SpeedFC Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    loved what I did

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    Former Employee - Packer  in  Pataskala, OH
    Former Employee - Packer in Pataskala, OH

    I worked at SpeedFC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, easy work for the pay

    Cons

    Too far to drive to be sent home early.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Plenty of opportunity for improvement, but don't expect to be treated well.

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    Former Employee - NONE  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - NONE in Columbus, OH

    I worked at SpeedFC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is low hanging fruit, opportunity to be a hero.

    Cons

    The CEO is a major problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The opportunities to build a great organization are endless at Speed. Stop trying to be the low-cost bidder then destroying management for inherent weaknesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not Worth It

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at SpeedFC full-time

    Pros

    Seriously, I can not think of any.

    Cons

    Two words: Unethical and dysfunctional. Workload is unbearable and very unrewarding. If ICE or OSHA paid a visit, I am sure there would be serious violations. Steer clear if you want a clean reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since you will only be there a year tops, there is no reason to work your behind off, nor to require your direct reports to do the same. Turnover among management is off the charts. Change must come from the top down, and I don't see Satan changing his ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company where 90% quit within one year

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    Current Employee - Whipping Boy  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Whipping Boy in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SpeedFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Utilizes a full spectrum of eCommerce related software. Casual atmosphere where jeans are the norm. Exposure to terrestrial Window's based PC's and the hotter Mac hardware.

    Cons

    Projects are undersold and over promised. As a result, the worker bees are expected to make up the difference. Weekends, Holidays, Grave Yard Shift....they are all expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The advise has been said by multitudes over many years. Why waste the key strokes. Business outlook.....hey it's worked so far, so it can only keep going as long as there are customers who expect something for nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    It would make an awesome sitcom. The show is critically acclaimed but canceled after a year. Viewers find it implausible

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at SpeedFC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual dress code. Dog friendly environment. Employee churn rate among the blue collar types is around 75% a year, so there is opportunity to become senior quickly.

    Cons

    Management, from the C-levels on down, is dysfunctional. Large clients are sold products conceived on a whim to be delivered in impossible timeframe, employees across various departments play a game of musical chairs to determine whos responsible when conceptual vaporware product is not delivered in timely manner.

    There is no consultation in this process from anyone who would be able to determine feasibility of product. Failures are generally blamed on midlevel management, who are then augmented by a second-tier midlevel management or a new director of some menial task. Compensation is dependent upon bonus that often fails to materialize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Querétaro, Querétaro (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Querétaro, Querétaro (Mexico)

    I have been working at SpeedFC

    Pros

    The pay is good
    Steep learning curve at first, but it keeps you busy. You will get thrown into the fire right away, don't expect any real kind of training.

    Cons

    Bad management, bad planning. Projects are always due yesterday. Managers have the "just make it work, even if it's all being held together with duct tape" mentality. Unrealistic timeframes are the norm, with project managers always deciding for themselves without having any idea of reality. Innovation and doing things right is discouraged at all management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get your act together or you will continue losing accounts. You have to listen to developers. You may think they have no idea, but they actually know first hand the root cause of many of the company's issues. There are a lot of very capable people, and if you gave them enough time to do it, they could fix a lot of things and make everything considerably more efficient in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging but disorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SpeedFC

    Pros

    Friendly place to work.
    You can learn from others experience

    Cons

    Developers organization seems like a mess.
    There are not good Software Engineering practices

    Approves of CEO

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