Solera Holdings

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Great learning experience with absolutely no work/life balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Solera Holdings full-time

Pros

Compensation package is competitive
Opportunity to travel and relocate
Opportunity to learn new things and be challenged
CEO is a great person

Cons

Absolutely no work/life balance (after hours and weekend work is expected)
Unrealistic expectations (e.g., Management asks you to complete a 3 hour project in 30 minutes with no mistakes..and nobody has time to review your work...good luck)
Management would rather replace employees than address the issues

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay lower salaries and hire more people to spread out the workload and allow employees to truly disconnect (especially on weekends).
Learn to truly prioritize demands - everything is NOT critical/urgent

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You're boarding a sinking ship...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Solera Holdings

    Pros

    Company has an entrenched position in the insurance industry which historically does very well in recessionary periods; in other words Solera is a "safe port in the storm". In general company is fairly flexible with work hours for its back-office employees. Benefits are average to sub-par.

    Cons

    Management in general does not value its employees nor does it make any real attempt to do so (sorry, "popcorn Wednesdays" doesn't cut it...) Bottom-line cost-cutting trumps any attempt at employee retention or growth. Strong emphasis is given continuously to the "company values" (typical six sigma) but the platitudes ring hollow when it's so obvious that the employee/employer relationship is a one-way street which has everything to do about the company hitting it's quarterly numbers and nothing to do about anything else (including your life/sanity).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assuming you're actually trying to add value, think more long-term than the next quarter. Realize that by investing in your primary assets, your employees, that you will not only hit your short-term goals but likely your long-term ones as well...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not many positive things to say at this point.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Solera Holdings

    Pros

    For now, there aren't a lot of good reasons to work for Solera. There is a generally good team of software and test engineers. There are a few good teams to work for if you're lucky enough to get hired into them.

    Cons

    Long unpredictable hours and regular night work detract from the work environment. Management has made the decision to close down most of the San Ramon technical center and move to cheaper labor in San Diego and Mexico. This has resulted in a lot of engineers losing their jobs. Many engineers were told how valued they were in a group meeting, but were not offered to relocate to San Diego. With the "San Diego" decision, there has been a fairly quick brain drain and a loss of many key engineers. So the working environment has deteriorated to the point where morale is very low, and I think most people in San Ramon at least, are trying to find greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite what you communicate, it really doesn't seem like you value your employees too much. The fact that you are willing to lose so many engineers shows that management is a little out of touch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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