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Faye Pollack & Associates Reviews

Updated April 13, 2014
Updated April 13, 2014
5 Reviews

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    Started as a network engineer and worked my way to Director of Consulting Services and CTO

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    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer and Director of Consulting Services  in  Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer and Director of Consulting Services in Encino, CA

    I have been working at Faye Pollack & Associates full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The opportunity for growth has been the reason that I have worked at FPA Technology Services for 15 years.

    Cons

    The CEO micro manages every aspect and department of the company and will not allow the management team to make any decisions which has impeded the growth and potential of the company. The organization is severely under-staffed which leads to staff burnout on a frequent basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers manage and lead their teams to allow the organization to grow to it's full potential. Invest in staffing to allow for the delivery of a great service offering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Caveat Emptor

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Encino, CA

    I worked at Faye Pollack & Associates

    Pros

    Large variety of projects, software, and hardware to work on at a variety of clients. Backups and Disaster Recovery are taken very seriously. Monday status meetings are a great place for information-sharing and employee recognition. "Client Liason" is an *invaluable* asset to the employees, management, and company as a whole. Can work from home sometimes, if you play your cards right (and are not a dummy.) If you make it through the extensive interview & background vetting--be proud--not everyone makes it!

    Cons

    Nauseatingly-detailed "timesheets" are required for any and all billable hours. Extensive minutia must be manually configured on workstations and servers--even though it should be deployed via Group Policy (but few of the employees & managers know how.) Work/Personal balance is touted, but long hours are required (which can be compounded by commuting from the customer's office.) Some managers are quite closed to new (i.e., your,) ideas for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with glassdoor every now and then, read the comments, and address some of the concerns at manager, employee, or company meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Environment at FPA.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Encino, CA

    I worked at Faye Pollack & Associates

    Pros

    -Variety of clients and technologies to learn and grow with
    -Paid medical
    -401k matching for some employees
    -Base salary is comparable to competitors

    Cons

    -Management does not communicate with employees or each other
    -Lack of education requirements for managers
    -No consistency with standards
    -Training budget is promised but never provided
    -Incentives are not paid out when goals are met
    -Long work hours expected outside of the 9 hour work day and no over time is paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say you are going to do. Communicate with the employees. Provide outside training other than just having the Engineers learn while working on the client's infrastructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Voted one of the best places to work in the SFV......

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Encino, CA

    I have been working at Faye Pollack & Associates

    Pros

    Extensive new hire training
    Open door policy for communication
    Well known name in the industry
    Good starting pay
    Yearly Education allowance

    Cons

    Promises made to employees are not kept
    Very high expectations
    Very inconsistent management; from no communication to micro managing
    Employee benefits are offered to some, but not others
    Salary increases although reportedly based on merit, also offered to some, not others
    Long hours expected, while all are salaried
    Take employees seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises to your employees
    Stay consistent with management
    Consider better/more benefits
    Give back Education Funds
    Listen to employees exit interviews - they are usually brutually honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technically competent employees, Rigid Management structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Encino, CA

    I have been working at Faye Pollack & Associates

    Pros

    Salary good, employees skilled at their jobs, office accomodations pretty good, work is challenging and clients are fairly good quality. Employees are put through an extensive training program several days long.

    Cons

    Extremely rigid management with extensive rules and protocols, that employees must follow to the letter. Managment unwilling to modify the rules and protocols. Minimum 9 hour day expected of all employees, but much more is required to complete the assigned daily tasks. Constant negative feedback from management with very little praise. Employees are a tight "click" that don't accept new-comers for many months, if at all. Several long-term employees are branded as "undesirables", openly gossiped about, even by Management. Consequenty there is a VERY HIGH turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your desire to have a workplace that functions by an extensive and rigid set of rules may give you a technically qualified workforce, that processes work in an orderly fashion, but they are all all "yes-men" afraid to propose any changes to Management. The tone of the company, set by management, is an "Us Vs. Them" atmosphere among employees much like a high school "click". Many employees that had skills enough for you to hire them are turned off by the constant negative feedback from Managment and the rejection by the "click" of old-time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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