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SDLC Partners Principal Partners Chris Simchick, Scott Barnyak, & Christy Maruca
Chris Simchick, Scott Barnyak, & Christy Maruca
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    Selfish company with disconnected workers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at SDLC Partners full-time for more than a year


    Decent PTO allowances, and hey... at least you have a job.


    SDLC is a company that cares, well, only about itself. They preach about being a "family", but other than the occasional picnic, everyone is disjointed and communication is at a minimum. A few years ago it was a much better place to work. But after losing many practice directors and managers over the last year or so, it's become unbearable. Which is why myself and many others are actively seeking employment elsewhere.

    The benefits are TERRIBLE, they do not match on 401k, and lower-level management was told (during the last round of performance reviews) not to give out raises to anyone who did not overwhelmingly meet their goals. Dozens of workers received no raise (not even a raise to cover cost-of-living hikes), even though they did more than enough to earn one. Some of these managers actually left the company shortly afterwards, because of the terrible taste in their mouths from telling their workers they can't reward them for their hard work.

    SDLC has - basically - only one Client: Highmark. If Highmark were to drop them, they would probably close up shop within the month. At least 90% of their business comes from one single client, and that is NOT a good business model to have.

    If you're looking for a stressful job with no reward, bad benefits, no 401k matching, terrible managers and no security that they won't close their doors at a moment's notice, this is the place for you. If you enjoy a workforce that's about 80% overseas workers, with huge language barriers and a crab mentality, this is the place for you.

    Otherwise, run far, far away from SDLC Partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the people you've put in charge. And stop trying to get the cheapest labor possible.

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SDLC Partners Interviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
Updated Mar 27, 2014

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Phila, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at SDLC Partners in January 2014.

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    Interview process was drawn out and very formal. It gave me the sense that they would be micro managers if I joined. The HR person and the Principal consultant I spoke to both had zero personality.

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    • "What is the one attribute that sets you apart from other applicants?" I should have had an answer for this but didn't.   Answer Question
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SDLC Partners Awards and Accolades

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2nd Largest Pittsburgh-Area Technology Consulting Firms, Pittsburgh Business Times, 2013
Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. 500/5000, 2012

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Headquarters Monroeville, PA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue ₹500 million to ₹1 billion (INR) per year
Competitors Unknown

SDLC Partners, L.P., headquartered in Monroeville, PA, opened its doors in 2004 as the business minded, tech savvy, people-driven alternative to large consulting organizations. The firm’s employees deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution... More

Mission: SDLC empowers the client to become faster, leaner, smarter and one fierce competitor. In each practice, our experienced consultants focus on gaining maximum efficiency... More

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