Star2Star Communications, LLC

Star2Star Communications, LLC

Sarasota, FL

http://www.star2star.com

Grade: A

SummaryA fun and techie culture, solid employee recognition, trophies, awards and sales incentives with good perks and inventive meeting places.

Intro: Star2Star is dedicated to revolutionizing the world of business communications with our Full Spectrum Communications Solution, designed so that small and large businesses can simplify their day-to-day processes. Our employees share this passion for providing high-quality, problem-solving solutions to customers and also enjoy the fun, future-forward culture of innovation, diversity, recognition, and individuality that we deliver.

Impact statements:

  • Star2Star is dedicated to revolutionizing the world of business communications with our Full Spectrum Communications Solution, designed so that small and large businesses can simplify their day-to-day processes.
  • We strive to predict customer needs ahead of them being voiced, are thoroughly prepared to meet constantly evolving business communications demands, and present innovative, reliable, and high-quality solutions that make communications a competitive advantage.
  • Every quarter, we give our three 3P awards to honor employees who demonstrate our key company values, and the winners get the closest parking spaces to the building.
  • We sponsor toy and food drives during the holiday season and sponsor charitable events that arise in our community and the communities of our employees.
  • We encourage open door communication whereby our management team is always available to hear all suggestions and recommendations.
  • We have an employee-run Events Committee that organizes regular events including holiday parties and social gatherings both during and after work hours.
  • Teamwork is a core value at Star2Star. Departments are organized with clear responsibilities for every employee and our collaboration tools allow us to be in constant contact for real-time discussion and action.
  • We foster a “we’re-all-in-this-together” mentality where employees will go the extra mile to support each other and the company’s goals.
  • The longevity of our management team is very long, and many members have been with us since the company’s first year. 
  • To work at Star2Star, you must know how to work well with others, stick to your goals and deadlines until the job is done, and stay up to date with rapidly changing technology. Knowing our products in and out is important in order to answer questions for Partner and Customers.

Advancement Opportunities:

There is no cap on advancement for talent at Star2Star. We recognize and promote employees who demonstrate consistent excellence and constantly improving performance. We encourage advancement by fostering the exploration of new technology tools and maintaining an open, learning atmosphere.

Measuring satisfaction:

We do not have any formal processes for measuring team member satisfaction currently, although we are working on new initiatives. Every department has their own informal methods for maintaining team satisfaction including weekly check-ins, open door policies, etc.

Our offices are home to the Star2Star Space Museum, which contains fascinating artifacts and memorabilia from the space programs of several nations. The space museum is spread across our Sarasota offices and inspires our employees with the potential of technology and how far it can take us.

Creative meeting places:

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum

The South Florida Museum

Walt Disney World

State and county parks

Other local area venues and attractions


Perks:

Daily discount or free coupons to all employees food and drinks from our on-premise café, the Flying Saucer

Sam’s Club discount to employees

Free gym membership to YouFit Health Clubs


Fun:

Employee-run Events Committee organizes regular events including holiday parties and social gatherings during and after work hours

Walking in groups around the building

Watching planes at the nearby Sarasota Airport

Socializing at our on-premise café, the Flying Saucer

How corporate vision is communicated:

We hold regular events to communicate our corporate vision, including company-wide meetings, sales summits, weekly department calls, 4 monthly newsletters, and regular webinars.

Empowering employees:

We encourage open door communication whereby our management team is always available to hear all suggestions and recommendations. We also have an anonymous suggestion box in our on-site café where employees can make suggestions for ways to improve our on-site perks.

Every quarter, we give our three 3P awards to honor employees who demonstrate our key company values, and the winners get the closest parking spaces to the building. We also include employee promotions and successes in our monthly employee newsletter, present numerous trophies and awards throughout the year, and provide sales incentives and prizes to our team including weekend vacations to locations such as Las Vegas.

We embrace cutting-edge technology in our daily operations. We use many different languages and programs, and we generally give our staff and ability to work using whatever they are most comfortable with or curious about. Our employees are encouraged to explore and learn other technologies and new areas. For example, we don’t tell our developers how to write. We give them the freedom to work in the best way for them.

Ensuring well-being:

We provide excellent health/life insurance and PTO days. Many team members take daily walks around the building. Many employees also take part in completely anonymous employee support networks.

Closing company statements: To work at Star2Star, you must know how to work well with others, stick to your goals and deadlines until the job is done, and stay up to date with rapidly changing technology. Knowing our products in and out is important in order to answer questions for Partners and Customers.

You should join us because we value our people and work just as hard to help them succeed as they work towards making Star2Star the global leader in Unified Communications. We want team members who want to be part of something revolutionary; the way things “have always been done” is not good enough at Star2Star. If you want to succeed here, you need to be forward thinking, adaptable, and a fast learner. Also, don’t expect to be doing the same thing for very long as productive change is the only constant.

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