SolutionsIQ

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SolutionsIQ Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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SolutionsIQ President Charles Rudd
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  1.  

    Very nice people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolutionsIQ

    Pros

    Very simple. honest with rate

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of

    Recommends
  2.  

    Very nice intelligent people, but no career paths for employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolutionsIQ full-time

    Pros

    They've done a good job of assembling a great team of Agile consultants and developers. All of them are really smart and current on industry best practices.

    Cons

    There's a lack of internal communication about how the company is doing. The executives have a lot of closed-door meetings, leaving employees to wonder what's going on. There's no mentoring or career-pathing, and raises are hard to come by.

  3.  

    Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Redmond, WA

    I worked at SolutionsIQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good organization that has been around a long time. Both owners are very involved and listen to employees when they have issues. Opportunity to growth for account manager is good. Facility is nice place to work offering at time a work life balance.

    Cons

    There is no career growth opportunities for a Technical Recruiter. Great team environment it is small with no more than 5 and because most are project or contract based, no more are needed. There is no "actual training" they hire experienced only.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Scrum Master/Agile Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Scrum Master/Agile Developer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at SolutionsIQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very pro Scrum and XP.

    Cons

    None at this time for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for permanent staff, bad for contractors

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SolutionsIQ as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well paid, interesting role, and a lot of freedom (too much?) to approach the job how you see fit. Generally good variety of clients too.

    Cons

    Poor communication from head office staff, and quite tardy on payments - often was waiting 2+ months for payments. The worst part though is ignoring contracts to bring people on and off as they need, ignoring contract periods and other agreements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and be more considerate of contract workers and I believe you will get better results. Communication from head office to staff in the field could be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Data analysis

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    Current Employee - Program Manager Tech III in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager Tech III in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    They treat you like an adult, they have good pay, parties and no useless meetings that do not apply to your job.

    Cons

    Need to check in more with there employees, but not too much more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at SolutionsIQ for the past several years has provided career growth and job satisfaction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at SolutionsIQ

    Pros

    SolutionsIQ is a great consulting firm to work with because they are involved with cutting edge solutions that people want to buy, ie Agile Consulting, Agile Software Development, Agile Talent. The people who work here are committed to the success of the company and to the success of our clients. SolutionsIQ provides a flexibile working situation and a good work/home balance. The owners are hands-on, which could be seen as a negative, but I think it provides a focused and driven passion for excellence.

    Cons

    Not a dynamic workplace since most of the consultants are in the field at client sites.
    No matching 401K since the economic dip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Charlie and John Rudd have done a good job of positioning SolutionsIQ as thought leaders in Agile and Scrum. A few words of advise might be to...Pause to celebrate successes,
    invest more in your employees and find a cause that the company can rally around to give back to the community.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn and develop yourself, but not much opportunity for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at SolutionsIQ

    Pros

    Has a history of being the best at what they do - clearly the place you want to work if you want to focus on agile development practices. More dedicated to learning and success for their customers than at other consulting firms I've worked for. Great colleagues, with a culture that's really committed to collaborative work and learning.

    Cons

    Poor benefits package, especially vacation, which is the worst of any company I'd worked for (5 years before you get more than 2 weeks). Vague salary structure. Unclear path for advancement. Difficulty in closing deals and a frequently changing strategy has led to an unstable work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create clear, focused vision to for the future, and stick to it, so your customers and employees know what they can count on. Give people a clear understanding of how their contributions will be acknowledged and recognized.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    SolutionIQ best contractor for Microsoft work

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at SolutionsIQ

    Pros

    1. They respect their employees.

    2. Microsoft is probably the major company in which they place their employees. Such employees are contracted as "v-" (vee-dash) vendors, which means they can work indefinitely as long as there is work, as opposed to most other contractors at Microsoft who are "a-" agency employees, who can work only for a year before they are required to take 100 days off.

    They also throw a yearly family picnic for everyone, which is probably very expensive. I worked for them for six years, and never heard anything negative about them; which I think is very significant.

    Cons

    Most of the work is contract; not FTE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a great job for what they do!

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great company to work with and represent!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolutionsIQ

    Pros

    SolutionsIQ allows it's team members to do what they need to in order to accomplish their jobs. They offer support, and treat people like professional adults. It's a refreshing environment to be in each day.

    Cons

    The culture can seem laid back, and could perhaps use a bit more drive...but really, there is a great amount of work life balance, and that is pretty important to a lot of individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only suggestion is to review the benefits, specifically the vacation/PTo policy in order to bring it up to industry standards.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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