EXFO

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EXFO Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2014
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2.5 36 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

EXFO Chairman, President, and CEO Germain Lamonde

Germain Lamonde

(20 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company but cant trust anybody, watch your back at all times

    Sales Director (Former Employee)

    ProsGood technology strong in the market

    ConsCannot trust anybody, management may come across as friendly but they will stab you in the back.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great products, great people, lackluster management

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsState-of-the-art products, technology,
    Small company feel
    Very competent people, goal oriented

    Consnot much effort on team-building
    "control freak" management style
    Lousy IT tools

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate your vision, if you have one, and make everyone a personal stakeholder in the company's success.

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    Not a good place for ambitious people

    Test (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsWork load is light. Usually don't need over-time working. The relationship between colleague are good. And if you have some urgent things to be handled, manager will be very considerable.

    ConsLow salary rate.Usually, the promotion also depends how long you stay with company but not your performance. Of course, it may depends on which division you are in and who your manager is

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more efficiency. To promote people with talent and put them in a

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pathetic company... Cannot be worse..

    Senior Executive (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsNothing...it is a sorry state of affairs in the offshore development center. Senior managers have created a lobby with HR, and the US team has no idea how to get the work done from them..

    ConsCheats employees in salaries and in hidden policies...

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose down shop and stop cheating people everyday with false promises, you could end up in jail...

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

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    Join EXFO if NO OTHER option in hand.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsGood telecom based projects. No other pro.

    ConsHR changing policies periodically.
    Noisy workplace - adjacent to cafeteria. You will feel that you are working in market and hitting your head on a computer. Company staff will discuss their personal life close to ur cubical making workplace noisy. (very unprofessional) Manager will ask you to change the code to change if-else loop to do-while and etc. They will not give you the KT of the task and manager will start his bossyness as he know that task. No work satisfaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHRs are puppet show of Management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Technology exposure for those who like to learn and grow.

    Manager (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsExposure to several technologies in short span, new leadership improving the experience of working there, lots of ownership and mostly new product development as against working on services or maintainence projects. Overall good for learning and adding value to both company and self.

    ConsWas a very formal organization, which is improving now. Too much of heirarchy and process focussed leadership as against focus on technology, slows it down a bit

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue working on improvement and check if and how leadership can add value after 5 years of service to the organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Nice company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood environment to work,flexible time,friendly policy

    Consnot much,good place,good canteen,nice people

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    Every six month Performance check but no salary hike

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to gain Telecom knowledge.

    ConsAlways get prepare for next job while working with EXFO. They always have reasons to show you Exit way.
    Be aware of Senior Mgmt (including TLs and above).
    Be prepare to stake your personal life before joining EXFO(hard delivery timelines).

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove professional Environment apart from being personal with the Employee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    fun and fast paced work environment!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Quebec, QC (Canada)

    ProsEmployees are autonomous and you really have the opportunity to be innovative.
    Opportunity to work in international team which is not usual in Quebec city.
    If you don't like slow paced work environment, it's the place for you! There is always something to do!

    ConsDifficult to see career growth since management team is young.
    Would be great to be able to apply for international position but it does seem possible

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time with your team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning and growth key gain

    Technical Writer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsManager helpful, guidance and emphasis on quality of work.
    Lot of trainings helpful.
    Motivation in meetings to speak and share is emphasized.
    Opportunity to show expertise is encouraged.

    ConsSome senior writers have attitude problem. Always complaining affects other writers morale. Thankfully they are in other companies now.
    Need to get more opportunity to improve standards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce policies to improve employee morale

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

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