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Flatirons Solutions Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Growing and hopefully staying focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture the office I am in. Still has some small company feel and continues to try to be innovative and forward looking.

    Cons

    Maybe too many areas trying to be an expert in. Jack of all trades vs expert in one or several. Causing a bit of lack of identity

    Advice to Management

    Broad market approach has caused a somewhat generic approach overall strategy and vision. Focus.


  2. "Management Contradictory"

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

    I worked at Flatirons Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Company is flexible in working hours

    Cons

    Management sends contradictory messages. They cant decide to focus on quality or schedules. They have been caught in lies on employment standards, dress codes. Site focals do not back the workers and have unreasonable schedules for amount/scope of work.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing. Get to know the work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Austin Office is Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flatirons Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Steady work if you like sweatshop style labor.

    Cons

    Continuous mind games, micromanagement, no training

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks that are in the front lines and really hear what they have to say.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "ABYSMALLY HOPELESS Austin office"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people at the sweat shop level with whom to commiserate

    Cons

    Believe the worst of the other reviews. They are true. The good reviews were added by the top-heavy useless management to artificially boost their rating to keep their jobs. These are the kind of people who step on people and push others down to boost themselves up. TRUST NO ONE in the dysfunctional clique called management. Any metrics collected have been planned to make the worker bees look bad so they can implement fake improvement strategies.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. This advice is to the CEO. Replace the Austin management. They are not open to improvement or change and will continue to lie to you about it.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flatirons Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive about my time at this company. It is quite awful here and on is happy to be working here.

    Cons

    There is not enough room to go over all the negative things about this company. It is quite awful here and on is happy to be working here.

    Advice to Management

    I could point out everything but all they do is ignore everyone's advice and so what ever they want which is slowly killing the company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Training Specialist/Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Training Specialist/Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flatirons Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers. Good pay and benifits.

    Cons

    Internal communications could be better. Training issues. Internal process issues.

    Advice to Management

    When you provide training for one of your employees, please give that employee more than 1 week before you terminate them to due to poor productivity! Also, no verbal or written warning provided before terminating an employee?


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Flatirons Solutions: Where Dreams Go to Die"

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

    Pros

    Good resume booster, great exposure to an otherwise esoteric industry

    Cons

    Management is not respectful of employee privacy; not flexible on allowing employees to work from home; horrible compensation and benefits; will use you and lose you. Managers will take credit for your original ideas and not acknowledge the hard work their employees do. Management is incompetent and very unprofessional in that they play favorites and maintain double standards. Management

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the gross abuse of power and rampant nepotism! Stop taking advantage of smart people and stealing of ideas without giving credit where credit is due.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Former Employee rvw"

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    Former Employee - Technical/IPL Writer in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical/IPL Writer in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flatirons Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere and teamwork among lower level employees. There were fun morale events.

    Cons

    Lead by unqualified managers, unethical hiring practices especially in relation to promotion opportunities, no structured training nor formal training material. More focus is being put into the benefit of overseas offices.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals and listen to employees about what needs to be fixed before waiting until the last minute when it really becomes an issue. Create efficiency, a few hours of efficiency focused work will save many hours of labor without compromising quality.


  10. "I just love working there!!!"

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    Current Employee - R&D Team Member in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - R&D Team Member in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flatirons Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fantastic executive team. Tough, but dynamic, talented and maintaining a good working environment with no political BS and back stabbing (RARE!!!)
    - Successful company = stability + money to invest on new projects
    - Work hard and the sky is the limit... There are many opportunities available and if you work hard, you can pretty much build your own career path..
    - Work from anywhere policy
    - They actually get rid of the rotten apples...

    Cons

    Working with R&D offices in 3 locations is challenging (USA, Norway, China) from a communication and schedule perspective

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Quality of Life given appropriate emphasis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flatirons Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upper management does believe in "Quality of Life" balance for the employees. The technical skills within the engineering and development teams are very high. Client base is steady, with a high percentage of returning and long-term customers. Dedicated to agile dev processes.

    Cons

    Recent mergers/acquisitions have not been 100% smooth. Majority of the projects executed at Flatirons are on an old technology stack, though other, more cutting-edge platforms have also been included.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look after the technical talent, as you have in the past. Bring the project management skills up to the level of the technical teams.



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