Star2Star Communications

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Star2Star Communications Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
16 Reviews
3.6
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's been a great experience and environment to work in. A new company, so they have their flaws. But we are growing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Star2Star Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and flexible scheduling if you're in school. Room to grow in certain departments

    Cons

    Workload can vary. Some psimple say they don't have a lot and others have more than they can handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees should always feel appreciated. When people are brought from outside instead of people having the opportunity to be promoted it doesn't show some people they appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Interesting work, but not competitive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Star2Star Communications

    Pros

    The direction the company is moving provides some interesting and fulfilling work, and most of the people I've worked with are awesome. $2 daily to be used at on-site food trucks (must be used same day)

    Cons

    Compensation is far below the market average. It also seems like there is often a lack of direction and communication between departments. There are constantly new ideas that are partially explored before moving on to the next big thing, seems to take a long time to get any one thing done to completion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a salary competitive to the market average rather than spend money on partial construction/remodeling that doesn't really seem to be necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunities for Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Star2Star Communications

    Pros

    Availability to pursue new opportunities and career growth from within the company. Growing company.Great benefits. Food trucks and snack machines on site.

    Cons

    The companies culture is a work in progress. Lack of direction and leadership from upper management makes it hard to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved and listen to the people on the bottom in the day to day operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Work work work, but be broke broke broke...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Star2Star Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people, the $2 a day coupon (can only used it on the date marked) in food trucks the company sponsors.
    During my employment with S2S, I met a lot of talented individuals who shared a common goal, progress and growth.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the people who shared these latter, end up leaving the company for their non competitive salary and lack
    Salaries are bellow the market average. If you are the person who believes working harder the better the pay, get off that cloud.
    Poor management and favoritism for certain employees, even if they are not competent to fulfill their job functions.
    Dark strategy: "Mentoring in exchange of loyalty." They will hire interns or less experience people to pay low wages and to teach them a few things here and there. By doing this, they will earn loyalty form these employees so they stay working for them, even knowing they are underpaid, but mentored.
    Poor culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't know the technology you are using, don't be a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You work very hard, and receive some reward for your efforts

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Star2Star Communications

    Pros

    Star2Star has a great product, literally nothing quite like it in the marketplace. It's a pleasure to work for a technology company that the stuff actually works. There are some great people who work at Star2star.

    Cons

    Employee morale is low, and most employees do not feel they are paid fairly to marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management style is a bit strange, and almost feels like fear and intimidation is the culture. With the long hours, there is also very little life balance as you are expected to be available at a moments notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    The worst office culture you will ever experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Star2Star Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None - aside from some very nice employees, the company has no pros to speak of.

    Cons

    Pay is poor, benefits are lean, and the organization is focused on hours rather than production. It's an old school punch clock mentality. Each department operates as a silo, and there is little to no cohesion between them. Communication and cooperation between departments lacks even an iota of professionalism. Turnover is high, and for good reason. The location is awful, as is the leadership and overall culture. I've never experienced such a negative and toxic environment. Departments leaders make every effort to tear dear leaders of other departments - and are quite vocal about their intentions. It's a political war zone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    My experience here has been great, every employee has been friendly and knowledgeable in their field.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Build Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Build Specialist in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Star2Star Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was shown patients and compassion during training which made it easier to learn the necessary skills to perform well.

    Cons

    Sometimes when it is slow it can be difficult to find work to keep busy, and the day can drag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I did find it difficult when setting up my work station we had to scrounge parts, mean while we are getting in toys for the staff. Grated games are fun and make it a more relaxed work place, but sometimes priorities seem to be missed placed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely satisfying to be working with an innovative and dynamic unified communications company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Star2Star Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Star2Star is on the cutting edge of the unified communications industry. We provide multiple solutions to meet our custome's business communications needs.

    Cons

    Salaries are typically below industry standard. have many employees who are passionate about growing the company and providing our customers with the very best service and solutions in the business. The employees should be compensated accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the focus of upper management is to grow the company, develop new products, and increase sales, none of this would be possible without supporting the existing customer base. The departments that keep the daily operations running and customers satisfied are often overlooked and undercompensated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing and engaging company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Star2Star Communications full-time

    Pros

    Leadership has great vision and drive to continue accelerating the company's growth. It is a challenging and fast-paced work environment with room for growth. There are so many fantastic and talented people working here. Our leadership & management team are very supportive and receptive to feedback and suggestions for improvement.

    Cons

    With such great growth, there comes rapid change. You need to be flexible and adaptable, otherwise it may not be the best place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work environment with room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Commencement in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Order Commencement in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Star2Star Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere with flexible hours and understanding upper management. You always feel like you are working towards something and seeing it the results is outstanding. Training is provided and you are not left to sink or swim. People notice the hard work you put in.

    Cons

    None yet. managers are very aware of employee workload. Great lunch trucks but possibly speed up the process of the new cafeteria..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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