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Fareportal Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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  • "No work from home policy/very little PTO/almost no holidays" (in 24 reviews)

  • "No cons as it’s a great place to work" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fareportal is a family oriented company with a good working environment.

    Cons

    Communication between locations can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the employees informed on process or changes that are implemented.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Leadership IS the Problem"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fareportal full-time

    Pros

    Great location, great leadership principles, aware of cultural improvement opportunities, smart seasoned subject matter expert employees

    Cons

    leaders that do not know how to organize their own time, who believe they need to tell people what to do and how to do it, lack of respect for the talent they hire

    Advice to Management

    Replace the top management reporting to the owner they ARE the problem. Train the leaders in time management so that every day is not a fire fighting day

  3. "Great Culture and people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fareportal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the people, the culture and it seems to be very non-political. Glad I joined and really like the growth rate of the firm - good opportunities.

    Cons

    Benefits in the US could be better

    Advice to Management

    A WFH program that is formal and structured


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Pathetic Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fareportal full-time

    Pros

    Good Co-Workers, Fast Pace Environment

    Cons

    Everything from the office space to Management and lack of their knowledge


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Not a good company"

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fareportal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Centrally located in New York City

    Cons

    Low salaries
    No opportunities for growth
    Lousy CEO and executive management

    Advice to Management

    Replace CEO for someone else who knows how to manage a company


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Random Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RANDOM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RANDOM in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fareportal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The People and Coworkers

    They have a have a good heart and are personable.

    The holiday parties are sooo cool.

    Cons

    Had 5 different managers, 3 different roles and did not receive any merit increases or awards for going above and beyond job descriptions.

    Too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to employees. Do not put a salary freeze or cap on employee salaries when their pay grades are wrong in the system. Use the data they bought and make sure employees are compensated fairly.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Upcoming Tech company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fareportal full-time

    Pros

    A lot of growth opportunities for the company, and a lot of growth opportunities for the employees to become part of this growth story.

    Cons

    Changing work dynamics and organizational structure makes work life very difficult and challenging

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Data Scientist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fareportal full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot in terms of technology and lot of exposure

    Cons

    Bad management and office politics


  9. Helpful (15)

    "Avoid if you're a software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fareportal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Decent benefits
    - Some great people
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - 90% of software development is done in India. A select few are talented, but most are script kiddies at best
    - Attempts to follow Agile, to the point that it's essentially waterfall sprints
    - Extremely poor technology usage (doesn't follow TDD or use modern engineering practices/technology)
    - Lots of politics and top down "ideas" outside of their expertise
    - No work from home policy/very little PTO/almost no holidays
    - Internet access is restricted to the point you feel like a child because even .edu sites are blocked

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to cut through the bureaucracy and eliminate the petty politics! Figure out shared KPIs across teams that are actually achievable. Use your data properly and accurately. Listen to experts in their fields instead of just people outside of their talent area who happen to have been at the company a long time. Get talented engineers in your HQ in NY and allow them to collaborate and work together rather than having them dictate projects to India. Upgrade your infrastructure and technology assets! You guys have potential, but it's a miserable environment for an engineer.


  10. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fareportal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company culture, awesome diversity and plenty of office activities to boost morale.

    Cons

    Could have more employee development programs set up.


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