Society Consulting

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Society Consulting Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
18 Reviews
3.3
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    #WeAreTeamSociety!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Society Consulting full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The executive and leadership team is thoughtful, authentic, positive, open and visionary. The company culture is that company culture I've always dreamed of experiencing but never did until I came to work here - it's high energy, creative, supportive, rewarding and TONS of fun!

    Cons

    I can't think of anything worth mentioning for this section. No company is perfect but Society Consulting comes so close to perfect that I'm going to call it that and keep on going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Opulent owners, racism, and inapropriate touching

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Society Consulting

    Pros

    Same Kool-aid as any high end consulting firm. If they have work for you, you are royalty. If they don't, you disapear suddenly with no mention.

    Cons

    Owners are getting opulent and act like frat brothers, and the workers are are getting pressed. Blatant comments by one member of management "If you aren't Asian, you don't understand". Some inapropriate touchy feely-ness going on from the upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid becoming the same as every similar company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It Could Be Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Society Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Some truly good and well meaning people - both in management and at the consultant level.
    Genuine effort by Ownership team to develop people and create fun for staff.
    Some training available.

    Cons

    Ownership is not hiring good day-to-day leadership. CEO is a dud and has taken company down the wrong path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the Ownership: You need outside help with hires at the Director level and up. Every company has a few duds but you have more than your fair share. Why is that?

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Society Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Society Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, smart folks. Good values and a focus on work life balance. For a new comer to IT, a great option for getting started.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a chance to go beyond staff augmentation and into consultative services, not the best spot for that career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the job management is doing is excellent. Making sure the direction the company is going could be made more clear but in general, I've nothing but praise for their leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good, entry level body shop opportunities in a hip and vibrant company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Society Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Terrific people. Great offices and very excited employees. Company values are solid and for entry-level talent, great opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    None really. The class of opportunity are more toward junior level engagements and the lean is more toward "fill a seat" rather than a more mature "change a company". Not a complaint but an assessment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great culture. Keep up the great work. Keep growing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of project variation, decent morale events, ability to network with multiple different tech companies. If you are a dog person, you can bring your dog to work.

    Cons

    No 401k match, no bonus structure, ownership is greedy and elitist. This company has grown to a point that the current regime is no longer able to manage.

    If you transition into a new contract, you will not get a raise. They rationalize this by stating that raises come at annual review time. It doesn't matter if you are "promoting" into a new role with increased responsibilities and challenges, they will use any and all angles to avoid a pay raise. They also gouge employees on bill rate, and justify this because the ownership has chosen to HQ out of a high end retail location as opposed to an actual office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start working to retain talent as opposed to increasing profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Place I Have Ever Worked!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leadership, training available to all employees, fair, personable and fun culture. This is a fast paced company that has aggressive goals but clearly makes the employees a priority.

    Cons

    There is nothing significant to identify as a Con for working at Society

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    High Turnover of Management and Consultants

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Society Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They get that corporate culture matters. Fun Happy Hours, Wine Tastings, Brown Bags.

    Cons

    Those lucky few who continue to get promoted are the ones who work on internal projects or more than one client or threaten to leave the company. For the remaining 90% of us that work with just one client, there is no room for growth. Turnover is incredibly high and nobody acknowledges it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execs should try to get to know us all, not just the ones who are helping them with internal work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Cannot be Trusted

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Society Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employee incentive programs rewarding those who bring in new business and hire friends.

    Cons

    At the last company meeting, an employee asked when the company is going to start matching 401k due to the fact that we have tripled in revenue in the past two years. The whole room starting clapping. Employees are angry and it's starting to show. Other questions included why there was no follow up to an employee incentive program which generated hundreds of leads. Are they considering a buy out? Will they create an ESOP program? When will they provide more vacation days? Are they doing anything to promote growth from within? Their answers were that revenue was being spent to promote growth outside of Seattle and hiring of new employees. They explicitly said they are not going to reinvest in existing employees. These owners are slimy. They chew up their consultants and spit them out. If you are considering a job at Society, don't be fooled by the awards they are winning. Turnover is at an all time high. Beware.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun culture, great pay, great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SCCM Support Engineer Tier III in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - SCCM Support Engineer Tier III in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Society Consulting full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Society is awesome. They frequently host happy hour events at local restaurants, and overall maintain a fun, happy environment. Shorts and t-shirts are normal attire even for the CEO. There are dogs running around the office most of the time, and likely someone having a drink. The pay is highly competitive, and the structure works. It's a very fast growing company with endless opportunities in the near future.

    Cons

    If you are used to a more professional, rigid atmosphere, society might be a bit of a tough transition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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