5280 Solutions
3.6 of 5 34 reviews
www.5280solutions.com Highlands Ranch, CO 150 to 499 Employees

5280 Solutions Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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3.6 34 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

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Mark Voegele

(23 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A Good Place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at 5280 Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSolid Industry, a company that provides good customer service and is seeking to build upon their successes. The people who run this company understand what it's like to be in the trenches with the geeks and value their people. Work life balance is getting better. Many weeks are only 40 hours. Time off compensation is great!

ConsBehind on technology, and are only now finally warming up to Agile methodologies. Sometimes you do have projects that take longer hours. And the major business season is from July through September, so you need to plan your summer vacations accordingly.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the focus on a single process and using technology to make that process possible. Make newer technology for developed products a priority and look to expand into new avenues of business with the financial systems you offer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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5280 Solutions is a great place to work

IT Engineer (Current Employee)
Highlands Ranch, CO

I have been working at 5280 Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA true performance based company. Great if you are a performer.
Most managers are leaders, not managers.
Always looking to the future and new ideas.
Majority of employees have 5+ years.
Fun, relaxed environment to work.

ConsA lot of complaints about salaries being low, but offset by over 22 days off/year to start and other Pros listed.
Medical benefits could be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementReconsider the benefits. The high deductible might keep premiums down, but some of us would consider a higher premium for a PPO like plan with no or smaller deductible. I do appreciate the quarterly challenges to earn money to help offset the deductible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall great environment and employees

Director (Former Employee)
Highlands Ranch, CO

I worked at 5280 Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery good corporate culture but has changed as company size has grown. OK benefits

ConsPay could be better. Typically slightly lower than average market.

Advice to Senior ManagementExecutive management - Keep up the great job leading.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I'd Reccommend This Company

Contract IT Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at 5280 Solutions as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood place to work. They treat people very well.

ConsNo real complaints so far.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company that is willing to listen to it's employees and invest in change

Infrastructure (Current Employee)
Highlands Ranch, CO

I have been working at 5280 Solutions

ProsGet to work with state of the art technology. Get to influence technology decisions and a place where top performers are recognized and rewarded. Good work life balance.

ConsMissing a lot of process with too many decisions being made in silos. Large communication gap between development and infrastructure.

Advice to Senior ManagementClose the void between infrastructure and development. Implement a true Enterprise Architecture group that is responsible for steering all software and infrastructure development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Relaxed, interesting, performance based environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at 5280 Solutions

ProsRewarded for performance.
Rewarded for being healthy.
Not afraid of new technologies.
Relaxed athmosphere.
Clear communication about company wide issues.

ConsLow salaries and raises.
Lots of good talk but hardly any walk.
Very restricted IT environment.
Communication barrier to Senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart by allowing the departments not in direct contact with the Department of Education to perform at their full ability by removing the un-necessary security restrictions. Catching up to the latest salary trends and paying the employees what they deserve would also help.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An IT company that does not outsource

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Highlands Ranch, CO

I have been working at 5280 Solutions

ProsRapidly growing company that does not outsource. Good corporate events. Great senior management. Nice office not located in the congested Tech Center

ConsHealth and life insurance could be better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place over the years. Going through some changes again.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Highlands Ranch, CO

I have been working at 5280 Solutions

ProsThe people and the management really care about you. Good leadership team. Fair. Other reviews look like they are from people that have left or been let go. I believe the current employees mostly like the organization although continual change leaves people guessing about what is next.

ConsGoing through some changes. Integration with Nelnet NDS is not easy. Some of the focus of the smaller 5280 Solutions is being lost in the larger Nelnet organization. Worried about autonomy.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep caring. Protect the culture that has been built over the years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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