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Strata Decision Technology Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers an endless amount of career development opportunity in an open and fun work environment (in 4 reviews)

  • Working at Strata is a great learning experience and it provide tons of opportunities to lead and make a difference (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. "Great place to work, Really cares about their employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Great culture
    Lots of perks
    Stable work environment with the attitude of a startup

    Cons

    Change can be slow because it is an established company

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing your employees highly and work to make the culture less change adverse


  2. "Implementation Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strata Decision Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Energetic, young workforce. Decent corporate culture.

    Cons

    Some people in leadership positions are in them based solely on tenure - not on ability. CEO is an egomaniac.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the effectiveness of everyone in a leadership and make changes, shake things up.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "an honest review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free snacks, nice corporate events with a lot, I mean a lot, of drinks

    Cons

    Where to start. Do you like to learn by fire? Do you love stress? Managers that act in fear and are reactive to every situation? Then bingo this is your place to work.

    On a daily basis you will get punished for not knowing anything because they expect you to be GOD.

    To those who start make sure to ask them what grammar they would like used. Yours most likely will never fit to their standard

    So take away,
    1. Stress, Reactive, Harassment, Learn by fire
    2. Managers they operate in fear
    3. Senior Manger's (C-level and one step down) that would rather firer you then change broken ways
    4. Sorry forgot to say strict hours 8-5 with no lunch

    Advice to Management

    well they can not change toxic parts to the company, so how is Anon advise going to help.

    Note: it will be nice to see how they spin this because they fluff there score and dismiss old comments as absurd


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A Simple Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Genuinely fantastic place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Care about the People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strata Decision Technology full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great - people I work with truly care about one another. Increasing their training opportunities to grow skills. Lots of movement internally with chance to grow in different roles. Appreciation days, team retreats, social outings - lots of cool events for employees.

    Cons

    Some growing pains related to scale but a nice problem to have as lots of hiring and new customers coming on board every day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making decisions with the employees in mind.

  8. "Technical Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult at certain times.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "downward spiral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strata Decision Technology full-time

    Pros

    This company is in a very niche domain with very few handful competitors but struggling to stay ahead of growing competition.

    Cons

    Most employees including developers struggle with understanding the product .Poor quality product is difficult to support and manage. Product has lots of bugs. It is hard to satisfy customers with so many software failures. High turnover of high-level, valuable staff. Continued significant talent drain. Newly promoted staff members are asked to write reviews. Many roles moving offshore for expense containment.

    Advice to Management

    Improve product core and quality so it won't have as many support issues,bugs and prevent company from going out of business.


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