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Faye Pollack & Associates Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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  1. "Good place to start out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faye Pollack & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work to be done. Good experience with lower level projects and roll outs.

    Cons

    For an IT company, they lack advanced technology both internally at at clients.


  2. "Stay Away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Faye Pollack & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck. Other than that... hmm.... can't really think of any other benefits. Nope, no other benefits.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Micromanagement. Micromanagement. They pretty much treat all their employees with exception of the long-term ones like little kids. If you last a year in these conditions you're probably chuck norris...

    Advice to Management

    Don't crush creativity. If you want the same result 100% of the time, configure a machine to do it.


  3. "Caveat Emptor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Encino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large variety of projects, software, and hardware to work on at a variety of clients. Backups and Disaster Recovery are taken very seriously. Monday status meetings are a great place for information-sharing and employee recognition. "Client Liason" is an *invaluable* asset to the employees, management, and company as a whole. Can work from home sometimes, if you play your cards right (and are not a dummy.) If you make it through the extensive interview & background vetting--be proud--not everyone makes it!

    Cons

    Nauseatingly-detailed "timesheets" are required for any and all billable hours. Extensive minutia must be manually configured on workstations and servers--even though it should be deployed via Group Policy (but few of the employees & managers know how.) Work/Personal balance is touted, but long hours are required (which can be compounded by commuting from the customer's office.) Some managers are quite closed to new (i.e., your,) ideas for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with glassdoor every now and then, read the comments, and address some of the concerns at manager, employee, or company meetings.


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  5. "Environment at FPA."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Encino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Variety of clients and technologies to learn and grow with
    -Paid medical
    -401k matching for some employees
    -Base salary is comparable to competitors

    Cons

    -Management does not communicate with employees or each other
    -Lack of education requirements for managers
    -No consistency with standards
    -Training budget is promised but never provided
    -Incentives are not paid out when goals are met
    -Long work hours expected outside of the 9 hour work day and no over time is paid

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you are going to do. Communicate with the employees. Provide outside training other than just having the Engineers learn while working on the client's infrastructure.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Voted one of the best places to work in the SFV......"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Encino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive new hire training
    Open door policy for communication
    Well known name in the industry
    Good starting pay
    Yearly Education allowance

    Cons

    Promises made to employees are not kept
    Very high expectations
    Very inconsistent management; from no communication to micro managing
    Employee benefits are offered to some, but not others
    Salary increases although reportedly based on merit, also offered to some, not others
    Long hours expected, while all are salaried
    Take employees seriously

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises to your employees
    Stay consistent with management
    Consider better/more benefits
    Give back Education Funds
    Listen to employees exit interviews - they are usually brutually honest


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technically competent employees, Rigid Management structure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Encino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary good, employees skilled at their jobs, office accomodations pretty good, work is challenging and clients are fairly good quality. Employees are put through an extensive training program several days long.

    Cons

    Extremely rigid management with extensive rules and protocols, that employees must follow to the letter. Managment unwilling to modify the rules and protocols. Minimum 9 hour day expected of all employees, but much more is required to complete the assigned daily tasks. Constant negative feedback from management with very little praise. Employees are a tight "click" that don't accept new-comers for many months, if at all. Several long-term employees are branded as "undesirables", openly gossiped about, even by Management. Consequenty there is a VERY HIGH turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Your desire to have a workplace that functions by an extensive and rigid set of rules may give you a technically qualified workforce, that processes work in an orderly fashion, but they are all all "yes-men" afraid to propose any changes to Management. The tone of the company, set by management, is an "Us Vs. Them" atmosphere among employees much like a high school "click". Many employees that had skills enough for you to hire them are turned off by the constant negative feedback from Managment and the rejection by the "click" of old-time employees.