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Strata Decision Technology Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Working at Strata is a great learning experience and it provide tons of opportunities to lead and make a difference (in 3 reviews)

  • New ideas (both for internal and external growth) are welcome (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at certain times (in 10 reviews)

  • If you aren't in office politics or considered a "star" then you will likely be let go and soon (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Genuinely fantastic place to work"

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

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Collaborative atmosphere, including among staff who have been here for over a decade as well as new employees: everyone is willing to hear new ideas and partner to do what's best for our clients
    - Benefits and perks: strong focus from management in fostering a positive work environment (actions, not just words) through sports/activity clubs, Friday happy hour events, tools that enable employees to celebrate/congratulate each other and connect on common interests outside of work, maternity leave and accommodations for nursing mothers, etc.
    - Open communication across all levels of organization: executive team roll their sleeves up to get the job done; identifying and addressing areas of opportunities is just as encouraged as celebrating successes
    - Products and offerings: Valuable, proven and highly rated solutions for healthcare providers; business strategy is focused on making a difference in healthcare

    Cons

    This a con only for people who don't like to work hard: a small company means everyone has to be willing to get in the weeds and work with a sense of urgency and focus. There aren't layers of layers of analysts so everyone is involved, which enforces ownership and collaboration, but may not be a good fit for those who expect to delegate work outside their scope.

    Advice to Management

    Continue along the same path and maintain your focus on hiring people that fit this culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Simple Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An excellent environment for young professionals looking to begin their career in tech, healthcare, and to some extent finance. The company also has a fun atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Lacks genuine thought leadership and mentorship opportunities for long term employee growth. Executive leadership is like a muscle car, very fast and good looking, but can't round corners. Lastly, high work expectations are not commensurate with compensation relative to other top implementation consulting practices in the industry.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strata Decision Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of activity and young people trying to do their best and succeeding. It is a fantastic entry level position within the field of healthcare software.

    Cons

    One of the least age-friendly companies I have ever worked for and the CEO's reasoning - it's what other high tech companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google do. Sad to say the least but probably so true.

    Advice to Management

    Best prepare well as you don't want to experience looking for a job in high tech past 45


  4. "Technical Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, casual, renovated office space, benefits, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult at certain times.


  5. "Growing company with great culture and advancement opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strata has a great culture with a focus on having an open, collaborative work environment. There are a growing number of opportunities for professional advancement within the company with new initiatives put in place. Even as Strata is growing at the rate it is and teams are becoming larger, you still feel like you are making contributions on a daily basis that do not go unnoticed. Strata is continually developing new systems and procedures to make life easier.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be tough sometimes as the client base grows, and there are definitely still growing pains as the company is piloting and implementing procedures.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A nice place to work."

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

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, good location.

    Cons

    3% 401(k) matching? (50% up to 6%, so effectively it's 3%). With a 5 year vesting period? Really? Props to using Vanguard, but a better matching would encourage more employees to save for retirement!


  7. "Vibrant company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strata Decision Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great easy going people to work with, room to grow personally and professionally

    Cons

    I don't think i can find any

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology full-time

    Pros

    Strata has good middle management, especially on the product side. The benefit package is also pretty healthy.

    Cons

    There is uncertainty about long term vision surrounding technology. Senior leadership does not seem to value developing product talent.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth in the industry and also a fast growing company which provides opportunity. Requires critical thinking which is helpful for enticing future employers

    Cons

    Proprietary software which makes it hard to gain general knowledge of the industry. Sometimes feel there are some inefficiencies within the company that may cause issues as the company grows


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Great view and office
    - Great location (next to Millennium Park, Chicago)
    - Lot of helping hands
    - Lots of free food
    - Challenging
    - Provide FSA (spending account)

    Cons

    - Far from Union Station (25min walk)
    - Strict hours but they do allow for you to come in late or leave late for personal appointments


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