Solutionary

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Solutionary Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2014
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3.2 32 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

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Steven A Idelman

(26 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    6 people found this helpful  

    Culture of blame

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsGreat company for an entry level, new graduate, who is seeking a career in IT Security.

    ConsUnless you can somehow break into the 'inner circle' of trusted upper management, you will most likely be left to rot. You will be expected to work long hours for no apparent reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour number one asset is your people, you should treat them as assets, not simply as a payroll expense. Develop them, trust them, compensate them well, and let them grow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Bullying at its best

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsGreat opportunity to learn about the information security field and work with some of the brightest people you will ever meet.

    ConsConstant bullying all but one of the c-level staff, and refusal to deal with obvious incompetence by most of management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementC-level staff should quit and take their family members with them. It doesn't matter how many employees you coerce into writing good reviews on glassdoor, you need to have a hard dose of reality and realize the company is better off without you. You have a select few sr managers that can make the company great.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPays well, always hiring new employees

    ConsLack thought innovation. Doesn't look for a larger picture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay, but don't plan on making a career there!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsGood products and much to learn. If you want to dive headlong into Security as a career, you can learn a lot here. Most of the people who work here really do care about the customer and want to do a good job.

    ConsThe "famiy run" atmosphere can be toxic. Being publicly berated is not uncommon. Favoritism runs rampant. If you do not have a thick skin, this is definitely not the place to be. Extremely high turnover rates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire. Now. Leave the running of this company to professionals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work in spite of ourselves.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsGreat entry into managed security services. Smart people who are loyal work here.

    ConsThere is limited growth opportunity since the organization is small. Co-workers are great but the management team can be difficult to work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is made up of a very small group who have been together for over 20 years. They do not take constructive criticism well and can be emotional. They do not communicate proactively but think they do. I think a senior level person from outside the organization would help some of these issues as would market focus and marketing. People start out really jazzed and burn out quickly with all the drama.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very frustrating place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe thing I liked most at Solutionary was the ability to learn new things. Anytime I was curious about how something worked, there were people willing to show me.

    ConsThe management is terrible (don't listen to their employees), there are very few rewards, nothing ever changes despite your best efforts, and you're expected to work 24/7/365.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe industry that Solutionary in is a 24/7 industry and does require a lot of immediate fire-fighting, but recognize that your employees are the most important asset and do everything you can to help them cope with the rough industry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocrity and Incompetency

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Work can be interesting, depending on which area you work in.
    - Decent pay and benefits

    ConsFuzzy Vision - Strategy and focus is constantly changing. Employees don't know where the organization is going and what it is trying to achieve.

    Lack of Leadership Skills – Leadership here can be either too directive or too hands-off. Upper management does not lead and does not manage change… they just administrate and micromanage. Also, you need to be liked and accepted by the founding members in order to survive here – if they don’t like you, they will make your life miserable.

    Discouraging Culture - The corporate culture does not inspire… it is thick with lack of trust, focus on who to blame; focus on problems, not opportunities; and failures are not tolerated. The lower level staff has no confidence in the leaders. There is little to no accountability and lack of professionalism from executive management.

    Lack of Initiative - Employees are not empowered; poor motivation and encouragement; people do not feel their contributions make a difference; management fails to engage the organization effectively; people work defensively and not creatively, they do their job, and nothing more.

    Poor Communication - Employees have no clue of the “big picture” and are very rarely informed of what is going on within the company. There is too much uncertainty and employees don't know what top-managers are thinking and planning.

    Poor Knowledge Management – C-level management has a “know-it-all” attitude and is unwilling to acknowledge failures let alone learn from them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompletely re-organize C-level management. Get rid of many and put the few remaining in the appropriate positions. Even the founders of the company should be competent and held to the same standards as those who are not founders.

    Realize that not all revenue is good revenue. Some orders are worth passing up – especially when it ultimately costs you money to perform the services.

    Create and adhere to a vision, purpose and/or strategy. And communicate it!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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