Futrend Technology Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
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  1. Great place for a public-sector consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Futrend Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Flexible working arrangements
    Good career progression

    Cons

    Salaries are not the highest in the regional industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work of growing the company organically. Remember that contractors are almost always motivated by pay and to keep salaries competitive. Also remember that your boots-on-the-ground PMs know the customer needs best.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Lack of transparency, accountability, and opportunity for growth.

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

    I worked at Futrend Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gym subsidy was nice.
    I was personally paid well, however found out some people were SEVERELY under paid

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover... Around 8 people quit one project in a two month time frame. Not to mention the several other people who quit on other projects.

    No transparency or trust among employees or between management and staff, lots of "whispering in the hallway" so to speak.

    Unfair compensation structure, some people were wildly underpaid to perform tasks similar to their counterparts.

    Management has serious issues managing client expectations which ultimately turns into unfair and unecessary pressure on employees.

    Leadership has a totalitarian "do as I say" mentality. Diversity of thought or opinion is often met with contention.

    The promise of mobility, upward or lateral, is simply a farce. Terrible employee review process, I was there for a year and despite my efforts could never get firm goals established; guess what that means come review time 0_o

    Poor documentation processes/best practices (if they even have any).

    SIDE-NOTE: I'm honestly surprised by the reviews. I wasn't going to add one because I didn't want to be seen as "bitter". I learned a lot about the importance of company culture and managing upward (even when you shouldn't have to) while at Futrend. However, I don't want anyone to be mislead by what are clearly inflated or planted reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Specifically to the owners because middle management is reacting specifically to your "management style":
    Managing by fear will not get you very far. Relax, trust your people a bit more and stop treating them like captive animals. Actually listen to your employees when they come to you with suggestions or concerns. I actually worked with some great people at Futrend whose hands were simply tied in many situations by totalitarian beauracracy and red tape. Last, do some self-reflection and analaysis...people are leaving at such a quick pace for a reason. Despite what you may think there is a culture flaw, and people will only tolerate it for so long.

  3. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Futrend Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A cutting edge company that cares about its employees. Wants employees to grow and provides career path planning to assist with this growth. Provides high quality solutions to customers and clients. Great work/life balance. Benefits are better than typical industry standards.

    Cons

    Company has a few high pressure projects that are challenging, but rewarding. Performance evaluations can be based on arbitrary and subjective criteria.

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  5. A company that values people, sometimes over profit

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

    I have been working at Futrend Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I feel that the executives truly value me as an individual and know me on a personal level.

    There is plenty of room for advancement. The only thing you need is talent and ambition.

    The benefits and compensation are more then competitive.

    I enjoy the people I work with and near. We do great work!

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to put in extra effort. It comes with the territory. It's how you remain successful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your employees. It is a refreshing outlook that is appreciated

  6. Professional, yet comfortable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Futrend Technology full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Values employees, and has only growth and opportunities in sight

    Cons

    It's learning as it grows (and growing rapidly)

  7. A good environment to learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Development Intern in Beavercreek, OH
    Current Employee - Applications Development Intern in Beavercreek, OH

    I have been working at Futrend Technology full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice, and helpful. Laid back, but hardworking atmosphere. I've learned a lot while I have been here. I've had the opportunity to work on a variety of different, and interesting things.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Not much upside

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

    I worked at Futrend Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good values; good employees

    Cons

    No much room for growth; company isn't progressive and forward thinking.

  9. Helpful (1)

    The company truly values it's people

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

    I have been working at Futrend Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small business feel where you know everyone.

    Cons

    Owners can be too involved.

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