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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.

Company Updates

  • We are excited to announce we have been recognized for the 2nd straight year as one of Chicago's Best & Brightest companies to work for!
    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQS4O

    In Employee Development and Teamwork, Switchfast Stands Out

    The Best and Brightest sent us the full assessment of our company based on anonymous feedback from our employees. From the report, it's clear we stand out in two distinct categories: Employee development and teamwork. Let's explore exactly how we promote employee growth and collaboration in our business.

  • Looking for a career in IT? See what it's like to work at Switchfast on Thursday, March 8th as we open our doors to job candidates! Switchfast's open house is the perfect way to get a sense of our culture and see if you'd enjoy working here — and it's the fastest way to get hired.

    Learn more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQNGx

    Register for Switchfast's Career Open House

    Register to attend our career open house on Thursday, March 8th.

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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

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    I have been working at Switchfast Technologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Really fantastic group of people who make up the team.
    - Everyone is helpful - even in the midst of their own work responsibilities. Have found that the team around me (leadership, operations, finance, marketing and HR is committed to delivering high quality work while being helpful.
    - Love that it's a process driven company - clear expectations and have been given the tools to succeed. And, there's a strong culture of improvement and learning from past work efforts.
    - Leadership is caring and open to questions as well as willing to collaborate on the best way to approach a challenge.
    - Found SF to be flexible with work/life balance while keeping performance expectations high. Challenges are met with a "can do" attitude. Creative problem solving is rewarded.
    - The team is smart and helpful. Positive environment.
    - Lots of company sponsored lunches, snacks, treats, breakfasts (where the leadership team cooks for the company) and beverages - nice way to acknowledge appreciation of the team.

    Cons

    Office is quiet - very focused open space environment. Not specifically a "con" just something to note.

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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, 2018
  • Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™, 2017
  • CRN Next-Gen MSP500:Pioneer 250, CRN Magazine, 2018
  • Channel e2e #1 MSP for Non-Profits, Channel e2e, 2017
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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