I worked at Safe Systems full-time
Very laid back atmosphere, nothing like the large corporate environment I was used to. No ticketing system to keep track of internal support tickets. Worked exclusively off shoulder taps, phone calls, and automated alerts. Treated like a person and not a number, manager did not ever ask to use PTO for doctor appointments or personal emergencies. Do not waste a lot of time with useless meetings. Offer paid training for certifications and shared material available from others who have taken the classes prior. They offer cost of living, annual raises, and sometimes annual bonuses. Privately owned but they are very open with balance sheets. Partially due to their financial stability and health help them land and maintain customers since the banks are heavily regulated. They also offer other things like flex time and working from home. Standard 2 weeks vacation per year, plus 5 sick days. Three of the 4 insurance plans are free (2 PPO, 2 HMO) for a individual with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Can't but a dollar figure on this but jeans and tennis shoes are the norm dress code daily. In the summers on Fridays you can wear shorts. Provide a "stress relief" once per month after work, where the company provides food at a nearby restaurant, you are on your own for drinks.
Limited company holidays - only 6 per year. Limit themselves to community banks of a certain size, where they have a niche and are experts, but limits the growth of the company.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Safe Systems (Alpharetta, GA).
First they do a phone screen that is basically just a personality review to see if you'll fit in with the company culture. Nothing difficult your basic HR questions. There is only 1 more in person interview without that and will last about an hour. They go over your resume and talk about your experience. Again they ask personality questions to see if you fit in. It's a small company of 80 so culture is very important.
I am used to working with recruiters so I may have made a mistake by not asking for more. They do post an exact salary, not a range. I believe I was the 2nd to last interview and received the offer 2 days after my 2nd interview.
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