and garden. The company also produces educational toys under the Thinkativity brand, and its Infantino subsidiary makes baby products. Step2 operates a retail store in Ohio and also sells its offerings through mass merchandisers and specialty retailers (such as Lowe's, Target, Toys "R" Us, and Wal-Mart) in the US, Canada, and more than 70 other countries. Step2 was established in 1991 by Thomas Murdough, founder and...