Fairfax Imaging

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Fairfax Imaging Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Challenging - fast paced work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Fairfax Imaging full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Great environment. Employees allowed to speak freely to all levels of management. Politics don't exist. If you are a go-getter, this is the place for you. This is an industry that is a niche so you may find it very interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Travel can be burdensome for individuals with small children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing! Keep the continuous improvement going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company.....great coworkers!

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

    I worked at Fairfax Imaging full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees are not micro-managed. Employees are invited to share ideas, and share thoughts. People are friendly, and willing to help. Management will help on tasks if asked, and will assist employees in daily activities. Employees can speak freely to managers and peers.

    Cons

    Training is not the best, so if you need hands on training for everything, this isn't the company for you. If you are eager to learn, you can, but nobody is going to hold your hand.

    Travel can be tough on a young family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the documentation of your standard operating procedures so all employees are held to the same set of standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Don't do it! Avoid this place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peon  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Peon in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Fairfax Imaging full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary is good. Flexibility of your time is good. Not much micromanaging. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible. Depending on your job, you put in looooong. hours. Managers are arrogant and condescending and overpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show up once in awhile. Dress a bit better so you at least look professional even though you're not. You better keep the salaries high or people are going to leave. Get a better, bigger work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Extremely unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Fairfax Imaging full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No micro managing, flexible schedules, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent, and they seem to think it is acceptable to scream and swear at employees in the middle of a very small office for everyone to hear. Even if you are not the target of their anger, it is quite disheartening to hear your co-workers and friends being treated this way. Inappropriate, unprofessional, and sometimes quite vulgar conversations take place regularly, and due to the size of the office, they cannot be avoided.

    The company refuses to spend any money on the tools needed to do the job. Meaning engineers are left to work with an assortment of free tools that do not integrate well, resulting in much time wasted tracking work, copy/pasting, manually merging changes, searching emails, updating spreadsheets, logging on/off in various places, and digging through folders looking for documentation that all too often just doesn't exist.

    Existing product is not well documented at all, change requests are not well defined, and questions are often ignored, forcing engineers to guess at what is required. Management is slow to answer questions and clarify requirements, but they are quick to throw others under the bus when things aren't done right and done on time. The company does not, as of my time there, have any business analysts, meaning nobody is looking at the big picture and thinking things through from beginning to end. This leads to a lot of rework, and more wasted time, when it is revealed down the road that what was requested won't work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inside your company for the reason you can't retain employees. Experienced professionals will not tolerate such an unpleasant office environment, they will simply look elsewhere for a better opportunity.

    Improve the work environment by holding management and employees to a higher standard of professional office behavior. Insist that management treat everyone with respect, or hire better management.

    Invest in the productivity of your employees. Proper issue tracking, project scheduling, and development tools will go a long way in improving communication between employees and increasing overall productivity. In my 16 years as a developer, I have never worked in such a disorganized company, experienced such frustration trying to accomplish what should have been relatively simple tasks, or witnessed such incompetence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    HORRIBLE place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Fairfax Imaging full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits weren't bad, there was some schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Management is abusive,
    You're expected to work late nights and weekends (with or without a deadline)
    The software is a mess, with no development methodology,
    The culture is so dysfunctional co-workers will throw you under the bus to save their own skin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice is useless, because senior management almost never shows up!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Do not work here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Support Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Software Support Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Fairfax Imaging

    Pros

    Co-workers are very nice folks, and they try hard. Pay seems good, benefits so-so.

    Cons

    Totally incompetent management that have zero work-life balance or tend to scream obscenities.
    Leadership out of touch, and bully tactics.
    Many good people have been forced out.
    Product is unbelievably old, poorly documented, and very buggy.
    Tools to do job often do not work, stating this is seen as complaining, even when input is solicited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off the blinders. Your employees are desperate to try and help, but your managers throw them under the bus.

    Fire your projects director. Do you honestly think that a real, actual professional should be using such vulgar and obscene language in the workplace? Why do you continue to allow this person to blame everyone else for things they have botched?

    Fire the manager that is constantly berating and screaming profanity - you are lucky you havent been sued yet.

    Quit forcing out good engineers simply because you dont want to hear what they have to say.

    Realize that the support department is going to be where all the mistakes that have been made manifest themselves. They are trying to mitigate the damage, they are not the problem. Listen to them! You have smart people in there!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great place to work, great people who care about doing a good job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax Imaging

    Pros

    Flexible work environment allows you to work from home at times and work alternative schedules as long as you get your work done. Management does not micromanage at all.

    If you are a self-starter, this is the place for you. If you are someone who needs daily micromangement and hand holding, this is not the place for you.

    Cons

    Travel can be cumbersome for some employees. Depending on the project you are assigned to, you can be daunting. Sometimes the travel is fun, depending on the location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to attract self-starters, and continue to encourage out of the box thinking of your management team.

    Recommends

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