About Us

About Us

Fire Engine RED is an innovative marketing, technology, and data solutions company that’s served the education market since 2001. We’re named after our CEO’s favorite color!

We have five divisions that reflect our company’s expertise: Student Search, CRM, Software Products, Creative Services, and Big Data. We have more than 550 clients, including 370 admissions offices.

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What makes Fire Engine RED a “Simply Different” company?

We’ve gone all-in on innovation.
Shelly Spiegel, our CEO & Chief Creative Officer, began transforming Fire Engine RED in the spring of 2012. By then, we’d earned a reputation for unparalleled client care; Shelly wanted us to be known for innovation as well. We’ve since disrupted the status quo in both Student Search and admissions technology by delivering revolutionary products and services.

We’re leading the way in Student Search.
How? We’ve made significant investments in our Student Search offerings. Our responsively designed email messages and Web forms work well (and look great) on the mobile devices that teens are obsessed with. And we know what works – our Big Data team has identified proven, data-driven best practices for subject lines, calls to action, copy, design, and more.

We’ve put data at the core of everything we do.
Our powerful data-driven strategies, including predictive modeling services, can help you maximize your return on Student Search. We build custom models to predict student outcomes: inquiries, applications, admits, and yield. These models can help you shape list-purchasing strategy, improve Search results, and prioritize your internal recruitment and marketing efforts.

We’re delivering a consumer-like software experience.
Fire Engine RED, we knew the education market was desperately underserved in terms of well-designed, people-focused technology. We seized this opportunity to create a CRM that’s both powerful AND enjoyable to use. The result: admissions staffers who are more productive, more energized, and just plain happier at work.

We’ve grown our talent as a 100% virtual company.
We’re able to attract and hire top talent, no matter where they live. You’ll find our team members in 18 states across the U.S. and in Canada. Our team members have experience working on brands such as Apple®, Disney®, eBay®, Intuit®, Nintendo®, and Razorfish®. And more than a third of our team worked in admissions prior to joining Fire Engine RED.

We’ve remained laser-focused on client care.
We want to surprise and delight our CRM/admissions software clients by continuing to provide them with “knock-your-(RED)-socks-off” client care. That’s why we’re available to our clients – AND to the students they serve – 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday. And even during off-hours, we monitor our support queue so we can respond promptly to urgent requests.

U of Admissions Marketing

 First review of Fireworks CRM

 


“There are only a few higher ed CRMs as ambitious as this one.”

 

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Inc.

Where Virtual Is The Best Policy

 


“How does an entirely virtual company foster so much loyalty and create a cohesive culture?”

 

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Top Small Company Workplaces 2011

 


“Fire Engine RED epitomizes an all-virtual company: by saving on office space they’re able to hire top talent around the country.”

 

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SmartCEO 

Bootstrapping

 


“Collaborative tools enable you to start business inexpensively … put your money into the people.”

 

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Rewarding Exceptional Performers

 


“[CEO & Chief Creative Officer Shelly Spiegel gives] her entrepreneurial employees trust, information and creative freedom.”

 

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Fire Engine RED in Numbers.

  • Team members who work virtually. Because we’re 100% virtual, we’re able to hire top people, no matter where they live.

  • Team members who were referred to our company by another team member, making our team members our top referral source.

  • Team members who worked in higher education prior to joining our company.

  • Team members who were born in countries other than the U.S. and Canada. Belarus, China, England, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, and South Korea, to name a few.

  • Emails sent out through our Broadcast Email product since 2004.

  • Languages spoken by our team members, including: Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindu, Mandarin, Pig Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

  • Team members with furry (FER-e) friends.

  • Team members who play at least one instrument, including: the acoustic guitar, baritone sax, bass guitar, drums, flute, French horn, guitar, piano, recorder, trumpet, violin, tuba, oboe.

  • Team members who proudly say, “I’m a Mac.”

  • Privately held tech companies owned by women.

  • Miles from our virtual headquarters in Philadelphia to the country’s oldest surviving firehouse (built in 1805).

  • REDheads, team members who have naturally red hair.

  • Apps in the Apple® App Store produced by team members (b4 FER).

  • Our team’s Myers-Briggs (MBTI) group type.

Careers

Who we are.
Fire Engine RED is an innovative marketing, technology, and data solutions company that’s severed the education market since 2001.

We have a positive, supportive culture. “It takes a team” is our motto, and our goal is to empower our team members to do their best work.

The work is exciting, and the pace is fast, and no two days are ever alike (some days can be long, but we think they’re worth it).

We believe that just because something hasn’t been done, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

Best of all, you don’t need to relocate to work here – we’re a 100% virtual/distributed/remote company. So if you’re awesome at what you do, we want to hear from you, wherever you live; our 60+ all-star team members live/work in 19 U.S. states and Canada.

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Perks.

 

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional medical/dental/vision/disability insurance
  • 401(k) with automatic company contribution
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Unlimited sick and “life happens” days
  • Your birthday off

And there’s more:

  • Annual team meeting in an inspiring setting
  • No stressful commute
  • No cliques (everyone clicks)
  • No office politics (no office, that’s why)
  • No committees or bureaucracy of any kind
  • Virtual book club
  • Virtual walking group
  • Every day is bring-your-pet-to-work day
  • REDcognition program

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Open Positions

UI Designer
We’re looking for a purveyor of pixel perfection and user experience champion to deliver an unrivaled visual experience for our products and services.

 

We’ve got BIG plans for the future. Want to be part of them?

Send your resume to: careers@fire-engine-red.com