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  1. "Excellent Internship"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Softek Solutions as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For an internship, the pay is competitive with other companies in the area and the workstations are MUCH better. Your coworkers all want you succeed and will help you whenever necessary.

    Cons

    The work domain has a steep learning curve and can be a bit intimidating.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "software"

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    Former Employee - Software in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Softek Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good place to learn about soft ware and how to work with people having various backgrounds

    Cons

    The company was small and did not lend itself to exposure I was looking for, so had to move to larger company

    Advice to Management

    Great job

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Butler, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Butler, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Softek Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very small company.
    Standard work hours.
    Their software that was actually helping people do their jobs more efficiently.
    Acceptable pay.

    Cons

    Company felt divided internally.
    Doesn't feel like a good place to grow(i.e. climb the career ladder), rather is a place to "settle".


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked underpaid and under appreciated."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Softek Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Constantly working on some of the latest technologies. Nice location and quiet office. Very cool product that can be value add for the industry. Tons of potential if lead properly.

    Cons

    The owners are off their rocker. They are both great engineers but horrible managers. Way below average pay. 60+ hour weeks to just barely keep up. Benefits kept getting worse and worse. Cutting corners like turning off hot water to water dispenser cause they thought that would save them money. No disabled access. They fired all the smokers to get lower insurance rates and then posted a sign flaunting "smoke free business". One of the owners would make passes at any young women working there and if he didn't like you he would treat you like crap until you quit or he decided to fire you. Very little gratitude for any hard work and most advice would fall on deaf ears unless it was something they already wanted to do. Reviews were few and far between and raises were handed out even less (unless you were liked by the owners).
    Owners would give a verbal OK for something but when it came time to execute they would deny and ask if it was in writing, often after the fact. Owners would disrespect employees and "discretely" complain about performance issues or opinions about employees to other employees. (I hated hearing this). They preferred to not give out titles so they wouldn't have to compare pay to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company or hire a real CEO and president who knows how to run a business.


  5. "Great ideas, great talent, schizophrenic management"

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    Former Employee - This Company Doesn't Have Titles Except for Senior Management in Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Former Employee - This Company Doesn't Have Titles Except for Senior Management in Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Softek Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company provides healthcare IT solutions to hospitals and they are top-notch, finding just the right niche to fill where nobody else has dared to go. This is coupled by hiring in only A-list players who are not only good at what they do, but are passionate about both the craft of software architecture and healthcare.

    Software developers are given the hardware and software tools they need to succeed. The company keeps on the leading edge as much as possible within the confines of the slow-moving hospital IT environment.

    The intern program was excellent. A good number of college interns (and an occasional high school intern) would be on-site in the summer and be writing for real projects the company would use. Each intern would be paired with a member of the permanent staff for mentoring. Very bright young minds came through often.

    Pay is good, that is: more than fair but less than excellent. Especially nice compared to "unpaid internships" other companies will offer college graduates. Benefits were fair.

    Cons

    The very top tier of the company (CEO) is very temperamental. One day he assures the software developers that he's on their side and wants everyone to take the time necessary to have a product they can all be proud of, but the next comes with the announcement of yet another trade show in which the developers have to put in copious amounts of overtime to get a throwaway prototype built.

    Project management is non-existent. If you enjoy cowboy coding, this may be a plus, but be aware that scope creep is ever-present and non-negotiable.

    Travel is mandatory, but never outright explained as such at hire time. You will be expected to not have planned anything outside of work more than a week out due to spur-of-the-moment travel plans.

    Many of these cons are not bad if you are fresh out of school (which they hire a great many of) and have no non-work attachments.

    Since there are many young college graduates, there is a college mentality that permeates. Off-color jokes and bodily emissions are common.

    Benefits went down during my time there: no more free food/drink, no more 401(k), health insurance pretty bad from fair.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow the CEO to directly manage projects or developers. He's a great salesman and motivational speaker, painting the picture of the company and its products, but attempting to be hands on in the day-to-day operations demoralizes people.

    Do not burn out young talent like your close-relative Cerner does.


  6. "Glad I ended up here! I hope I can make this a permanent career move!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Butler, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Butler, KS
    Recommends

    Pros

    Direct input for the product, very innovative, Sr. mgm't fun & optimistic, travel to some nice places, great salary!

    Cons

    smaller benefits package due to company size, office space is very humble


  7. "This is a magnificent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Butler, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairie Village, Butler, KS
    Recommends

    Pros

    The teamwork and collaboration environment.

    Cons

    The amount of free food and free sodas and energy drinks, sometimes runs low.