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EFI Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
208 Reviews
2.9
208 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work-life balance (Much better than Koreans and Japs) (in 21 reviews)

  • Having a flexible work schedule is a bonus (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor HR policies, company runs at the whims of the senior management of US (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't understand what most departments do and what they need to do their jobs (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EFI

    Pros

    Employed Agile development process. Peers are supporting. Office culture relaxed. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Need to provide better office facilities

  2.  

    EFI engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at EFI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People, culture, stability, food, facilities

    Cons

    Management, compensations, promotion, personal growth, communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management and care for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied Contractor

    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at EFI as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, EFI maintains a casual, laidback corporate atmosphere, and everyone who works here is, more of less, friendly and helpful. New offices in Fremont include cool amenities, like a gym and flex rooms. Employees work hard here and seem to take genuine interest in their jobs and the company.

    Cons

    There seems to be a bit of mismanagement and lack of organization. Tasks that should take a few hours will take a day or sometimes a week. Because of the division between the three major product groups, communication also seems to be an issue.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Fantastic place to work, great benefits a growing company with a sense of security.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at EFI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very team focused company.

    Cons

    Moving up within the company can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees concerns and follow thru.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I very fast paced, fun experience where I learned a ton.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at EFI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It feels good working for a company with a dominant position in the industry and the marketing/trade show prep reinforces this. You have freedom to do what you need and product owners have great leeway. The culture is great and overall it was a fun experience where I learned a great deal.

    Cons

    From the software side, it is a collection of acquired products, nearly all of them old. The integration story is just that...mainly a story. You will get to know "the slide" pretty well - the miracle of every product seamlessly working together in one picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The velocity of the company is just too much for many people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great leadership only getting better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EFI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is expanding at an enormous rate. They offer great pay and great incentive to work here.

    Cons

    I cant honestly think of too many bad things to say other than there seems to be a bit of the "good ole boy" network when it comes to upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    I am well paid for my position, have a career that is bot challenging and rewarding. Good benefits. Company puts your family first on many issues.

    Cons

    Sometimes goals and priorities change a little too quickly. More would get done if people were allowed to finish one project before starting another. And of course outsourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that while soft costs do not fit into a spreadsheet, there are some softcosts associated with outsourcing that may exceed the benefit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfectly mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at EFI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, nice perks, pay is good, food is good, very relaxed working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Print servers are dying. Who prints? Nobody. This company will keep chugging along bouncing up and down, and if you like that, then it's perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QA engineers are ignorant of TRUE qa practices. Development engineers are almost totally isolated. The division between QA and Dev is blurred more and more these days. You should teach the QA engineers to code their tests. You should teach the development engineers to expose the code to other parties.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have a good time working at EFI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at EFI

    Pros

    There are good opts for growth

    Cons

    Difficulty getting direct access to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More proactively solicit ideas from all employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Changing for the better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at EFI

    Pros

    open to new ideas
    management trying to adopt change
    friendly people
    great location
    agile teams starting (still very new and in early stages)
    much improvement in last 2 years

    Cons

    legacy code, needs lots of TLC
    some people negative or poor contributors
    coding practices need improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the posts here and look for the patterns. There are many unhappy people posting.
    And give candid feedback to everyone, especially to people who are not performing well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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