Pros: I (stupidly) left the company. After reapplying to come back and being denied (after being told I could “always come back if I wanted!”...that’s another story), I still can’t say enough about how wonderful this company really is. If you’ve got the chance, take it. -SUPER high starting salary. I’ve yet to find another company even CLOSE to matching starting pay like that. -Best benefits around: 3 weeks starting PTO, 3 volunteer days, 5 sick days, 12 holidays, Christmas-New Years off, health/vision/dental, relaxed dress code, fully stocked kitchens, TONS of employee appreciation events, annual company meeting at random locations FREE TO YOU -Culture is very tight-knit and supportive. Feels like you’re working with your best friends every day. -Not a “high stress” sales job. It’s Admissions-they either apply or they don’t (you DO have target numbers, though. Usually not hard to hit) -CEO actually visits all offices, knows your name, and throws dance parties to celebrate! -UNLIMITED promotion opportunities! The company is growing so much, that if you prove yourself as a standout leader, you could be promoted in as little as 6 months. All the managers and senior managers that I know of started as Admission Counselors. Even most higher-ups started in the role! If you work hard and love 2U, there’s no telling where you’ll go.
Cons: -HR is very ineffective. They have a horribly slow response time, don’t communicate very well, and don’t adhere to their policies...which leads to the next point... -For having a “No Asshole” policy, it sure seemed like the “assholes” could get away with whatever if they were friends with enough people. If an entire team brings up complaints against a person, maybe realize the problem is them and do something to remove them? Crazy thought. -NO commuter benefits. Parking in and around building is very high, so either take RTD or expect to lose a big chunk of pay just affording parking.
The Washington Capitals Youth Hockey Shootout is back!
This competition allows participants to showcase their skills while contending to become the top shooter or goalie within their respective age division. The tournament is conducted in three rounds, with the finalists from each age division battling for the championship during intermission of a Washington Capitals home game! Registration is open to all youth hockey players at the Mite (8U), Squirt (10U), Peewee (12U), Bantam (14U), and Midget (16U/18U) age groups.
*** All shootout participants will receive a 10% Pro Shop discount at their respective preliminary round rink. All shootout participants will also receive a special Capitals Kids Club or Equipment Store discount!
There is a non-refundable program fee of $10 to participate.
The first, preliminary, round is held at four local ice rinks in Maryland and Virginia. Residents of VA must register for a VA preliminary location, residents of MD must register for a MD preliminary location, and residents of Washington D.C. may register for any location. The semifinal round is held at the Washington Capitals practice facility, Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA. The final round for each age group will be held at Capital One Arena during intermission of a Capitals home game.
The winners at all levels including Mite (8U), Squirt (10U), Peewee (12U), Bantam (14U), and Midget (16U/18U) will get a VIP experience from the Capitals.
Check-In and On-Ice times are as follows:
MITE: 9:30 a.m. Check-In Begins / 10:30 a.m. On-Ice
SQUIRT: 11:15 a.m. Check-In Begins / 12:15 p.m. On-Ice
PEEWEE: 1:00 p.m. Check-In Begins / 2:00 p.m. On-Ice
BANTAM: 2:15 p.m. Check-In Begins / 3:15 p.m. On-Ice
MIDGET: 2:15 p.m. Check-In Begins / 3:15 p.m. On-Ice