EFI
2.8 of 5 176 reviews
w3.efi.com Fremont, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

EFI Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.8 176 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

EFI CEO and Director Guy Gecht

Guy Gecht

(113 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great great great great great

Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at EFI full-time for less than a year

ProsManagement staff location career path

ConsCafeteria pasta veal chicken tuna

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter food

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Fast-paced high tech company that rewards productivity and creativity

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Meredith, NH

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

ProsSmart people from many different engineering disciplines all working together to bring innovative technologies to market, set in a beautiful location.

ConsSome of the facilities are old and run-down looking. Priorities are constantly changing. Difficult to lure top-quality engineers to this location.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at EFI full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat company to work for. Absolutely no heirachy in this company.. anyone can call and talk to the CEO. It's all about creating the premier product and services for the industry which makes it a fun and innovative place to work.

Consthe lack of formality can create some confusion and lack of clarity.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work! Communicate, communicate, communicate!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsFriendly environment, helpful colleagues, immense support from high end, Scope to learn lot more

Conswhat do I say when I am enjoying the work. We just need to keep on improving

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Great place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros1) Recognition of efforts: EFI management recognises the best performers and your hard work wont go un-noticed
2) Unique culture:
3) Great colleagues who always helps each other
4) Free A/C cabs
5) Flexi timings: Timings are not strict as long as we ensure that the work is completed within deadlines

Cons1) Salary Structure: EFI has this staggered hike policy, where the annual raises is broken into 4 installments

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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“Great place to work.”

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Pros1) Great Work-life balance (Much better than Koreans and Japs)
2) Believe in Great work Culture (SPRINT): (S: Self Starter, P: Passionate, R: Relationship builder, I: innovative, N: Nimble, T: Transparent)
3) Develop great products (Note: EFI products have lot of respect and considered gold standard in Digital printing segment)
(Note: Recently signed up for making high end Controllers for Landa Nanography B1 digital printer.)
4) Great vision
5) Great learning opportunities
6) Up to date technologies
7) Freedom to express yourself.

ConsEFI India must have its own building in Bangalore. I am working here from last 7 year and EFI has shifted its office thrice.It is for the good cause (company expansion plans) but it did effect the commute time.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Had great time working here!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at EFI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStarted my career here, had great 3 years so far and will be continuing here as far as I enjoy the work.
Good people all around. Good bonus, recognition and awards.
So many learning opportunities.
Flexible working hours is a plus.
Stock options (Look at the share price in the past 2 years!!!)
Snacks!

ConsAverage compensation (Depends on your expectations as it pays on-par/better than many of the product companies)

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Great Product based company..

Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at EFI full-time for less than a year

Pros- Will get to learn various technologies.
- Great package, hikes and very good learning experience for a developer.
- Free cab facility.
- Friendly environment and good work life balance.
- Flexible Timings.
- Free beverages, soft drinks, biscuits.
- Free evening snacks.
- Great tax saving options.
- Company has grown tremendously in the last 2 years, the stocks have increased (2-2.5) fold. Option to buy stocks at a lower price than the market price..

Cons- Sports, gym and recreation facilities are not up to the mark.

Advice to Senior Management- They are doing their job well.. Keep it up..

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EFI is a good company to work for, loads of work and you meet great colleagues.

Service Manager (Current Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

I have been working at EFI full-time for more than 8 years

ProsEFI delivers high performance products
EFI works with very talented people
EFI gives you the opportunity to work globally and meet people from all cultures and professions.

ConsYou need to work hard, never calculate your working/travel hours.
If you calculate your salary per working hour, you will cry. That's why I consider working there, as one of my hobbies, so the hours don't matter anymore.
It's your own responsibility to keep the balance between work and your private life, you can work very easily 60-70 hour weeks, where you will just go home in the weekend to take a rest. Don't except recognition for that. It's just part of the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the management the tools to reward high performers. That can trigger low performers to do the same.
Make it easy to get rid of bad performers, some times I've the feeling that bad performers become untouchable, while high performers can get in trouble for peanuts.
Flexibility comes from 2 directions, give us the tools to do so.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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