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  1. "Principal Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great place if you are driven and like to stay busy. No micro management and left to learn and get your work done. Benefits are top notch and team is solid across the board. Lots of engaging and interesting clients of all sizes with interesting problems to solve. Seems like there is always something new to work on technology wise.

    Cons

    Schedule is up and down some times it's super slow other times it's super busy. Very hard to ramp up new resources quickly when busy time hits. Number of Sr resources are limited as they promote growth from within. It's consulting so you have some good projects and some bad ones and hard to know what you will get. Sometimes you have to roll with it.

    Advice to Management

    More long term planning and a strategy to grow if that is the goal. Focus on hiring more Sr resources to be able to effectively capture the bigger clients with very diverse needs. Ensure that there is proper oversight and management attention on all fronts not just when things are super good or super bad. Stick to the work life balance goals in place and don't bend for that one big deal.

    Sonoma Partners2017-11-29
  2. "Great Place to Learn"

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

    I worked at Sonoma Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, work/life balance, and learning opportunities. The company promoted employee gatherings and showed concern for employee happiness.

    Cons

    It was difficult to become involved in the growth of the company. It felt like you had to be part of the inner circle to have your voice heard. Career growth was also fairly slow.

    Sonoma Partners2017-08-14
  3. "Great people, AWESOME company"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -People. Plain and simple, everyone here is smart and driven -Company. Sonoma really treats you like part of the family and you always feel valued -Sense of purpose. Everything is done for a reason instead of something that just needs to be done. No tedious tasks or wastes of time here -Communication. Access to upper management is easy and your voice is always heard for both positive and negative feedback. -Office....

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    Cons

    This isn't really a "con" and I think this goes for all small companies but this is not a place to be if you just want to glide by and slip under the radar. If you don't enjoy working hard and working as part of a team, Sonoma probably isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being AWESOME! Continue to make your employees feel like they're valued, it makes such a huge difference to be happy at work!

    Sonoma Partners2017-02-15
  4. "Awesome Culture, Smart People, Good Reputation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of autonomy in the sales role - Highly communicative/collaborative relationship between sales and delivery - Community culture in the Chicago office - Defined strategies in the market space - Transparency from upper-management - Location, Location, Location - a block from both Ogilvie and Union Station

    Cons

    - More a matter of preference, but a good FYI. Employees are asked to come in the office 2 days a week. If you're a WFH exclusive person, maybe that's not for you. If you're a 100% office person, the office will be pretty empty on some days. If you like coming in the office only a couple times to catch up with folks - this is exactly what you want.

    Advice to Management

    Continue building off the culture you've generated - it's more important than you may realize!

    Sonoma Partners2017-02-10
  5. "Great culture... but doesn't quite make it to the remote employees"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office culture is fun. Delivery organization is very strong... equates to high customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Very difficult organization to be a remote employee. The organization is not a sales driven organization, but does provide you with many avenues to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage culture even to those who don't work in the offices.

    Sonoma Partners2017-02-14
  6. "Busy some times but worth it for the casual atmosphere and opportunities for prof development"

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    Current Employee - Associate Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Projects have wide variety - High level of respect from coworkers - Flexible schedule - Lots of free food and happy hours

    Cons

    - Busy hours sometimes - Slightly lower pay for industry

    Advice to Management

    Sonoma has an incredible tight knit community. Not many micromanagers. Casual dress, work from home basically whenever you want. Great place to start a career and get exposure to wide variety of clients and developer tools. Pay is a little lower than average.

    Sonoma Partners2016-10-20
  7. "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      - The people are some of the smartest and most collaborative I've ever worked with - Great work/life flexibility (get to flex your time and work from home up to 3 days per week) - Great perks

      Cons

      - Not much focus on training and development; no tuition reimbursement

      Sonoma Partners2016-06-16
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      "Fast-paced environment with a positive group of people"

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      Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL

      I have been working at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      With the ability to have a flexible schedule and work from home 3 days a week, Sonoma Partners is ahead of the curve for employee satisfaction. Bi-weekly company meetings keep everyone informed on how the company is doing as a whole and what projects are coming up.

      Cons

      Sonoma Partners is a fast-paced environment that can be stressful if you are not prepared for it. I would also say that the pay could be better based on how much we charge customers.

      Sonoma Partners2016-04-30
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      "Wonderful Company"

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      Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sonoma Partners full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Lots of freedom/flexible work schedule - Benefits and perks are amazing - Great company culture - Everyone is very motivated and helpful - Flat hierarchy

      Cons

      - Expected to work more than full-time during crunch periods - Clients can be difficult to work with

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work! Management seems to really have its stuff together at this company and they do a great job to keep morale up around the office and make sure everyone gets their proper credit.

      Sonoma Partners2016-03-29
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      "Excellent Coworkers!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sonoma Partners

      Pros

      The people are simply amazing. Company outings are a ton of fun and the food/drinks supplied in the break room are great.

      Cons

      The pay is below market. Difficult Clients. Sometimes stuck on projects for a long time.

      Sonoma Partners2016-02-29
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