First Tek Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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Kumar Bhavanasi
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  1.  

    Great Company to work for. I have enjoyed working with this team. We place tech consultants all over the USA.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter

    I have been working at First Tek full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, management, best technology employed, we work with some of the best Fortune 10 companies in the US. I have been in staffing for 15 years, hands down, best working environment I've ever been in. We personally work with each consultant to find not just a job but a career with us.

    Cons

    None - I would highly recommend this firm. Compensation and work-life balance are in check.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good so far

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

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

    Pros

    Visa sponsorship
    work-culture
    commute
    people
    excellent management and recruitment team

    Cons

    So far it going good...so no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tremendous Potential

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

    I have been working at First Tek full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great work environment. Excellent opportunity to advance your career as a technical recruiter.

    Cons

    You need to see for yourself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Just started

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Tek

    Pros

    Great company, with great atmosphere to work and great colleagues. Good for beginners.

    In the right position you can achieve work life balance

    Cons

    Very new to figure out cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Job

  6.  

    Good position working with some reliable clients.

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

    I have been working at First Tek

    Pros

    Management is very hands on as well as supportive and approachable with any issues. There is full support from rest of the team with any issues that need to be dealt with. Overall, everyone is on the same page and the environment within the office is very positive.

    Cons

    Dealing with problems with the consultants such as pay schedules can become tiresome, but that is just part of the industry. Other than that, nothing else negative comes to mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lackluster & Very "Big Brother" for corporate staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at First Tek full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    First-Tek has a decent reputation with the technical contracting world. They are neither the Cadillac of the industry or the ragged Geo prism. Management mostly lives overseas, and has absorbed several small companies recently which has been a mixed bag. Neutral impression of Kumar.

    Cons

    The bonus structure can be attractive for corporate staff, but the benefits are sparse and practically nonexistent for the contractors. Management isn't very visible, as they are primarily overseas. Training programs can range from good to completely absent. For corporate staff leadership isn't really present. Also the computers are monitored to the Nth degree--once in an innocent effort to create a facebook page for a company event I was flagged by management as if I'd been trying to goof off, not the case. Apparently computers are monitored 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would try to be a little more human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company I have worked in Portland Area

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, reasonable benefits. Great staff in the Portland office. They talk to me regularly. They take me for lunch, great Christmas party end of the year.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office is in Portland downtown. It costs to park and get to office. It will be great if the office is located out of downtown.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    recruiter

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

    I have been working at First Tek

    Pros

    work-life, benefits, culture, commute, people

    Cons

    growth, perks, 401K, magt, money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Tek

    Pros

    Visa sponsoring, work from home

    Cons

    Bad benefit, no training, no PTO

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Honestly enjoyed working here

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

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

    Pros

    I think that the pay is reasonable, there is a fair amount of development and training, and management is pretty understanding about different things that come up in life. I found them to have generally sound connections in the field and their business strategy to seem smart and make me comfortable being a part of the organization.

    Cons

    Pay isn't too remarkable however really not that bad in this economy. Like everyone in the world I obviously would hope for more but I would rate the salary as moderate all things considered. More worrying is unsure opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow clear path for employees to grow, take the guesswork out of it. I have also heard this may be in the cards for the future but expanding into defense and public work would be a great boon to the organization. As much strife as exists in washington there is still money to be made on defense contracts and the like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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