At Blue Beyond Consulting, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 27 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.00. It was published on Jun 29, 2018. 4566 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
100%
 
People care about each other here.
100%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
100%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
100%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
100%
 

What They Do

We asked Blue Beyond Consulting to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Blue Beyond is a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in building effective organizations where both the business and the people thrive. We are people-side-of-business generalists who are expert in the "soft stuff" that is often the hard stuff — leadership, communication, change, culture, organizational effectiveness, talent management, and employee engagement.

About this Company

Website: www.bluebeyondconsulting.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Castro Valley, California, 94546 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 27 US Revenues: $4.4 million
Worldwide Revenues: $4.4 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2006

Blue Beyond Consulting has been awarded:

Best Small Workplaces 2017 (ranked 47)


“Grab an oar” is an expression we often use to show our willingness to jump in and help out any way we can.

Perks and Programs

We asked Blue Beyond Consulting to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Blue Beyond Development Days: Because we're primarily a virtual team collaborating from different locations, it's vital for us to have periodic in-person meetings. We call these quarterly meetings "Blue Beyond Days" — It's an opportunity to push pause on daily tasks and focus on each other. We share personal and business-related experiences, thoughts, questions, concerns and learnings. The all-day meeting is also an opportunity to align on our strategy, values, organizational culture and aspirations. Adjacent to Blue Beyond Day, we have a "Day of Service" where our team collectively provides a community service (i.e. picking up trash along a public beach).
  • Employee Recognition and Appreciation: Our Employee Recognition Fund allows each employee to spend up to $250 per year to recognize or show appreciation for another team member. This could be sending flowers if they've had a challenging week, or treating them to lunch for a job well done. It gives us a chance to demonstrate peer to peer recognition, reminds us to practice gratitude, and ensures every person on the team knows they're valued. We also have a monthly employee award known as the "Dancing Hula Cat" - a bobble head figurine of a cat wearing a hula skirt that is passed from employee to employee during our monthly company meetings. This quirky, playful award gives us more opportunities to appreciate individuals for their unique contributions. We believe recognition does not always have to be a formal program - the inspiration to honor each other can present itself at any time! 
  • Flexible Work Schedule: We aspire to enable each of our team members to have a fulfilling career while managing their work within a healthy and balanced personal life. We understand that each day brings different personal, family and work responsibilities that cannot all be scheduled into a 9-5 timeframe. Our focus is on meeting and exceeding our clients’ needs and expectations and being flexible in scheduling in order to do so. Each employee takes ownership of work responsibilities and manages their daily schedule in a way that meets client needs and enables the flexibility to attend to family and personal needs.
  • 401k / Profit Sharing: We offer a 401k program, with up to 3% of total compensation employer contribution, plus up to 2% of total compensation paid out in annual profit sharing, with both subject to business performance.
  • Health and Wellness Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision — with the employee premium 100% paid by Blue Beyond. All employees are covered 100% by our basic-term life insurance policy, and short- and long-term disability insurance policy. In addition, we offer up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave and up to 6 weeks of paid paternity and adoption leave. We don't have a traditional 'accrued time off' policy and allow our employees the flexibility to manage work and vacations according to their schedules and work commitments in order to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
  • Flexible Spending Account: We offer a tax-deferred flexible spending account.
  • Learning & Development: We encourage employees to continue their professional growth and enhance their work knowledge and skills by exploring courses, training programs and/or conferences for which the company will pay. Employees then share the learnings with the rest of the team in an effort to promote team development.
  • Unlimited Personal Time Off: We offer unlimited PTO — which includes vacation and sick time — to full- and part-time employees from the first day of employment.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
Blue Beyond Founder & CEO, Cheryl Fields Tyler, chats with Erin Wilgus, Caitlin Corda, and Mariah Cherniss in the lobby of our Castro Valley Headquarters.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Vacation Paid time off 30 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 30 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Food during meeting times, team lunch provided on Fridays, office stocked at all times with snacks and beverages.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$25,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $3,100 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Eco Team Chair Leads environmental impact team Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Blue Beyond team members hike on Angel Island during one of our Blue Beyond Days.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Our team members participate in a service project assembling prosthetic hands for victims of landmines.

How to Get Hired

We asked Blue Beyond Consulting for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

A great fit for Blue Beyond is someone who is a creative problem solver, excellent at managing and galvanizing teams to achieve business outcomes. Someone who knows how to use a wide variety of channels, tools and technology for communication and employee engagement. They can create and manage stellar project plans, drive execution, and anticipate potential problems to produce contingency plans. They can quickly analyze scenarios and “connect dots” to determine where value can be added. They are a fantastic writer, editor and storyteller in a variety of formats (e.g. web, blogs, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). It is important to them to build strong relationships with co- workers and clients. They have a learning mindset, listen well, and show up with authenticity and genuine care for co-workers and clients.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We are wowed by candidates that are willing to talk about their bumps in the road along with their accomplishments. We know that often these moments provide their greatest learnings, and provides us insight into their self- awareness, which is key in recognizing what other team members and clients are going through.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always looking for great people who value authenticity, listening, and a learning mindset.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

We've been very thoughtful about creating a website and presence on social media that reflects our company culture, vision, and values. Reading our team bios and case studies is a great way to start learning if Blue Beyond is a place where you could thrive.  

hiring Outlook

15 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 17% Job Growth
9 Average applicants per opening 150 Total job applicants
82% New hires by employee referrals 29% Openings filled by current employees
2 Recent graduates hired 4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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