Best part is paid overtime. Other companies will pay you a salary and will expect you to work overtime, but not compensate you for it. FAST pays you for each hour worked, including flight time during business trips. FAST Pause- paid month off every 4 years. Healthcare is employer paid. Profit sharing instead of 401K matching. Raises received annually.
Annual General Meeting; great health benefits with insurance for eye and dental care
overall a very generous package, they cover health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance and more. and they contribute 100% however the only drawback is that they don't contribute to a 401k, that's all on you even though they do provide the organization. they try to make up for this by offering profit sharing and putting that into your 401k fund.
Paid time off is encouraged to be used when needed, which is nice compared to other places I've worked. They care about their employee's mental health.
This is the greatest benefits package of any company. So far, the partners have paid the premiums every year. You get dental, vision, health, everything. And the copays, if there are any, are tiny.
Paid health insurance premiums for employee and family, FAST pause where you get an additional month of vacation once every four years, profit sharing, Annual General Meeting in a vacation destination.
Benefits are amazing! Medical, dental, vision... With no monthly premium all you have is co pay. As other benefits yearly trip (with family) to meet with the company which is more of a giant reunion party. Every 4 years you have one month payed leave to do whatever you want.
The benefits are top tier. They find ways to make each person feel valued.
Insurance is free for employees!
401K (Roth or Traditional) with no matching. Cannot contribute until 2nd quarter of employment. Profit sharing is deposited into 401k. Profit sharing is earned at a rate of 1-3% of your salary, so if you start at $80,000 and get 2% that year, you would get $1600 of profit sharing that vests over 5 years at 20% a year. This means you would receive 200 in your 401k from FAST. If you get the same amount the 2nd year, you'd get $400 a year...continuing on you'd eventually get ~1,600 per year into your 401k after 5 years with the company. Great insurance for entire family with partners currently paying all premiums. Health, dental, and eye. It is a low deductible/no deductible plan. Because of this FAST only offers a Flexible spending account (FSA), no Health Savings Account (HSA). An option of a high deductiable plan would be nice as a HSA can be used to save $3,000/yr for retirement tax free. FSA has a $500 rollover and a annual optional contribution of $2,600 for single people. This can be used for things like glasses, braces, lasik, or doctor prescribed workout equipment/ergonomic desk/chair. You pay no tax on this money. Vacation starts at 10 days paid/yr for new hires, with 5 additional paid days earned for the 1st 40 hours of overtime worked. The 40 hours are unpaid, and instead you get these 5 paid days off. So, it's a little more like you earn a week of unpaid leave and get paid for your 40 hours. You get an additional 1 week of paid vacation for a total of 15 days/yr paid vacation at 5 years. Fast pause: Every 4 years you get a 4 week paid vacation to be used all at once. Pretty cool, but definitely made to incentivize people to stick with FAST, instead of getting 5 days vacation extra a year, you get 20 after 4 years. Sick time: 10 paid days a year, no rollover. This results in everyone banging in during the months of November and December. I honestly think it should rollover so people don't do this and so they can save for a major health problem, e.g. cancer. Unpaid time: 5 days a year per PM's decision. Overtime: Paid at normal salary divided by 2080 (aka your normally hourly wage). This allows you to earn a lot of extra money over the advertised salaries. Often you are expected to work 10 hours of OT per pay period (24 pay periods a year). Work as much OT as you want. Cost of living adjustments: Very fair if not generous. Going to NY, NY project? 2x base salary. Boston? 1.5x base salary. Not sure how this affects your bonus time (e.g. if it earns at 2x or if it is normal rate). AGM: Fly you and significant other plus any kids to a nice sunny destination for 3/4 days a year. This is great: Bahamas, Mexico, Las Vegas, Florida, Colorado, Hawaii....you name it, FAST has had a company retreat there. It makes a good opportunity for a personal trip if you want to extend your vacation on either side of this using your paid leave. It is filled with night time parties for you and your partner to attend, events for kids, etc. You can bring a nanny and FAST will subsidize some of the costs. Better benefit if you have a lot of kids or are not single. Open bars and team building events happen at least once a quarter, probably more depending on your site. Standing desk is available for free if you request it from your PM. If they say no, ask a director or email HR and they will give it to you. Fast savings rewards account (Christmas bonus): Usually new employees (implementation consultants specifically) get 20k put in there account, which pays at 25% every Christmas. So, you get 5k/yr at Christmas roughly for the 1st 4 years. It can be refilled, but there is no guarantee and I have not seen this done. If you are on an international project, you get paid business flights to and from the USA, 1 extra week of vacation. They will match a $250 donation to a charity OR contribute $20 and hour for each hour you volunteer at the charity up to $250. Dope. They also contribute on there own to charities in the USA and Mexico/Caribbean. Adoption support, paternity leave (1week) and maternity leave (4 weeks). Supplement parking if in an expensive area. Free coffee all the time, some sites have free snacks. Free monster during rollout. i Paid leave if you lose a loved one (parents, spouse, etc...3 days) Benefits are better if at Dev Center: e.g. more events, local bar often has an open tab for Fasties, better monitors etc. Bad parts : -No 401k match. IMO profit sharing doesn't really make up for this. I'd love to see salary decreased and see this increased. Encourage employees to save for their future. -Hard to take vacation when you want, it depends on project needs. -Must work some holiday weekends as that is when rollouts generally happen (e.g. veterans day, Christmas, thanksgiving). Expect to work during two of these a year. -Seemingly no support for military reservists. You have to move a lot, are required to work weekends at uncertain notices, basically you can't be in the military and FAST. -Paternity leave is not equivalent to maternity leave. Most employees are men, so that kinda sucks. -PM at my site explicitly said "FAST does not allow for sick days being used for mental health". Absolutely unacceptable, especially considering FASTies are generally far away from home and working long hours.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.