EFI
2.8 of 5 180 reviews
w3.efi.com Fremont, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

EFI Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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2.8 180 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

EFI CEO and Director Guy Gecht

Guy Gecht

(116 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    From good to great to DISASTER

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosbenefits & pay, vacation time decent

    ConsNo accountability at management level. Communication is less than stellar amongst various depts. within the entire organization. HR IS A JOKE! 15+ hour work day most days.

    Advice to Senior Managementlook in the mirror and see what monsters you have become and then maybe do something about it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for retirement.

    QA Engineer - Hourly Contractor (Current Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    ProsLearned to puzzle out hard issues, communicate and getting good colleague relationships.

    ConsSome employees are working really hard, some of them NOT.
    Managers doesn't want to deal with employees requests.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention on who is doing his job, and who is wasting the time and company money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great hopes, phony people, watch your back

    Software Quality (Former Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsBenefits, flexibility with schedules, casual attire, most teams have good composition.

    ConsRidiculous clique behavior, unprofessional backbiting and scapegoating, manager playing favorites. The people laid off the last few years are no surprise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe wary your managers don't leave you open to lawsuits by referring to people's health issues. Encourage proper separation of manager and team familiarity and avoid favoritism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Everyone knows this is nowhere

    Technical Services Engineer (Current Employee)
    Meredith, NH

    ProsThe people are the most important asset to this company

    ConsThe company treats employees like toilet paper

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend a little money your employees, stop buying used furniture, fix the leaking roof.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Full of surprises...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood peer support, flexible scheduling

    ConsThe company's upper management makes decisions as often as the wind changes direction. There is never a clear objective to any project and the overall project can change even after substantial investment of time and money. The company will boost about "record breaking revue" yet will not spend any money to improve it's infrastructure and you are always defending your job regardless of how good your performance has been. Within departments there is a sense of two divisions, one are the employees who are favored by the management based on their "ability" to do whatever is passed down without taking a second to review it's overall impact and the second group is those that take a moment to review what is being asked and look for fixes that make sense.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a minute to fully evaluate what you are asking your employees to do. Changing directions in the middle of a project only leads to fustration and money being thrown away with little to no impact on the overall company. And while an overseas presence is required in this day in age, you need to work hard on keeping your team in the US employed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    record profits but never trickles down to employees...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people, nice bldg, great view, stock slowly climbing up

    Consno reward for work, record profits but yet everyone has to tighten belt, bonuses are a joke

    Advice to Senior Managementgive some incentive stock or a bonus that really is a bonus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees are not the priority. The grass is probably greener...

    (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits package is great. The employees are awesome. Having a flexible work schedule is a bonus.

    ConsSalaries are below market. The shareholders come first, the employees come second. Constantly changing priorities lead to frustrated employees feeling a lack of accomplishment. Too many meetings (yes, this company has meetings to discuss having meetings). The review process is meaningless. Goals are established which are impossible to measure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your dedicated employees. Stop losing good talent. Establish a plan and stick to it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pennywise, pound foolish, the company is lost

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsGreat location (but moving soon)
    Good people (many of which have gone elsewhere since the current brain trust took over)

    ConsCheap with money for R&D
    They don't care about the good people
    POOR business decisions hurt bottomline
    Spending too much on acquisitions with bad return
    No idea where they are heading

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to what EFI does well.
    Value your employees more
    Spend your money more wisely
    Upper management needs to get more in touch with what the people they "lead" actually do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not worth the headache

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsQuality product line, exciting industry

    Consno accountability, minimal leadership and zero direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBackfill necessary roles so you don't leave your team so filled with holes that you spend more time trying to "plug the dam" then running your business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging environment in the Inkjet group

    Operations (Former Employee)
    Meredith, NH

    ProsCorporate vision is well defined
    Technology was way ahead, loosing steam to the competition
    position in the software side

    ConsManagement behavior towards employees in Meredith
    lack of departmental experts in specific fields
    each business unit runs its own show
    Product launches are always delayed

    Advice to Senior ManagementMeredith Management should put down the stick, that's so 1970's management style. You achieve much more with a comprehensive, employee focused approach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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