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Solera Holdings Reviews

Updated December 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay, free food and drinks - including some happy hour drinks" (in 18 reviews)

  • "You're not expected to stay after 4 pm so you can have a very good work/life balance" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not many cons except sometimes work life balance is somewhat hard to maintain" (in 10 reviews)

  • "No work life balance at all, unprofessional management, high school like culture" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solera Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, cutting edge technology and opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Large company that has been growing fast. Currently in the process of creating company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solera Holdings full-time

    Pros

    A lot of Opportunity for growth in the company

    Cons

    None that I could think of

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Low pay, poor benefits and chaotic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Westlake, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Westlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Solera Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and drinks, state of the art IT Equipment.

    Cons

    Poor planning and execution by leaders

    Advice to Management

    - Match employee compensation to employee qualifications and experience and start caring for your employees.
    - Better planning and communication of plans even when changing.


  4. "Excellent atmosphere and culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solera Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent.
    Free food everyday
    Team-based culture is top notch and very welcoming. A lot of collaboration and improvement.

    Cons

    Since the company is growing fast on the software division there are some teams are in need of developers which creates bottlenecks for timelines.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Solera Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks, have some good products, have some really good employees

    Cons

    If you accept a role and are offered a performance incentive - don’t count on it. They don’t pay them even if you are promised one. They also don’t give annual merit increases to anyone except a very small few. No work life balance and expectations that you will drop everything any time of day to address work issues and often have to fly to Texas with zero notice and no regard to any personal commitments already made.

    If you are offered a job - make sure you negotiate for a guaranteed annual bonus and guaranteed merit increase. Otherwise you will never see them.

    They have lost so many great employees due to how they treat them. Do your research on this company and on the owner.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. Value their hard work - compensate them fairly and follow through on what you commit to


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Believe What ALL of what you see!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solera Holdings full-time

    Pros

    The booze and catered breakfast and lunch.

    Cons

    This has got to be the most unorganized, unprofessional, chauvinistic organization I have ever worked for. The men few and treat the women as meat, they curse like sailors, no one owns up to anything, there are managers on known street drugs, the list could truly go on and on. They will tell you not to use the online reviews to make your decision, but I telling you right now, be sure that you do. Everyone can’t be lying. 🤥


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great mid-sized data company that still feels like family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Solera Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers
    Nice offices
    Strong customer relationships
    Industry leading products

    Cons

    Corporate ownership has created distractions

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Okay, but..."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solera Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good work environment
    - Achievable goals
    - Coherent business model
    - most of the right tools to do the work

    Cons

    - No plan or room for personal growth
    - No salary reviews
    - Risk averse management
    - Under-resourced product development
    - No clear group strategy across companies

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in your people and your products
    - Take more risks
    - Build a strong group culture
    - get top leadership out of the ivory towers
    - listen to those who dig the trenches


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Crooked managers. Shady sales people stealing deals."

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solera Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly good products for now, but they are not re-investing in them. They bought the good products they have but they will eventually become noncompetitive under Solera ownership.

    Cons

    Liars, liars, constantly shifting plans and focus, liars, liars. Crooked sales managers that promote lead theft and help their team get sales at all costs. No integrity at all! Upper management allows this to happen, many people with integrity bring it to the their attention and nothing gets done. This is due to some pre existing relationships with said crooked managers. Other managers just keep their heads down and do not advocate for their people. Lots of double talk and broken promises. Some of the best employees end up in awful situations because of the backstabbing and underhanded salesmanship. Solera is a time bomb waiting to implode. They are so bogged down by their own inability to do business the right way, its just a matter of time before it all comes crashing down. Oh and the insurance and benefits are a complete joke, even for this day and age of generally crappy insurance everywhere it doesn't come close to measuring up.

    Advice to Management

    None, they dont care, its totally about slash n burn greed.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Lipstick on a pig"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solera Holdings full-time

    Pros

    - Lunch or breakfast is provided every day.
    - Latest equipment, office supplies, etc.
    - IT Support was always very timely and knowledgeable.
    — I cannot say the same for HR. It’s days before you get any response to any questions. All HR comes from a rented service. And they made it very clear that they are only there to protect the company and NOT for the employees.

    Cons

    - The work environment is modern but extremely noisy and very crammed.
    - They do not have office phones. You MUST use your own phone if you expect to work on your first day, and with NO instruction on how to get reimbursed or warning.
    - Absolutely no ramp up time is allowed for new employees and they expect you to know every single product, front-to-back, on your first day WITHOUT any resources or materials to learn them!
    - There are never any documents except an SOW. ALL work, including development, infrastructure, testing, etc. is based on the SOW. Not an RFP, technical or functional specification document, infrastructure network, data flow doc, etc.
    - No information on their systems - how they work, limitations, security, infrastructure, etc. NOTHING is documented!
    - All development is done on-the-fly. There is no versioning, staging of code or releases for ANY products.

    Advice to Management

    - Company culture is a borderline cult.
    - You are expected to “buy-in” to the terminology, technology, and culture immediately.
    - They set you up to fail - on purpose. It’s part of their screwed up “culture”. You sink or swim. They expect you to sink, and roll their eyes if you need or ask for help.
    - They are constantly acquiring new companies so only employees that have been there for a few years know all they need to be successful. The rest of the pool is doomed.
    - The pace is absolutely crazy and hugely inefficient! Going 200mph in the wrong direction wastes time and money. Guess thy haven’t figured this one out yet. You leave absolutely no room for error, industry learning, further education, etc.

    Bottom line, don’t even consider working here or for any Solera company. They will sell you during the interview, but when reality sets in, you’ll wish you had never heard of Solera.