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    It's good -- for now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fareportal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fareportal is a place where smart people (with the exception of upper management) go when they're in transitional stages of their lives. During my tenure, I worked with and befriended many intelligent, down to earth, funny, and caring employees who will surely do very well for themselves in life. I have seen former coworkers leave Fareportal for major companies like eBay, Macy's, Thrillist, and more. If you're young and just starting out in life --or simply need a place to learn and grow-- take the job knowing that this won't be a long-term opportunity. Once you've learned all that you can, move on to bigger and better. You'll make important connections that will last a lifetime here!

    Cons

    Upper management is incompetent. Some of these higher-ups are lovely people, but that does not make them good businessmen and women. Our websites need a major redesign. Our brands have no voice. Employees' talents are not utilized properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't build a thriving company if major underlying issues go unresolved.

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Fareportal Interviews

Updated Nov 12, 2014
Updated Nov 12, 2014

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    Director of Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fareportal in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing is tricky business. I have been on both sides of the table so I know it can be challenging to find the right fit for both parties. My first clue this was not going to be a fit was when I showed up for my in-person interview and as I was walking to the building, I got a call that the main person interviewing me needed to leave and we would need to reschedule. Emergencies happen, we all know that. When I had my in-person interview, I first met with several developers. They asked me some design and patterns questions. Afterward, I met with a second team of developers, they asked me some additional questions. Admittedly, I was puzzled by a specific question they asked. It was in reference to a layered domain architecture and where to put the interface for data access. They poised that the client needs this access and the domain needs this access so it was a catch 22. They looked so sincere about this question, as if it was truly stumping them and they wanted to see if I had the answer so they could have a specific problem they were facing solved. I was puzzled because I thought their premise was incorrect. You should not necessarily use the same shared interface from the client and the domain. I personally have two; one for the client to the domain and one for the domain to the data store. Mainly I do this because the representation of the resources are usually not the same between the layers. Finally, I met with the senior manager and he asked me some personal type questions. Apparently, I did not pass their test. I never received any notice from them one way or the other; strike two! Personally, I think that is rude and unprofessional. If you ask someone to come in - I was not looking for a position, they approached me via LinkedIn - and have them come into the city twice, which is not free - the least you could do is contact them and explain that you do not think it is a match.

    Interview Questions
    • How to solve the interface question. I thought their premise was incorrect but it seemed like they believed you MUST share the same interface.   Answer Question
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Fareportal Awards & Accolades

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Power List, Travel Weekly, 2013
Travel (Handheld Devices), Webby Awards, 2013
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Website www.fareportal.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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