Solta Medical

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BEWARE...ZERO Integrity & Accountability!!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Hayward, CA
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Hayward, CA

I worked at Solta Medical full-time (less than a year)

Pros

-Reasonable Work Hours
-Clean work environment

Cons

-Poor communication
-Unfair playing field, especially for contractors
-Hypocritical management policies, which results in lots of politics, favoritism, and high turnover
-Lack of respect for people who actually get the work done
-Too many long-term employees who are negative, territorial and set in their ways
-No sense of urgency especially in IT with all the calendar management issues
-Fake culture
-HR has too much control which results in poor decision-making for an entire group/dept

Contractors here are treated as second-class citizens. Solta's word means absolutely nothing from HR up to the Management Team.

The interviewing for this position started in April 2012 and was placed on hold for 3 months. Then Solta came back wanting to go forward with what was to be a permanent offer but then proposed a 30 day temp to hire. After 3 months of contracting and being told several times from day 45 and on that they wanted to make an offer, the position was still not yet approved because of supposed earnings #'s and then was approved but waiting on HR to compile the offer letter. Finally, after 90 days, it was communicated that there would be no permanent offer... because HR said so, although the VP Hiring Manager wanted to make the offer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and smell the coffee!

HR has way too much control and isn't even technically part of the "Management Team" (no reference on the company website). Contractors (and employees) are being treated unfairly and discriminated against which is why there is high turnover.

The Management Team needs to be more accountable for the actions of the poor management that are creating a hostile work environment and scaring off employees and competent potential new hires.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good for late career, bad for early in your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Solta Medical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, lunch room wiith good cafeteria, fun events

    Cons

    Too political, can't advance unless in marketing or sales. Sales team is put on pedestal. No 401k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what's best for the employee not for just your department

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Increasingly more chaotic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Solta Medical

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salaries.

    Cons

    Over the last few years Solta has merged with or bought five different companies each with their own product line, unfortunately the management has not took the time to properly integrate each company and the product development process has become increasingly chaotic.
    Talented engineers who speak there mind are driven out of Solta for not being a team player and the ones who do not speak there minds realize the futility and eventually leave on there own. At last count Solta has a turn over rate twice the average for Silicon Valley and this rate may be increasing with the upper management's decision to rely more and more on contract engineers instead of full time ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on accusations for new product development and invest in a quality engineering team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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