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We are cheap, and don't care about our employees. - EFI motto.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

I worked at EFI full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- Good co -workers
- Go location.
(Filing in to hit the 20 word minimum)

Cons

- NON existent HR.
- Don't get trapped by the whole "Green card " thing. It's bonded labor with no pay, here.
- Work on bugs.
- No career development.
- Poor pay.
- Bad bonuses. (almost non existent)
- Promotion = more bugs, no pay. You either get a raise or a title change, dare you ask for both !
- Mandatory vacation. This gets deducted from the vacation time that you have accrued.
-Useless upper management. "We just like to play on our blackberries and have unproductive meetings."
-Poor cross team communication.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat us with respect lest don't be so shocked with the mass exodus of engineers leaving.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Something is better than nothing,

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at EFI

    Pros

    1) good office location
    2) flexible work environment

    Cons

    1) No respect for people
    2) Still using old technology
    3) No growth
    4) Very low Salaries
    5) Lack of innovation
    6) Mostly engineers work only on bugs. A very few people work on new development.
    7) There is nothing to learn.
    8) Lot of time to sit idle and doing nothing. I have seen many employees doing this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Talk to people and value them
    2) bring innovative and young talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It your good at playing the game and kissing up to management you'll love it!

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    Former Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Meredith, NH

    I worked at EFI

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, if you miss deadlines - no problem, everyone else does too so no big deal. Fridays in the summer are like half days in grade school after liquid lunch at the town docks you get to go home!

    Cons

    Last min travel? Management has no issues asking if you'll leave now, like book a flight and don't spend to much time packing because you'll miss you flight kind of now. Management got 360 reviews one year and true store they promoted the one with the worst 360 review to director. Finally got raises after 3 years 2% increase, really no raises for 3 years and that's what employees deserve after the companies records a record year?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major changes are needed. Not really sure where they should start or if it's worth it. Growth is coming from competitors who are dying because print industry is dead. Invest in digital displays is the best advice I could give them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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