The Fountain Group

www.thefountaingroup.com
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8 people found this helpful  

Don't waste your time- MUCH better companies in Tampa

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at The Fountain Group

Pros

There are really none to list (other than very few of staff are honest, hard-working people)

Cons

Top to Bottom: company does not pay employees equally (only personal friends of management are paid fairly), mentally & verbally abusive director who lies constantly to clients and employees, competitive and back-stabbing work environment with most of current staff, no consistency with business plans/ expectations/ etc, company as a whole involved in shady business practices (such as lying about their "multiple locations"- Tampa is only one, promising performance reviews and bonuses which never happen, lie about 'being your own boss' on front-end but then micro-managed to the extreme, NO opportunities for growth in company despite the false promise there would be, etc.) very high turnover rate in company (all staff is seen as 'expendable'), and so on...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think seriously about who is running your company, and re-evaluate bringing in someone who has a clue of how to run a company successfully

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    unprofessional staff, lacking in basic communication skills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Fountain Group

    Pros

    they were a gateway to a major client in biotech

    Cons

    I'm writing this review as a job seeker candidate. I have dealt with this firm on and off for a few years for contract jobs at a Major pharma firm on Broomfield, CO. I was submitted in OCT 2012 and now in JULY 2013 they want me to interview within 2 hours! They have never checked in with me regarding the role or its status until now, and all of the sudden its urgent. Once I interviewed (phone screening) I was told they wanted to hire within 5 days, well, here it is 2 weeks later and the recruiter has conveniently disappeared once again with no word to me regarding my status as a candidate. I have had to reach out to the account manager via LInkedIn to get any response! If it was not a matter of a competing offer from a FT/Perm job I would have ignored their unprofessionalism but now that there is a timeline its important to know where I stand and they have failed to represent me professionally. Oh, and another kick, they told me my rate at 60 per hour then tried to change it to 50 at the last minute. Also their web site sucks. There is no direct chain to the hiring firm, it's 1) recruiter, 2) account manager 3) hiring firms HR 4) hiring manager. A LOT gets lost in the chain! AGAIN, their communication is awful. Picking up the phone is unheard of for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its pretty bad when a job seeker has to make several attempts to contact your firm when YOUR making money off me!!! Professionals seeking jobs via Fountain should look elsewhere for representation, as your firm is too layered and needs basic client relations and communication skills training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great place for long term IT employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at The Fountain Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team at TFG is very engaged with high end assignments for their clients. I have been able to work in premium areas. My co workers have been very professional to work with over the past two years.

    Cons

    It is difficult to have your suggestions on improvements taken into consideration. It seems like everyone is very busy alot so that creates challenges. I would also like to see matching 401K plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a peer advisory council.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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