EFI Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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EFI CEO Guy Gecht
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Pros
  • Work life balance, good benefits (in 21 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Bulldozing US Fiery senior management (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. Former Emp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Epping, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Epping, NH

    I worked at EFI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone is willing to assist towards goal.

    Cons

    Management can behave frenetically. Decisions seemed short sided.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Good company with passionate employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EFI full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very friendly and helpful to accomplish goals. Great resources and benefits including subscription services, gym, cafe, etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work long hours to make tight deadlines.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great people, company and product.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Technical Lead in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - QA Technical Lead in Fremont, CA

    I worked at EFI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hard working people with the same goals. Producing products with the highest quality and best customer experience.

    Cons

    Expectations are greater than some can deliver. Knowing your employee's strengths and weaknesses and working with them is very important as a manager. This is not often known around the EFI Management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't contradict each other or self. It leads to trust issues.


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  5. formerly great place, has work to do

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EFI full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Bright people, great products. Supportive collegial work environment. Coworkers are great; managers so-so because they're trying to make unrealistic goals for the quarter (after much bullying by the directorship level).

    Cons

    "forced" vacation time; management too focused on making this quarter's numbers; disruptive and thoughtless encouragement of insubordination and do-your-own-thing in the name of "change agency." Not every discussion needs another meeting, nor a massive meta-effort...just plan and do the work and stop talking so much about the doing of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to care more about customer needs rather than simply paying lip service; take time to listen to and read employee concerns.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Career growth & opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good benefits, vacation time. Great people to work with and challenging work. Always busy and interested

    Cons

    Very similar to any job, there are lulls and things can get boring.


  7. Helpful (3)

    No teams, just acquisitions and wall street results

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EFI

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

    Pros

    Some of the brightest minds in the industry work for EFI

    Cons

    Most of the brightest minds are buried under entitled former business owners (from acquisitions, some global)

    Advice to Management

    If you want to grow systemically and truly improve the customer experience, cultivate your employees through intentional training and appropriate compensation at the "trench" level.


  8. QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EFI

    Pros

    Flexible hours available to employees.

    Cons

    Limited perks available by employer.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at EFI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work / life balance. Managers don't micromanage and are positive for self initiative.

    Cons

    Disorganized management and HR. Management doesn't recognize accomplishments. Don't promote from within. A good old boy's club. Upper management is very well rewarded - in 2008-2010 while the whole company got a 5% reduction, executives got millions in stock grants. Management rates folks company wide for bonuses when things are going well but criticizes sub-groups when not. Mass migration of labor to India. The Fiery group gets preferential treatment despite many poor quarters. Company has regular layoffs which tend to be political and which has created a long term climate of paranoia and turf behavior. Company focuses primarily on new business and short shrifts existing customers. Most growth is through acquisitions which is symptomatic of a shrinking print industry. Outside of the Ink Jet group, not a great place to grow your career.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Lead Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EFI

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for. Great hours and flexibility. Working remotely is allowed.

    Cons

    Mundane work. Nothing new to learn. It is good if you want to retire here.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales Operations

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations
    Current Employee - Sales Operations

    I have been working at EFI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgable management who help employees to grow, both personally and professionally. Great corporate culture of SPRINTers.

    Cons

    Long commute since move to Fremont. Commitments to delivery/target dates are often overlooked, and projects get extended longer than necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater opportunities for those outside of Sales to learn about the products, and to see the business as a whole - rather than by function/business unit.



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