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Flightpath Reviews

Updated March 28, 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Flightpath has been an enriching experience. Beer Fridays and Summer Fridays are great, but more importantly, Flightpath provides an environment to learn and grow. They pay for conferences and classes so employees can stay informed. Flightpath is the first place I've worked where everyone on the leadership team listens to new ideas. Jon Fox, the CEO, involves others (and not just senior employees) in projects and appreciates their input. Flightpath provided a collaborative, relaxed, positive atmosphere where a lot of excellent work gets done. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    Vacation days are limited


  2. "Nice place to work to"

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    Former Employee - Staff
    Former Employee - Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flightpath full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work to

    Cons

    benefit is not very good

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - User Experience/UI Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience/UI Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flightpath (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, open office space allowing you and encourages you to talk to your peers. Great company portfolio with fun projects to work on.

    Cons

    Do not get to voice yourself too much


  4. Helpful (4)

    "So So"

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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 Flightpath full-time

    Pros

    Most people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay, and people are asked to do tasks that are not in their job description.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Small but good environment for the most part"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They're big on buying you classes to develop your skills (when they have the money to do so) and they also have happy hours on fridays and half days in the summer.

    Cons

    You can plateau here pretty easily. They don't have very many cutting edge interesting clients, mostly large garbage-y ISP server companies or medical/animal health corporations so you do a lot of repetitive data entry or html email development. There aren't enough developers to cover what little clients they do have so account executives doubling as project managers often poach developers off other account executives which can be stressful. Their lead of technology is a Windows fanatic so all redesigns for clients are always done in .net. Flightpath is, despite it's website claiming as much, big on innovative technology.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Great People; Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flightpath full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The folks who do the work, your designers, project managers, tech team, etc., are all wonderful. These are talented people who care about the work and are good at what they do. They take pride in doing a good job and work very hard to put out a quality product.

    Cons

    Like the others have said, the biggest con about Flightpath is the CEO, Jon Fox.

    Running the company like his personal fiefdom, Jon Fox has some of the most ridiculous business practices I've ever seen. He will routinely force teams to underestimate projects from both a time and cost perspective, and then will immediately halve the estimate when it comes to his desk for final approval. Then, when the work comes in over budget and delayed, he will hold anyone but himself responsible for the overages.

    Jon is unfortunately very immature, and like others have said, prone to grudges. He gets angry for no reason, and is a perfect case study for "reactive" versus "proactive." Get on his bad side and you could easily find yourself fired for zero legitimate reason. He's a wrongful termination lawsuit waiting to happen.

    Good talent abounds here, but they leave far too often or far too soon once they see the underbelly of this place. It's a shame, because Flightpath could do some amazing things if Jon Fox was out of the picture. Instead, nobody has any idea who they are or what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a track to help your employees rise up and advance in their careers. Estimate projects honestly and accurately. Finally, Jon needs to take a step back, or take a step out. His time has come and gone.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It was a great experience and opportunity as an internship right out of college."

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    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flightpath as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They were a very warm and welcoming company. I was able to learn a lot about different social media platforms in the few months I was there.

    Cons

    There were a few times when I wasn't given any guidance and just expected to know what to do. Only once did I feel that I was just given busy work.

    Advice to Management

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time working here. There's nothing I would change. It was a really cool company.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Company Driven by Whims of CEO"

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

    Pros

    The people who actually make the projects happen (designers, developers, social team, metrics team, account reps) are fun, amazing, creative and smart. Employers, you should try to hire them.

    Cons

    Those same amazing people are under paid, over worked, and not acknowledged with industry standard benefits or pay rates.

    Entire company subject to whims of the CEO. Good managers are micromanaged until they cave in to CEO's short-sighted business and HR practices or end up leaving the company.

    Projects are bid (at CEO encouragement) with little information from potential clients, at cut-rate prices, on too-short delivery times, then those same bids are cut in half by CEO before presenting to client. CEO then gets angry when project (predictably) is months late because of inadequate resource allocation.

    CEO does not take advice or direction and is prone to grudges.

    Communication is a problem.

    Top performing and talented staff leave on a regular basis.

    Employees see no room for advancement in company.

    Middle managers are fun to work with, but fight an uphill battle. Steve is especially fantastic to work for - he treats his entire team with great care.

    Advice to Management

    Change sales process so bids can be priced and timed correctly and resources can be allocated appropriately.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Great small company to work for, psycho CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Steve, the creative director is a great leader. Alex is a wonderful and caring tech lead. The smallness of the team allows for a lot of dynamic opportunities and a lot of chances to try on different roles and aspects to your role.

    Cons

    This is a small company so much of the time is spent both working on projects as well as trying to gain new initiatives. There is a lot of hand-to-mouth at this company. Jon Fox can be emotional and reactionary, often getting angry that projects take as long as developers have estimated because he halves the time/cost when presenting it to the customer.

    There is also not a lot of opportunity for advancement.