STATS

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STATS Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
15 Reviews
3.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to start your career

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

    I have been working at STATS (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to start your career at and develop your skills before applying for your dream company. Smaller company so chance to work with upper management

    Cons

    The salary isn't competitive with other companies with the same job title. In order to move up in management, must put in many years before you even have a chance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cool environment, but not innovative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at STATS

    Pros

    You can go play basketball Friday mornings and hockey Tuesday mornings and there's a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a soccer team - all the sports you could want. And all the fantasy pools you could want and more.

    Most people are receptive to ideas as long as you make a logical, business-oriented case for what you're pushing for.

    Most departments don't expect more than 40 hours a week.

    Very accommodating to working whatever schedule you want.

    Developers have been able to get promoted rapidly if performance is outstanding.

    Somewhat low expectations, so if you try, you succeed.

    Cons

    Low expectations, so not that rewarding. There are several programmers there that shouldn't have programming jobs. STATS is too slow to fire people - it results in the bad developers being frustrated with not understanding what's going on, managers being frustrated at not being able to create good quality work, and it frustrates good developers to have to work with these people.

    Pay is not competitive.

    Biggest con: Management is very resistant to change. Many developers argued to apply industry best practices (unit testing, Agile/Scrum, more QA, etc.), and they were met with heavy resistance. It took new ownership to get these things through. Positive is that the new ownership seems to be in line with the developers' best interests (in terms of best practices).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those close to the work that's being done.
    Pay competitively to those who prove their abilities.
    Get rid of those employees that aren't carrying their weight.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a high tech company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Project Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Software Project Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at STATS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with sports. Great atmosphere great people. Some departments have good working attitude where want to excel I'm their work and not just cover their butts.

    Cons

    Hiring process for people on the team is a big mess. There's a huge mess in replacing team members who aren't appropriate for the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to pay more for good developers bit also get better results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have been working at STATS

    Pros

    Sports! Sports! Sports!

    Cons

    Work! Work! Work! And little compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the politics. Give developers an equal say. Turn the company into a more democratic team!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great job if you like sports

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

    I have been working at STATS full-time

    Pros

    You have a say in what your job can be. Almost all promotions have been internal.

    Cons

    Sports are played every day of the year. If you don't mind dealing with the NBA on Christmas day, and NFL on Thanksgiving, and so on, then this is a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more perks of any kind. They could even be token perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STATS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice company, I gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    A tad bit on the stuffy, corporate side of things.

  8.  

    Great for people starting out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at STATS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, informal environment.

    Cons

    Operates like a startup company...so always under deadline gun & seemingly low margin of operating profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Broaden vision, Get good Mkt Staff to penetrate the market so you can charge premium and staff appropriately

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to learn when you come out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer

    I have been working at STATS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment at STATS is very laid back; employees are allowed to make their own schedules and dress pretty casually.

    You are usually given an ample time to finish your tasks.

    A great place to learn when you come out of college.

    Free gym membership.

    Cons

    Grossly under pay their employees relative to industry standards.

    Little to no chance for promotion. Due to the hierarchical structure and the seniority promotion process at STATS you'll have to wait for someone to retire, quit, or get fired to get promoted.

    A lot of the work that you are assigned is very redundant. After

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very little transparency between management and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Programmer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at STATS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment and good people

    Cons

    Less salary than comparable positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Managers have no people skills!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Programmer in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at STATS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free gym membership with gym next door

    Cons

    Poor Pay
    Work all hours of day and night
    Managers have very poor people skills
    No room for growth or promotion
    Most departments have no relationship with each other
    Located in a flood zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to handle your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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