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  1. "IceStone Employment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Icestone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small team,
    Creative atmosphere, humorous demenaor, availability to take on tasks you want to expand to work with

    Cons

    Low bandwidth for tasks, long term growth potential is inconsistent, pay raise increments are long, technology and internal systems out of date

    Advice to Management

    Expand teams in every front to increase functionality -- the employees have too much on their plate


  2. "Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In a great area, very environmentally and socially responsible.

    Cons

    Big operation might be too lean labor wise.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase budget for innovation.


  3. "Promising company with a few blind spots"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Icestone (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people care about one another and it's a very supportive and collaborative workplace. Employees are encouraged to direct their own work and implement ideas that they think will improve a process, product, or policy.

    Cons

    There's very little and inconsistent professional development support; some managers receive more training than others. Additionally, there's a tendency to take on more initiatives/projects than are feasibly possible for a team of IceStone's size to accomplish successfully. While this brings variety and opportunities to take on new challenges, it can also create dysfunction.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the sales support with more training, more short term strategies, and greater focus on the numbers. Don't overlook the ability of non-sales managers to offer strategic and tactical support in this effort.


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  5. "Room for Improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The best thing about working at IceStone is your colleagues. Most of the people are fun to work with and care about you. The environment is cool and working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is really interesting. The product is beautiful and there is a lot of potential to grow the business.

    Cons

    The management of the company is disorganized and lacks discipline and strategy. The intentions of the business are great but the follow through is not always there.


  6. "Fast-paced, inspiring, chaotic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mission driven company that has strong values and beliefs. Creating a product that is environmentally friendly and beautiful. Lot's of cross functional teams so you learn all aspects of the business. Potential for huge growth and great impact.

    Cons

    Leadership turnover is high, leading to conflicting and abandoned initiatives. Fast paced action combined with slow growth leads to feelings that you are in a never ending sprint. Product issues can undermine enthusiasm. Limited cash flow can lead to work place sacrifices.