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Solution Design Group Overview

Golden Valley, MN
201 to 500 employees
1989
Company - Private
IT Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
sdg is an employee-owned IT consulting and custom enterprise software and application development company that builds solutions using technology. Based in Golden Valley, MN, we are locally recognized for our ability to deliver high-quality technology solutions to the most ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    We know how hard it can be to not know where your next meal is coming from and we are proud to see our friends at Second Harvest Heartland do all that they can by partnering with so many other organizations to get help to those who need it! We wanted to help too. The sdg Gives Committee assisted team sdg to focus our giving efforts on helping our neighbors with food insecurity. Our employees donated $6,787.91. This is a new record for sdg fundraisers! With sdg’s match and a match secured by Second Harvest, this equates to a $27,151.64 donation. Second Harvest will be able to provide 81,455 meals because of these donations. Wow, isn't that incredible? Our sincerest thanks and gratitude go out to Second Harvest for your support of our community. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. - Your friends at sdg Also - Way to go sdg'ers - YOU ROCK! #sdggives #teamsdg #corevalues #responsiblecorporatecitizenship #secondharvestheartland #foodinsecurity #COVID19

  • COVID-19

    Ever wonder what 1,700 k-cups look like? A member of our team went in search of a way to give back and support healthcare workers. After catching up with a friend who works at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul she knew what they needed - COFFEE. For safety, the only coffee allowed to be brewed at the hospital were k-cups and with shifts being long and intense coffee was needed. We raised money and were able to help the staff with one little thing that we could do help. We sincerely appreciate the work that everyone one is doing coming together to help those in need especially all the healthcare workers.

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Solution Design Group – Why Work With Us?


sdg is an employee-owned IT consulting and custom enterprise software and application development company that builds solutions using technology. As a 10x Best Places to Work in the Twin Cities award winner, sdg looks for passionate technologists that align with our core values, thrive in a community, and take pride in crafting great software to add to our 150+ full-time consultant team. We have been around since 1989 and are currently located in Golden Valley, MN.

We look for people that are the right fit for our culture - having the right attitude is equally as important to us as having the right skills. We hire talented technologists who will uphold our values, take pride in representing sdg, and care about our customers and our community as much as we do because after all, we are all in this together. We are 100% employee-owned -- sdg's ESOP inspires every employee to think and act like an owner.

At sdg, we are defined and led by our core values and our success is based on staying true to these core values with every decision made, just as we have for over 30 years. Our core values are: superior client satisfaction, exceptional employee experience, and responsible corporate citizenship. While we have high expectations and hire hard-working individuals who care about our clients, we work hard to provide an exceptional employee experience for them and encourage participation in our community.

If giving client satisfaction, learning, collaboration, and community is important to you – sdg could be a great fit. We’re looking for talent to join our team – check out our website at solutiondesign.com for more details.

Providing our clients with superior client satisfaction is crucial to sdg’s success because our success comes from their success. Whether it’s new customer or one that’s worked with sdg for 20+ years, we'll prove it to them every day. After all, no one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Our passion is working with engaged customers to enhance their business performance and create long lasting relationships with them. We work with clients with complex business problems in many different areas and with many different tech stacks.  The more challenging, the better! What stays the same is our commitment to their success. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond expectations and making sure our clients understand how much we care.

We deeply care about the happiness of our employees. sdg wants to make sure employees know they are valued by creating an engaging, collaborative, and learning environment for all. There’s something for everyone. Tech talks, book club, Beer 5k, whiskey club, guitar club, founder’s lunches, Open Source North, fitness challenges, board game night, holiday party – to name a few. Our employees deserve a world-class work experience, and we work hard to make sure they receive it.

To keep our consultants connected with each other, sdg hosts several company events during the year. Whether it’s a happy hour, holiday party, or fantasy football league, we are always looking for ways to get you involved. We believe in work/life balance and value your time outside of the office.

Working as a consultant doesn't mean you have to miss out on benefits. All sdg’s consultants are full-time, salaried employees with benefits that include participation in our ESOP, competitive healthcare options, dental coverage, vision coverage, short and long-term disability - and maternity and paternity leave - and that's just the start.

It is no accident that we’ve been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for ten years. We believe it’s the combination of solid leadership, employee involvement, open communication, work/life balance, and career development opportunities. We do our very best to provide employees with a unique culture and laid-back environment that brings all these elements to the table.

 

Supporting and engaging with our community is crucial to our success. We offer several opportunities throughout the year for sdg employees to get involved. Whether a team of sdg’ers is cooking food at Ronald McDonald House, or collecting back-packs and school supplies for kids in need we try and give everyone a chance to do something that makes our community better. We also look out for each other lending a helping hand when needed. It’s just what we do.

As a group of involved individuals by nature, we support the local tech community. Several employees have volunteered at different tech events around town including Hack the Gap, attended or run local meetups, provide mentorship, and volunteer during the Open Source North conference. Being a responsible corporate citizen is a shared value among employees.

When asked sdg’ers are always raising their hands to help.

We CTRL our future.

sdg is 100% employee-owned through an employee stock ownership program or ESOP. Employees are given shares through an annual distribution and our new stock price is announced at our annual shareholder meeting. Customers benefit from working with highly engaged, socially responsible consultants that truly care about results.

Solution Design Group Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Gem of the Twin Cities tech market"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Golden Valley, MN
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solution Design Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been with sdg for almost 10 years. Previously I've worked many places: education, creative, freelance, non-profit, and corporate. As a consultant I've seen MANY different work environments. sdg is 100%, absolutely the best place I've ever worked.

    This company treats people the way they want to be treated; as people with technical interests, ambitions, families and outside interests. They hire people who fit this profile. Smart, caring, interested in tech BUT also lots of other things. sdg employees are the smartest people I've ever worked with, and things seem to only improve.

    You get interesting assignments, great benefits (cabins, ESOP, Saints Games), and management that really care about you.

    Cons

    Consulting isn't for everyone. Check your ego at the door, get ready to be challenged in ways you wouldn't working as an FTE somewhere. Technical skills are only a part of what it takes to succeed in this field, but sdg will help you develop your "soft" skills if you are up for it.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep up the good work.

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Solution Design Group Photos

Solution Design Group photo of: Volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland
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Solution Design Group photo of: sdg WiT - Wine and Community at North Loop Wine and Spirits
Solution Design Group photo of: sdg's 30th Anniversary
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Solution Design Group Interviews

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    Business Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Solution Design Group in January 2020.

    Interview

    There are a total of 3 interviews. First, you meet with a recruiter, then a technical interviewer, then the final interview with your would-be bosses. It's a very casual process and it's low stress. Great people!

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Solution Design Group Awards & Accolades

  • 2019 - Star Tribune #1 Mid-size Top Workplace, Star Tribune, 2019
  • Best Places to Work, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2013
  • Best Places to Work(Medium Companies), Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2012
  • Best Places to Work(Small Companies), Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2010
  • Best Places to Work(Small Companies), Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2009
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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