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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lot of interesting projects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolutionSet full-time

    Pros

    Different clients means different technical problems to solve. Lots of learning of new technologies and applying on the job. My reporting chain really pushed for a quality 40 hours a week and that's it. So good work life balance there.

    Cons

    You are creating stuff for another company. Once the contract is done, the thing you created is taken away by the client and sometimes destroyed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nepotism Galore. Stay Away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolutionSet (More than a year)

    Pros

    They hire off Craigslist, so landing the job is pretty easy.

    Cons

    Nepotism galore. Unless you are a master of navigating office politics and nepotism, your career will certainly run aground while here.


  3. "Good salary for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CEO had great vision and ideas

    Cons

    Middle management couldn't incorporate CEO's vision into existing projects


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  5. "HTML Developer @ Google"

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    Former Employee - HTML Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - HTML Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolutionSet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Google's perks
    Fun team members
    Decent pay since the job was so easy

    Cons

    Management was nice but not very effective
    Redundant work
    Lack of meaningful work
    No upward mobility
    Picky client


  6. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SolutionSet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This was a good company with good leadership. I worked there for many years and learned a lot and was able to manage a successful team.

    Cons

    Once they this company was bought out, everything changed and the culture was no longer as pleasant.


  7. "Tread carefully"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, location, clients, snacks, location

    Cons

    Nature of the work (boring, not creative), management has their heads up their rears, highly political, seeming lack of vision and pipeline, soulless culture

    Advice to Management

    Throw a dart at a strategic direction and stay on course. You all are rudderless.


  8. "Overall positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some kind and smart people here. Respectful and professional atmosphere, for the most part. Excellent recruiter. Got some really good experience, while working across a range of clients.

    Cons

    Project work was dull/monotonous at times.


  9. "Lot's of opportunities to learn."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a consulting agency, so most get the opportunity to work on a myriad of projects. As a result, one can pick up a lot of different skill-sets along the way. Can get busy at times, but overall the work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Acquired by a large company (Alliance Data Systems / Epsilon), which has led to a lot of recent turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate about the short, medium, and long-term vision for SolutionSet within the context of the overall company (Alliance Data Systems / Epsilon).


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good clients, good process, good learning opportunity, good co-workers. I learned so much in the time I was at SolutionSet due to the demands of the projects I was working on.

    Cons

    Acquisition by Epsilon changed the tone of the company to a much larger corporate one. The company update meetings have become just reviews of company financials and are totally impersonal.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be absorbed into Epsilon


  11. "Really bad."

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    Former Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The location was good and I really enjoyed the other designers. Free lunch on Fridays. Booze always in the fridge.

    Cons

    No variety in projects which is what was absolutely promised in the interview. The clients and management were nightmares.



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