Game tester III (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – January 13, 2017
Initial contract had me sign away my right to overtime which is against state law. This can't be on a contract and you actually can't give up your right to overtime. Was filed as a 1099 even though I never met ANY of the requirements to be labeled an independent contractor, I'm actually still dealing with the IRS 3 years later thanks to this. Overtime was often calculated incorrectly and you had to fight to get paid what you were due. Eventually they put me on a W-2 and lied about why.
This company will cut every corner possible and avoid as much responsibility as possible and will push the financial burden onto you.
Started my new career
They will cut every corner possible and push the financial burden onto you
Technical Recruiter (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – January 14, 2016
Flexasoft is a great company for any professional trying to get their foot in the door the tech industry, the management and ownership genuinely care about their staff and will groom you for future success to help you move on to client companies and many other connections in the industry.
Work environment is flexible and as long as you are dilligent and put forth effort you will be recognized and treated as such.
Great Work/Life Balance, Great Opportunity for Career Growth.
Not steady work, no benefits, no parking, good team, bad upper management.
Tester/Flex Lead, Contract (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – December 8, 2015
Team-oriented manual testing and blackbox testing, bug reporting, hardware and software testing. Made a flex-lead for usability testing; ran and recorded usability tests when they were available, manual tester when usability tests were not available.
Advanced testing, designing, and getting involved in the actual testing processes was the best part of the job. The team was great, knowledgeable, and friendly. Skill was acknowledged by greater responsibility and redirection to more important tasks.
The worst part of the job was the risk of having my car towed while out of reach in a high-security area. Second worst was lack of communication with higher management, rapidly changing directives, and not knowing if you are going to work as a minimum wage tester or a higher-paid test lead on any given week.
Quality Assurance Tester, Validator (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – August 11, 2015
While working in a nice, fast paced environment with good people, it wasn't enough. Work was very spotty over the months and no word from when the next project would be announced would come up. The job was unreliable at times, and the fact that a whole department was recently laid off, no one was informed about it unless you knew people in higher positions than just a tester.
good environment, nice people, microsoft campus to hang out and eat at
spotty unreliable work schedule, management was a bit unorganized
Hardware/Software Tester (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – July 9, 2015
As a staffing agency, I rarely interacted with Flexasoft directly. My contact was friendly but the business was very cold. I think they handled hundreds of contacts and people would come and go, a lot, so I feel that they didn't have much time for individuals. Work was infrequent and unyielding. You could wait and wait for an opportunity then if you miss one opportunity, forget your place on the list.
The work that I participated in revolved around the Xbox One. Our teams worked on testing software and hardware in the device. The work was mundane which would get hard, but the other team members were usually interesting and fun.
Great working atmosphere with supporting Management and Staff
Game Tester (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – April 26, 2015
I left Flexasoft because I need to relocate but the experience was Amazing. I have stayed in touch with many of my fellow employees Very fun experience in Testing Video Game and doing what you love along with meeting people and working with a great team of individuals from all around the world.
Good place to start a career, but don't hope for job security and Advancement.
QA Team Lead (Current Employee) – Redmond, Washington – April 22, 2015
I have been working there as QA Tester and quickly moved up to QA Team Lead. Going in, I had little knowledge of QA testing but now I would say I feel pretty confident in my abilities in that field. The co-workers are pretty great and the overall environment is good. Being an on-call job the hours are pretty poor and there are no benefits.
Flexasoft itself, as an agency, started out pretty bad but it has been improving itself rapidly over the past year or so. They have been transforming into a pretty legitimate business. When I first started they had little to no knowledge about how payroll works and would often make mistakes on my paycheck. Now they have proper employees and proper payroll management and I have not had a payroll problem in months.
Overall the job is really enjoyable and it is a great place to start if you want to start a career in QA but do not have a college degree in Computer Science or the like. However, use Flexasoft as a stepping stone. Once you feel that you have enough knowledge to move on to more serious QA work, try to find somewhere else. It is very unlikely that you will go far up, career wise, since they are an agency not a developer.
QA Tester (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – December 31, 2014
This company likes to give internal employees a chance to grow into a higher position, by proving ability to handle more responsibility than you've had in the past. Good work-life balance, good synergy with team, variety of challenging roles to recruit for across different clients.
High turnover in some of the support/admin position
High turnover in some of the support/admin position
Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – November 3, 2014
1. A typical day would involve testing of different applications and writing and tracking bugs. 2. Learned how we an come up with different test scenarios for mobile applications. 3. Very good management taking time to teach and provide input on the daily work activities. 4. The hardest part of the job is sometimes I get very much involved in the applications that I'm testing. 5. The most enjoyable part of the job is that the work is not monotonous.
if you are interested in gaming and looking for a way in as a QA, Flexasoft is your door
games tester (Current Employee) – Kirkland, WA – September 16, 2014
Great management and coworkers to work with.Great working environment. Loads of games to play and enjoyment. Salaries at right time. Excellent atmosphere and stress free work environment that helps you to deliver better
Games tester (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – September 16, 2014
Flexasoft is a very dedicated environment. They take very good care of their employees and contingents. They are always looking to better themselves as a company and their staff.Getting shifts is the least enjoyable part