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Solutionary Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated May 7, 2014
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3.0 4 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Steven A Idelman

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Ups and Downs, all and all you learn IT Security Practices to carry on with you

    Information Security Analyst (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros- Decent Pay for Entry Level
    - Paid security Plus training and Certification (refer to Cons for this as well)
    - If you love OT it is there for the taking

    Cons- 24/7/365, so expect a lot of work load carry over from the previous shift.

    - Culture is not very enjoyable in the Pittsburgh office, it seems a lot of Information Security Analysts are rushing to get moved to another department, which makes the surroundings in the Security Operations Center nearly unbearable at times.

    -CompTIA Security+ Certification is mandatory in order to keep your employment, at the time I got hired in October of 2012 It was not mentioned that this training and certification was even required. It is a good thing that the company is paying for a single weeks training on the material involved on the exam, and they provide you the text book for your own self study as well pay for the exam.

    "Warning: If you are a student out side of Solutionary working to get a Bachelor's in IT such as myself, expect to put it aside for intensive Security+ studying. If you fail the exam once, you are given the option to take it again within a single week's time, but if a second failed attempt occurs the financial burden of the exam falls on you the employee, or you will be terminated".

    Please understand this is my con, but not to drive anyone away from a good opportunity to emerge yourself in the information security world.

    Advice to Senior Management"Moving forward let new hires for "Information Security Analysts" understand at the interview, before they take your offer that CompTIA Security + is required to maintain employed"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Outlook

    (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros- Staying sharp in the world of information security.
    - Depending on position, access to cutting edge technology.
    - Abundant resources to learn about said technology if you are not in a position to get hands on experience.

    Cons- As already stated, this company is run on nepotism and cronyism. What do you expect from a company run by a family?
    - The "management" team does absolutely nothing but continually insult their most talented employees by placing their friends in leadership positions.
    - Training is absolutely horrendous and monotonous, and only encourages newer employees to seek employment elsewhere in the company or even leave entirely.
    - Policies are changed on-the-fly with no justification behind it other than a management member got bored one day.
    - Employees are frequently asked to take on more roles without any compensation. This leads to nothing but overburdened and frustrated employees.
    - All of these complaints fall on deaf ears while upper management continues to preach this that the organization is rich in culture.
    - If you make a mistake, expect to be publicly shamed.
    - Once again, if you make a mistake, expect management to make erroneous assumptions and never actually ask you what happened. In other words, expect to be put on the chopping block for a simple mistake.
    - Employees are expected to be the equivalent to a robot, if you make a spelling mistake, expect to chastised like a 13 year old in middle school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou fail to listen to the frustrations of your employees, and as a result have suffered the consequences. If proactive steps are taken before it's too late, this company could last well into the future. So please, listen to them.

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

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    Good and fair place to work, with a open door to furthering an IT Security carreer :)

    Information Security Analyst (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros- Learn a lot when it comes to IT Security, plus company paid "Security +" certification training and testing.

    - Fair pay for entry level

    - Advancement opportunities are there if you work at them.

    - Tons of Overtime

    Cons- 24/7/365 so shifts are filled as needed

    - Security+ Certification is required as a "Information Security Analyst" with no exceptions, this as mentioned is provided and paid for by Solutionary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good Security company if you are looking for growth opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsSolutionary seems committed to assisting employees who wish to grow professionally and develop skills, and has a promote from within culture.

    ConsPerhaps due to the lower compensation packages, many of the more entry-level positions have people who do not seem to care about team work or setting up others for success, having a do enough to get by attitude.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to look for opportunities to communicate with employees the ways in which they can grow, get everyone involved as a stakeholder in the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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