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Solstice Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
St Ives
Company - Public
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Solstice is a digital innovation firm that helps Fortune 500 companies seize new opportunities through world-changing digital solutions. As strategists and consultants, we help organizations evolve their digital strategy to solve mission-critical problems. As designers and ... Read more

Mission: "We exist to prove what humanity is capable of."

Company Updates

  • Solstice is having an open house at our office Tuesday, May 16th! Come by and see some of the cool stuff we've been working on! Here’s a link with more details:

  • Today we announced an exciting leadership update for 2018: J Schwan has been appointed to Chief Digital Officer of our parent company, St. Ives and Kelly Manthey, ten-year Solstice veteran, will succeed him as CEO.

    We are wishing J the best of luck in London and excited for our collective future ahead!

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    Solstice Leadership Updates Strengthen Chicago's Presence on the Global Tech Stage

    J Schwan, founder and CEO of Solstice, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Digital Officer of Solstice's parent company, St. Ives. Kelly Manthey, Chief Strategy Officer and ten-year Solstice veteran, will be succeeding him as CEO. In his role as CDO, Schwan will move from Chicago to London to directly oversee a portfolio of St.

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Solstice – Why Work For Us?

Our people always come first. That’s why we’ve created a culture that empowers continued learning, authentic innovation and constant creativity. From Chicago to New York, to Buenos Aires, we are always reimagining how we work and how we can make a difference in the world around us.

As our internal R&D extension, Solstice Labs is our finger on the pulse of the future. It’s our binoculars set to the horizon and our lantern in the window for our clients. Solstice Labs is made up of our finest investigators, innovators and dreamers constantly searching to uncover what ‘digital’ will mean in the not-too distant future. 


Artificial Intelligence 

Augmented Reality

Our Engineers work with the most advanced digital technology. They build solutions to solve the most complex problems.  


Solstice's User Experience Designers are Passionate about emerging technologies and design trends...they're even designing screenless experiences, how cool is that?! 

Solstice’s UX Researchers come from a wide range of backgrounds. Though often very different, their previous experiences molded each one of them into individuals who now make up a team of curious, intuitive and empathetic leaders:

Solstice Reviews

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    "Fast paced work, learning environment, great people"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
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    I worked at Solstice (More than a year)


    Fast paced project work
    Fun social culture culture
    Smart, driven, capable employees
    Wonderful learning environment
    Opportunities to contribute to company initiatives internally and externally
    Solid benefits
    Receptive and responsive executive team
    Best holiday party in Chicago


    Lots of ebb and flow of growth and change isn't for everyone
    Employee experience is greatly based on the project on which you are staffed
    Better alignment between Sales and Delivery

    Advice to Management

    Adjust promotions process to match the company growth and create more transparency into process
    Focus long term implementation of initiatives , rather than short term goals that end up incomplete

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Solstice Photos

Solstice photo of: Our Chicago office participating in the 2017 Chase Corporate Challenge!
Solstice photo of: All aboard for a team outing!
Solstice photo of: Some of our new hires!
Solstice photo of: The Chicago office is built around "the Hub" where we get together for meetings and events
Solstice photo of: Celebrating Argentina's May Revolution Day with empanadas in Chicago and virtually with our counterparts in Buenos Aries!
Solstice photo of: Our Operations team was off to the races!
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Solstice Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Solstice (Chicago, IL).


    I applied online in early 2016.

    First I was given a phone call about a week later where I spoke to a recruiter who informed me about the company and went over my resume with me. The phone call was pleasant and very informative.

    Next I was given assigned a simple mobile application to create over the weekend. It didn't take too long, but I had fun with it. The instructions were pretty clear and laid out a few suggestions on how to implement it.

    After writing my app and sending it in, I was asked to come in for a few on-site interviews. They were a mix of both behavioral and technical questions, with a total of two interviews. The first put me with two developers, and the second had me interview with a single developer. Both were relatively casual and Solstice was very helpful and reliable throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic OOP Concepts such as term definitions. A few questions about my app and what I could do to improve it.   Answer Question
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Solstice Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. Magazine, 2010
  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. Magazine, 2011
  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. Magazine, 2012
  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. Magazine, 2013
  • Top 10 Best Small Consulting Firms To Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2013
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