At Strategic Financial Solutions, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 193 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.55. It was published on Jul 21, 2016. 3596 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
95%
 
Management is approachable, easy to talk with.
92%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
92%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
90%
 
When people change jobs or work units, they are made to feel right at home.
90%
 

What They Do

We asked Strategic Financial Solutions to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We help people burdened by debt by providing a personalized approach to regain control of their financial future. In almost a decade we have been able to resolve close to half a billion dollars in credit card debt for over 40,000 consumers.

About this Company

Website: www.stratfs.com Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: New York, New York US Sites: 1
Major Locations: New York, New York US Employees: 300
US Revenues: $27.7 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2007

Core Values

Perks and Programs

We asked Strategic Financial Solutions to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Being Caught Strategic: When a team member demonstrates one of the company's 6 Core Values, the team member receivies a branded "Caught Being Strategic" card.  A card may be given by either a manager or a colleague.  At the end of each quarter, each team member who has been awarded a card is entered into a large raffle.  The raffle prizes include - but are not limited to - $1,000 shopping sprees, free concert tickets, an all-inclusive "Night in New York City" for 2 (including hotel room), 60 inch TVs, and more.                                                                                                              
  • Strategic Dreams: Strategic Financial Solutions helps some of its team members to realize their goals through this innovative program.  Each quarter, we send out an anonymous survey that asks our team members to submit a "dream."  The "Dream Counsel" reviews all submissions and chooses between one and three dreams.  Recent dreams fulfilled include a fully paid trip for a team member and her family to St. Thomas, a full bedroom renovation, and an immersive Spanish course.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Thank-God-Its-Monday Breakfast: Strategic Financial Solutions helps start the week right by offering a full hot breakfast for all employees on two Mondays a month.  After all, Friday shouldn't be the only day to get all the glory.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Annual Holiday Party: Each year, we host all of our team members at a hot spot in New York City and celebrate the holidays in style.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Summer Bowling Outing: Each summer we do a full-company bowling outing at one of New York City's premier centers.  To foster a community among our team members, we ensure that different departments are represented on each team.  The outing includes prizes, food, and drinks.                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Holiday Decorating Contest: The Holiday Decorating Contest is a time for departments to build team spirit and have lots of fun by decorating their office space with festive holiday decorations.  It wouldn't be a Strategic event without prizes and we hand out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards, with 1st place receiving a $2,000 prize.                                                                                      
  • Dress-Up day Contests: Throughout the year, we offer multiple Dress Up Day Contests with different themes.  Past contests have included, Ugly Holiday Sweater, Halloween Costume, Superhero Day, St. Patrick's Day, and 80's Dress Up.  Prizes are awarded for originality, likeness, and effort.
  • Sales Vegas Trip: Every year we take 25 Sales Consultants on an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas that includes 2 nights in a hotel, a DJ pool party, and dinner at one of Las Vegas'  premier restaurants.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Chuck-A-Buck: Every Friday throughout the year, each employee may put a dollar - or multiple dollars - into a bag for a chance to win all the money that is entered.  On special occassions the company matches the employees' contributions and sometimes awards an extra $1,000 to the winning team member.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$110,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Financial Consultant $44,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Negotiator
50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 5% of an employee's salary10% Company-paid health coverage for employees (under 50K)
10% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$1,000 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
Company Portrait

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

12 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
24 weeks Unpaid sabbatical

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Compressed work weeks (2% use it)

    FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

    65 days Job-protected maternity leave10 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave
    10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    20 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    *Employees are required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

    FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

      HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

      • Medical care
      • Vision care
      • Mental health care
      • Dental care
      • Prescription drug subsidy

      ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

      • Flu shots
      • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      $25,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $10,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

      Diversity

      • 'VP of HR' is accountable to formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
      • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
      • 5 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
      • 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

       
      Halloween 2015

      Demographics

       
      Tailgate Party

      How to Get Hired

      We asked Strategic Financial Solutions 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 candidate must be driven, results oriented, empathetic and care both about what they do for a living and making a difference in people's lives.  We strive to find candidates who can live by our core values of teamwork, integrity, results, innovation, empathy, and opportunity.  Our positions require constant learning and rapid change, so a candidate needs to be a quick learner as well as exercise high responsiveness.   

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      Strategic Financial Solutions seeks goal oriented, driven, and hard working applicants. We are a results driven culture that takes pride in helping to change people's lives. We also are like family so finding applicants that will fit well is important to us. The interview process allows us to try to get to know the candidate and affords us the opportunity to provide information to candidates to get to know what it will be like to be part of this team. Hint, follow-up, a positive attitude, and punctuality get noticed. 

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

      Strategic is experiencing hyper-growth. Most of our divisions are constantly looking to expand their teams with great candidates. Some of the positions we have open are Inside sales consulting positions, negotiators, customer care representatives, and operations management. 

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

      Check out our website and apply online.  If a test is sent to them, they should take it as quickly as possible. Testing is an important part of our hiring process.

      hiring Outlook

      225 Job openings forecast for coming year 55% Job Growth
      16 Average applicants per opening 15,000 Applications received
      246 Positions filled in past year 7% New hires by employee referrals
      30 New positions created 15 Jobs filled by current employees
      Yes Recruits on college campuses 250 New 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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