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  1. Helpful (4)

    SolutionStream: > 1 year, well run company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at SolutionStream over a year now. This is a well run consulting firm with over 100 senior level software engineers.

    A few of the culture events that they provide:
    Monthly Birthday BBQ
    Annual Lagoon Day for all immediate family (> 450 ppl)
    Crazy gift give away during the holidays, this is the time the company really goes all out to show it's thanks to their employees based on the amount of time you have been there. I think they gave over 20 big screen TV's alone!
    Holiday party for employee and significant other, typically in January after the craziness is over.
    Periodic Halo/game nights, where all the Big screen TV's in different rooms are linked and the battle begins.

    The facility is kept up and nice, they are currently out of space and looking for a building to add in downtown salt lake.

    You get paid for all the hours you work.

    They are honest

    Cons

    This is a pure consulting company, their is a chance that you will be put on an account that is not the most enjoyable and they might be quite critical and demanding. The good part is that it won't last forever, a new account is always around the corner.

    Advice to Management

    Management are doing the best they can, this company runs very "hot" or all the developers are billing to clients all the time. Practice managers are developed from within but never really given any training on how to deal with the philological part of their responsibilities. Some training would be helpful.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Employee focused and Fast pace!

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

    I have been working at SolutionStream full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company attracts a top-notch caliber of employee and that makes it challenging and fun. There is a wide variety of projects to work on and you can get a lot of experience in a short time. There is a lot of client focus in making sure they are getting the best work so it is a pretty fast pace. The company does a lot of employee satisfaction and retention activities, probably more than most. The highlight is a crazy gift giveaway at Christmas time. Everybody gets cool gifts.

    Cons

    The company could help its employees with a career path better. More training and career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to connect with all the employees, especially those who are onsite and not in the Lehi office regularly.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Excellent Work Environment

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

    I have been working at SolutionStream full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, super positive place to work with relaxed atmosphere. Great incentives. Paid overtime, the ability to use vacation time normally or be paid for it, and the ability to bank overtime hours to accrue additional vacation are all awesome benefits. The management structure is very flat so your voice is heard.

    Cons

    The lifestyle of a consultant can be difficult and disjointed. The opportunity for career advancement within the company is limited for those that come in at Senior Developer or above.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on opportunities for training, and opportunities for career advancement.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Very Positive Environment and Refreshing Atmosphere!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a really relaxed and positive place to work. Very busy but the atmosphere stays uplifting. Excellent incentives. They do lots of employee parties for just employees but lots of family events as well. It has a very open door policy feel to it.

    Cons

    Staying connected with all employees is hard due to the fact that some are on location with our clients but they do try to have monthly parties where everybody can reconnect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the company events and keep trying to make people feel like they are part of a big team.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Solid company to work with that can offer varied experience on multiple types of projects.

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

    I have been working at SolutionStream full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good, smart people to work with. Management structure is not deep so it is easier to have an influence on the company. Paid hourly so you get paid for over time worked. Over tome can be used as vacation time or more pay. Good verity of projects to work on. Increase level of experience squickly.

    Cons

    Not paid for hours that are not directly billable to the client. Over all compensation may not be competitive. You may be working at a clients site for a few months so potentially you may have a long commute for a time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employees feedback and taking it seriously. Built employee training into your structure.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work...

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The actually offer was just as the recruiter had said it would be. As a whole, I have found SolutionStream to be a very good company that does all the things they say they are going to do.

    Cons

    Typical office politics (but this is expected at some level at any company).

  8. Helpful (1)

    The best company I have work at to date.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management doesn't take advantage of their employees. Instead, they go above and beyond to make it a great place to work. This includes paying employees what they are worth and even paying them extra when they work past 40 hours in a week (this doesn't happen at most tech companies). They also have numerous family friendly activities like Lagoon Day, renting out movie theaters, huge Christmas gift give-a-ways, monthly company barbecues, etc.

    I also appreciate always working on the latest technologies so that my value as an employee doesn't decrease over time. Overall great experience for our entire family.

    Cons

    While I like the insurance they currently have for their employees, I would be nice to have things like dental and vision paid for by the company.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Politics, politics, politics and no professionals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Developer in Lehi, UT
    Current Contractor - Developer in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SolutionStream as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is competitive, their variety of vendors means variety of work, and the office space is nice.

    Cons

    They go through account managers like toilet paper, no doubt because they are poorly trained and often combative. The company's been working on a project management tool for over two years to help these people do their job. No, it's not finished yet. Meanwhile, they often direct complaints or questions about development, design, and programming to your managers without talking to you first.

    It's not uncommon to hear something said about you or your work by a manager from a fellow employee instead of hearing directly from management yourself. There's a culture of secrecy, politics, and sudden firings with no explanation. Sometimes these people will later be rehired again. The development team especially is an old boys' club, run by arrogant and crude managers who would rather defame you to a manager than confront you directly over a professional disagreement. Hardly a professional in sight.

    Any attempts to directly manage complaints with other employees or departments is often met by confusion, hostility, or feigned apologies that later come back to you in passive-aggressive gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Watching you leave the office in your luxury cars to go golfing demoralizes your employees. Replace your middle management with folks who have the social skills to encourage, help, and unite their teams. Maybe try to create a culture instead of leaving it to your middle management. What they've created is high school at best and an old boys network at worst.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Decent company but terrible benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Database Administrator
    Former Contractor - Senior Database Administrator

    I worked at SolutionStream as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for solution stream for almost a year as a contractor offsite in Denver. The company is decent and the overtime pay is great.

    Cons

    The benefits are the worst I have ever seen as a contractor and I have been in IT for almost 20 years. They claim to provide insurance benefits but I experienced an ER visit that required 20 stitches and incredibly the claim was denied. Along with other Dr visits all of which were not covered for some reason, I now owe $1500.
    Had I known the insurance was so terrible I would never have taken the job.

    Advice to Management

    Your benefits are terrible. Stop telling your contractors that they have insurance coverage.

  11. E

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great as well as the company culture.

    Cons

    This company is client based; if there isn't enough work you get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Update or change the way you get clients so that there is enough work for the amount of employees you hire.

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