Solers
2.3 of 5 18 reviews
www.solers.com 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 9, 2014

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    Great benefits and get to work with a variety of new technology along with your old favorites

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsBenefits are great and you work in small teams where you get noticed. If you put in the time you will get promoted unlike companies that just take your output and say thanks.

    ConsWorking for a government that can't pass a budget

    Advice to Senior ManagementI witnessed a 95% management competency, you have the "How did you get this job?" staff at all jobs so I would say don't change a thing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    temporary job

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Pros- Great team of coworkers
    - You get a good deal of responsibility very quickly
    - Chance to learn many different systems
    - Great if you can learn quickly
    - 23 days of PTO

    Cons- Management does not manage well
    - Schedules are to aggressive and/or unrealistic
    - Bonuses don't seem to be based on work
    - Benefits are slowly being cut back
    - To many program managers and not enough engineers
    - No way to move up
    - More and more responsibility with not much more compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep business, business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Managers are not very good. Unprofessional.

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Pros401K matching and cash bonuses

    Constoo much politics at the work place

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Program Manager leading small and large scale software development, fielding, and sustainment projects.

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsGreat benefits
    Quarterly bonus'
    Responsive to staff
    Quality engineers and administrative staff
    Good reputation
    Stock awards

    ConsMajority of the customer base is Government

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer development still needs some work from within. The company has made a conscious effort to improve this, but work still needs to be done to help staff grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsNice benefits and perquisites (holiday parties, national tickets). Relaxed environment in most offices. Some very knowledgeable co-workers

    ConsLittle room to move up or advance once you're are in the company. The company is small and there are "inner circles" that you can get into for job security and advancement. If you're in then all is well but if not then you are somewhat of an outsider

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefine a clear path of advancement. Ensure that the goal review process is meaningful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsTuittion reimbursement is great, Profit sharing,

    ConsThis is a small company that is very top heavy with a lot of managers and team leads, but no middle structure. It didn’t take me long to figure out that they were a very cliquish organization. People form alliances and bond together, if you are not in the right click then you will find yourself with limited information to do your job and will be out the door as soon as they experience dry funding times (as all companies experience). They don’t have any minorities in any management or executive positions, and they don’t have a mentoring program, that they push, to cross-mentor and train new-hires into their jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify your orginization, develop a clear path for oppurtunity growth and encourge cross-mentoring between your experienced and recent college grads, otherwise you will be an aging group of cliquish diosours building products that no one wants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company cares about its employees and rewards the good ones

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsPromotions are based on performance (not tenure like some other reviews said)
    Relatively small company, so you can shine if you do good work
    Great culture and work/life balance
    Great benefits and compensation w/ bonuses, stock options, and 401(k) match
    ... I only left to pursue a completely different career

    ConsNot a lot of different projects to work on
    If you are not good at your job, they will let you go (not a "Con" for the rest of us, but probably why some past employees gave low ratings)

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for more projects to allow for lateral movement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for fresh graduates

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits including reimbursement of college tuition

    ConsOld boys club mentality prevents advancement of ambitious employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Pros-Good benefits
    -Laid back environment

    Cons-Backstabbing staff
    -cheap HR
    -Lack of physical security

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnforce direct feedback instead of through mangers and supervisors. Allow bottom up reviews instead of top down

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Better than other system integrators out there

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Pros-Some very smart coworkers
    -Lots of learning opportunities for younger employees
    -Modern technologies
    -Good benefits/pay
    -Laidback atmosphere

    Cons-Not the most widely known/exciting company
    -Some management can be clueless
    -Work doesn't always feel very important or meaningful
    -Occasional excessive downtime

    Advice to Senior ManagementAggressively pursue interesting engineering opportunities. Try to transform the company into something more than it is right now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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