Somnio Solutions, Inc.

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Keep an eye on Somnnio.

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Current Employee - Creative  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Creative in Austin, TX

Pros

Great team and positive work environment. Collaborative, trustworthy and hard working team. There are many talented people at the company and management does a good job of providing feedback for improvement. The team seems to respond and appreciate this.

Cons

Young team, but this contributes to the energy and culture. Beautiful office, but it's a bit of a drive. When working with large clients, there is a tendency to be pushed and pulled which can present a challenge from a creative standpoint.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep growing the client list and keep listening to the team.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Somnio Solutions, Inc.

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lessons (not) learned

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    The people were the best part of the job. Clients could be exciting at times. When in dream mode, ideas would flow and possibilities seemed endless. The pay was fair, the vacation time was adequate and the sick leave was ok. Benefits were good at the time.

    Cons

    The lack of knowledge and know how from the higher ups was almost embarrassing. Sales was king and the rest of us were left to contend with unhappy clients, ridiculous scopes and of course the inevitable short turn time for delivery. The sales team had no prior experience in marketing and advertising and were selling things that were either impossible to build or painted us into a corner with timelines and promises that could not be met. Unfortunately, this was chronic and never remedied. There was no room for growth or personal development unless you were in an inner circle. Inner circle typically consisted of the people that the CEO saw fit to best represent his dream (ok, fair since it's his company), but if you didn't fit the mold you were most likely not going to be a part of his clique. The management team was out of touch or unable to connect with the teams, making it hard to follow their lead. Process was always being rewritten and expectations were most unrealistic when it came to revenue recognition. The environment was tense and any commentary outside of company lines was held against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit with other companies who do it right and see if you have any chance to course correct. Forget your "perfect" mold and find the best in the people you have. Be real leaders and put your people first from time to time.

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

    Luck only gets you so far...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Somnio always managed to hire amazing people. Of course they never stick around because they know that their talent will be much more appreciated and valued elsewhere.

    Cons

    Where to begin? I worked at Somnio for close to 3 years. The first year was fun and challenging. It was a small company with immense talent and promising clients. As soon as we started to succeed and make money, things turned south. The executive team let it go to their heads and instead of continuing the hard work and supporting the team, they branched off into their own little group and silo'd themselves off from the people that built their success. To make a long story short, reviews were something you had to beg for, promises on raises and title changes were broken multiple times, layoffs were harsh and handled very poorly, and the leadership team just didn't 'get it' or they did and didn't care...at all. Smoke and mirrors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, it doesn't matter. I feel like they don't care what the employees think of them or their practices so why bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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