Fonality

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Fonality Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
32 Reviews
3.5
32 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and contribute!

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

    I have been working at Fonality full-time

    Pros

    Learn new things every day from smart, committed people. The company is small enough that each person makes a real difference to the company and the customers, yet there are real opportunities to expand professionally to working with other parts of the business. Also, the CEO is a really smart and (more importantly) experienced leader and is a role model for managing a technology company of this size.

    Cons

    As will most smaller companies there is always a struggle with priorities and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep providing reasonable, but aggressive, goals and maintain a strong dialog inside the company to foster continued teamwork!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fonality offers a wonderful environment with flexibility and investment in its employees.

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

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

    Pros

    Due to the nature of the product sold, there is a lot of flexibility for employees working remote and employees from different offices are able to collaborate easily. Even though offices are spread out, there is a real sense of community here. Employees are always working together on developing products, solving issues and assisting customers. The company is very invested in their employees and often promoted from within. The people here are great.

    Cons

    Whenever a company allows you to work remote or provides flexible hours, it becomes very easy to put in extra hours. This is never expected or demanded, but it happens. Plus, everyone is so helpful, people stay late to assist one another.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A satisfying, enjoyable workplace that continues to grow and improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the best work/life balance in the industry, consistently interesting fast-paced environment, relaxed culture and coworkers, bagels, smart about promotions. I look forward to going to work each day!

    Cons

    Sometimes the direction, especially from executives, seems unclear and unfocused, and organizationally suffers from a large amount of technical debt and cruft made in the startup days--that said, all of this continues to improve rather than degrade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve morale & team mentality, especially inter-departmentally, and communication between all levels of the company. Continue to find and promote talent from every level of the company--Fonality has been exceptional at this, and I hope to see it continue as the company grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fonality is on the up swing!

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

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance with competitive salary. Relaxed yet professional workplace is refreshing! There is continuous growth potential both as an individual contributor as well as a company. The relatively young average age of the office adds increased energy and excitement wile still working as a "team."

    Cons

    We have had many challenges over the last three years, but our current CEO is making great changes for improving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue the growth pattern. Fonality has been a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A dynamic yet satisfyingly challenging workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    For those who wish to learn something new everyday, Fonality delivers. No one day is like the other, so if you want to learn and feel challenged without necessarily feeling overwhelmed, Fonality is the place to work.

    There's a real sense of team and although there is a good number of things to do on a daily basis, you can depend on your fellow co-workers for help. But the goodwill you feel within your own department isn't limited to just your department. If there's an issue that extends beyond your department, you can lean on your fellow co-workers in other departments without the whole feeling that your encroaching someone else's "jurisdiction" or vice versa. There's real camaraderie here.

    Cons

    Although they give 2 weeks paid vacation, increase in how fast you accrue PTO doesn't occur until after you worked here for 5 years. That seems to be on the long side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving in the right direction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fonality

    Pros

    Company is moving in the right direction. Given new management, they are learning from their mistakes and walking to a much better place. As difficult as it is, looking back on previous months shows that we are always in a better place than we were.

    Cons

    Like I said, it's difficult, particularly with the short staff, but they're making good headway.

    Fonality Response

    Sep 18, 2013Director of Human Resources

    We are always looking into moving in the right direction and improving ourselves and I'm glad you feel we are headed in the right direction. At times it can feel like we're doing 10 jobs at once ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fonality is a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I joined Fonality during a time of transition for the company in which it was recovering from a previous senior management team and still getting used to the current management. Despite this, I found everyone to be very friendly, and some of my best friends are now from Fonality. I don't get the bad reviews on here - maybe those folks were pissed about being let go. I have found that most people are of very high quality, and now the company is doing well financially, hitting new highs regularly, and morale is high.

    Cons

    Free food in the office on a wagon is kind of fun but kind of lame at the same time. Sounds like it was a good idea long ago, but was kept for no good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I talk to customers regularly, and most everyone loves our product, especially HUD. More of the stuff we do best, and less of the commodity stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Fonality Response

    Sep 18, 2013Director of Human Resources

    We're glad you are enjoying your time here at Fonality, and it's great to hear from someone who speaks to our customers on a regular basis. We are always looking to add new and exciting features to ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gone through a lot of changes in the past, but really a great place to work now

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

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

    Pros

    The people at Fonality are great to work with, and cross collaboration is really improving.
    Benefits are good
    Managers go to bat for employee interests
    Casual Work Environment
    CEO expresses his vision for the company, has met with every employee one-on-one to discuss the company and what they expect.
    Feels like change is happening, and that's a good thing.
    Wagon Wednesdays are a nice little perk
    We're selling a product that businesses actually want and I believe in it.

    Cons

    No Matching 401K
    Very few Holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep spreading your vision for the company, it's infectious to hear management talk about where the company is headed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Great company that takes care of you and looks out for your best interests. I've never worked somewhere where they care as much as they do at Fonality. I don't feel like Fon is my employer, they are my family.

    Cons

    Light holiday schedule, but makes up for it with good vacation policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging work with opportunities to grow.

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

    I have been working at Fonality full-time

    Pros

    Active and challenging technical work environment.
    In most cases merit is recognized and rewarded.
    Pay seems to be in-line with market prices.

    Cons

    Severe lack of backbone in higher management.
    Inter-departmental squabbling hurts.
    General chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage, don't just say "Yes" to whomever is yelling loudest or crying most sorrowfully.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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