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Solstice Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
Kin + Carta
Company - Public
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Solstice is a digital transformation consulting 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 ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • “I’m not sure if I’ve ever worked at a place that cares so much about the small things that make their employees happy. For example, there is always some fun activity going on in our communal area that exist simply to give employees a break and have fun.”

    Solstice is honored to be #38 on Fortune's list of 100 Best Medium Workplaces.

    See the full list of honorees here:

    150 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For

    To determine the Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Fortune partnered with global people analytics firm, Great Place to Work, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing more than 158,000 US employees. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All.

  • Showing off our ten-year glow-up because everyone else is doing it!

    Want to join a company that is continuously evolving technically (& globally!) while sticking true to the values it was founded upon back in 2001?

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    Join Our Team | Solstice

    We're strategists, researchers, designers, and engineers hell-bent on changing the way the world does business. Join our team.

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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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Solstice CEO Kelly Manthey
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    Current Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Solstice full-time (More than 5 years)


    Career growth & opportunities. Culture. Employee Experience. Flat Org.


    Opportunities are available for those that have the drive to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your people. Most love working here and just need to be heard.

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Solstice Photos

Solstice photo of: Some Chicago Solsties participating in the 2018 Chase Corporate Challenge!
Solstice photo of: Some of our new hires!
Solstice photo of: All aboard for a team outing!
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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Getting an Interview




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    Technical Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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Solstice Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work, Crain's Chicago Business, 2018
  • Companies That Care Honor Roll, Companies That Care, 2018
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2018
  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Fortune, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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