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

EFI Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great Work-life balance (Much better than Koreans and Japs)"
    in 20 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 10 reviews
  • "Upper Management feels it is more important to save money by sending jobs outside of the U"
    in 7 reviews
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    No Direction, Horrible Leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsI was there for a long time I guess that was a positive.

    ConsThe management team, the review process, the lack of bonus and merit increases, the CTO's or known as Company Time Off they forced on you. I could go on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease quit to allow others to bring in new ideas.

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

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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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    EFI Engineering Intern Review

    QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsGreat community, fun environment to work in.

    ConsSome members were not as able in the company but were still being held there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great Company to Work For

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Meredith, NH

    ProsI 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.

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

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

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    Blows with the wind

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe flexible work schedule is great. Co-workers are a high point of this job and company. Select managers are willing to mentor those below them.

    ConsLittle room for advancement. Priorities that change abruptly and randomly. A great deal of organizational changes in a short period of time. Severe cost-cutting and off-shoring is reducing morale in the US.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate a complete vision down the ranks and try to eliminate moving targets. Be realistic about the benefits of offshoring versus the costs, both tangible and intangible. Provide your top performers a path to advancement and reward them appropriately.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you have a choice, just turn around and simply walk away........

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsYou will learn first hand what you don't want your future employers to be. A bad experience is always a learning experience.

    ConsEmployees are not valued in this company. Everything is about making the Execs richer at the expense of the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere's nothing I can say to these people that hasn't been said yet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    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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