Mission: Cornerstone is built on the principle of “Building Lifetime Relationships with our Clients and Employees.” Our collective vision recognizes and aspires to the high level of integrity and trust necessary to build these lasting relationships – outward ...
I have been working at Cornerstone Environmental full-time (More than a year)
Smaller office means no one goes unnoticed. It is fairly easy to get involved in projects and there is always something going on that you can assist with. Management has a very great open door policy and are always willing to assist with questions and help solve problems. They want you to do well, which is very much appreciated.
Work is challenging, but this is not easy work. It takes a lot of knowledge and experience to work well in an ever changing industry. Management knows this and does their best to help staff acclimate to changes. It is expected to stay up to date on regulations, rules, etc.
Work-life balance is good. Around 40 hours a week. Sometimes less, sometimes more depending on workload. Office will have dinners/drinks on occasion. Everyone in the office is decently friendly with one another.
Lots of room to grow professionally. Company will hold training sessions, encourage staff to participate in new opportunities that are upcoming, send information for available presentations/seminars. Having worked in this industry for a different company before, most companies will keep entry level staff behind their computers. Cornerstone does not. Staff are invited to most meetings, are spoken to directly in a respectful and professional manner, and are taught how to be a consultant.
Office culture is great. Everyone is friendly and will chat with you. Helps to facilitate a friendly atmosphere.
No cons, personally. Great company to work for. Cost of living in area is high, but this is no fault of the company's.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work!
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cornerstone Environmental in February 2015.
I applied online, just to a random drop box, no cover letter. Was contacted about a month later to "discuss the opportunity" by phone. I was a little irritated when I received the call because I didn't realize that "discuss the opportunity" meant a phone interview. None the less, I did the phone interview, which I thought didn't go too bad having to think on my feet. They said they would be in contact in about a week or so. I didn't hear back within the week, so I followed up. They said that the senior hiring manager hadn't yet looked at it, and that they would be in contact once that person did. I still didn't hear back for two weeks, so I followed up again. This time, I was told that the position was officially on hold, and that when it came off hold, I would be contacted. None the less, I haven't heard back for about a month and a half, so I'm assuming that I didn't get the position. I think that it was unprofessional to leave me tagging along for so long, as I'm working on my job search and it was my first phone interview ever. I just wish that they had politely declined me the position or at least let me know if they had chosen another candidate. In my opinion it doesn't matter how big or small your company is, if a person is interviewed in person or on the phone, I think that person deserves a response from the company regardless if they are offered a position or not. It's rude and unprofessional to be interviewed and never contacted again, especially after three follow ups to show interest in the position. Very unprofessional interview process.
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