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Poor Management

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

I worked at Solers

Pros

Founded by Bright Virginia Tech Grads Engineers with a Idea for a new product. They showed courage leaving their company to strike out on their own. They recruit some sharp people from VT which keeps the senior staff on their toes.

Cons

My Managers just didn't know how to give timely direct feedback. Instead, I always received feedback from my managers manager who I had never directly worked with. The feedback was vague unmeasurable comments with no clean quantifiable goals for improvement. A very strange way to manager and mentor employees!

Their work/life balance was also just out of balance.
On one occasion I volunteered to help out another group make a deadline by working Saturdays and Sundays. During that time I had to cancel a very important appointment that was on a Sunday because of work. Finally, I had no choice and couldn't put off the appointment any longer, and made it during the weekday. That was viewed as a non-team player think to do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please keep in mind that most employees want to be given the chance to be part of the solution if given the chance. We appreciate honesty as to management intentions. Instead I saw employees treated as part of the problem and disposable.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    disappointed

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    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Solers

    Pros

    small company still run by founders
    good benefits

    Cons

    some extremely poor managers
    no feedback on job performance
    stab in the back atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to your employees instead of gossiping about them behind their back

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Good if you are incompetent at managing people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solers

    Pros

    -Salary
    -Benefits
    -Thats it

    This place doesn't have much good going for it. If you wanna be promoted for just tenure and nothing else then thats good. Great place to work for unskilled people.

    Cons

    -Management
    -Promotions

    If you are incompetent then it is probably a good idea to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to give people promotions on quality not tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
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