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Philadelphia, PA
1 to 50 employees
1992
Company - Private
Information Technology
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Unknown
SfP is a 20-year-old mission-driven private sector company, based in Philadelphia, that delivers practical, cloud-based services to directly assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families to move sustainably out of poverty.

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Mission: To assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families to move sustainably out of poverty through the practical application of innovative technology and public policy.

Solutions for Progress, Inc Reviews

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Chris Jacobs
2 Ratings
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    "you'll probably get laid off"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Solutions for Progress, Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Some really cool people enjoying a relaxed work atmosphere
    - Plenty of time to learn
    - Colleagues really care about the mission
    - SfP hires a diverse workforce, which is rare in the tech industry

    Cons

    - Low salary: My base pay was well below market. It was reduced even further by company-wide pay cuts during hard times.
    - Out of touch management: I don't know if anyone's crunching the numbers. When I was hired we were on the verge of signing a big contract that promised lots of opportunities for growth. When that contract fell through, it wasn't a break-even situation. They couldn't make payroll, cut our salaries and eventually laid off 20% of the company.
    - Seniority-based layoffs: Nobody deserves to be laid off, but don't expect strong performance to save you.
    - Repeated layoffs: Since I left, there have been multiple rounds of layoffs. The company repeatedly hires people they can't afford to pay year-round.
    - Technical Debt: They use a large sub-system written in a proprietary language. Over time, debt accrues.
    - No modern tools: Programmers at SfP don't use modern programming tools. Don't expect to be very marketable when you get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Warn candidates about how often people get laid off before they take the job

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