Mismanaged and Poor Communication
Valuation Analyst (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – March 26, 2018
While on the surface Solidifi seems like a great company to work for, but in reality the company is poorly managed and does not take its employees into consideration enough. Be prepared to have to fight the middle management to get even just one day off. One will have no real path to advance in the company, essentially one is stuck in the same role for longer than they should be. The company is based in Buffalo, NY so working for it in Denver, feels like working from home, but in an office. Most managers and management are in Buffalo, so company communication is also very poorly handled between the branches. The company is also very into company culture and cares more about if an employee "fits" with their culture, than their work based results. Employees are split into teams and given quarterly challenges to complete, sometimes the challenges take place during a happy hour, other times employees are expected to complete them on their own, personal time. One challenge involved creating a plan to implement a new solution for the company that would benefit the Solidifi in anyway possible. Employees were expected to complete this during non-work time. Solidifi said that they were going to try and implement the best idea, with no plan for compensation to the employees that came up with the idea. The reward was a $100 gift card for an idea that could benefit the company in much larger ways. Solidifi cares about its employees, but only if the employees "fit" with the culture they created.
Occasional free lunches, nice coworkers
Poor time off policy, bad middle management, horrible company communication