Statera Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Had potential

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Consultant in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Statera full-time

    Pros

    Nice/fun people. Decent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Unorganized body shop. What I was hired to do and what I ended up doing were two different things because they didn't have the resources and didn't do enough research into the project before assigning people.

    Approves of CEO
  2. Worst place to work in the world.

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Statera

    Pros

    Coffee, nice building, cool recruiter... I would say training, but they tried to deduct the cost from my pay when I left - SHADY AS ALWAYS!

    Cons

    Like other have said; poor management, questionable ethics. Sales force gets all bonus. I have to leave them off my resume now, every place I go who has had them on-site says " statera learned exchange while here" sad. All flash and no bang. Stay away. Fortunately I am at one of the clients full time - we joke about Statera.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth even typing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Very accommodating, family-like organization

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    - Very supportive of new ideas
    - Willingly accommodated a sabbatical request
    - Fun, lively atmosphere
    - Provided training when requested
    - Challenging, diverse array of clients

    Cons

    - Minimal Statera team atmosphere on clients (in my experience)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure employees are supporting one another as a team when deployed on the same client

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Invest your Career Elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Statera has a long history in Denver. The founders started this company after another start up which they sold. While not always positive, the name Statera is fairly well known in Denver. Statera has a pretty good reputation with Microsoft and spends a fair amount of money investing in this partnership.

    Cons

    Management is eratic, emotional and in some cases unethical. When I came to Statera I was impressed with the team and felt like it was well run and had good leaders. As I continued my work I was exposed to more disfunctional behavior. A majority of bonuses and other compensation goes to the sales people, not the delivery team. Frequently the sales team would set unrealistic expectations of what it woudl take to deliver a project. The consulting team was expected to deliver the work by working long hours. Then when review time came, the consulting team was punished for cost overruns and unhappy clients. I saw the management team force out high performing employees and then threaten lawsuits against them if they went to work somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Bulld a new company in a business you understand better and this time treat your people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Love it so far

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Compensation is great, work life balance is very good. Communication from management is good. Projects are challenging and co-workers are quick to lend a hand. Bonus structure is very attainable as well as very valuable on top of the great salaried compensation. Consistent leadership from upper management. Company culture is much more family oriented than other similar businesses.

    Cons

    You can end up working across the valley and projects can vary greatly from bleeding edge to 10 year old technology. At times there are growing pains experienced by certain positions/resources being stretched thin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Only enjoyed working with many of the full-time consultants who worked there during this time, all of whom have since moved on.

    Cons

    The Sales leadership at Statera operates like an old boys club. They have a practice of hiring junior reps, giving them no mentoring or support, and then waiting until they find a big deal before squeezing them out and feeding the business to the sales managers (who carry a sales bag) or senior account executives who are "in the club".

    They will chase any type of work and will leverage contractors or prospective hires, and sales assets from practices that no longer exist to appear that they can do the work. If they win, they will staff these projects mostly with hourly or 1099 employees, so delivery is a major weakness. And be prepared to be let go if you're a consultant and hit the bench for more than a week.

    I know a few people who still work there today (2014) and it seems nothing has changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit that staff augmentation is the only thing you're good at anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Loved my time at Statera.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and talented people, work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of strategic vision, true to its body-shop roots instead of full consultancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same as cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Sr. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Statera full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good sales team. Very adept at winning contracts.

    Cons

    Very poor management at all levels. Management has poor customer relationships. They do not know how to manage people or contracts. Terrible project management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    All over the place!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    nice building? Great coffee? Not much else I can say. Their recruiter is nice, but the overall operations and reputation is in the toilet.

    Cons

    As another reviewer put it, CONS. Came in excited, nothing was what was purposed in the interviews. Hard to find work, bad reputation when they leave clients. NOW when I am searching for a job I cant put it on my resume, when I did all I heard was negative from potential employers. They clean out the sales staff constantly. The teams are segregated by Clicks, if your not in one, beware. Awful Awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fold up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Good consultants but horrible leadership in Phoenix. Denver ok, Phoenix really bad!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Statera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK place if you're a consultant that can avoid the leadership team, chaos and poor leadership style. Delivery is better than sales.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership and culture. Serious back-stabbing, lying, and cons. The best people (all roles) keep leaving, no surprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass control of the company to real leaders. You have a couple in there that could help you find the bottom. Otherwise, the lack of culture and leadership will destroy you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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