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I've worked at Solstice for a while, so I have the unique experience of seeing how Solstice has grown. What I love about working here is that since Day 1, the common threads of culture, servant leadership, and being a team player have stayed true, even as we've grown to 200+.
Is Solstice perfect? No. But I know that when I come in to work everyday, the people I work with want the best for me; everyone lends a hand to one another so that we can deliver better products to our clients and be better human beings at and outside of work.
Admittedly, I'm writing this review because I'm tired of the reviews highlighting the "beer fridge" and not the exceptional culture that surrounds it. While the beer fridge exists and we joke about it's presence, it stands for much more than throwing a few back at work.
It represents the events & meetups that we host at our office; things that any employee can be part of or host. Employees consistently stay after work to play card games, catch up, or watch presentations about their peers' passions (from knitting to Magic the Gathering to mustard making). We celebrate every new employee that comes into this office with new hire activities monthly. There are sports & bachelor brackets, intramural teams, a Women In Tech group. New tech is always available to start tinkering with. People come from all different walks of life, and if this office, we celebrate that.
And while yes, we're growing, and not everyone is going to get individualized recognition from the entire firm every time they do something that's great. But we're grown-ups, and we don't need that 24/7 to do great work. And I'll tell ya, when I see an email thread going around about a project's success, with a shout-out to the project team, you can bet that the majority, if not ALL of the executive team will respond to the entire firm with a congratulatory message (in addition to 20+ responses from peers!).
Are we the exact same company as we were a few years ago or even one year ago? No we are not. But in my opinion, the grass isn't much greener elsewhere.
Part of our challenge as a company has been operating like a product company (like Google or Facebook) while actually being a consulting company. So when there are great company events that then require some extra work on top of it, there has been some unhappiness. But this is the economics of the business. We are fortunate to not be a part of the majority of consulting firms that work you like a dog, don't care for your career development, and certainly don't offer the types of career-building and personal growth opportunities that Solstice does.
In my opinion only, the folks who don't have a great experience at Solstice are the ones who aren't (or are less) engaged with the firm as whole. This isn't really a punch-in and punch-out type firm. There are so many opportunities to take advantage of, and the folks who get the most out of this firm are the ones who put the most in.
Advice to Management
I believe in the direction we're going, so my advice is to continue to foster our one-of-a-kind culture. There's much more traveling happening at the executive team level, which is a product of our growth, so one idea is that when you are in the office, try more drive-by's of the project team pods to check-in. People appreciate the visit :)
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral Experience
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Solstice Mobile (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.
The recruiter calls you and asks about your background. They make sure you're set on the company. They ask about your projects and your time gap on your resume. They also talk about the company and the position.
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