At Fast Enterprises, LLC, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 597 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.17. It was published on Sep 12, 2017. 9952 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
98%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
98%
 
People here are paid fairly for the work they do.
97%
 
We have special and unique benefits here.
97%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
97%
 

What They Do

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

Our commercial off-the-shelf software helps reduce costs for agencies, improve service to constituents, maximize revenue, and improve the efficiency of operations. 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, 80112 US Sites: 48
Major Locations: Olympia, Washington; Boston, Massachusetts; Sacramento, California; Nashville, Tennessee; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma US Employees: 1,024
Employees Worldwide: 1,200 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1997

Fast Enterprises, LLC has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Technology 2017 (ranked 5)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 82)

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 27)


UT working on team building by building an ice castle.

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. FASTies and their families provide welcome dinners, information on their new cities, and advice to new FASTies. Social events are crucial to the FAST culture—they allow everyone to bond in casual settings. These events include sporting events, happy hours, picnics, etc. The FAST monthly newsletter highlights FAST families, the ways they are involved in their communities, and other interesting accomplishments. Recently, a new program called Exemplary FASTie was introduced. Each year, employees can nominate two colleagues who have a positive presence on a project, are always willing to help, and have contributed to company success. The employees who receive the highest number of nominations are congratulated at the annual company meeting.
  • Annual General Meeting: One way FAST celebrates success is at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is an all-expenses-paid trip for employees, their significant others, and their dependent children. At the AGM, employees are recognized for their accomplishments in the previous year and their dedication to the company. AGM focuses on continual FAST success by recognizing why we are able to do what we do best, what we have accomplished in the past year, and where we are headed in the upcoming year.
  • Benefits and Compensation Package: FAST takes pride in being competitive, both monetarily and in benefits. FAST provides fully paid benefits (health, EAP, vision, dental, etc.) to all full-time employees, their spouses and domestic partners, and their dependent children. Annual profit-sharing is another way FAST shares our success. Each year, funds are added to each employee’s 401(k) account. Additionally, FAST has implemented the 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 means that our employees sometimes work after hours or on 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 employees who participate. Recently FAST employees participated in a Couch to 5K Challenge. Over seven 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 holding a drawing for a sporting-goods store gift card. In addition to fitness challenges, the program has included challenges to “go green,” cut out unhealthy drinks throughout the day, and learn healthy recipes and wellness tips.
  • FASTies Give Back: FAST is devoted to giving back. To that extent, we have a Matching Gift program in which FAST either matches an employee donation of up to $250 each calendar year or matches volunteer hours (which pay $20 per hour for 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. The FAST HR team promotes and creates philanthropic giving challenges and encourages employees to suggest and create their own company-wide challenges.
  • Mentoring: FAST mentoring starts with job offers. All prospective employees are given ambassadors—current FAST employees who are available to answer questions regarding day-to-day work, FAST culture, and the ins and outs of being a FASTie. Additionally, new FASTies are put in touch with their soon-to-be project managers and relocation ambassadors, who explain project life and relocating to their new city. Once on a project, employees experience consistent, open communication from mentors, including project managers, team leads, and other FASTies company-wide. The FAST 5 program encourages employees to deliver effective feedback in the moment by taking five minutes to have a discussion, reach a resolution, and move into a more productive work environment. This feedback helps employees grow and learn as both individuals and teams.
  • FAST Pause: The FAST Pause allows employees to do just that—unplug and take a pause. Every four years of their service at FAST, employees are rewarded with a four-week paid break. The purpose of the Pause is for employees to refresh and give back. FAST employees can also take this opportunity to pursue their passions. There are employees who are currently using their FAST Pause, who 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 eight other countries, from North America to Europe, Asia, and Oceania. To promote quality work and maintain work-life balance, FAST moves its employees to the project locations where they will be working. This allows FASTies to go home every night after work. FASTies become involved in their local communities, weather storms with clients, and take positions as active members of local organizations. In addition to living in their project locations, FASTies have travel opportunities. FAST employees travel around the US and internationally for conferences, demonstrations, campus recruiting, and other events.
  • Founding Partner Involvement: FAST has five Founding Partners who are still active in the day-to-day operations at FAST. The Partners work as project managers, travel the world to acquire new clients, and continually improve products and services for FAST clients. In addition to performing their daily tasks, they are often found visiting project sites to get to know employees, see their work firsthand, and maintain client relationships. FAST takes pride in our flat organizational structure. Having Partners who are always visible and available allows open communication between every level 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 of our employees to continuously develop, both professionally and personally. New hires spend the first 2.5 weeks of employment attending New Hire Orientation at FAST Headquarters. This program was created to ensure that all new employees are given the attention and training necessary before joining their project locations. While on projects, employees are encouraged to seek out feedback on their performance and to take on projects that interest and challenge them. FAST has an internal training program in which 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
HQ support crew supporting each other at the ropes course.

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) of employment 20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
26 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)5 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.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Human Resources Director is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 10 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
First Camp Code for Girls hosted by FAST.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
FAST recruiters touring D.C.

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?

When searching for candidates across all roles at FAST, we look for candidates who have strong communication skills, take initiative to solve problems that present themselves, and work effectively in team settings. Additionally, many of our roles require candidates who have solid technical backgrounds and are willing to relocate.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

FAST recruiters attend several recruiting events (conferences, on-campus recruiting, career fairs, networking events, etc.) throughout the year and welcome candidates to meet us in person. To gain the attention of a FAST recruiter, we recommend that candidates do what they can do stand out, take a proactive approach to their career search, perfect their resume and interview skills, perform research, and take the advice of potential employers. To further stand out, we recommend that candidates start to plan for their careers early on. Internships, cooperatives, and independent projects are excellent ways to gain relevant experience outside of school. We look for candidates who are well-rounded and can work in team settings—getting involved in community and campus events is a great way to gain experience.

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 for our technical roles. The role we most commonly hire for is the Implementation Consultant position. These employees work to configure our software products to address the needs of our clients. For this position, FAST 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 join one of our client sites, which are located worldwide.

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

To find out more about FAST, candidates can take advantage of our online resources, including our website, Glassdoor page, Facebook account, and other social media sites. The FAST Recruiting team also attends over 150 college campus events each year and encourages candidates to meet us in person and complete an application online.

hiring Outlook

300 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 14% Job Growth
72 Average applicants per opening 14,363 Total job applicants
2% Openings filled by current employees 158 Recent graduates hired
4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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