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SDLC Partners Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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SDLC Partners Founders Chris Simchick, Scott Barnyak and Christy Maruca
Chris Simchick, Scott Barnyak and Christy Maruca
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance with flexible hours depending on project (in 7 reviews)

  • It a good place to start your professional career (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Salaries are below market, benefits are expensive and there is no 401k match (in 11 reviews)

  • One client dominates most of the work so you'll most likely be stuck in the healthcare industry (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "A decent and ethical consulting firm"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SDLC Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great consulting firm with well defined ethics. It has great relationships with its clients and projects generally extend.

    Cons

    Does not have much clients.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get more clients and projects.


  2. "Sr. BI Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SDLC Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    some learning opportunities, pay well

    Cons

    not great perks overall but pay is well

  3. Helpful (7)

    "No respect for this firm.. Ruined my career"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst
    Former Employee - QA Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SDLC Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing to write down in this section! Even one word pro is too bad for this company. Please run asap!

    Cons

    Worst place in my 8 years professional career ever! No salary no benefits no 401k match. No job security. People are treated as if they own them and can kick you out anytime they want. Some are called back when they're needed after laying off and laid off again. Managers and directors are the worst and need to go back to school for getting an authentic degree.

    Advice to Management

    Managers please resign


  4. "You're not just a number at SDLC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SDLC Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SDLC is a mid-sized organization with a small company feel. Employees are always encouraged to bring forth new entrepreneurial ideas which are evaluated and oftentimes implemented. Leadership has an open door policy and is willing to meet with employees at any level. SDLC provides the opportunity to learn skills outside of your specified area, which is something I strongly value. My direct boss has always enabled me to grow professionally by providing training opportunities both at workshops and through our online training platform which every employee has access to use. I would recommend SDLC Partners for anyone who likes to solve problems, work in a fast-paced environment, and is eager to grow and learn.

    Cons

    SDLC faces the same ups and downs as any other organization. Leadership has done a decent job at communicating the challenges. SDLC is steadily gaining new clients and more project work. Hiring is on the upswing and the future is looking bright.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating to employees.


  5. "QA Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SDLC Partners full-time

    Pros

    Good people, a great place for those who just started their career as QA Analyst

    Cons

    Low salary, low on benefits .


  6. "Projects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SDLC Partners full-time

    Pros

    Office location is nice

    Cons

    No projects of its own

    Advice to Management

    Create more projects


  7. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good to place to work. Cool bosses, keeps lot of lunch and learn events to discuss what's going on across the emplooyee

    Cons

    But gives importance to people who talk to them more often even though they dont good job and they dont have any respect with client.

  8. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SDLC Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work is relaxed and not challenging. People are really nice and help you to find any kind of assistance they can. It is like a family.

    Cons

    Not many trainings or career development initiatives for employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going! Include the senior consultants in the hustle of the sales team. A clear vision is needed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate QA Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at SDLC Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It a good place to start your professional career

    Cons

    No new opportunities. Work gets repetitive. very difficult to switch to another relative department


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Let them eat cake..."

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

    I worked at SDLC Partners full-time

    Pros

    If you are the key leaders and the 'in crowd', life is good. Everyone else supports them.

    Cons

    Below market salaries. Company is an offshore company, on the shores of Pittsburgh. Leadership rakes in profits and keeps for themselves. Benefits are expensive and poor. No match on 401(k). Lays off multiple people, then hires same positions the same day. Integrity is not appreciated. Groupthink is expected. Leadership thinks they know how to lead by reading a book.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to appreciate people and lead.


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