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Fuel Industries Reviews

Updated 31 October 2017
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  1. "Youth focused engagement"

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fuel Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In it's early days, Fuel was a fantastic place to work. Always inspiring, full of amazingly talented people. The coolest clients such as Vans, HBO and Mattel. Formoer leadership were global influencers.

    Cons

    New ownership forced out talented folks so I can't speak on it's current status.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "What a shame"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Creative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fuel Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked on some of the most amazing jobs of my career, and made life long friends with the people I worked with. It had so much potential. For all it's faults (which it had many) it was still home to a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately that amazing creative place is long gone. Fuel Inc went bankrupt in August and they changed the name to Fuel LTD in order to skirt some shady bankruptcy loophole so not to pay out any of the employees what they were owed.

    In the end, you're just gonna be treated as dispensable.

    Advice to Management

    They should of done things the right way, instead of the easy way.


  3. "It was a wild ride!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fuel Industries full-time

    Pros

    We made some cool sites and games! Had some amazing times.

    Cons

    Work life balance didn't really pan out so well.

    Advice to Management

    Godspeed!


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  5. "Service Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fuel Industries full-time

    Pros

    Amazing talent. People who are hired are the best in their field. Very nice building with lots of room. Well decorated.

    Cons

    No direction. Little pay. Unrewarded overtime. It's a revolving door company. Amazing how many people get through one project and just move on.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting so many management resources on every single project, it's excessive up to the point where everyone is stepping on everyone else's feet and nothing gets done. Usually more management than the people building the actual project.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Train wreck"

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

    I worked at Fuel Industries full-time

    Pros

    - Get to work with top brands
    - Teammates who create the work are fantastic

    Cons

    - Executives are delusional
    - Executives do not value the employees who do the hard work
    - Money is wasted like it holds no value
    - Executives forgot the hard work put in by employees very quickly

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fuel Industries full-time

    Pros

    The location is great, and you work with some really smart people.

    Cons

    Poor management of the pipeline, sometimes DevOps difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Get a better hold of pipeline and deadlines


  8. "Fun place to work, but projects are never as fun as they sound"

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    Former Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fuel Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people!
    Get to work with some really big companies.

    Cons

    No transparency
    Communication from the executive is non-existant
    There is no clear path for the company


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Very bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fuel Industries full-time

    Pros

    You will get to work with multiple brands and different types of projects (if lucky)

    Cons

    People work to please management, and not to do a good quality work., low salaries, people don't have a clue of what they are doing, designers don't know anything about code, developers don't know anything about design, managers and product managers think they are gods and bad work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    A manager should also worry about stress level, good quality work, is enough time to complete a task, how is your current job? Don't make people feel guilty for taking sick days, or going on vacation.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized at best"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, fun, dynamic group of talented artists and developers, who all worked very well together.

    Cons

    It's the same theme as other reviews - poor management, lack of guidance and stability. People would work for hours and hours of unpaid overtime and then management would throw a beer and chips party and say "thanks" and then do it all over again. More unpaid overtime hours - no, promotions, no raises, etc. Projects were scheduled and budgeted for assumed unpaid overtime. Fuel believes themselves to be a "fun" company and therefor don't have to pay market value. Employees still working there should just look elsewhere. They'll make more money and feel much more valued.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to manage a good productive company. This is a group of guys that "made it" and felt success and then never took the right measures to maintain that success and hold onto talent. This is showing in their continued loss of clients and talent. Just being "hip and cool" doesn't last. Grow up and be responsible for your employees' careers.


  11. "Fast Paced & High Energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fuel Industries full-time

    Pros

    Working at Fuel is not for everyone. It's a fast paced environment where deadlines approach quickly, and you're often required to do more than "just your job" - If you're looking to punch a clock and work 9-5, check out the federal government, otherwise work at Fuel. The hours might be long occasionally, but the work is diverse and will challenge you on a daily basis.

    Cons

    It will take awhile to feel like you fit in, the on-boarding process isn't the best. Documentation, planning and other resources will vary wildly depending on the project. There's lots of opportunity for growth, but only if you actively manage your own career.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long-term strategies while generating company culture beyond the occasional beer party.


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