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Good experience, except for the pay

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

I worked at EFI full-time

Pros

Smart, friendly people
Leader in digital print technology, as it is
Comfortable work environment (in Foster City)
- Note that this was in their Foster City location. I understand they are moving to the East Bay.

Cons

The Fiery business is slowly sinking as the general printing business shrinks, and it seems to be a cash cow. Other areas may be better (like large format VUTEK or the Applications management businesses).
Pay is below average in the industry. Bonuses are small. Raises are small. RSUs (if you get them) are small.
Extra work is generally expected to "get the job done". Weekends and late nights are not uncommon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The stock is above 30 finally. Look for a buyer.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great people. Management and direction of company is a work in progress.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    I really loved the people and my immediate managers. For most of my career there, my immediate managers trusted me and let me try on new things.

    Cons

    As company grew, the culture changed a lot. It became less about rewarding people for great work, more about money, and political. Training is scare if you aren't on the "chosen" list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to think through things versus looking at money. Never forget that your employees contribute greatly to your success, so it pays to treat them all well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, but document everything twice

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at EFI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work-life balance is supported, the benefits are excellent and most of your colleagues are genuinely team players. Training receives some support, particularly if you pursue it yourself. Casual atmosphere, casual attire, and flexible schedules are good, and when I worked there, the company closed down just prior to the Christmas holidays and reopened after New Year's day. HR people are generally excellent and helpful.

    Cons

    Document everything you are directed to do, and keep copies of your performance reviews. Some managers, including project managers, have very flexible memories, and if you have the necessary documentation, it can save you. You need to watch your back, even from your own team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to better inform your managers what is legal and ethical in terms of dealing with your immediate reports, both while they are still employed at the company and after they leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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