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Summa Technologies Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work."

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

    I have been working at Summa Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Interesting projects. Lot's of opportunities to work from home. Not too much travel. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Can sit on bench for extended periods of time which can affect bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the small company feel while expanding.


  2. "Outstanding company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summa Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and upper management, all willing to help you succeed, work environment is outstanding, I genuinely enjoy going in to work with everyone at Summa

    Cons

    Pay is slightly less than you might get at bigger consulting companies

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career in IT consulting"

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to start you career in IT consulting. The company will expose you to alot of business technology case scenarios early enough and would provide the necessary support when needed.

    Cons

    Because the company is going through a transition face, most of the support you need to be successful at your projects are not anticipated. You will have to request and at times fight for it before it is provided. Same with compensation and some other benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, and ensure you preserve the culture. But also make sure you take time to anticipate some of the needs of your consultants.


  4. "Good company culture, flexibility and learning environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company culture, however, as we grow, this becomes more difficult to maintain. Tremendous opportunities for training and growth. Genuine belief in Agile as the right way to do software development. Beautiful new office in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, although most employees are consultants who spend little time there. Still very nice and impressive. Very smart employees. Some of the best technical talent that have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Some growing pains are evident. More turnover than in previous years. Some struggles in defining the career ladders. Perhaps trying to grow too fast, creating more overhead and alienating some of those in our custom app consulting business.

    Advice to Management

    Better define career ladders for various practices. Stick to core consulting as the main focus of the business.


  5. "Wonderful company and culture!"

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

    I have been working at Summa Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands-down the best company I've ever worked for, amazing culture, lots of opportunities for growth, approachable management team. great work/life balance, and exciting/engaging work.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of - Keep up the good work


  6. "Great Consulting Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, management is in tune with reality and does not believe in smoke and mirror tactics. One of the best consulting firms i worked with. Mike R, Audrey D. and Dan M. are top notch leaders

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of a bad thing to say about the company, although in retrospect i wish there was stronger growth in some segments. I think the economy played its part in growth slump.

    I would still be employed there if growth would have been better.

    Advice to Management

    There are some folks out there that do appreciate your honesty and integrity. Both will pay off in the end.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A Growing Boutique Consulting Firm"

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

    I have been working at Summa Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits are above average for the area, and there is a concerted effort to maintain a culture that has proven successful.

    Cons

    Some Growing pains are evident, which seems to be hurting retention of top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a focus on Culture and don't lose the sense of family that has been the hallmark of Summa all along.

  8. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Growing and very successful
    -Great work life balance

    Cons

    -sometimes growth is a little too quick


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Summa Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Summa is a meritocracy. If you perform well you will be rewarded. There are many different roles available so you have the opportunity to find the right fit. Management understands that it is the people that work for Summa that makes it special.

    Cons

    Summa is a growing company and not everyone likes that. There are growth pains. These days, not everyone knows everyone else. Politics come into play more and more as the size increases. Is that avoidable?


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, great learning environment, talented people, good pay

    Cons

    there is a perception among many employees that Summa is moving away from consulting as its core business and becoming too much like a staff augmentation firm

    Advice to Management

    recognize and reward good consulting work


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