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Nice vacation time but you'll never get to use it - deathmarches, mgmt incomptence, etc.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Highlands Ranch, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO

I worked at 5280 Solutions

Pros

Decent benefits package with 22 days vacation to start. Casual dress

Cons

You'll never get to take your 22 days vacation because the incompetent management and extremely poor, seat of the pants project planning will doom you to working 60+ hour weeks and deathmarch projects. Incredibly out of date technology and non-technical management afraid of making decisions of any kind. Pay average at best with miniscule bonuses if any. A few favored technical architects with zero skills and no social skills get to set direction. Employees treated like replaceable cogs.

Only people I would recommend working there are contractors since they get paid well, don't have to be on call, and get to work on better stuff than the permenent employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You were the problem and from what I here are still there. Move on and let someone who knows what they are doing run things.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Unprofessional management, poor project planning, no room for growth, lots of scrambling and finger pointing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I worked at 5280 Solutions

    Pros

    Casual work environment (jeans). Lots of hard-working, friendly staff in analyst/developer positions. Good amount of vacation time. High-level intent of company growth.

    Cons

    Some of the most unprofessional management I've seen in my career. Not a place for those seeking work/life balance or genuine interest in career development. Archaic, out-dated software. Continuous cycle of management over-promising in unattainable time frames. Due to poor planning, management consistently scrambles, pushes long hours, and points fingers. May be good for short term, no longer than 6 months. Noncompetitive pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the strategy used when promising work to clients. Use stricter process with clients when they request changes after sign-off. Mid and low-level management would benefit from training on effective management styles, interpersonal skills, and should refocus on employees in a genuine manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Management is unethical.

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I have been working at 5280 Solutions

    Pros

    Great place if you're a contractor or ex-Unipacer.

    Cons

    If you're a hardworker with ethics look elsewhere for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to admit that without Nelnet you would be out flippin burgers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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