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Good entry point to business
Quality Analyst, previously Benefits Analyst (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 21, 2018
SDLC gives people with little experience an opportunity to work in a professional environment. I have found the managers and HR caring towards the employees. I and other employees have worked on a variety of teams. A person's engagement level largely determines their advancement.
Pros
Wellness program, friendly employees
Cons
Lack of challenging work
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Not Good work environment, Very stressful and less job security
Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 15, 2018
The job security is not good. management is poor and less salary and benefits. Work/ Life balance is good. Dependent on one client. Job culture is ok.
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Not a good work environment.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 29, 2018
As a contractor placed at another company, i would rarely hear from SDLC. I would only get the standard cooperate "filler" emails, and get invites to mandatory lunch ins where they ask you to follow them on social media or listen to a manger talk about stuff that doesn't impact you or your work, that you will not get paid for the time spent there and you have to make up time at where you are placed at. They also have a habit of firing people and not explaining really why.
Pros
They will hire someone without job experience
Cons
No job advancement, Incompetent managers, Lack of communication
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None
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 14, 2018
SDLC has some really nice people to work with but the management could improve. Not the best place to work if you are looking for challenging/good work.
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Only Good for Entry Level Employees
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Highmark ProjectsJanuary 13, 2018
Management is lazy, they are always late to call you or late to meetings. Also, they do not promptly respond to your questions, leaving you in the dark without and answer. And when you make an educated answer that is wrong without their guidance they belittle your decision making.

Regarding benefits...
- 401K - no match
- Medical - 3 plans to choose from, they include no specialist coverage and very little to no coverage outside of pcp visits.
- Vacation - you get 15 days a year, you must, i repeat you must use vacation days for doctor's appointments, personal matters, and sick days. Their employee policy states that you have to schedule time off 2 weeks in advance. They do not allow you to take time off for emergencies. Therefore, you need to choose between work and your crisis. People have been fired at this company for calling off due to a personal emergency - way to kick a person while they are down SDLC!
- They offer a health savings account.
- They allow you to expense parking or bus fees, but you have to prepay the expense. This is know as "commuter benefits"

I would only advise an individual to work for this company if he/she has no other option. Work here for 1 or 2 projects and use SDLC as springboard to sign on with a company that cares about it's employees.
Pros
They are located downtown Pittsburgh
Cons
No 401K, no pension, no profit sharing, you feel like you work for a staffing agency, no x-mas party, few managers let you work from home, layoffs every 2 years, little room for job growth, really really bad medical coverage, no paid breaks
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Laid back work environment
Junior Level Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Monroeville, PANovember 14, 2017
Laid back work environment with job hour flexibility and good management.
Many entry-level jobs, some opportunity for advancement within company. More opportunity to get hired by clients.
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Decent Place to work
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PASeptember 29, 2017
All the folks at SDLC are good to work for, but once you are moved to your client site, there is very little company communication. You need to be very aggressive and vocal about your goals and career growth in the company. They do not meet market value in pay so be prepared to be paid less.
Pros
Good benefits, decent time off, people at the company are good to work with, very approachable
Cons
Poor communication, no attention to employees once at client site, no vested interest in employee career growth, they care more about what the client wants
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Okay place to work temporarily
Business Quality Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAAugust 25, 2017
SDLC is a okay place to work if you need a job and are willing to come in at a low salary and if you are fortunate enough to be one of the better performers for whatever company they put you in that company may hire you on. It does give you some experience in a new field that is professional and knowledgeable. Don't expect a career and get use to tons of meetings which do offer Pizza and Subs.
Pros
Good Management and Human Resources Team
Cons
Low Pay and Basically they are a glorified staffing agency
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Not reliable
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 12, 2017
Not a reliable place to work at. They can remove you anytime and without any severance package.
They have one major client who dictates their employment needs.
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Not bad to work for
Programmer Analyst at Highmark Health Solutions (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 12, 2017
While an employee, you can still be laid off when the client has no open for you. Otherwise not a bad firm to work for.Does have some learning/training available and quarterly group meetings.
Pros
Do try to keep you busy
Cons
Won't keep you on the bench for long if no client work available.
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Limited Advancement and Stability
Program Manager/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 5, 2017
The work is usually accomplished between 8 and 5. Their main employer is Highmark. Average length in a position is about a year. The company has had to layoff recently as it could not place all the employees whose contracts were ending. Seems to be coming back.
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Great first job
Benefits Quality Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 9, 2017
Good place to get your foot in the door. Culture hard working. An absolute excellent learning experience about the corporate world. You are able to apply all skills learned in college to hone abilities.
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Good for Beginners but very poor management
Manager, Various clients (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 6, 2017
Good for someone to start their career. Very small company and open door policy for most people in management. Very small client base and they are going through tough time with layoffs right now.
Pros
Good work life balance
Cons
Horrible strategic planning by executives and management
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Good Laid Back Company
QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 4, 2017
Typical day at work consisted of managing the database and creating test data for business analysts that requested it.
I learned more about databases and other things that where taught on a monthly basis at "lunch and learn's"
Management is friendly and easy to get along with/approach
workplace culture is open workstation concept
Hardest part of the job was having enough work to keep busy
Most enjoyable part was the relaxed rules on phone usage etc.
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good work experience
QA Tester (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAApril 25, 2017
ok place to work but not long term company needs more sales force to drum up business for employess/consultants to work on.
good place to start within the QA field.
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Supportive work environment but lacks good management
Java Consultant (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAApril 10, 2017
Employees are supportive at work and good work environment. Lacks good management in the company. It's affecting the company's growth. Stability of the employees is a great problem with this company. Not a great place for people who wants to work for long term.
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No room for advancement
BQA (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMarch 2, 2017
Good place to work for college grads but no room for advancement after that. No communication from client site to SDLC. Not enough money for work done. Mandatory overtime.
Pros
experience
Cons
compensation
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Do not deserve stars!
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 6, 2017
No job security
No client diversity- Highmark, their client has opened another branch in India for cheap IT labor.
No competitive compensation
No professional growth
Unprofessional management
You will take a step back in your career if you'd join them, good luck peeps!
Pros
Healthcare benefits
Cons
Everything else
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No job security
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 1, 2017
Good for fresh college graduates but not job security for experienced folks.
It is challenging since they pretty much work with one of the giant healthcare client in Pittsburgh area, they should diversify to few other clients as well.
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Somewhat decent company that is more of a recruiter than a company
Quality Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 27, 2017
Joined the company and saw the problems almost immediately. There's access to managers through email but not really much else, you'll form more of a connection with whatever company you're placed than with SDLC themselves. Minimum effort to show their appreciation for your hard work and overtime. They talk about big growth within the company but not show it with your raises annually, people are usually finding work elsewhere after a couple years. Only stuck within the company for the last two years to gather more professional experience.
Pros
Online Training course site, Medical/Dental plan decent
Cons
Don't feel like you're a part of their company, Hard to further career advancement even when taking training courses, Little or no job security
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