Mission: We come to work every day so that we can make good things happen for other people.
I have been working at Stone Street Capital full-time (More than a year)
Reasonable hours (9 to 6), rewarding work, friendly coworkers, department transferability (i.e you can go from sales to operations or vice versa depending on the company needs), management and senior staff that are available and willing to help, genuinely kind office culture
Office in Bethesda (I live in Baltimore so it is a long commute), difficulty working with customers, making adjustments to complete a transaction, lots of moving parts to learn when starting out
Advice to Management
Create formalized training for sales reps, and probably other departments as well
I applied online. I interviewed at Stone Street Capital (Bethesda, MD) in August 2017.
I was scheduled to have a phone interview on Friday at 2PM. 2:30 rolled around and I still had no contact. I emailed the third party recruiter and asked if an interview was still happening. They didn't communicate properly to ensure the date and time of the interview. Usually I ignore companies that somehow make mistakes in the interview process, but I decided to give another chance. I had the phone interview and halfway through I was finally given the name of the company. I was told many times to check GlassDoor for reviews of the company and overall it was very vague.
I later got an email to have a two-part interview. I wish I was told beforehand the first was going to be over the phone. I was in the process of moving and drive 2.5 hours to find out it was just over the phone and the in-person interview was two days later. The phone call ended up being a five-minute prep session discussing what to bring, who to ask for, what to wear, and stated the interview will be a panel of people. The call itself was ten minutes late.
For the actual in person interview, the person I was told to ask for was no longer with the company, and the person I talked to didn't even know I was going to be interviewed. The interview itself went fine, despite Lou having no knowledge of me except for the resume I brought in hand and it ended up just being him rather than a panel. I got an email later saying "our client thinks you're a great candidate but we'll be pursuing others based on background and skills". I was told before that it was ok to have no experience in the field and that training would be provided. I have years of management experience but not a fit for the company. I was contacted four months after applying and felt like I wasted my time. I was looking to start my career over, and the company seemed like a good start, but their third party recruiting system needs work on communication.