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another chaotic high-tech company in silicon valley...

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA

I have been working at EFI

Pros

EFI has a nice location. They offer competiive salary and pay. Hours are typically flexible in most groups which help balance a busy life with work.

When joining EFI, it seemed like a stable envirnment, however, (as my downsides comment below will elaborate), that has changed...

Cons

The overall work environment is extremely chaotic. People work all sorts of hours depending on the job. The direction is lacking, and employees cannot feel that targets/dates are serious.

Top level decisions change way too much...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Management should come up with processes to develop and streamline decisions. in addition, all organization leaders (i.e. engineering, marketing, etc...) should have full agreement on delivery requirements prior to initiating a project.

Do not over commit to product deliveries as having too many projects that do not stick causes low morale.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A lesson in failure.

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Concord, NH

    I worked at EFI

    Pros

    The best reason I can think of to continue to work at efi is passion for the technology.

    Cons

    As a former employee of a small disruptive-tech leader they bought, I watched as waves of arrogant upper management washed through and gutted the core of innovation and morale with systematically poor decision making, unrealistic forecasts, and downright arrogant decisions that directly harmed out bottom line. In many cases these people were then promoted. Instituting a policy where political considerations determine what technology will be implemented, rather than efficacy and overall cost. The writing was on the wall once we became more driven by responding to competition rather than leading with the best technology: defining the field. It was a sad story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the heck out of the way of the people who built the multimillion dollar companies you bought out of nothing. THEY know what their doing. Your stock price is a pretty good indicator of how well you've been doing for the last decade or so.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent middle-management is destroying the company

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    Former Employee - Technical in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Technical in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at EFI

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, some flexibility in work schedule

    Cons

    Morale is at an all-time low due to all the random layoffs. No job security. Very few strong leaders in the company. No stability with all the changes in the company. Middle-management abuses their power. Almost no training. They claim to have tuition reimursement, but I've never seen anyone be reimbursed for classes taken. Consultants are extremely overworked. Lots of employees are looking for new employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to TALK and LISTEN to the employees about what is going on. Middle management is extremely poor! Promotions are based on how much brown-nosing you do and not your skill level. Credit is not given for hard work due to "personal opinions" of middle-managment, opinions that should not hold any validity due to the fact employees should be evaluated on their skill level and commitment to the company, not because management "doesn't like them". Most middle-management do not know the products they manage. There is much workplace bullying, favortism and unfair practices going on that everyone seems to turn a blind eye to. With all the layoffs going on, more and more current employees are seeing decisions are being made by favoritism. Senority or skill level doesn't seem to matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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