Remodeling startup, growing ridiculously fast.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – 1538 Packer Ave. of Philadelphia PA 19145 – January 14, 2016
I think the main thing that charactarizes the employment experience at Green Star is that it's a young startup company that is astonishingly successfull (the company grew by more than 25% before I had even been at Green Star for a year, no exaggeration). This translates into a lot of energy and positivity at the office. And since it's a young company, it's still very agile: able to course-correct, learn and adapt quickly. New ideas are easily heard and tested. And with devotion, it is easy to be recognized and granted more responsiblity.
The downsides to working at Green Star are also kind of wrapped up in the fact that it's a startup: things move pretty fast and there are still some gaps in company policies. We are still encountering new obstacles and questions we haven't run into before, and end up having to invent policy on the spot sometimes. This might be frustrating for people who are used to working at older, larger companies with established protocols for every possible scenario.
The owner of Green Star runs the company with the close help of his childhood friends - most of whom are in their early thirties with a college education in business or marketing, and are therefor much more savvy in terms of modern building materials and the desires/expectations of today's homeowners than most other contractors.
The three main topics of conversation at the office are (listed in descending order): sports, betting on sports, and fantasy sports.