SolutionStream

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SolutionStream Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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4.1 12 reviews

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Travis Cook

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent Work Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lehi, UT

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementFocus on opportunities for training, and opportunities for career advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lehi, UT

    ProsGood, 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.

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementContinue listening to employees feedback and taking it seriously. Built employee training into your structure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Positive Environment and Refreshing Atmosphere!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lehi, UT

    ProsThis 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work...

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best company I have work at to date.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Lehi, UT

    ProsManagement 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.

    ConsWhile 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics, politics, politics and no professionals.

    Developer (Current Employee) Lehi, UT

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementWatching 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.

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

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    Decent company but terrible benefits

    Senior Database Administrator (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementYour benefits are terrible. Stop telling your contractors that they have insurance coverage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    QA Engineer (Former Employee) Lehi, UT

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate or change the way you get clients so that there is enough work for the amount of employees you hire.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, competitive pay, fun environment, learning opportunities, great management, Best job I have ever had, plan to be here a long time. You feel like people care about you and want to keep you around. Never had lay offs. Lots of opportunities to work on different applications.

    ConsSometimes clients rather you work at their offices so you may be placed at a different location instead of the main office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHighly-talented and experienced group of people who have proven ability to deliver fabulous custom software. They are also a lot of fun to work with. Working with many clients, you have the opportunity to develop a breadth of experience that you can't get working for one company.

    ConsIf you do not like consulting (often switching from one client to another), then this may not be for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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