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- "Egotistical CEO moving the company in too many different directions at once." (in 14 reviews)
- "Poor Management," (in 10 reviews)
- "Nearly all upper management was out of town at a conference, including the CEO." (in 6 reviews)
- "Management and HR were unethical in my layoff." (in 5 reviews)
- "The culture and fun environment is gone, hardworking coworkers and friends are gone." (in 3 reviews)
- 5.0Nov 9, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Nearly unlimited opportunity to take your skills - and professional development - to the next level. The place definitely moves quickly, which means doors open on a regular basis if you are prepared and dedicated to improving.
Sure you have to work hard, and might even be held accountable by your manager - it's how you get better and grow. If you are looking for a cushy ecom office job that pays you to watch cartoons 37 hours a week this is not the place!1
- 1.0Aug 12, 2021EMT-BFormer Employee
I don't think this place actually exists anymore, which is certainly a pro for the world.
This place did exist which was a big con for a bunch of people. Pretty sure Madhu is working as like a phone scammer or something now.
- 2.0Jan 3, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Company seems to be moving fast with lots of room to move around. If you have kids they really work with your schedule. Heath benefits are great. Free soda all day.
CEO is a man with the attitude of a 15 year old girl. If anything is not done his way look out. Middle management is also a joke. Most are thrown in with little to no management training leaving most low end workers with no direction. Also the general feel that if you voice complaints you will be fired. As stated before if you have a kid they work with you but if you don't be prepared to make up work for everyone else that gets to leave, including unpaid weekends. The company has also taken to using the carrot on a stick form of compensation. Most people are well under paid with the promise of a great Christmas bonus and gift. Which (if you make it to Christmas) is true, but its a long year to get to that end. The new building seems great but is no way near the point of having occupation. The company seemed to use some shady business practices to get moved in, sacrificing safety. CEO also likes to use the company as a daycare. I don't mind anyone bringing kids to work. It's actually really fun, but if you are not sprinting to watch or help the CEO's kids you will be in trouble.8
- 5.0May 23, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearDenver, CO
FSW has a great company culture and I really enjoyed the team that I worked with. I was given a good level of anonymity and ownership to pursue aspects of my position I felt would benefit the company. My department head Jason H was awesome and took the time to listen and communicate with his team. The CEO Madhu was also a really great guy. You can tell he really cares about the people who work for him and makes them a priority. He provides an environment that allows people to own their work, experiment. With him you don't have to be afraid to fail as long as you learn from your failures and improve the next go around.
The site is massive so implementing anything new was a slow process. They are tied to a number of industry constraints and relationships which don't allow them to be as agile as they could. It sounded like Madhu was in the process of releasing themselves from some of those bonds around the time I left not sure how far it was taken though. Office is located in the Suburbs.
- 5.0Aug 29, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDenver, CO
My experience at FSW has been the best i have had in my career so far. I have worked in multiple industries before coming to this company and decided to join because I believed in the vision and where the company was going. So far, this place has surpassed my expectations. I love the people, the atmosphere and like the independence I have been given in doing my job. For a company moving this fast, I feel pretty informed on what we are doing and where we are going.
For some, the speed of change might be too much. The company has an extremely high growth rate and is trying to absorb all the changes at once.8
- 2.0Apr 24, 2014MerchandiserFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsGreenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
I was hired as entry level when this company first started. I was given the ability to advance quickly if I worked hard enough, which I did. I learned a lot working here and it's helped me a lot during the rest of my career.
Like I said, I worked hard and quickly rose through the ranks to management. However, when I asked for a management salary, I was quickly demoted and told that my new position didn't warrant a raise. The best part is that the CEO approved my salary, then demoted me and had his manager tell me I wasn't getting a raise. He didn't have the decency to say it to my face. The CEO, Madhu, is a bully and management are his lackeys. Anyone who can last more than a few years here does it by doing what he wants, when he wants it and not challenging anything he does. Besides the upper level management who has been there from the beginning (again, because they do what the boss says), anyone who reaches a certain level of expertise is demoted or put in a position to fail so that the CEO doesn't have to give any raises. It's a great place to start out, but don't expect to last long there if you get good enough to be paid a decent wage.10
- 5.0Jun 15, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsCentennial, CO
I have worked at a lot of places and FSW is more unique than words can describe. You can feel the energy when you step inside. The people that work here are talented and dedicated to continuing to help it grow and expand. The CEO Madhu is not like any typical management person I have known in my career. He knows many of us on a personal level and has always taken the time to listen to my comments or give me advice on something I was working on. As the company has grown, it has continued to expand the amenities it offers to the people who work here - free food rules!
The pace is not for everyone - the place has grown by leaps and bounds since I have been here.
- 1.0Apr 6, 2016Vice PresidentFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsEnglewood, CO
From Millennials to Boomers - its workers made it a great place to work. The HR team did an outstanding job a promoting diversity, but excelled at landing diverse talent!
The 2007-2016 FSW CEO, interim 2016 FSW Co-CEO's, FSW Controller and FSW Management Committee Members failed in their fiduciary duty to protect the FSW Unitholders' assets and to ensure they received a fair shake and decent return on their investment, one that put the Unitholder first and which created sustainable profits to serve the needs of its workers.12
- 1.0Oct 30, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Cafe and free lunches, smart coworkers, casual dress
This company has no idea what it's doing. It wants to be huge, so they hire a ton of people too fast and set unattainable goals, which causes everyone to fail. For the last 6 months or so, there is a clear culture of fear, intimidation and straight out lies coming from HR and the CEO himself. After two rounds of layoffs, everyone was told it had nothing to do with finances and that no one had to worry about it happening again. Then they laid off 60 people, conveniently when most management and the CEO were out of town. All the people left will be in constant fear of losing their jobs, while also now doing the work of the people they got rid of, with no hope for raises for this extra work. I'd be surprised if this company lasts another year.18
- 2.0Apr 18, 2016Senior Customer Care SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 1 yearDenver, CO
It used to be great to be a part of the culture at FSW. The company seemed to really appreciate the employees, with extravagant Christmas parties and tons of perks, good salary and benefits, and an overall fun environment. Then the CEO got greedy and ended up losing all the company's money, and the job and entire company started to absolutely suck.
Company is currently going bankrupt. I'm not sure if they've filed yet, but they are in the process of doing so. After firing 50% of their employees in late 2015, they got rid of almost all the rest in Q1 2016. The company is now about a tenth of the size it was at its peak, and does not have enough money to pay its enormous debts.12
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