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There are almost as many IT security firms as there are organizations in need of their guidance. The big names boast decades of experience and a global reputation; the smaller names promise personalized work experience with lean operations.
We know there are a lot of firms vying for you. So why choose MindPoint Group?
At MindPoint Group, one of the greatest resources we have is our associates. We strongly believe in empowering our employees by encouraging their continued development, growth, and education. Our professional development program allows our employees to gain a broad perspective on today’s security challenges and early insights into tomorrow’s threats, and it enables them to engineer innovative security solutions to meet these trials.
Other firms offer services in dozens of areas. Not us. Our focus and our passion are centered on one mission: delivering premium IT security solutions. That means we seek to hire innovative, team-oriented and security-focused technical experts who are interested in becoming thought leaders in Information Security.
As a minority and woman owned small business, we have worked hard to ensure that MindPoint Group is a place that brings together smart, talented information security professionals from diverse backgrounds – a place where you can bring your whole self to work.
MindPoint Group has an open door culture which encourages idea sharing and direct collaboration between executive management and employees. We foster a deeply collaborative environment, one in which staff can both share and strategize in teams and grow as individuals. Our clients turn to us as trusted advisors and we empower staff to embrace this role.
We have established a robust benefits package that is competitive with large business. A 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistic analysis illustrated that MindPoint Group surpassed the local, state, regional and national average for employee benefits. Our commitment to our employees has resulted in a 5% average voluntary attrition rate for the last 5 years. This is noteworthy since, as a small business, each employee departure significantly impacts our attrition ratio.
MindPoint Group is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through the combined efforts of our enthusiastic team member volunteers and corporate contributions, we endeavor to give back to the communities in which we operate by supporting non-profit organizations that address community needs and issues.
One of the ways that MindPoint Group has given back to our community is through sponsorship of four Community Outreach Events each year. All events are led by employee volunteers with full sponsorship from the company. This approach allows us to support non-profit organizations that are important to our employees.
MindPoint Group has sponsored outreach events for the Ronald McDonald House, the American Diabetes Association, the Howard County Food Bank, the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, and the Cardinal Bank Charity Classic benefiting the Inova Health System Foundation. While all of these organizations were in need of funds to continue their good works, MindPoint Group’s involvement was not completely monetary. As a company, we purchased, prepared and delivered food, bed sheets, blankets, towels and activity bags for terminally ill children plus numerous charity walks/runs, and we have done all of this work on company overhead. To date, MindPoint Group has contributed thousands of dollars and many hours to charity, but we believe that the greater contribution for the company and the employees who participate is the growing camaraderie, and time spent supporting these organizations together.
We are profoundly invested in selecting the right people to join our team and are equally driven to retain them for the long term. Our rigorous recruitment process brings us the most skilled, experienced, and driven information security consulting experts in the industry and it simultaneously allows applicants to determine if MindPoint Group is the right fit for them.
The path to getting hired usually involves a first conversation with our HR Manager, a telephone interview, and an onsite interview at one of our offices – pretty typical practices. However, MindPoint Group employs a unique approach to interviewing that makes our recruitment process a little different.
We are looking for innovative, team-oriented security experts who can get things done. When you interview at MindPoint Group, you will likely interview with two or three associates. To give you a sense of what working here is really like, some of your interviewers could be potential teammates, but some interviewers will be with other teams. This helps us see how you might collaborate and fit in at MindPoint Group overall. During your interview, we are looking for three things:
How You Think
We want to know how you have demonstrated leadership qualities in different situations in order to achieve results. This might be by asserting a leadership role at work or with an organization, or by helping a team/project succeed when you weren’t officially appointed as the leader.
We want to make sure that you have the experience and the background that will set you up for success in your role. We are looking for people who have a variety of strengths and technical expertise in Information Security, not just isolated skill sets.
We are very interested in how you think. We are likely to ask you some role-related questions that provide insight into how you solve problems. We want to learn how you would tackle the problem presented.
I have been working at MindPoint Group full-time (More than 5 years)
MindPoint Group truly cares for its people. Aside from good pay, great benefits, strong company culture and opportunity to grow, they truly care about their people. One recent example is the government shutdown which started 12/22/2018 and still going as of this post. While the company wasn’t severely impacted, 15 employees were furloughed from government projects. They had to take PTO and were running out of leave. The company started a PTO donation drive which raised 820 hours of PTO for the 15 employees. What’s most notable is that 438 PTO hours (over half) were donated by the 4 partners’ from their personal PTO. This is one example of what this company does for its people.
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Advice to Management
Keep up the good work.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MindPoint Group (Alexandria, VA) in January 2017.
Their interview process was completed in 3 parts (2 phone interviews and one Skype.) I applied online through Indeed and their recruiter contacted me within a week. Nothing out of the ordinary with the interview process. I did get to Skype with two of the managers for their final interview which was supposed to be in person. This was convenient because I was unable to come into their office because I had a hectic work week.
I was up front about my salary requirements. The recruiter told me that I had to speak with the HR manager to make sure my years of cyber security experience align with my salary requirements. I spoke to the HR Manager after all my interviews were complete and she told me about market trends along with years of work experience, certification and education factoring into my salary. The offer was comparable with what I researched online. I was happy with my offer.
Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work
Tech Hiring Commitment
Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers
Pay Equality Pledge
Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions