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Saturn Systems Reviews

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saturn Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay and friendly co-workers, company lunches, snacks, and flexible hours are just a few of the positives. Many opportunities to learn and gain experience with a wide range of technologies.

    Cons

    The consulting world is very dynamic and switching clients can occur at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in the employees with the future of the company in mind.

    Saturn Systems2019-01-18
  2. "Good Company for Software Development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saturn Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small company with dedicated employees working a variety of projects. Each project gives you an opportunity develop and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes need to work on multiple projects. Some projects use older technologies.

    Saturn Systems2019-01-22
  3. "Good company to get more experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saturn Systems for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management does a good job providing a stable environment for employees to work in, compensation is adequate, and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of opportunity to move up, since all work is contracted work for other companies

    Saturn Systems2018-11-02
  4. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saturn Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Education reimbursement opportunities Exposure to many projects of different kinds that match each employee's individual strengths Opportunity for advancement in pretty much any field Mentor program for new employees Optional corporate gatherings, both in inside and outside of work environments Friendly and knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    No "free" parking, however it is downtown Duluth, and parking passes for the D.E.C.C. are available.

    Saturn Systems2018-07-12
  5. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saturn Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tight-knit group of employees. Down-to-Earth management. Real sense of everyone working together to get things done.

    Cons

    Small enough company so that positional growth was limited.

    Saturn Systems2018-01-07

    Saturn Systems Response

    June 26, 2018Director of Operations

    Software developers are hired out of college as programmers. They can grow into positions as software engineers and senior software engineers. For those who seek more challenges, we also have lead engineers who are technical managers of larger projects. Senior and lead engineers can ...

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  6. "OK"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Saturn Systems full-time

      Pros

      Lots of room to grow

      Cons

      Sometime projects were not very exciting

      Saturn Systems2017-05-09

      Saturn Systems Response

      June 26, 2018Director of Operations

      I'm glad you were aware of our career advancement opportunities. Yes, nearly every engineer periodically can get involved in a project that is not as appealing as others. As much as possible, we try to transfer people out of projects they are not enjoying.

    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Saturn Systems full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      As a contractor, you get to work on a huge variety of projects with varied environments and languages. Corporate culture is a very good fit for people interested in IT, without any corporate BS.

      Cons

      Contracts can vary in their quality, you can end up on projects that are very uninteresting, but they don't tend to go for very long, and management will work to move you off of the project if you are very unhappy.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing!

      Saturn Systems2017-04-18
    • "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Saturn Systems

      Pros

      As stated in the review title. Saturn is a great place to work. The Account Managers are continually seeking new opportunities for the development team. Working with the Project Managers they seek good fits where developers will be challenged yet able to complete the task at hand. Good variety of projects across the company. The company culture is top notch. All levels of management are accessible and easy...

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      Cons

      No significant cons. As with any consulting job, there is a level of uncertainty on when a contract may end. However, Saturn does a great job keeping developers and testers busy between projects by offering education, certification training and testing, and in-house projects to keep skills sharp.

      Advice to Management

      Continue doing what you are doing. Keep your focus on the things that have built this company into what it is today (variety of challenging work, positive company culture, work/life balance,

      Saturn Systems2016-08-30
    • "Great Company!"

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      Current Employee - Entry Level Programmer in Duluth, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Saturn Systems

      Pros

      The senior level staff is friendly and very accessible / approachable, the managers will work with you and are understanding, monthly corporate lunches, monthly mentor lunch (entry level employee), open work environment (No cubicles), monthly wellness challenges, yearly bike challenge, competitive wages & benefits, flexible hours, a variety of snacks are provided, working from home part time is an option, opportunities...

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      Cons

      You have to pay for parking in the downtown Duluth area which is not to expensive but it is an added expense which I would rather avoid.

      Advice to Management

      Continue on your current trajectory as it is working very well. Continue to build up and invest in your employees and they will in turn enjoy their work experience and produce quality work.

      Saturn Systems2016-08-02
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      "Great place to work /Best company I have been with"

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      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Saturn Systems full-time

      Pros

      -Good Benefits, plus extras because they care.(Monthly lunches, Snacks, Coffee, Various Discounts) -Work hours are reasonable/flexible. -Management knows who you are by name and knows what you are working on. -Everyone is very helpful and approachable.Easy to work with. -Great culture for mentorship ; Employees are encouraged both personal and career growth

      Cons

      Office areas spread out to various different floors. Not too sure if the person riding the elevator with you is also a Saturn employee or not....

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you do -continue to care!

      Saturn Systems2016-06-30
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