Working at Contata Solutions | Glassdoor

Contata Solutions Overview

Work Here? Get a Free Employer Account
www.contata.com
Minneapolis, MN
51 to 200 employees
2000
Company - Private
Business Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Unknown

Contata Solutions Reviews

2.6
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Pradeep Sinha
16 Ratings
  • Helpful (5)

    "It's okay to start a career here but then you should leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contata Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers and I are described positively as “Jack of all trades, masters of none”.

    Cons

    Most of Contata's employees receive calls from the CEO evenings and weekends.There is also an expectation to work after leaving the office and every weekend. Unfortunately, there are no flexible working hours, no work from home days, salary is lower compared to other SaaS organizations in the Twin Cities, there are no sick days, fun or excitement in the office is not promoted, there are no floating holidays nor time off for volunteering. Current salaried employees get 10 PTO days and 6 national holidays off and free coffee and soda in the office. Micromanagement occurs often (even with senior team members), and new hires are subjected to a condescending attitude until 'proving' themselves. Contata does not increase pay per years with the organization but gives raises through counter offers once employees quit. At a cosmetic level, the office does not have task chairs, no standing desks nor natural light.

    Advice to Management

    Change is hard, but necessary. Free up opportunities for your employees to grow by enabling them to learn more by doing their own research, their own work and not holding them back. Demote the “management” team. Find ways to impress the team - increase PTO to 15 to 20 days, allow sick days with a doctor's note (at least), create an optional work from home day, consider commuter reimbursement, schedule office activities, team building exercises and out-of-office engagement. Provide a competitive salary. Give employees goals, timelines and transparency to decisions. Stop cost cutting with the employees’ happiness.

See All 40 Reviews

Contata Solutions Photos

Contata Solutions photo of: Only meeting room
See All PhotosSee All

Contata Solutions Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience
41%
33%
25%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
40%
40%
10%
10

Interview Difficulty

2.9
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Contata Solutions (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I applied to the position posted online and received an email with a time to expect a phone call. The call was almost 2 hours late. I spent about 45 minutes on the phone with the CEO and was then invited to do an in-person interview. The interview consisted of additional generic questions, and I did a demo of two web applications toward the end. I received an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpectedly requested a demo of Hootsuite and Sprout Social during the in-person interview   Answer Question
See All 13 Interviews

Contata Solutions Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at Contata Solutions? Share Your Experiences

Contata Solutions
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or