At Fast Enterprises, LLC, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 514 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.26. It was published on Jul 27, 2016. 7102 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
99%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
98%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
98%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
97%
 
We have special and unique benefits here.
97%
 

What They Do

We asked Fast Enterprises, LLC to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) offers commercial-off-the-shelf software that helps agencies reduce costs, improve service to constituents, maximize revenues, and improve the efficiency of operations. Our products include GenTax for revenue agencies, FastDS-VS for driver and vehicle service agencies and FastUI for unemployment insurance agencies.

About this Company

Website: www.fastenterprises.com Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Centennial, Colorado US Sites: 48
Major Locations: Salem, Oregon; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Olympia, Washington; Boston, Massachusetts; Nashville, Tennessee US Employees: 838
Employees Worldwide: 987 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1997

Fast Enterprises, LLC has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Technology 2017 (ranked 5)

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 27)


Lunch at FAST's headquarters

Perks and Programs

We asked Fast Enterprises, LLC to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • FASTie Comradery: FAST takes pride in its culture and in supporting one another.  FASTie is described as someone who is energetic, intelligent, and enthusiastic. They are also talented, problem solving individuals who like to work hard, play hard, and experience new places around the world. FASTies and their families also help each other out by providing welcome dinners, information on their new cities, and other advice. Social events are crucial to FAST’s culture; they allow everyone to get to know one another in a casual setting. These can include sporting events, happy hours, picnics, etc. The FAST monthly newsletter highlights FAST families and how they are involved in their communities and other interesting accomplishments.
  • Annual General Meeting: One way FAST celebrates success is at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is an all-expense paid trip for employees, their significant others, and dependent children. At the AGM, employees are recognized for their accomplishments in the previous year and for their dedication to the company. AGM focuses on FAST’s continual success by recognizing why we are able to do what we do best, where we have been in the past year, and where we are headed in the up-and-coming year.
  • Benefits and Compensation Package: FAST takes pride in being competitive both monetarily and benefits-wise. FAST provides fully-paid benefits (health, EAP, vision, and dental, among others) to all full-time employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children. Annual profit sharing is another way FAST shares in its success. Each year, funds are added to an employee’s 401k account. Additionally, FAST has implemented a service reward program: FAST Service Reward Account (FSRA). Throughout the year, money can be added to an employee’s account to recognize work that goes above and beyond. This is determined by an employee’s project manager or one of the founding partners. FAST has never missed a deadline and that can mean our employees work after hours or weekends. However, employees are compensated for all hours worked.
  • Be Well: FAST is dedicated to encouraging its employees to live healthy lifestyles. To support this, FAST organizes a number of wellness programs each year and rewards those employees who participate. Recently FAST employees participated in a Couch to 5k Challenge. Over 7 weeks, employees were given a training plan to prepare them to run a 5K race. FAST recognized participants by posting their workout photos, encouraging them through social media, and held a drawing for a sporting store gift card. In addition to fitness challenges, the program has included challenges to ‘Go Green’, cut out unhealthy drinks throughout the day, and includes healthy recipes and wellness tips.
  • FASTies Give Back: FAST is devoted to giving back. To that extent, there is a Matching Gift program where FAST either matches employee donations up to $250 each calendar year or matches volunteer hours (which pays $20/hour up to 12 hours per year) to a 501(c)(3) of the employee’s choice. Across the US and internationally, FAST employees participate in a variety of charitable events including: Habitat for Humanity, food drives, school supply drives, professional clothing donations, and charity runs. FAST’s HR team will promote and create philanthropic giving challenges and encourages employees to suggest and create their own company-wide giving challenges.
  • Mentoring: Mentoring at FAST starts at the point of an offer. All perspective employees are given an ambassador. This ambassador is a current FAST employee and is available to answer questions regarding the day-to-day work, FAST culture, and the ins and outs of being a FASTie. The ambassador becomes a point of contact for the potential new hire. At the point of accepting an offer the new FASTies are put in touch with their soon-to-be project manager and a relocation ambassador. They provide information about project life and relocating to that city. Once on a project, employees will experience consistent open communication: employees can find a mentor in their project manager, team lead, another new hire, or any other FASTie company-wide.
  • FAST Pause: The FAST Pause allows employees to do just that, unplug and take a pause. Every four years of service at FAST employees will be rewarded with a 4-week paid break. The purpose of this is for employees to refresh and give back. FAST employees can take this opportunity to pursue their passions. There are currently employees using their FAST Pause and look forward to sharing their adventures.
  • Relocation and Travel: FASTies get to see the world! FAST has more than 40 projects across the US (from Hawaii and Alaska to New York and Massachusetts) and works in 8 other countries (from North America to Europe, Asia, and Oceania). To promote quality work and to maintain work-life balance FAST moves its employees to the project location where they will be working. This allows them to go home every night after work. FASTies are involved in their local communities, weather storms with clients, and become active members of local organizations. In addition to living at project locations there are travel opportunities. FAST's employees travel around the US and internationally for conferences, demos, campus recruiting, and other events.
  • Founding Partner Involvement: FAST has five Founding Partners that are still active in the day-to-day operations. They are project managers, traveling the world to acquire new clients, and continually improving the products and services for FAST clients. In addition to their daily tasks they are often found visiting project sites to get to know employees, see their work firsthand, and maintain client relationships. FAST take prides in its flat organizational structure. Having Partners that are always visible and available allows for open communication within all levels of the organization. The Partners truly care about their employees and clients and decisions are made with their well-being in mind.
  • FASTie Development: FAST wants all its employees to continuously develop both professionally and personally. Employees are encouraged to seek out feedback on their performance and to take on projects that interest and challenge them. In addition to certifications that employees obtain and classes they attend to better their skills, FAST has an internal training program where leadership, team building, and other classes are offered at each site throughout the year.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account
OK Team volunteering with Feed the Children

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 4 year(s)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected paternity leave5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

    HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

    Diversity

    • Human Resources Director is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
    • 10 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

    Executive Diversity

     
    SC Team 5k Race

    Demographics

     
    NYC Community Service

    How to Get Hired

    We asked Fast Enterprises, LLC for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

    Prospective employees who will be a great fit for FAST are analytical thinkers, problem solvers, self-starters, and strong communicators. Additionally, prospective employees must have a solid technical background and be willing to relocate.

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    Candidates can grab the attention of a FAST recruiter by attending any of the recruiting events FAST participates in throughout the year (these include conferences, on-campus recruiting, career fairs, networking events, etc.). Candidates can also follow us or reach out to us through any of our social media sites. To further standout as a candidate we recommend preparing for your career early. Internships or co-ops and independent projects are an excellent way to gain relevant experience outside of school. We look for candidates who are well-rounded and can work well in a team setting, so get involved in your community and on your campus!

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    FAST is always looking to hire entry-level, project based candidates into our technical roles. Implementation Consultants work to configure our software products to address the needs of our clients. For this position, FAST’s recruiters look for people who have a combination of technical skills and the ability to effectively communicate with our clients and other team members. Implementation Consultants will join one of our client sites, located worldwide, and are usually part of the project team from start to finish.

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    To find out more about FAST, candidates can take advantage of online resources, including our website, Glassdoor, Facebook, and other social media sites. The FAST recruiting team also attend over 150 college campus events each year and encourage candidates to meet with us in person.

    hiring Outlook

    200 Job openings forecast for coming year 43% Job Growth
    9,444 Applications received 263 Positions filled in past year
    215 New positions created Yes Recruits on college campuses
    190 New graduates hired 3% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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