We get great results for our Student Search clients.
We’re the best in Student Search because of the results we get for our clients: by boosting yield and delivering exceptional ROI. How? We work harder, smarter, and faster than anyone else in the industry … we continually hone our talents and abilities … and we’ve gone all-in on innovation.
We’re delivering a powerful, consumer-like software experience in CRM.
The first admissions CRM that provides a consumer-software-like user experience, Fireworks is simple, easy to use, and built for mobile using responsive design. It was created from the ground up for admissions professionals, by admissions professionals. And, it uses admissions terminology, so everything will look familiar and make sense from the start.
We’ve remained laser-focused on client care.
We surprise and delight our software/CRM clients by providing “knock-your-(RED)-socks-off” client care. 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.
We’ve attracted top talent.
Our team includes a unique combination of highly respected admissions professionals, as well as top creative/technology professionals from world-class companies such as Apple®, Disney®, eBay®, Intuit®, and Razorfish®. How? As a virtual company, we’re able to attract the very best wherever they live.
Team members who have furry friends. The last we checked, our team had 43 dogs and 22 cats. And every day at Fire Engine RED is bring-your-pet-to-work day.
When our CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Shelly Spiegel, founded our company, she named it after her favorite color, “fire engine red.”
Team members who play at least one instrument, including: the baritone sax, bass, clarinet, drums, euphonium, flute, French horn, guitar, piano, recorder, saxophone, trumpet, veena, violin, tuba, oboe.
As DaVinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” That’s our inspiration for simplifying anything and everything we can get our hands on.
Just because something’s never been done, doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
We believe good design is good business … and we’re proof you don’t need an Apple-sized budget to create a design-centric culture.
From CRM to Student Search and Predictive Modeling, data is at the heart of everything we do.
Our goal is to “wow” our clients again and again. Acting in the best interests of our clients is what makes us successful.
At Fire Engine RED, being a superstar isn’t enough; you have to be a team player as well. The dream works only when the team works.
We have no central office! In fact, we’re spread out over 22 states and one Canadian province.
We’ve been all remote, all the time, since we were founded in 2001. And because we’re a 100% virtual company, we can hire the best people, no matter where they live.
We’re a diverse group: about 25% of us were born outside the U.S. … and 28% of us speak a second language.
We’re one of the very few privately held tech companies with a female CEO. And our company is about 50% female and 50% male … yes, sort of like the world in general.
Many of us came from the world of college admissions, so we know exactly what it’s like to be in our clients’ shoes. And many of our creative people have worked on brands you know, such as Apple®, Disney®, eBay®, Intuit®, and Razorfish®.
Our Fitbit Walking Group, formed to encourage our team members and clients to stay active and healthy. The “Fire Engine RED & Friends” group is open to anyone with a Fitbit performance tracking device or account. More than 30% of our team members participate!
Our Virtual Book Club, which meets via conference call on a quarterly basis. Past selections have included: Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
Our REDuce Your Bills Day, which saved our 60-person-plus team a combined $25,000 a year. Our CEO put together a tip sheet with practical ways to lower our bills. Then we took an entire day “off” to call cable providers, cell phone companies, insurance agents, and others to get better deals.
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Who we are.
Fire Engine RED is an innovative marketing, technology, and data solutions company that’s served 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 22 U.S. states and Canada.
The Fire Engine RED Way
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And there’s more:
“When it comes to the people I get to work with on a regular basis around here, I have nothing but
the highest compliments to give … Fire Engine RED is easily the best place I’ve worked as a creative
and technologist, which is obviously directly attributable to the team I work with.” – Wade M.
“Shelly, thank you for the opportunities I have every day to do work I love.
I am VERY proud to be part of Fire Engine RED.” – Emma M.
“Laura K. has such an amazing attitude and she exemplifies teamwork.
Every time I’ve ever reached out to her, she’s been willing, friendly and helpful.” – Molly E.
“Nichole is a tremendous asset … she is always willing to lend a hand in
problem solving, offering options and solutions to new challenges that crop up.” – Glenna R.
“Mark is an amazing all-around person. He brings numerous skills to the Fire Engine RED team
and if he doesn’t have the skill needed, he will learn it faster than anyone I know.” – David C.
“Jamie, I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you did putting together the new HR portal. It’s great. The pay stub reports make it really easy for me to see exactly how Fire Engine RED compensates me each month, and where it’s going (something I was lax in analyzing in the past.) The time off request system is easy to use too. Thanks again!” – Mark K.