Fahrenheit 212 Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2019

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Fahrenheit 212 Managing Partner and CEO  Todd Rovak
Todd Rovak
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engagement Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fahrenheit 212 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing team culture, big ambitious projects and surrounded by some of the smartest people in Paris.

    Cons

    Rigours, you have to bring your A game every day.

  2. "F212 the best career choice to learn, build confidence and get ready for other personal adventures."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fahrenheit 212 full-time

    Pros

    cross-industry exposure, challenges, intellectual stimulation, colleagues/ teams, becoming the smartest person in the room, become a master of paradigm shifts, international footprint and opportunities, a combination of deductive and inductive, gut feeling is allowed, growth!

    Cons

    integration with Capgemini, internal competition and evolution bottleneck


  3. Helpful (1)

    "brilliant people - best place if you're into innovation"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fahrenheit 212 full-time

    Pros

    smart people - enthusiastic leadership - great variety of projects

    Cons

    a big chaotic at times

  4. Helpful (4)

    "A rare blend of interesting work, brilliant colleagues, and a fun/supportive culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fahrenheit 212 full-time

    Pros

    I've always found Fahrenheit 212 unique in that it employs extremely intelligent, driven people who are also humble, kind and don't take themselves too seriously. A generalization to be sure, but one that proved true far more often than not in my time there. Senior management roll up their sleeves and set a tone of hard work and high standards from the top. The company is entrepreneurial enough for individuals to develop their own "platform" and launch initiatives to solve operational, cultural or training-related, and have that drive rewarded. The firm's reputation is strong in the market and as a result, lots of interesting challenges from big-name clients come through, and access to the client C-level is not uncommon. Much of the company's work is hailed by clients not just as good, but great. The office is gorgeous, the talent and culture are lovably quirky, and the holiday parties are epic.

    Cons

    The Capgemini acquisition has added pressure and complexity to many aspects of the company's daily operations and go-to-market efforts, but throughout it all F212 has still maintained its own brand, space and culture (all while still leveraging Capgemini's client base to grow). Promotions can be limited in terms of specific times-of-year and slots available at the partner/VP level. Work hours can be long and unpredictable, but such is consulting - it ebbs and flows.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Everything you should look for in a company and job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fahrenheit 212 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fahrenheit is a rare place that takes passionate people and allows the freedom to be creative and strategic at the same time. The projects that they work on are incredibly interesting and no day is ever the same. Every single person at Fahrenheit is interesting, quirky and most importantly supportive - celebrating passion both inside and outside of the office. As a junior staff member, I never felt like there was a question I couldn’t ask or a person I couldn’t ask it to - teams were dynamic and there was always an opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    The nature of consulting can sometimes mean long hours and tight deliverable timelines and isn’t specific to Fahrenheit. If you want a job where you can hide behind a computer screen and passively clock in an out, this isn’t the place for you.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Place to do your Best Work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CMO in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fahrenheit 212 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fahrenheit 212 is a collection of brilliant, interesting and highly collaborative people who are passionate about Innovation. Here, people practice their craft with focus and dedication. This is a place where you can do your best work, with colleagues who will both support you and challenge you. It is a place where growth comes from hard work, willingness to learn and deep immersion in honing innovation skills. At its core, this is a meritocracy, and a great environment for those who want to be at their best, who love learning and have an insatiable curiosity. Although its now a part of a large global technology services company, the culture at F212 is different, more agency-like, without destructive politics or massive egos. Individuals on the team enjoy a high degree of interaction and exposure to senior business clients, and the artificial barriers and hierarchy so often prevalent in management consultancies are absent here.

    Cons

    Being part of a large, global company like Capgemini brings constraints and the bureaucracy of shared systems. Now, F212 is constrained in some ways and no longer able to act like a startup or an agile “agency”. If that matters to you, then F212 is probably not a good fit for you. However, Fahrenheit 212 is an important part of the future of the global organization, and its leadership is highly regarded within the organization. Hopefully, the mothership will realize that a one-size-fits-all management approach will not enable F212 to continue to deliver the break-through thinking that fueled its growth to date. Secondly -- On a lean team, every person’s contribution matters. If you don’t think you’ll be up for the challenge of working at F212, you are right.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Junior Members Beware"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fahrenheit 212 full-time

    Pros

    Fahrenheit is a naturally curious place, and truly full of some of the smartest people I've ever met. As a junior member of F212, I was put through the paces and got to get my hands dirty in a lot of different types of work. It's rare to have a job where you're modeling a P&L and also doing a consumer interview in the same day. I think my attention to detail and professionalism skyrocketed during, for lack of a better term, my F212 bootcamp. There was also good attention placed on developing culture (although I think these attempts were not enough to make the culture actually healthy).

    Cons

    1) The people who manage (EMs and Consultants) are all very smart, but may or may not be good managers. Management skills are not valued as highly as ideas, and because of this, timeline are chaotic and your team experience is really at the whim of who is running the project. I would consistently work 12-14 hour days, subject to my manager "dismissing" me to go home. It always felt like we were running behind schedule and cramming everything until the very last possible minute. This kind of work-life balance is unhealthy, and more importantly, unkind. 2) I cant recall a single thing I worked on (or that was worked on during my tenure) actually going to market. It's cool to create new ideas, but what's the point if your work never sees the light of day? 3) F212 is not meritocratic, and does not value your individuality. You will be typed, and it's very hard to escape the box senior management puts you in. I think a lot of this comes from the Money/Magic factioned thinking that happens. It's easier to put someone in a box and keep them there than actually investigate and hone what their true strengths might be. 4) I think that ultimately, F212 was just not kind to me. I don't need a medal for all my work or a pat on the back for everything I do right, but I don't think anyone ever said thank you to me. I felt unvalued, unappreciated, and like I was just a body thrown at work. F212 culture flies in the face of the golden rule, and I think that this is why talent leaves.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Worth it if you're starting out"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Innovation Analyst in London, England
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fahrenheit 212 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to cut your innovation teeth. Solid training.

    Cons

    Rapid expansion means very little attention paid to personal development of junior staff. Lots of promotions at the top. Terrible raises, and resistance to talking about it productively from management.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cons outweigh pros"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fahrenheit 212

    Pros

    Some smart people, work can be interesting at times.

    Cons

    Very long hours, very low compensation, very high turnover, it almost feels like the company culture is rooted in grandiosity. Lots of overpromising and underdelivering.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bunch of Snobs - From Bad Company to Even Worst once merged with Capgemini"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fahrenheit 212 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work that the company does

    Cons

    People are snobs, encouraged by senior management which are even worse. Difficult to get things done as all heads of departments are based in NY, but complicated even more as part of the Capgemini group to you have to follow their rules as well.

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