SWAT Solutions Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2018

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2 Ratings
  1. "Great Company yo Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SWAT Solutions full-time

    Pros

    They take good care of employee's needs. I worked for numerous clients in 3 years and great growth in career and fun to work with. Nice people and environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes frustrating to be in bench, but the company finds projects at right time.

  2. "Great Place To Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SWAT Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Company offers cutting edge software development and test solutions that clients and prospects are looking for.

    Cons

    Could always use more vacation time.

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  3. "SR QA Analyst / Software Tester"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SWAT Solutions

    Pros

    SWAT always kept me busy at great client sites. I was rarely on the bench.

    Cons

    After several successful years at SWAT, some as just a contractor and others as a contract employee, I was laid off along with several others in 2012. The leadership at that time wasn't good.

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  4. "good place, friendly atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SWAT Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexibility, friendly and relaxed work environment, management has an open ear and answers questions, casual employee get-togethers

    Cons

    volatility of the industry, limited benefits for some

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Long Time QA Person"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SWAT Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Get exposure to different types of technologies and clients. Can learn from some of the other QA staff (most times anyway).

    Cons

    I suppose the 401K match could be a bit higher but at least they have one and it's not too hard to manage.

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  6. "Good opportunities in an evolving industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SWAT Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, salary, exposure to new technology, ideas.

    Cons

    Changing industry, feeling connected with others.

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  7. "Pretty good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SWAT Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I'm satisfied with the pay. Good boss who is flexible and reasonable. OK benefits. People in the office are friendly and seem competent, but it's better to be offsite at a client.

    Cons

    No training if you've never been a consultant before. Benefits could be better with more vacation. No bonuses (at least for me). Getting stuck on the bench between jobs can be unpleasant since you work on whatever projects come in and they can be really boring.

  8. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SWAT Solutions full-time

    Pros

    SWAT has a pretty relaxed atmosphere. There are flexible work hours and potential for a variety of work. As a consultant you can work at different companies to gain a variety of experience with out changing jobs. The company also has employee happy hours and annual party.

    Cons

    If you are on a project and are doing well you get extended. That is fine if you like the project. When you don't like the project it can be a little frustrating to have to keep going.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "More drama than Mad Men"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Specialist II in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SWAT Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * They have some good people working for them. Those people and the current market are the only reason they continue as a business.

    Cons

    * Immediate leadership made me feel an inch tall. * Isolation from colleagues I needed access to so I could do my job. * Bad reputation in QA community as an employer.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "OK to contract through, horrible to work for."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SWAT Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy and efficient interview process. Decent pay rate. Good Benefits. Frequently has Happy Hour gatherings for all employees and contractors.

    Cons

    Poor communication on contract renewal/negotiations (contracting). Poor communication and little to no direction from management while working in QA Lab on in-house projects. No bonuses and minimal pay increases. Management runs the business as a Sales business instead of a Software Testing company. They put all of their money into the sales side and little to no money into the actual QA employees, software or infrastructure to provide the QA testers with adequate resources to complete their jobs. No flexibility in work schedules for appointments/time off and no ability to work remotely.

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