I worked at Amerishore as an intern (More than a year)
- Management genuinely cares about your personal development. When I felt restless on a specific project, Eric immediately began searching for other projects that I could jump into.
- They have a "Star Board" that allows you to express the skills you'd like to work with on your next project. Amerishore understands that we are getting ready for the real world, so they try to put us on different projects with various skills (SSRS, QA, ASP.NET, SharePoint, etc)
- There are 2 managers- Alica and Eric. This allows for a great separation of powers, so not one of them is receiving ALL of the questions at once. Alicia is great for questions about SCRUMs, scheduling, SharePoint (She was the leading national SharePoint consultant for Neudesic before coming to Amerishore, so there is a lot of knowledge there.), etc. Eric is great for technicals skills and they are both great for career development advice. I called them the Dynamic Duo! (In my head...)
- Bi-weekly Lunch and Learns
- HUGE alumni network
- Amazing culture
- Plenty of exposure to Agile Development, Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, etc.
- Management trusts employees greatly. "Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”
- VERY flexible schedule.
- I can personally vouch that Amerishore was an extremely valuable experience. After interning here, I was given 3 offers from some very prestigious companies.
- The pay was a bit low, but I was aware of that that from the start. However, this is a co-op internship meaning you can stay here for 2+ years rather than 9 weeks. Also, people usually come to Amerishore for the experience, not the cash.
- Limit of 20 ,or sometimes 30, hours a week
Advice to Management
- With the expansion to other cities (Seattle and Pheonix), I hope Amerishore will keep its close knit ambience. When new hires are asking the Onboarding Assistants to review their guide, they should be required to video call them instead of just chatting! (Unless of course the assistant is unable to accommodate)
- Keep the welcoming culture
- Keep Eric and Alicia! They complement each other very well, and I never felt like I couldn't go to any one of them for help
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amerishore (Houston, TX) in May 2014.
Contains two or three behavioral questions. The main goal is to see how you process information and what steps you might take to solve the problem. Suggestion: if you get stuck, ask questions to clarify. Asking questions is GOOD. Overall, the interview is about getting to know as a candidate and to determine if you fit with the culture. You don't have to be the most technical person in the world because if you show that you are hard working and willing to learn, you have a chance on getting the job.
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