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

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 25 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.29. It was published on Jul 25, 2016. 1347 Visitors

What Employees Say

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%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
100%
 
There is a "family" or "team" feeling here.
100%
 

What They Do

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

Our work is focused on supporting organizations undergoing transformative change. We specialize in organizational culture, change management, communications, employee engagement, leadership development, and vision/mission/strategy.

About this Company

Website: www.bluebeyondconsulting.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Castro Valley, California US Sites: 1
US Employees: 26 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2006

Blue Beyond 'day of service' - hike on Angel Island and beach trash pick-up.

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).
  • Workplace Giving Program: Blue Beyond Consulting is committed to showing gratitude by helping others. Finding ways to scale this commitment as our company grows is a priority. We have a workplace giving program in which our company matches employees’ charitable donations, up to $250 per employee, per year, towards all eligible registered charitable organizations. In addition to that, we hold fundraisers to support the work that our pro-bono clients are doing in the community.
  • 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. In addition, we offer short- and long-term disability and up to 16 weeks paid maternity 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% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 5% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free beverages during the day
CEO Cheryl Fields Tyler and Consultant Stephanie Denman chat at a Blue Beyond holiday office gathering.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Telecommute option (92% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

80 days Job-protected maternity leave80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take80 days Job-protected paternity leave
80 days Fully-paid paternity leave (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.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)

    HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $50,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

    Diversity

    • 'Our Business Operations Manager who supports Talent Management, and is actively building our diversity strategy' is accountable to formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

    Executive Diversity

     
    Team members Mara Simon-Meyer and Mariah Cherniss collaborate in the office.

    Demographics

     
    Team member Erin Wilgus gives a presentation on Insights at a Blue Beyond Development Day.

    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

    7 Job openings forecast for coming year 30% Job Growth
    2 Average applicants per opening 20 Applications received
    9 Positions filled in past year 100% New hires by employee referrals
    6 New positions created 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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