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Xactware Solutions Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great company to work for especiall if you want some enterprise level experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I worked at Xactware Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are great at work life balance and making sure your family is a priority. Good potential to move up within the company. Good benefits. Some great developers and managers

    Cons

    There is a lot of wasted time when working between departments and some unnecessary meetings. They work with many insurance companies and large corporations and have a hard time changing when needed and are ran like a lot of bigger enterprise companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees more and not just to upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    stable company to work for

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

    I have been working at Xactware Solutions

    Pros

    casual attire, family oriented, great benefits and bonuses, growing and stable company to work for, fun environment and great coworkers if you get lucky to be in the good departments

    Cons

    has some departments that are toxic and has lots of politics, dev and qa pay are mostly under Utah average, christmas party and summer party gets worse each year after 2011, not a lot of growth opportunities atleast in the dev and qa positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do some cleanup in your management people especially those in the toxic departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company, but doesn't quite get it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Applications Developer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Internet Applications Developer in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good, they seem to be on par or better than most around here. The PTO seems to be a bit higher than most starting around 19 days and going up from there. The department I work in is laid back, we almost never work overtime and only work late on the quarterly release night. There are opportunities to do your own thing and learn new things, most departments have budgets for training and conferences.

    Cons

    Executive management likes to tell departments what to do, and when the department tells Management it's a bad idea because it will take too much time or just won't work the way Management thinks it will, they threaten to fire you and find someone else to be their "yes" man. Luckily this doesn't happen too often but it does happen. The parent company, Verisk, is pretty good, they haven't ever interfered and seem to be fine facilitating instead of dictating.
    If you are fine sitting in the same chair doing the same job for 10 years then ignore this, if not realize that it takes about that long to have an opportunity to move up. There are very few opportunities to move up or around and it seems like they discourage interdepartmental hiring.
    Finally, you are in the dark about everything until the last minute. Information isn't shared, it's hoarded. We found out we were moving to Lehi after all the deals were in place so there was no opportunities for employee's to voice any opinions and that seems to be a trend. Regular employee's find out important information after deals have been signed. For some reason Management doesn't trust anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees, be more open, we signed the NDA's so treat us like it.
    Listen to middle management and your front line employees when we say it's a bad idea be more open to discuss it instead of making threats.
    Move into the 21st century, work isn't done at a desk 8 hours a day 5 days a week anymore. Let people have the flexible schedules they want, hire good people, trust them, and they will help make you and the company successful, make the good people angry or annoyed and they will leave and help someone else be successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rewarded for hard work and serving customer first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xactware Solutions

    Pros

    PTO, Work Activities, Salary, Bonuses, Positive Environment, Provided UTA passes to all employees

    Cons

    Training, Location, Promotions take significant amount of time to process and approve by upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Politics, politics, politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent mobile development team and web services team.

    Cons

    Executives don't care about employees.
    Upper Management doesn't understand the technology or services they are supposed to be representing to clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up or ship out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for with a strong family-friendly culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xactware Solutions

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are good. Summer sports and team-building activities are very enjoyable. My department has a pretty good working environment and relationships between Mgmt. Dev and QA.

    Cons

    Getting to be a large company. Can get lost in the crowd. Not a whole lot of cross department communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps more visibility. Lunches with executives have been really great in the past, but have seemed to taper off as of late.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of opportunity. Management is willing to give you the tools you need to get the job done and help you to get to the place you want to be. Stable company that is growing.

    Cons

    Promotions and changes take a long time to implement. The company focus on the needs of a few instead of listening to the bulk of the company, which results in boring company parties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your staff and be open to change and new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed my time there...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I worked at Xactware Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time there. The people became like a family. The company still tries to hold on to it's family business roots (not always successfully). Compensation can be competitive if you are willing to fight for it. Bonuses are great.

    Cons

    Struggled with balancing growth. Politics can be a bit of a problem. Sometimes management can get stuck in "the way it has been done" without exploring new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be like an insurance company and accept that you are a software company. There are several other employment opportunities in the area with a much more relaxed atmosphere that can lend to higher moral.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good experience other than the video interview

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Related in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - IT Related in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Xactware Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone here works very well with one another and there is room for personal advancement within the department and also within the company's atmosphere for promotions.

    Cons

    Can't really think of problems that are outstanding at this time as I'm a virtually new employee there. Try me back in a few years and I'll tell you some more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A business that has a promising future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sketch Developer in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Sketch Developer in Orem, UT

    I worked at Xactware Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is a growing business and is going places. They do take care of their employees with frequent activities within the business.

    Cons

    It is hard to get days off. Also you do the same thing over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the little guys in mind when making big company decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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