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NorthStar Memorial Group Overview

Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
2004
Company - Private
Funeral Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Service Corporation International, Carriage Services, StoneMor
At NorthStar Memorial Group we choose collaboration over bureaucracy. Corporate politico and hoop jumpers need not apply. Here, everyone has a chance to lead. We encourage and empower people at every level to speak up, be heard and watch their ideas become realities. Degreed ... Read more

Mission: At NorthStar Memorial Group, passion creates meaningful action. We understand the gravity of loss. We respect the emotions that families face. And we sensitively guide them to a place of comfort and relief. As an organization, we strive to put ourselves into the shoes of our ... Read more

NorthStar Memorial Group Reviews

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    I have been working at NorthStar Memorial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company takes their roll in the death care industry very serious. They are about doing things right and taking care of clients. The company teaches their employees to think. A cemetery or funeral professional will learn more at NorthStar than any other funeral company. If you are loyal and work hard you will be well compensated and have opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    The company hires and retains people who work hard. There is very little "Fat" meaning sometimes staffing can be very lean. Employees are compensated well, but sometimes the company is frugal when it comes to buildings and car updates.

    Advice to Management

    You have the best people working for you, spend more dollars to make your buildings the best in the area.

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NorthStar Memorial Group Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NorthStar Memorial Group (Oakland, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by the Sales Manager, introduced to the Facility Manager. Sophomoric interview, easy to ace. Sales Manager proceeded to take three weeks on bring me on board after notifying me I had the job. NOTE: I chose $24K as a number for salary because the form required a number but pay was a draw against commission; there was no salary.

    Interview Questions

    • The Sales Manager focused on the objective of generating sales for a product (burial spaces) that had dwindling sales in certain demographics, and the importance of using one’s social groups to generate sales, e.g., church, your own ethnic group connections.   1 Answer
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NorthStar Memorial Group Awards & Accolades

  • Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business, 2010
  • Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business, 2011
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