I worked at Steven Winter Associates full-time (More than 5 years)
Extremely intelligent group of people....lots of interesting project work across the company....excellent chance to work with/learn from subject matter experts recognized throughout the industry...can be a very entrepreneurial environment...Girl Power!!! lots of women in lead management positions....strong brand recognition in the industry, lots of great contacts/networking....namesake of the company is a great guy, still active and enthusiastic....employee owned company....great place to learn the fundamentals....lots of camaraderie between employees, many of whom wind up being outside-of-work friends....solid industry with lots of opportunities into the future.
Various business groups are too siloed, losing out on opportunities to share both technical and (perhaps more importantly) human resources....cross-group collaboration is virtually non-existent...opportunities for long term career growth were never quite clear....org chart is rather horizontal, creating log jams which limit growth opportunities...you kind of have to be in the right place at the right time....certain business groups are better than others in terms of having a clearly defined mission and identity
Advice to Management
Need to figure out the lack-of-collaboration thing across groups....need to figure out how to better manage for long term career growth
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Steven Winter Associates (New York, NY) in August 2016.
Bad experience. Had an in-person after the initial phone interview with two senior members of the team. They were 15 minutes late to the interview and we spent a couple minutes in silence while they looked over my resume (for the first time?). Gave me very little to go of off then never bothered to call back with a decision.