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Switchfast Technologies Overview

Chicago, IL
51 to 200 employees
2001
Company - Private
Consulting
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
We aren’t looking for IT professionals who just get the job done: we hire people who want to play a central role in the success of their company while actively advancing their career.

Switchfast Technologies is a leading IT Managed Services ... Read more

Mission: Employee engagement is essential to our success, and we build everything around the values that make our people thrive: Integrity, Determination, Agility & Helpfulness.

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    Switchfast recruits, rewards and retains the very best in the industry. With over 90% Employee Engagement, we love helping one another and our clients.

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Switchfast Technologies – Why Work For Us?


At the end of the day, we're here to help you solve your technology problems. In order to be successful, we needed to create an environment in which every piece of our surroundings and plans helps us focus on that end.

So we did some soul-searching and came up with some core values. Which attributes must our employees and our plans possess for us to consistently reach our goal? Lots of companies have core values, and they all sound great, but we really wanted to commit to ours. We implemented them as guidelines for hiring, performance evaluation, and to gauge the overall state of our company culture.

We couldn't be happier with the results.

We built our team around people who live and breathe these values, and the result has been a healthy, positive culture that produces tremendous results for our clients. Following our values ensures that we are made of the right people who have the right attitude to help our clients solve their technology problems.

So take a look at the values to your right -- if they resonate with you like they do with us, we can say with great confidence that we will be a great fit as a partner for your company.

INTEGRITY
We give honest advice, own our mistakes, and trust each other; every time, all the time

DETERMINATION
We don't give up until the job is done right

AGILITY
We find creative solutions to complicated challenges

HELPFULNESS
We support our clients and each other, with positivity, to ensure we all succeed

Grow your career with hands-on learning, paid certification training, career roadmaps and access to a team of experts in the field.

You'll love who you work with. At Switchfast, your smart and passionate colleagues are more than just coworkers — they're friends.

As one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2017, we're serious about fostering a culture of transparency and helpfulness. 

Working at Switchfast isn't for everyone. We've found that the people who best thrive here have a few common traits:

  • They love learning, both through hands-on experience and certification courses.
  • They want to work hard and challenge themselves as they grow their career.
  • They strive to be helpful to both clients and coworkers.
  • They can think outside of the box to come up with creative solutions to tricky problems.
  • They want to be able to see the difference that they make at their company and to their clients.

If this sounds like you, you may be a great fit for our team.

ARE YOU READY TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER?

We aren’t looking for IT professionals who just get the job done: we hire people who want to make a noticeable difference in their company while actively advancing their career.

Switchfast Technologies is a leading IT Managed Services Provider (MSP) serving the Greater Chicagoland and Midwest area. When we say our team is made up of the Best & Brightest, we aren’t just tooting our own horn: we’re a 2017 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For winner, the result of a company culture that prioritizes transparency and teamwork, and a supportive management team that encourages employees to share ideas and concerns.

UNIQUE SWITCHFASTJOB PERKS

  • We prioritize your career growth: management will work with you to develop a personalized career roadmap and plot out the steps to help you achieve your goals
  • We pay for your certifications when you pass each exam
  • Accelerate your skillset through hands-on learning — we promise you'll learn something new every day
  • Work with a friendly, fun and accessible team; you'll always have someone to help you out, teach you something new or grab lunch with
  • Keep your calendar full with regular social events, including happy hours, pancake breakfasts, quarterly parties and Mario Kart competitions

THE STANDARD PERKS

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid incentives tied to job performance
  • 401k with company match
  • Family time
  • Flex time
  • Fitness & wellness discounts

Switchfast Technologies Reviews

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    "Great company, great people, different and overall amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - A Skilled Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - A Skilled Technician in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Switchfast Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your knowledge will constantly grow as things are ever changing.
    The co-workers actually work with each other instead of against each other.
    There is opportunity to grow.
    You are not stuck in a cubicle but rather a really beautiful office with an open floor plan and exposed brick.
    You get to go on client sites rather than just stay in the office 100% of the time.
    They are very understanding with scheduling conflicts or if you have kids/pets
    You get to bring your dog to work
    Work activities that encourage interaction outside of work
    Beer and beverages are supplied for free
    Management staff is very helpful and participates with employees versus just sitting behind a desk
    You can have a desk where you stand or sit; it is your choice
    Overtime is allowed and accepted

    Cons

    If you don't like on call work this is not the place for you. There are rotating on call shifts for techs.
    Very structured in how documentation is performed but that is not necessarily a Con per say but if you are the type to want to do you own thing when it comes to documentation please do not apply.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you are doing.
    Helping techs out when problems occur is amazing
    Keep up the positive feedback and reward the techs for hard work

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Switchfast Technologies Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Switchfast Technologies (Chicago, IL) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Casual but also there is a test to take (be prepared). There are a lot of questions that are very technical so if you talk the talk you must walk the walk.

    Interview Questions

    • How is your work ethic? Do you like to work as a group or by yourself?   1 Answer
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Switchfast Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™, 2017
  • MSPmentor 501’s Global Edition of World’s Top Managed Service Providers, MSPMentor 501 Awards, 2017
  • Channel e2e #1 MSP for Non-Profits, Channel e2e, 2017
  • CRN Managed Service Provider 500, CRN Magazine, 2017
  • 20 Most Promising IT Services Companies 2017, CIO Review Magazine, 2017
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