FAST

  www.fasttechnology.com
  www.fasttechnology.com

FAST Reviews

5 Reviews
3.6
5 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Tom Famularo
1 Rating

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    overview of company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FAST

    Pros

    flexible and accommodating great work environment

    Cons

    none except to suggest half day fridays

  2.  

    Good team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front-End Developer in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Front-End Developer in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at FAST full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxing working environment
    Good Management team, CEO is paying attention on the development of young people

    Cons

    The technical management is not good enough
    Non-technical people sometimes drives the development team which will cause technical dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High Pay, very high stress, and some deceit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at FAST full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company's base salaries are a 15-20 % higher than the average market rate for the same job.
    The company pays for free starbucks coffee, lunch from a shop, and provides all of the right tools and equipment if it's a reasonable request.
    The company provides very high end laptops and encourages people to share their ideas with each other. You are expected to learn and pick a lot of new things. What you have learned will not be wasted here.

    The company tries to create a culture of being frank, open and honest with everyone.

    The vision of the company is to develop a set of configurable blocks and be able to 'glue' (ie. integrate) them on the fly. The data model is dynamically defined and all the code pertaining to it is created very quickly using templates.

    Cons

    Having said the above, the workload and expectations are easily 40-50% higher. Working wee hours into the night is commonplace and employees are so overwhelmed that they don't have the time to take anyone's ideas no matter how good they are.

    There's a product improvement backlog building from 3 years. The new trend of off-shoring to cheap indian programmers has taken hold firmly. So the work never stops. It happens around the clock.

    If, as a new employee you care, the clients are sold on one vision (with a very impressive, visually appealing and fast loading demo). But everything in reality is bubble gum, duct tape, and dumpster full of lies. Thousands of undocumented lines of code are in the system, and gigabytes of code generated taking up to an hour to compile things.

    As a prospective employee you should care that, sometimes the top management expects you to be able to read minds. If not, you will be shouted at. The strange motto is: "You don't need training, hands on exercises, nor a curriculum with our tools (that don't fully work) to be able to learn how to apply them. Use your high salary to figure them out."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want a lot of growth at the expense of a robust, fully functioning, and clean product. You don't have it. Maybe the goal is to sell the company to a big buyer and cash out. Start-ups do that. But you have thousands of lines of code in single files. You generate gigs of code that takes hours to compile. It is reached a critical mass where employee productivity and morale are plunging. Address it, or vanish. Or worse, have large punitive judgements awarded against you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Nice experience, working with smart people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at FAST

    Pros

    Work is fun and challenging. Can discuss issues/ give feedback to senior management easily. Smart people. Creativity, innovation is encouraged. Opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Work hours are more and pay is less since it is a startup company. Things are not so organized like a big company, which sometimes causes frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving communication, organization and information sharing would definitely improve productivity and decrease frustrations. Formulating some rules/standards for all work flows would help.

    Recommends
  6.  

    it was a decent oppurtunity to work in fast in coaching field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ca Coaching - Lecturer in Indore (India)
    Former Employee - Ca Coaching - Lecturer in Indore (India)

    I worked at FAST

    Pros

    growth, base is what you want if you want to enter in coaching field... all of this is provided by FAST

    Cons

    Lack of cooperation, suppression of talent, treating teachers as an employee instead of service provider... basically focus on employer employee relationship instead of principal 2 principal relation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    every person cannot be handled / treated in same way... they must learn to treat different people in different way

    Recommends

Work at FAST? Share Your Experiences

FAST

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.