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First Tek, Inc. Overview

Piscataway, NJ
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Company - Private
IT Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
As a leading IT services provider, First Tek connects the best IT professionals in the business with opportunities at forward-thinking companies. We use our expanded resources, insight, and flexibility to anticipate the needs of our clients and help them make exceptional ... Read more

Mission: Our objective is to assist clients in achieving mission critical business objectives using state-of-the-art technologies while maximizing their ability to deliver value to their customers.

First Tek, Inc. – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 2001, First Tek is a global technology company headquartered in New Jersey with offices throughout the United States and internationally. First Tek was founded with a vision to provide quality, cost-effective IT services and solutions and has grown to include a suite of businesses focused on innovation in the technology space. From its origins partnering with leading companies to connect them with top technology talent, First Tek has expanded its services to include custom software design and development for web and mobile applications for clients ranging from mid-sized businesses to Fortune 100 companies and has more than 1,500 employees serving clients in 42 states and around the world.

As a leading provider of IT staffing services, First Tek connects the very best IT professionals to great opportunities at leading companies. And we do it every single day – for both temporary and permanent assignments and across virtually all industries. We use our insight, flexibility and expanded resources to anticipate the needs of leading companies and help them make exceptional connections with top tech talent.

A developer himself, CEO Kumar Bhavanasi built First Tek by first identifying and cultivating talented individuals working in emerging technologies, then connecting them to clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to state governments.

Despite its rapid growth, First Tek employees remain loyal to the company, with an average tenure of more than a decade. Much of that retention is attributable to the company’s consistent focus on professional development, first hiring the best and the brightest individuals, then making a significant investment in training to keep certifications current or ahead of trends.

Employees Come First: Without Employees, There is No First Tek


LIFE AT FIRST TEK

WORK ENVIRONMENT

First Tek supports and believes that employees working in a healthy atmosphere with a work-life balance enables further employee and company success. From the very first day, we want you to contribute your own ideas for the development of the company and feel like you are part of something bigger.

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

From your first day throughout your career at First Tek, all employees are encouraged to develop their skills and capabilities based on their interests and talent. New employee induction introduces First Tek and facilitates a deeper understanding of the functions of the organization.

BENEFITS

Meals, health insurance, accidental insurance, and more!

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

First Tek has monthly engaging activities, including festivals, holidays, and employee appreciation. We believe that engaged employees bring a vibrancy to the company culture that helps build a stronger organization.

REWARD & RECOGNITION

We encourage and acknowledge superior performance and positive behavior by recognizing our employees through a quarterly reward program.

Are you looking to join a growing company with exciting opportunities for advancement and a rewarding career path? First Tek provides world-class services and solutions around the globe and we want you to join us!

  • At First Tek, you’ll join a global workforce with a wide spectrum of skillsets and capabilities. Not only that, but your coworkers will be from a vast range of countries and cultures working together for a common cause. By bringing together these unique identities and unifying them under the First Tek name, we can support systems, services, and processes that run the world’s most powerful companies. Our human touch and values are what set us apart and allow us to continue delivering success to our clients.

  • First Tek values simplicity, creativity, integrity, independence, and most of all, respect. These values are not only fundamental to our culture and our business, but they guide our actions every day.

  • When you work at First Tek, you have the chance to work in your business or IT specialty, offering world-class service and solutions from a company with a fantastic selection of offerings.

  • We take corporate responsibility seriously and everything we do is guided by a code of ethics. Our “Day Out” challenge is just one example of how we encourage First Tek employees around the world to volunteer in their communities. No matter where you are or what position you fill, it’s always great to know you and your colleagues are making a difference.

WORKING AT FIRST TEK

ONBOARDING NEW EMPLOYEES

First Tek’s orientation program aims to bring new employees into the fold smoothly, enabling them to hit the ground running. We aim for this process to be more than just information about the company, our induction program builds relationships, knowledge, and understanding. Our comprehensive program ensures that every new employee feels like a vital part of the company’s success and is confident in their knowledge of the services we offer and the way we operate.

RECOGNIZING INNOVATION

Innovation can’t exist in a vacuum and in today’s world, our future depends on innovation. As a company that has built its success on developing new technology to improve the way we work, we do our best to create an environment where forward-thinking ideas are celebrated and rewarded. We hold regular brainstorming sessions to recognize creative ideas and collaborate on ways to bring those ideas to fruition.

MAXIMIZING POTENTIAL

Each First Tek employee develops a personalized development plan, something essential in our mission to provide first-class IT and business solutions to our clients. Part of that mission includes encouraging employees to take advantage of training opportunities for further skill and career development, both in their areas of expertise and new fields.

BUILDING A TEAM

At First Tek, we believe that true growth can only be meaningful when it is inclusive. This is why we focus on cultivating an open, friendly environment that pushes experimentation and exploration, both as an employee and an individual. We encourage open interaction with senior management, reward healthy competition, and recognize outstanding performance, none of which could exist without the environment we have spent years cultivating.
Our values, which are the cornerstone of our business, demand the highest standards of ethical behavior from all of our employees. This stretches from senior executives to new hires. We hold ourselves to these standards and take pride in doing the right thing, no matter the circumstances.

First Tek, Inc. Reviews

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    I have been working for First Tek since 2009 and my experience has been nothing but the best and has been honest, provides great opportunities and pays well.

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First Tek, Inc. Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at First Tek, Inc. (New York, NY) in February 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was thorough and quick. Recruiter explained all details and worked with me on my rate request. Within in 2 days I had a client interview and due to the great relationship the Account Manager has with the Bank..I was Hired. The on boarding process was quick, thorough and easy!

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions. I was fully prepped by the First Tek Account Manager and Recruiter prior to the interview.. I must say they know their client needs!!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase was excellent. Extremely thorough!

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First Tek, Inc. Awards & Accolades

  • 30 Great Places to Work, CIO Bulletin, 2018
  • 50 Best Wokplaces of the Year, The Silicon Review, 2019
  • Most Admired Companies, CEO Views, 2018
  • 50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year 2018, The Silicon Review, 2018
  • Forbes 2018 America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2018
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