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FAST Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2018

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3.8
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82%
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96%
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Tom Famularo
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (11)

    "High Pay, very high stress, and some deceit"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at FAST full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company's base salaries are a 15-20 % higher than the average market rate for the same job. The company pays for free starbucks coffee, lunch from a shop, and provides all of the right tools and equipment if it's a reasonable request. The company provides very high end laptops and encourages people to share their ideas with each other. You are expected to learn and pick a lot of new things. What you have learned...

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    Cons

    Having said the above, the workload and expectations are easily 40-50% higher. Working wee hours into the night is commonplace and employees are so overwhelmed that they don't have the time to take anyone's ideas no matter how good they are. There's a product improvement backlog building from 3 years. The new trend of off-shoring to cheap indian programmers has taken hold firmly. So the work never stops. It happens...

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    Advice to Management

    You want a lot of growth at the expense of a robust, fully functioning, and clean product. You don't have it. Maybe the goal is to sell the company to a big buyer and cash out. Start-ups do that. But you have thousands of lines of code in single files. You generate gigs of code that takes hours to compile. It is reached a critical mass where employee productivity and morale are plunging. Address it, or vanish. Or worse,...

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    FAST2012-10-28
  2. "HR SAP reorg"

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      Former Employee - SAP Implementation & Analyst Consultant 

      I worked at FAST for less than a year

      Pros

      Open and cooperative environment good involvment

      Cons

      Difficult to understand the original roots of the organization lacks

      FAST2015-09-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Undervalue people, overvalue themselves"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at FAST full-time

      Pros

      - some WFH. Nice compensation

      Cons

      -lack of transparency. no leaders, just bosses. software was "meh"

      Advice to Management

      Value opinions of employees. Don't take yourselves so seriously.

      FAST2017-11-28
    • Helpful (4)

      "Business Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Business Consultant in Edison, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      -Opportunity to work with smart/intelligent people -Opportunity to wear all sorts of hats while being able to work on all phases of the project. Not confined to just one responsibility -Flat management. Communication open with all level of management and teams

      Cons

      -Biased career growth. The chances of climbing up the ladder is limited only to the those who are buddies with the management -Unrealistic expectations of learning the new system -Training program is comprehensive but almost useless while trying to apply it in a project -Transfer of knowledge is very limited. Only a few actually know how the system works -Even programmers/developers have a difficult time understanding...

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      FAST2017-01-12
    • "Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at FAST

      Pros

      Friendly Staff is there for you.

      Cons

      Relocation is a key for new employees

      FAST2017-01-21
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