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Interview with Samantha Schroeter

HIGHLIGHTS OF WORKING AT GCS SO FAR

In just over 18 months working at GCS, I have accomplished more than what others I know have taken years to achieve. The financial benefits of this role have meant that I have been able to travel the world and enjoyed numerous holidays with friends. I have also paid off my student loan, credit cards, and have been able to put aside money for a house that I plan to buy.

Being a young working professional in New York City is hard, no matter what industry you’re in, and I’m proud that I have managed to achieve all that I have in less than 2 years.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK FOR GCS?

Whilst interviewing for GCS, they really emphasized on the competition factor or ‘buzz’ throughout all of the offices even though they are in different countries, and coming from an athletic and competitive background myself, this was one of the main attractions that really drew me in to working for GCS.

The conversations had during the final stages of the interview process were extremely positive, and as soon as my first day had finished, I was confident that the future business plans (laid out to me at the beginning of the interview process) were transparent and it was indeed a meritocratic environment.

Before I had even signed my contract, I had met all of the senior management team and had been taken out for lunch to meet the rest of the team – a really nice touch that sealed the deal for me.

WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND WORKING FOR OUR GCS USA TEAM?

Due to the higher placement fees over here in the US, the financial opportunities are incredible, and are second to none. From the moment you join the business, a career plan is put together with the business manager, and you are given clear, transparent targets that will enable you to reap the rewards that the company has to offer.

WHAT IS THE CULTURE LIKE IN THE USA OFFICE?

Really collaborative and friendly, but professional. I can go to any of the seniors with issues or opinions and know that they will be dealt with in complete confidence. We are a close-knit team inside AND outside of work, and really enjoy each other’s company (which is why you will probably always find us in a bar together as a team on a Friday night!).

As well as working with them all on a professional level, I have made some friends for life here at GCS!

WHY IS NEW YORK SUCH A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?

Being one of the leading technology hubs in the world, everyone wants to live here in New York. Candidates can see the big technology names are moving to the Big Apple, and they want to be part of it!

In terms of the club scene, there is always something going on! From all-day brunches, to wine tasting on top of the Rockefeller centre, there is something to cater for everyone’s taste.

There also isn’t much of a comparison to New York’s lifestyle. I know that sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the truth. Whatever your passion may be; fitness, sports, music, art, history, cooking, shopping etc. there are countless options for whatever they may be. Seriously, I challenge you to find something you enjoy that you can’t find in New York! We’re all activity-people and love to experience everything the city has to offer.