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"Great learning experience with absolutely no work/life balance"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Solera Holdings full-time

Pros

Compensation package is competitive
Opportunity to travel and relocate
Opportunity to learn new things and be challenged
CEO is a great person

Cons

Absolutely no work/life balance (after hours and weekend work is expected)
Unrealistic expectations (e.g., Management asks you to complete a 3 hour project in 30 minutes with no mistakes..and nobody has time to review your work...good luck)
Management would rather replace employees than address the issues

Advice to Management

Pay lower salaries and hire more people to spread out the workload and allow employees to truly disconnect (especially on weekends).
Learn to truly prioritize demands - everything is NOT critical/urgent

Other Employee Reviews for Solera Holdings

  1. Helpful (23)

    "A fire-happy company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Solera Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, free lunches at corporate office, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work/life balance. Work past 8:00 pm most nights and almost every weekend. Your best is never good enough. Expectation to turn around a project that would normally take over an hour and expect it in less than 30 min. Very little direction...it's your job to figure out the 80 (Solera lingo) yet you are in trouble if you didn't figure out the correct 80.

    Advice to Management

    Have discussions first with the employee before going to the last resort and firing them. Give the employee the opportunity to fix whatever is not making the manager happy. Solera would rather take more time having an open position with interviewing, while giving more work to others, and then the ramp up time with a new employee as opposed to giving the current employee a chance.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Not many positive things to say at this point."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For now, there aren't a lot of good reasons to work for Solera. There is a generally good team of software and test engineers. There are a few good teams to work for if you're lucky enough to get hired into them.

    Cons

    Long unpredictable hours and regular night work detract from the work environment. Management has made the decision to close down most of the San Ramon technical center and move to cheaper labor in San Diego and Mexico. This has resulted in a lot of engineers losing their jobs. Many engineers were told how valued they were in a group meeting, but were not offered to relocate to San Diego. With the "San Diego" decision, there has been a fairly quick brain drain and a loss of many key engineers. So the working environment has deteriorated to the point where morale is very low, and I think most people in San Ramon at least, are trying to find greener pastures.

    Advice to Management

    Despite what you communicate, it really doesn't seem like you value your employees too much. The fact that you are willing to lose so many engineers shows that management is a little out of touch.

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