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High Street Partners Founder & President Larry Harding
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  1. Research and Development Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research and Development Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Research and Development Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at High Street Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -As an intern I was given plenty of opportunity to learn and grow -Great QA and development team -Hours are flexible and on Friday most employees work from home

    Cons

    -Commute can be difficult around rush hour -Work can be dry at times


  2. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at High Street Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership team, great people and products, make HSP a company with tremendous growth potential. An entrepreneurial environment in touch with startup ambition and drive makes it a fun place to work. Very flexible and friendly, too.

    Cons

    Demanding pace, priorities shift quickly. Resources can be limited at times and employees are asked to produce a high volume of work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with your teams, communicate frequently and remember that every employee makes a difference.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Stepping stone for better opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services
    Former Employee - Client Services

    I worked at High Street Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team members Knowledgeable and capable colleagues Learned a lot about international business

    Cons

    Company does not respect or appreciate employees reflective in underpayment of salaries, treatment of staff, poor and negative environment No training or career path projectory Work-life balance is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees- they are the reason company exists


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  5. Well positioned to address massive global expansion opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at High Street Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people with a palpable sense of commitment. Combination of consulting, managed services and software complements the value proposition nicely. Strong investment backing and customer list lends credibility to the HSP brand.

    Cons

    Experiencing some cultural challenges as the company evolves from a dimunitive, start-up with an entreprenurial feel - to that of a more mature, disciplined and process intensive business. Combination of new people with new thinking - and tenured people accustomed to doing things a certain way, slowly starting to mesh, but still a hurdle.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your processes and ability to operationally enable clients are able to execute on the massive market opportunity.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Value Proposition - Weak Leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at High Street Partners

    Pros

    Companies that haven't expanded overseas can get decent guidance from HSP

    Cons

    The company still refers to itself as a "start up" even though it was est. in 2003.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Free Beer on Fridays

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

    I have been working at High Street Partners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers casual (jeans) on Friday's with free beer! What's better than that?! Generally a relaxed and flexible environment. Ability to work remotely if needed or requested. Lots of flexibiility with scheduling. Executives are generally pretty generous - taking employees to lunch or drinks.

    Cons

    growing very quickly - not that it's a bad thing, just hard to keep up from a company perspective and change management perspetive.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Growing Fast!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at High Street Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. Collaboration among departments. Highly intelligent staff. Approachable management team. Caring managers, people and hr. Unlimited vacation time. Flexible work arrangements. Pretty fun environment. Jeans on friday. Good policies and benefits.

    Cons

    Because it's a rapidly growing company, flex and change a lot. Quite used to being agile. however, the company is now getting too large to do this and the CEO hasn't figured that out yet.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Interesting company, challenging and frustrating at times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services
    Current Employee - Client Services

    I have been working at High Street Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning about and working on multi-country operations. Some very smart people to learn from. Leader in the market.

    Cons

    There's a constant state of change from the top that can be tiring over time. Weak HR team. Health benefits could be much better. There is a lot of out of pocket expense up front which can be very difficult to manage if you need health services. Company changed from HSA (employee-focused benefit) to an FSA (company-focused benefit). The problem with the FSA is that you lose whatever money you set aside that isn't spent by the end of the annual plan date. The left over money goes back to to the company and you lose it. The 401k plan is also not great and they put in a matching plan that is virtually meaningless in the amount of match provided. Unlimited vacation policy sounds great but it too is a benefit to the company as many people don't take the time they should and there is no such thing as a carry over or compensation for vacation days not taken.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on making employees feel valued and stop taking benefits away while trying to make it sound like the changes are wonderful. You can't expect people to want to give their best if they don't feel valued.


  10. Helpful (2)

    interesting work but uninteresting management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at High Street Partners full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting work helping clients expand on an international level

    Cons

    fear-based motivation from upper management, no transferrable skills, poor internal planning and communication from upper management, favoritism, expectations are not communicated well, no employee recognition, mostly external hiring, internal promotions are rare, managers are given responsibility with little authority

    Advice to Management

    start motivating employees using positive motivation instead of fear-based tactics


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great people to work with, but company is lacking clear strategy

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

    I have been working at High Street Partners full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, unlimited vacation, ability to work from home if needed, company continues to grow despite weak economy, flexible schedules, interesting clients and work

    Cons

    Company lacks clear strategy, poor internal communication, roles and processes seem to change frequently with little training or transition planning, offices and employees around the world sometimes makes collaborating more difficult,



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