Salaries are among the best in the area - views of the lake are amazing - most of the people (with the exception of senior management) are great to work with - work/life balance is good and supported by most - physical fitness is supported and the gym on premises is great to have.
The founder and many of those who worked for him in the earlier years have left and those who took their places are a bit lacking in leadership skills. The sense of team is gone and the same people are chosen over and over again to work on special projects or be in on the decision making. If you're not one of the "chosen ones" you might as well accept that the position you're in is where you're going to stay. Very disappointing since this company used to be so great.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dwight Asset Management (Burlington, VT) in February 2010.
I enjoyed the interview process overall. I first met one on one with the hiring manager and had a flowing conversation for at least 30 to 40 minutes. We covered a few broad questions, but nothing structured, and I was able to get into a comfort zone of being myself. This was followed up by four more group members joining the room and each asking me fairly straight forward questions. There was nothing technical, nothing to trap me, and it seemed fairly standard. Other positions have a more grueling process, such as being a trader or portfolio manager, but I wasn't in that position. Overall, I'd say it was pleasant and only moderately difficult. Enough where you certainly had to prepare and do your networking research ahead of time, but overly challenging.
There was no negotiation phase. I was offered the position and took it. I was then presented a letter with my compensation after the fact. I was happy to land a job relatively soon after graduating from college.
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