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All Star Directories, Inc. Overview

Seattle, WA
1 to 50 employees
2001
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
EducationDynamics, QuinStreet, Campus Explorer
All Star is an independent, employee-owned marketing and technology company focused on helping individuals advance their careers and improve their lives through education.

Mission: All Star empowers people to advance their careers and change their lives through education.

All Star Directories, Inc. Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at All Star Directories, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People work really hard and actually care –especially compared to other places I’ve been. The work life balance is excellent and the salaries seem very good but not as high as the big firms in town but I have a life and that’s a lot more important to me. My team is strong, overall great people that I enjoy working with, I respect my manager and I like what the company is trying to do. How many devs can say that? Since fall last year leaders have been doing things like satisfaction surveys, revising the Mission and actually responding to the areas we voiced concern about. I’ve seen an improvement already in things like communicating goals to us better, explaining long term strategies, etc. The survey was interesting – everyone answered. Seriously 100% participation and managers weren’t begging us or incentivizing us. That alone shows how people here care. I forget the exact % of satisfied employees but I remember the consultant saying it was crazy high for industry (like 80%?). It logged in my head though that only 10% disagreed to the question of being satisfied at work. This doesn’t track at all with the negative reviews which is why I’m taking the time to write this. The negative reviews don’t represent things correctly at all IMO. Some adjusting of people was needed -some to move on and adding new over the last couple years and so some people left bitter. Is it awesome? – no. But it happens and seems like it's over. Those I knew weren’t slackers or bad employees - just they didn’t fit well and one had a not great manager but that’s not the norm. I genuinely feel like the company is on a good path so view the comments with the lens that they came from.

    Cons

    It’s small -not mega op for growth. Sometimes I feel like I’m working really hard but not gaining much ground. Our industry changes sometimes without notice so we can be working on something that gets derailed to put out a bigger fire. Or the need for what we’ve been trying to do goes away. Frustrating to see change gears thinking this is the same everywhere...at least at the other places I've been. Inter-dept communication still needs improving but it feels like they’re working on this.the icebox. Inter-dept communication still needs improving but it feels like they’re working on this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and responding. Keep working more on communication. Keep adding events to know other depts better

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All Star Directories, Inc. Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at All Star Directories, Inc. (Seattle, WA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Very disorganized, I was unimpressed immediately. The person who was to interview me was late, did not seem engaged and frankly did not seem very intelligent. I knew right away that i would not be happy working for this company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one of my weaknesses. (Such a typical question)   1 Answer
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