Solutionary

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Solutionary Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Very disorganized and misleads it's clients.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutionary full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and teammates. Very good benefits. Decent vacation accruals. A good place learn a lot during a short period of time and then move on.

    Cons

    Company is very disorganized and lacks vision and decision making ability at the top. As a result the company incurs very high turnover rates internally and performs very poorly when trying to meet SLAs for clients.

    In some case employees are asked or encouraged to fabricate answers for clients or auditors.

    The culture is one of fear and nepotism emanating from the CEO & COO.

    Pay is far below average. $35,000 for an information security analyst.

    Work life balance is for the most part horrible. If management sees an opportunity to take advantage they will not hesitate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management is a waste of time and effort. Many people have tried to offer constructive input only to be demoted or terminated. Senior Management openly mocks its employees. CEO and COO often throw temper tantrums that would rival the most spoiled 2 year olds.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Aggressive work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managed Devices Team in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Managed Devices Team in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Solutionary full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent people working with you everyday. Opportunity to learn many things since drinking from a fire hose.

    Cons

    Sweatshop environment. Sales team to sell without back-end support knowledge --huge gap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need proper mangers with less micromanagement from executive team. More trust, communication and policies within management levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 11 people found this helpful  

    Bullying at its best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Solutionary full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    C-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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    Culture of blame

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Solutionary

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unless 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 ManagementAdvice

    Your 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutionary full-time

    Pros

    Pays well, always hiring new employees

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Solutionary full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    The "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 ManagementAdvice

    Retire. Now. Leave the running of this company to professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work in spite of ourselves.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Solutionary

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very frustrating place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solutionary

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mediocrity and Incompetency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutionary

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Fuzzy 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 ManagementAdvice

    Completely 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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