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Updated February 6, 2018
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  1. "Great company that cares about their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solution Design Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not just an average consultant company - they go out of their way to show that their employees are valued and make sure they are involved and cared for.

    Cons

    Not a ton of room for growth (but this is kind of expected)


  2. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Solution Design Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome group of people to work with

    Cons

    none that come to mind

  3. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solution Design Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee Owned
    W2 employment status
    Great welcoming culture

    Cons

    After hours meetings/groups - because our core employment is 8:00am-5:00pm any company events or meetings are held AFTER 5:00pm. Justifiable but a shift from regular 8:00-5:00's.


  4. "Best... Consulting.... Firm... EVER!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solution Design Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Culture of truly engaged employee owners who truly care about each other, the corporate culture, and the company they work for. Multi-year winner of #1 Best place to work 2014-Present (Minneapolis/St. Pault Business Journal).
    Did I mention Employee Owners... sdg became a ESOP (Employee Owned Organization in 2016)... Each employee gains a stake in the company each year effectively transferring ownership of the company from the 3 original owners to the Employees after close to 30 years in business. In addition each employees suggestions are taken seriously and listened to... leading to many new innovative ideas in the organization (Community of Practice events catered at the business, Community engagement (both at the professional level and local community level), The BIG EVENT (a once a year internal conference put on by employees for employees where ANY topic is considered [recent events included diverse topics from "A day in the life of an Account Executive", Autocross on a budget, Quantum Physics, to how to Taste and Appreciate Scotch Whisky). The list goes on and on... Quite literally the biggest "Problem" (and I use this term VERY loosely) is choosing which ones to become engaged in as there are so many options.
    Did I mention longevity... This Consulting firm has been in continuous operation by the same set of owners for close to 30 years, and their decision to effectively sell the organization to their consultants by creating an ESOP ensures that the corporate culture will be maintained for years to come.
    Did I mention almost 30 years in business? during this tenure there has NEVER BEEN A LAYOFF of a single employee PERIOD. They employ the best of the best and work hard to retain these folks even during economic downturns that would send other Consulting firms packing.
    I've worked for many organizations in my career, but in all my experiences I have never encountered another Consulting firm like it... They are the real deal.
    If you are dedicated, hard working, great at what you do, and looking for an amazing corporate culture to embed yourself in for the long haul... these guys are it!

    Cons

    If you just want to be a "lone wolf" punching the time clock with no desire to actively partipate in the Corporate Culture or act "like an owner" (Because you will be if you join and stay with this organization), this may not be the organization you are looking for...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Look for ways to continually improve what we have and how we do business.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "SDG review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solution Design Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and great resources to work with and learn from

    Cons

    No real cons in my opinion


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Feels like home"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solution Design Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people
    Transparent organization
    Consistent philosophy
    Responsibly managed
    Fun place to work

    Cons

    Consulting can be a grind sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. "Less Than Average Staffing Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Solution Design Group full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee at their office while you wait to get staffed.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between sales and their clients. Sales reps basically answer phone calls and then wash their hands of any responsibility afterwards.

    Advice to Management

    Get sales to be more involved with their clients.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Local IT Consulting Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solution Design Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company all around. Talented consultants and hard working sales and backoffice. Great culture, lots of fun company events!

    Cons

    Consulting requires you to stay on top of things outside client billing (no surprise).

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving things forward


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Intern"

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

    I worked at Solution Design Group full-time

    Pros

    Solution Design Group is a great company with amazing consultants and administrative staff. The company has a great atmosphere, and has received a "Best Places to Work" award. I learned a lot in the summer that I worked there and had many opportunities to experience the marketing process of an IT consulting firm.

    Cons

    There are very few cons about working at Solution Design Group. I think that their marketing staff, which consists of a Marketing Director and an Intern, is a little small to meet the needs of the quickly growing company.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keep doing what has been working for them. Additionally, I would suggest that they make sure that their departments grow in proportion to the overall company growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solution Design Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone here is super smart and dedicated to their craft. I can't think of a better place to work than sdg.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of a single one.


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