Solera Holdings – Why Work For Us?

Solera blends digital technologies to manage risk & assets for auto & home to give a smoother ride through life.

We Started in a Garage
Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLH) was founded by Tony Aquila in 2005 to bring about a digital evolution of the insurance industry, starting with the processing of insurance claims.
Today, our offerings bring together insurers, OEMs, dealers, SMR industry participants, and our customer’s customers, creating a digital marketplace that empowers the customer to manage the entire life of their vehicle in a single platform.

Solera processes over 200 million transactions annually – that’s seven Solera transactions every second. With 180,000 customers across more than 70 countries, we are positioned to enrich the vehicle experience for both the 90% of drivers that won’t have a claim on an annual basis, and the 10% that do. We are also expanding into the household by taking our core competencies of data, software and connectivity from the auto to the home. 

Solera has an Uncommon culture based on simple operating principles of focus (80/20), efficiency (30/30), and accountability (90/10) which have allowed it to become a global leader. These organizational principles encourage and foster an environment of innovation, high performance, and outstanding results. Each day, these principles guide how we operate.

 

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At Solera, we believe in second chances. 

We believe as a company, over 75 countries-wide and 5,000 employees strong, that we can make a difference in the lives of others by leveraging the Solera Way.

Through our LIFT program, we strive to enable second chances by providing the tools to those in need in order for them to take accountability and create a sustainable impact in their lives and community.

In 2014, Solera launched LIFT to LIFE, a new LIFT initiative that raises the bar in volunteerism.

The program provides up to six high-performing associates the opportunity to dedicate themselves to personal, fully compensated 4-6 month LIFT missions around the world and build sustainable roots for lasting change.

Join the journey and follow the LIFT blog at http://www.soleralift.com/blog/. 

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    I spent over a month interviewing with -- and more importantly, doing a lot of due diligence on -- Solera before deciding to join. I wanted to make sure I knew everything about Solera... especially the people, the culture, the work environment, and the passion of its leaders. I’d like to thank everyone who posted on here, because it helped with my decision to join. I work for a more meaningful purpose, an opportunity to do cool things with awesome people. So with this as a backdrop, here are the pros of working at Solera: + THE CULTURE: the importance Solera places on its people -- is amazing. Yes, you see it on the walls in the office, or on their website, or on everyone's desk. And that's easy for any company to do. But what's rare -- and unique to Solera -- is that you can literally feel the culture when you walk in. It's powerful. It's tangible. And it guides everything the company does. It's not just an empty mission statement, or a poetic promise. It's a commitment to the success of the company, and the personal and professional work ethic that is required to get there. Culture... and belief in its people... that is the #1 reason I joined. + THE FOUNDER & CEO: To me, it's very important to be part of a company that is still led, managed and heavily influenced by the person who started it. Why? Because of the vision, the passion, the honesty and the realism that only the founder of a company can bring. Any company can hire outside talent to run a functional part of its business, but only a founding CEO can fuel the company with a relentless dedication to continuous improvement and innovation, and to making sure that we're always fighting for something greater, something more important. This is what separates truly innovative and entrepreneurial companies that do awesome things, from those that lose sight of what a business needs to do. Never trust a CEO who doesn't show his passion -- in both positive and challenging situations -- because that just isn't natural, or real, and authenticity is the key to winning customers. + THE OPPORTUNITY: The automobile industry has been around for over a century, and except for the recent birth of Tesla, not much has changed. It's heavily fragmented, highly distrusted, and impossible to appreciate. But just like the Tesla story, Solera has faith in technology, in innovation, in people, and in the belief that positive disruption can only happen with these core components in place. Solera's mission is to transform the auto industry to help it go digital — and that’s inspirational. + THE FOOD. Yes, free food. But not just any food. Healthy food. Delicious food… Food that feeds your brain… and soul. But its not just the food…. Solera really cares about the health of its team members. At the end of the day, Solera is a technology company, a software company, an innovation shop... one that pushes the edge of what's possible, and isn't afraid of doing great things -- and investing in those things to make them real. It's a multi-billion dollar company in over 70 countries, but it feels like a fearless entrepreneurial startup. The world’s largest startup.

    Cons

    Look, I'll be straight: Solera is all about performance, but that is absolutely what is necessary in order for technology and innovation to do awesome things, and shift industries in game-changing ways. There's not a lot of rules on how long or hard you have to work, but that's because Solera has so much faith in its people to do the right thing. So if you're looking for a laid back, 9-to-5 job, Solera is not for you... (and neither is any truly innovative tech company). Solera is for those who want to succeed, and will not stop to do so. #forreal

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best of the best. Don't ever lose your commitment to team members. It’s hard work…. Keep it up.


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    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Solera Holdings (Westlake, TX).

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    There was a phone interview with HR, then a Skype interview with a CFO. After that, they had an "in office" interview where they take you out to lunch. Everyone at the office is pretty much wearing horse-blinders and doesn't look around. My interviewer even warned me to stay away as there is a lot of turnover and morale is bad. He managed to do this while staring at his phone during the entire interview. Be aware they will take weeks between interviews. They are terrible about responding to emails or phone calls (HR that is).

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    • What kind of company is Solera? (Say Tech/IT company, DO NOT SAY insurance claims...they get all huffy). How do you create PowerPoint presentations? How do you collate data?   1 Answer

Solera Holdings Awards & Accolades

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Entrepreneur of the Year - Technology , EY National Awards, 2013

Additional Info

Website www.solerainc.com
Headquarters Westlake, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Public (SLH)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Solera blends digital technologies to manage risk & assets for auto & home to give a smoother ride through life. Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH) is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Our offerings bring together insurers, OEMs, dealers ... More

Mission: Our Mission: Managing Risks and Assets for the Digital Lifestyle Our Guiding Principles: Solera has an Uncommon culture based on simple operating principles of focus (80/20), efficiency (30/30), and accountability (90/10) which have allowed it to become a global leader. These organizational principles encourage and foster an environment of innovation, high performance, and outstanding results. Each day, these principles guide how we operate.

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