FARO Technologies

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FARO Technologies Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
27 Reviews
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FARO Technologies President, CEO, and Director Jay W. Freeland
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable Experience - Do Yourself a Huge Favor, Pass Up This Company - You'll Become Trapped and Miserable

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    Former Employee - Technician in Kennett Square, PA
    Former Employee - Technician in Kennett Square, PA

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company shows well (like a house with a new coat of paint hiding it's many flaws). Clean working environment.

    Cons

    You are treated as though you are a child. You must completely dedicate your life to the company and you must be a "Yes Man/Woman" to continue working there. Product quality comes last, meeting quota comes first. Company is completely corporate policy driven unless you brown nose, then they will look the other way. Management lacks professionalism, honesty and character, they lie to your face (all the time acting as if they care about you), elevate illiterate people to management simply because that person dedicated their life to the company. PTO is useless as they rarely approve time off, unless you do personal favors for your boss. Company will tell you to follow procedure to the letter, then tell you to skip steps and get unit out the door, then when it comes back as a failure, they blame you. Pay raises are once a year and low, so get in high. Company demands mandatory OT indefinitely, working employee to exhaustion with no end and does not care how it affects the employee's health and life. It's all about the numbers, it's all about the company. Then one day, you will go into work, be called into the office and terminated with no notice or reason, this happens constantly at FARO Laser Division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, act as professional as you pretend to be, speak and act the truth, stop working employees to death, get organized, become people of great character, appreciate your employees, understand their people with lives and families, stop being dictators, end the B.S., stop hiding behind corporate policy and stop playing favorites, end inappropriate employee/employer relationships, i.e. allowing certain employees to do you personal favors in return for preferred treatment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A plan? Yesterday, it's one thing; today, another thing; tomorrow, probably something else?

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Somewhat interesting work. Offers PTO. Nothing special with regards to compensation or training.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. Lack of solid management. Priorities changing every day. Can we even take PTO?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a plan and stick to it! If you want people working during weekends, pay for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    The absolute worst place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

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

    Pros

    No pros come to mind.

    Cons

    Everything is a con here especially the management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Destroy the entire management plan and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shocking C-level incompetence. No direction. Drastically-weakened middle management. Morale down, everyone scared.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Strong HR department in terms of employee benefits. Automatic 401k enrollment. Holidays are celebrated openly. I feel like middle management (those few that are left) genuinely care for their employees and try to improve business. Good overall reputation. Good products. Service department is wonderful.

    Cons

    No info on strategic direction, no transparency by upper management. Was a great place to work until the CEO fired most of the upper & middle management. Entire organization is sales-driven--the tail is really wagging the dog. Not enough investment in R&D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees what is going on. Is there a plan?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would the last one here please turn out the light

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    Former Employee - Generally Unappreciated Employee in Kennett Square, PA
    Former Employee - Generally Unappreciated Employee in Kennett Square, PA

    I worked at FARO Technologies

    Pros

    The hourly workers and temps were really nice and down to earth. Very smart and talented people who care about doing the right thing. Not much backstabbing or gossip out of that lot.

    Cons

    It seemed to me that things were moving in a very regimented, corporate direction. Out was free thinking and creativity. In was new management from HQ and "this is how you should think, this is how you should feel".And LOT'S of doublespeak. I'm actually GLAD they asked me to leave because I may not have on my own. It seemed to me like a company (or at least a division) being run into the ground by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest. Stop with the whole "I can't do anything to help you because THEY won't let me"
     charade. It's obviously not a company that cares about it's employees so why portray it that way?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ride's over. Time to look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at FARO Technologies

    Pros

    Small company feel. lots of areas for growth. better senior management could make it an outstanding company. company has become a known source of high quality products so industry acceptance is very good. very young staff is several areas.

    Cons

    company grew too fast. decisions are made without thought of the consequences, usually because it's what the competition is doing. Quality has gone downhill due to some very bad decisions involving "lowest cost" bidders on projects. employees are treated as a liability instead of an asset and most long tenured employees have left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before making kneejerk reactions. Don't copy the competitions mistakes. Go back to what we do best and stop experimenting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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