Fuel Industries Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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Fuel Industries Founding Partner, co-CEO, CCO  Mike Burns (no image)
Mike Burns
27 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    It was a wild ride!

    Aug 2, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Grind and not great.

    Oct 17, 2019 - Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    -exciting topics, big name brands

    Cons

    -poor management, small business style

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Terrible management but talented staff

    Aug 1, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
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    Pros

    This studio had lots of devoted and talented general staff members who had solid experience. The type of clients they had were all big brands.

    Cons

    All management, directors, and partners were ill-fitting, delusional and bullies. They were the ones who drove that place bankrupt.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Software developer

    Mar 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    dynamic team, creative atmosphere, good location

    Cons

    overtime is needed from time to time

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Work hard play harder!

    Jan 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
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    Pros

    Great team, great parties, good salary

    Cons

    Lots of hours, hard to manage work / life

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Another rebuttal for "Great while it lasted"

    Oct 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The company has gone through some ups and downs over the years and when the last version of the company ended it was during a major downward spiral. Our paycheques were often late and people were leaving or getting let go pretty much every week. Decisions made by senior management had crippled the business well before the bankruptcy and we never recovered. After the company reinvented itself or as the other review mentioned, a restructure occurred and it "was a giant failure". Now if a giant failure means paycheques come on time, company moral is much better, employee retention is much higher, zero debt after a full year as pretty much a new company and the ability to attract a larger company and be acquired by that company, then please I would like to take part in more failed restructures. New vs Old - Overtime is no longer expected and often, it is rare - We are getting free lunches again - We have cleaners that clean the building not employees - Work life is much happier and better all around

    Cons

    - Parties are not as fun - Company is much smaller so less people to talk to - Current location has less food choices then our old location

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Foot in the Door

    Sep 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
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    Pros

    Nice People, neat projects, fun.

    Cons

    Optional (coerced) unpaid overtime to get projects done. Low salary for job, reliant on starry-eyed recent students. Managers usually hired from outside of the company.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A rebuttal to post titled "Great while it lasted."

    Aug 28, 2018 - Developer in Ottawa, ON
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    (Please read the post "Great while it lasted.", dated 27 Aug, 2018, before continuing.) "...they left..." >>> Everybody left because paychecks were consistently late and everybody had bills to pay, regardless of talent. "...no vision to support the creative leadership" >>> "Google: Translate BS" >>> "why can't everyone just work unpaid overtime all the time to meet unrealistic timelines while being denied the use of a lot of off-the-shelf technical resources?". "...hard to find talent in Ottawa" >>> I can't argue with this point. The singular leadership needed to guide such large and varied teams of highly-qualified professionals across many disciplines was sorely lacking. "...once the founders left, there was no talent and no culture" >>> "Google: Translate BS" >>> "...after the CEO was forced out, an investor saved what talent and resources that remained to try again, hopefully treating it more like business and less like someone's personal playground". *Someone* thinks the founders were the sole source from which all talent and culture flowed!? I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    Cons

    Who on Earth could possibly "Approve of (clearly referring to the previous, ousted) CEO" and write this shameless drivel?

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great while it lasted.

    Aug 27, 2018 - Art Director in Ottawa, ON
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    Pros

    Amazing creative leadership and the delivery team to match, but they left along with any talent that supported them.

    Cons

    A lot of the back office and operational team had no vision to support the creative leadership and vision. A lot of unqualified people promoted and brought in - hard to find that talent in Ottawa. Restructure was a giant failure. Once the founders left, theres no culture and no talent. Just a name and a lot of awards won by other people.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good people, not well run

    Apr 9, 2018 - Software Developer 
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    Pros

    Good people Lots of smart people Interesting work Good location

    Cons

    Management does not know what their doing Poor decisions led to massive layoffs Lots of power struggle

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