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I have been working at FU Associates full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
The first thing you should know about Fu Associates is that it is filled with great people. Everyone is very kind and friendly. Many friends are made at Fu and many weddings happen at Fu too!!
Fu is also a very family friendly work environment and offers flexible scheduling. Working at home regularly is also an option if you stay with the company for awhile. I work at home once a week, sometimes more and sometimes less.
An important thing to understand about Fu is it's a "no non-sense", results-oriented environment. That's one reason dress is casual. Who cares how you look if you do great work? Someone else complained about the cheap furniture. Having nice furniture has no bearing on producing good results so who needs it? The money to buy nice furniture has to come from somewhere. Ever wonder why many companies don't offer great benefits? It's probably because the money is being spent on frivolous overhead like nice furniture!!
Speaking of results, Fu has an excellent reputation for producing high quality work with very fast turnarounds. This is achieved firstly by having great people and secondly by having a very lean and flat corporate structure. If you want to talk to the president, there he is! No need to make any appointments or anything. I suppose the downside to this is that upper management (which is really just two people) knows everything about everyone. If you want to come to the office and hide and do nothing, this is not the place for you.
Fu has amazing benefits. Whenever our friends hear about our benefits, they're floored. Given a choice between great benefits and great furniture, I'll pick great benefits every time. Employees are treated very generously. Unlike what other reviewers have said, I would say the pay is very competitive. No, it's not the highest in the industry but you have to consider the full complete package.
When you do consider the complete package, it's no wonder people stay here for many years. Many of the employees have stayed for over 20 years. I don't know what the IT industry average is but many people I know change jobs every few years. You know it must be a great place if people stay on for more than 20 years. The proof is in the pudding, right?Cons
It's a small company so if you aspire to be upper management or vice president of something, that won't happen here.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
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