I have been working at Information Control Company full-time (More than a year)
* Free snacks and beverages at the office
* Send a welcome gift basket
* Send a cookies for your birthday every year
* In 2015, introduced a staff member to handle any concerns, career management assistance, etc cross-client rather than having you work with various account managers as you move from account to account
* Account managers are very engaged, making regular (in my case, weekly) on-site visits
* They tend to take the long view when dealing with clients, trying to build a long-lasting relationship rather than focusing on how they can make a quick buck now.
* Hack night every month, with beer, pizza, boardgames, and presentations/labs on technologies of interest.
* Several SIGs within the company to continue learning (big data, PM, leadership, ToastMasters, certification programs, etc).
* Annual company holiday party.
* Annual company trip (Columbus Zoo, CedarPoint, etc)
* Pays for membership in approved professional organizations
* Has a tuition reimbursement program
* Decent insurance
* Have health related resources like Healthy Weigh Challenge, yoga classes, massages in office, etc
* Mileage reimbursement for clients more than 25 miles from ICC office.
* 401k matching vested on schedule (<2 years 0%, >=2 years 25%, >=3 years 50%, >=4 years 75%, >=5 years 100%). 5 years is a long time to stay in one place in consulting.
* Unused PTO paid out on scale (<1 year 0%, >=1 year 20%, >=2 years 40%, >=3 years 60%, >=4 years 80%, >=5 years 100%). 5 years is a long time to stay in one place in consulting.
* It's a consulting company. While they care about their associates more than many shops in town, moving you off a project you're unhappy with might not happen right away. They're likely to tolerate somewhat pushy client requests in the interests of keeping the client happy.
* 8 company holidays, but follows holiday schedule of client. This can be pretty awesome if client is a bank, or kinda crumby if the client is retail.
Advice to Management
Changes to improve culture and associate success are working, keep growing the engagement. Work a little more on the give and take with clients. It's a partnership, we shouldn't just be a "yes-man". Associate Advocates have too many resources to properly manage, hire more.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Information Control Company (Cincinnati, OH).
I was part of campus recruiting from a university. I had two rounds, one was incredibly technical and long, the other was more overall and behavioral. The technical round was very good and tested the understanding of application of concepts rather than asking us to dish out memorized answers. They were very quick in the response time as well.
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