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HS2 Solutions Reviews

Updated 4 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Work Life Balance at HS2 is real" (in 8 reviews)

  • "team members brings a unique perspective that helps us build systems that really solve our clients' problems" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "HS2 has been steadily growing and with all growth, growing pains are to be expected" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The only "con" I can really think of is that most everyone works remote and is spread across the country" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great growing agency"

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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 HS2 Solutions full-time

    Pros

    People don't worry about job titles or hierarchy, it's more about getting things done for clients and growing the company.

    Cons

    Classic growing pains with scaling teams across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Our historical low churn is so valuable in a culture of 1-year tenures. Keep focused on the people and the rest will fall into place.


  2. "Exciting, dynamic environment with great coworkers"

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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 HS2 Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work and a variety of projects could be a pro or a con, but when you are part of a team of smart and generous people, it's pro all the way. There are always new things to learn and new milestones to achieve. I love my job!

    Cons

    Have not experienced any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    While I appreciate the company's growth, I hope we don't get so big that I don't know my coworkers.

  3. "Best Company I Have Worked For"

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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 HS2 Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Consistently Acts in employees best interest
    Cares about employees
    Excellent benefits
    Transparent
    Flexible work schedule
    Support career growth and advancement
    Cutting edge technology
    Community involvement a priority

    Cons

    None to note, continue to keep employees first!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to operate by the companies core values


  4. "Great Culture and Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HS2 Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • Flexible hours
    • Each employee has a mentor and a career coach to help them progress in their career and succeed within the company
    • Creative, opening, fun enviornment
    • Co-workers push each other to work hard and perform at their best

    Cons

    • Working on multiple big projects at once can be a time-management issue


  5. "Like Tina Turner Says, HS2 Is Simply The Best"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interactive Web Developer in Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Interactive Web Developer in Madison, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HS2 Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding coworkers
    Extremely positive culture
    Cutting-edge work
    Major, international clients
    Option to work remotely
    Excellent compensation
    "Take what you need" vacation time

    Cons

    Workload can occasionally be heavy


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HS2 Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -prestigious client list
    -surrounded by smart & friendly co workers
    -work/life balance
    -rarely overworked (every once in while), but enough work that no one is bored.
    -unlimited opportunity to learn more
    -comfortable working environment
    -stocked kitchen (snacks, coffee, tea, redbull, soda, beer)
    -direct access to speak with the CEO if I want.
    -the company truly listens to and values your feedback...want to try out a new tool? want a new snack in the kitchen? want to attend a conference? want to try something new in one of your accounts? <

    Cons

    None really. Wifi cuts out from time to time, if that counts

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing exactly what you're doing


  7. "Great people, Rough process"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HS2 Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Smart people work at HS2. People generally know their stuff and want to do the job well. Flexible work arrangements, so long as you get your stuff done. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The company is growing very fast. They're having trouble maintaining the culture. There's very little feedback or coaching, and almost no guidance for new hires. You just start doing the job and hope someone will tell you if there's a problem. Because of that, the project workflow gets out of tune easily.

    Advice to Management

    You go through a lot of work to find the right people. Set them up for success by providing a better onboarding process for the role.

  8. "Worst company I’ve ever worked for... UX practitioners should avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HS2 Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Some smart people, nice office, nice amenities

    Cons

    Huge fear of failure embedded into the company. Lip service to “growth mindsets” but no real interest in actually learning. No basic UX Agile Build Measure Learn cycle happening. No data driven decision making process in place. Leadership that doesn’t know what they don’t know. Incredibly dangerous place for any true UX practitioners to work.

    Advice to Management

    Start measuring what you’re building... otherwise you’re wasting your money, your time and you will continue to lose your client’s trust.


  9. "Client Services / Business Development Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HS2 Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The people and culture are amazing. Felt like I was a part of a family.
    - Flexibility to your lifestyle: I decided to move back to MI when starting a family. The management at HS2 as completely supportive and allowed me to work remotely.
    - Smart people: Everyone at HS2 is truly an expert in their respective roles. I never felt like the smartest person in the room, which is motivating for me, and I learned so much from co-workers throughout my four years.
    - Guidance: This goes hand in hand with the smart people. Sr. management, career coaches, and mentors actually take an interest in your career advancement and personal growth. As a post-grad employee, this was extremely valuable to me.
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    Cons

    Due to rapid growth, some internal process need attention and refinement. These processes have been identified, but they can be difficult to attend to with the amount of new client work.


  10. "Quality Work, Ethical, Smart, and Fun"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 HS2 Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Client work that is complex and satisfying. Leadership who cares about their people. Team members who are some of the smartest around. And co-workers who want to hang out together after work! I couldn't ask for a better environment.

    Cons

    HS2 has been steadily growing and with all growth, growing pains are to be expected. However, the HS2 leadership goes out of their way to be transparent, recognizing areas that need to be worked on or addressed, as well as asking for feedback and ideas from the company as a whole.

    Some of the cons from other reviewers are intriguing to me. My experience at HS2 is this: If you raise your hand with a concern or complaint, it will be addressed. No company is perfect, but a management team who both values opinions of their employees and wants to create a desirable work culture, is a management team worth keeping.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I'm excited to see what the next phase of HS2 will hold.


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