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Human Factors Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. "The first job I have ever loved!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Fairfield, IA
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Fairfield, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Human Factors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, encouragement to work on your strengths, your ideas are listened to, family comes first, and positive vibes are everywhere

    Cons

    I wish the health insurance premiums were lower.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "HFI in Small Town IOWA review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Writer & Content Producer in Fairfield, IA
    Former Employee - Copy Writer & Content Producer in Fairfield, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Human Factors part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great space, place, and relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Non-communicative CEO, and upper mngmt. No Company culture, little communication, ego over listening.

    Advice to Management

    Stop missing opportunity -- like so many past team members went on and left HFI.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "avoid it if you can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Human Factors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Process driven, training courses

    Cons

    very little work, too much time on the bench, not many good seniors/mentors to learn from, favouritism

    Advice to Management

    buck up


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Narcissism and layoffs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Human Factors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    There's too much narcissism at the top management level. Company decisions are not well thought out. There's been several layoffs in recent years in the United States. I would not recommend this employer to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    I would give advise but it is rarely considered.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A top down company where the CEO could never say hello or acknowledge your dedication."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Media Manager in Fairfield, IA
    Former Employee - Social Media Manager in Fairfield, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Human Factors part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time, great manager right above me, heath coverage, and a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication, a culture that was contrary to what was espoused.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open, listen to your team members, make space for change and adaptability -- apply what you do to your own work --


  7. "Friendly people, nice work enviornment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usability Specialist in Fairfield, IA
    Current Employee - Usability Specialist in Fairfield, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Human Factors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to travel.
    Interesting projects.
    Encourage to teach courses.
    When projects happen, company might need you to travel on weekend and work overtime, but when there is no project, you have a lot of free time.

    Cons

    No clear career path for employee, do not see much promotion opportunities.
    Long distance micro management----they really think that will work?
    Low efficiency, lack of management.


  8. "Had a good time!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Strategist
    Former Employee - User Experience Strategist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings, great salary and highly qualified and skilled team members.

    Cons

    Like every other company we had competition and chose to remain UX centric rather than becoming a total solutions provider. This is not a con but market wants all skills rolled into one company kind of set ups these days.


  9. "Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A variety of projects and people to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Not good for those who don't like telecommuting.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "No business sense"

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

    I worked at Human Factors full-time

    Pros

    Top notch co-workers. A team who tried desperately to make this company successful despite the repeated poor decisions of the CEO.

    Cons

    CEO believes he is the only person who has knowledge. Company has no money yet wastes what little they do have because CEO has no business sense..at all. Company was filled with bright, loyal, strong, hard working people who the CEO decided on a whim were no longer relevant or necessary. In addition, CEO has not paid wages owed to employees he terminated (well, he didn't actually terminate them he had to be a coward and have someone else do the actual termination). While the ship is sinking fast, the CEO still continues to make decisions which will eventually put HFI out of business. STAY CLEAR!

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing direction daily. Listen to the team you've put in place. Figure out you've been surrounded with incredible knowledge, innovators, and leaders who could've helped lead the entire organization to success beyond imagination. It's a shame this wasn't figured out before now.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "No Money Left"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 Human Factors full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were great! Other than that, I don't have many positives left to talk about.

    Cons

    The CEO has let all support staff in the USA go with little to no backup plan. I just had to file a Claim for Wages as we are not being paid for PTO owed.

    Advice to Management

    Fulfill your financial obligations. Stop hiring and giving raises in India when you have NO MONEY. If you are still there, be prepared to not get paid.


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