Star2Star

Star2Star

Sarasota, FL

http://www.star2star.com

Grade: A

Editor’s Summary: Work in communications technology, an area in high-demand during the pandemic and beyond. Great benefits, training and growth opportunities. Quarterly 3P (Predict, Prepare, and Present) awards honor employees who exhibit future-oriented thinking. In addition, there is written, verbal, and monetary recognition. Strong focus on giving back and on team satisfaction.

Intro: Star2Star is dedicated to revolutionizing the world of business communications with our cloud-native enterprise communications and collaboration solutions, 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:

  • 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.
  • There is no cap on advancement for talent at Star2Star. We recognize and promote employees who demonstrate consistent excellence and constantly improving performance.
  • 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.
  • Our offices are home to the Star2Star Space Museum, which contains fascinating artifacts and memorabilia from the space programs of several nations.
  • 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.

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:

We provide a weekly allowance of $10 to all employees that completely covers or provides a discount on food and drinks from our own on-premise café, the Flying Saucer. We also have deals to provide a Sam’s Club discount to employees as well as a free gym membership to YouFit Health Clubs. Our Events Committee also hosts food trucks on site regularly as well as plans employee events such as holiday parties, Employee Appreciation Day, and employee socials.

Fun:

We have an employee-run Events Committee that organizes regular events including holiday parties and social gatherings both during and after work hours. Our team members are constantly seen walking around the building in groups. Our offices are adjacent to the Sarasota Airport, allowing our employees to see planes come and go all day. Our on-premise café, the Flying Saucer, provides great opportunities to socialize.

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 from gift cards to all-expenses-paid travel.

We embrace cutting-edge technology in our daily operations. We use many different languages and programs, and we generally give our staff the 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 and Collaboration technologies. 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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