Solstice Named Top 20 ‘Best Places to Work’ By Crain’s Chicago Business

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 17, 2018 - CHICAGO – Solstice has been named among the top 20 “Best Places to Work” by Crain’s Chicago Business for 2018. This is Solstice’s first year on the list.

    Crain’s Chicago Business’ annual list recognizes companies in Chicago that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to creating an outstanding work environment and culture for their employees.

    Determining the “Best Places to Work in Chicago” involved a two-step process. The first step consisted of evaluating each participating company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace.

    “To be recognized as a top Chicago employer is an honor,” said Kelly Manthey, CEO of Solstice. “Since our inception, providing opportunities for our employees to learn, develop and grow, as well as give back to the community and support one another has been a top priority. To us, that’s what culture is because by building a solid core, we’re able to continue innovating for our clients.”

    Solstice invests tremendously in its workplace culture and employee development initiatives. For instance, Solstice grants employees a $5,000 budget annually to use towards training and development. It also has various internal initiatives to help employees stay ahead of innovative technologies including Solstice Labs, its internal R&D function where employees can build and test emerging technologies, Solstice U, a training program led by employees educating other staff, and Express Days, a 24-hour hackathon hosted annually to keep both its culture and R&D thriving.

    Solstice’s innovative culture has been celebrated with various awards including Built in Chicago’s “Top 100 Digital Companies,” Fortune’s “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials,” Tech in Motion’s “Best Tech Work Culture, and Training magazine’s “Top 125 Training” list, among others.

    For more information on Solstice, please visit, or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or hyoukhana ( @ ) tkcpr dot com dot

    About Solstice
    Solstice is a digital innovation firm with a group of 350 strategists, researchers, designers and engineers who help organizations evolve their digital strategy to solve mission-critical problems. Solstice is focused on Conversational UX, IoT, Robotics, Mobile and Cloud Native practices. Headquartered in Chicago and owned by London-based St. Ives Group, Solstice has delivery offices in New York and Buenos Aires.

    About Crain’s Chicago Business
    Crain’s Chicago Business is a weekly business newspaper in Chicago. It is owned by Detroit-based Crain Communications, a privately held publishing company with more than 30 magazines, including Advertising Age, Modern Healthcare, Crain’s New York Business, Crain’s Detroit Business, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and Automotive News.

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