CAREERS: Where I Work - Cassandre Beauboeuf, Marketing assistant,Horner & Shifrin

How long have you been working there? Nine months.

How long have you been working there? Nine months.

Describe the physical space you work in. I work right in the heart of The Hill, an area famous for its Italian restaurants and bakeries. Our office is located right next to St. Louis' Science Center. It's also about 10 minutes from my favorite mall. The best part of my desk is the cubicle wall. (I like to call it my "wall of fame"). It's loaded with pictures of my college days, vacations, family, and friends.

What is the best thing about working there? I love our donut policy. We keep all the local pastry shops in business. The donut policy is somewhat in jest, but the point is "share your good and bad times with your fellow employees. Employees receive a copy of the donut policy with all their other standard paperwork on the first day of employment. And, if they thought it was a joke at first, all they have to do is wait around a week and watch as the donuts flow in, almost daily, for every imaginable occasion. I've seen donuts brought in celebrating everything from the birth of a child to a recent divorce. Recently, when a retiree was asked what he would like for his retirement, he replied, "Free donuts for all employees, once a week for a year. And now, every Wednesday, donuts are provided by the company, free to all of us.

If you could do your job from any location, other than your current one, where would it be? I would love to work from anywhere on a beach - preferably in Florida.

What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year? The St. Louis Business Journal named Horner & Shifrin one of "St. Louis' Best Places to Work. We are so excited about it.

Do you socialize with your colleagues outside of work? Not only do we socialize, it's almost a prerequisite for working here. We have an official activities committee to help plan our company events. We have ice-cream breaks, an annual chili cook-off, yearly softball league, golf league, paintball contests, monthly social hours at locations selected by the entire staff, an annual company picnic, and we get tickets to baseball and hockey games. We have a lot of fun here.

Number of PR dept. employees: 1
Address: 5200 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 531-4321
Web: www.hornershifrin.com

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