EFI Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
199 Reviews
3.1
199 Reviews
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EFI CEO and Director Guy Gecht
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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 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.  

    Endless bug fixing, lack of new projects.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at EFI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good location and laid-back corporate atmosphere.

    Cons

    Most of engineering jobs are really maintenance jobs. The technology is outdated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Busy work, Nice Employers

    Former Employee - Temp/Inspector/Cleaner/Loader
    Former Employee - Temp/Inspector/Cleaner/Loader

    I worked at EFI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Busy work, Nice employers, Training on the job, Holiday breaks and Pay

    Cons

    Not enough people doing there job or enough employees hired to take care of the jobs available, perks, fair working

  3.  

    From good to great to DISASTER

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits & pay, vacation time decent

    Cons

    No accountability at management level. Communication is less than stellar amongst various depts. within the entire organization. HR IS A JOKE! 15+ hour work day most days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look in the mirror and see what monsters you have become and then maybe do something about it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Industry Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager

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

    Pros

    Profitable company.
    Lean
    If you're a star - you will be recognized.
    Employees have autonomy to sink or swim.

    Cons

    Decentralized organization, so if you need face time - you may not get it.
    Always focused on the next deal -- sometimes at the expense of long term planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the BU's and products that have a chance to rapidly grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not honor families.

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    Former Employee - Inventory in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Inventory in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to report

    Cons

    Ink is more important than your family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Missing core infrastructure and best practice essentials for strong working relationships and product production.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EFI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is supported. Benefits are solid.

    Cons

    Pittsburgh management team boarders on nepotism.......people are promoted and allowed to conduct themselves by different rules, based on their years of service and relationships with management rather than their skills and prior performance to fit the job. If you work outside of the Pittsburgh office you are simply not considered in the decision making processes, regardless of your role and resource responsibilities. Directors do not possess adequate skills/abilities to manage staff resources, in turn they would rather share false information than to deal with a possibly difficult conversation/situation, which makes for mixed messages and the perspective that managers/directors are untrustworthy and manipulative. HR is non existent as an influencing business partner and to influence/ensure best practice conduct with employee development issues. Poor communication unless you exist the Pittsburgh hub. People who are liked by Directors/Managers are treated well and have ample opportunities, rather than performance based opportunities for all. Having watched this behavior for many years, I have not seen any improvements in these behaviors, nor do I have reason to hope for significant change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your Pittsburgh leadership is unhealthy. You would benefit from looking inward and really assessing what is going on, not just from the Pittsburgh point of view, but also from the other offices that are impacted by Pittsburgh decisions. Correct poor staff management with performance reform at the manager/director level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned a lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good people, great location. It can be an aggressive environment but I learned a lot from it that made me more marketable.

    Cons

    Too much offshore (India). Aggressive environment. Not sure the future of this business is sound anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to be less aggressive with employees. It felt like the US was a sinking ship and that it would soon go almost offshore.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for retirement.

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer - Hourly Contractor in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer - Hourly Contractor in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned to puzzle out hard issues, communicate and getting good colleague relationships.

    Cons

    Some employees are working really hard, some of them NOT.
    Managers doesn't want to deal with employees requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention on who is doing his job, and who is wasting the time and company money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics and Games

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH

    I worked at EFI as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people who worked here were excellent to work with. Newer management was also a pleasure to work for.

    Cons

    Older seasoned management plays games with contract employees and says one thing and does another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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