FARO Technologies Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
22 Reviews
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FARO Technologies President, CEO, and Director Jay W. Freeland
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic Growing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at FARO Technologies for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is in a growth mode, so there are a lot of opportunities for innovative people wanting to work hard and make a difference. Company is still small enough that you feel as though your work makes a different. Strong benefits, competitive compensation. Salespeople have potential to make $$$ if they hustle and are smart about their work.

    Cons

    Because we are rapidly growing, we are building infrastructure for future. Lack of existing structure can be frustrating to those coming from much larger companies. The flip side is that new employees can be part of developing and building that structure instead of just dealing with inherited systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your investment in all areas of the company. It is great to focus on R & D and Sales - they are indeed our lifeblood, but we need to continue the current investment in the backbone of the company to support R & D development and sales success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    FARO is World’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    FARO world headquarter is located in Lake Mary, Florida. According to Family Circle Magazine Lake Mary is one of the best place to live in America.

    FARO offers free employee health, dental, short term & long term disability, life insurance on day one!!! FARO also offers Vision benefits, EAP program and lots of employee discount programs.

    They have very generous paid time off policy, 401k retirement savings, Flexible Spending Account benefits, and tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    As FARO continue to grow, it needs to spends more money on new product research and development to diversify the product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership team is the best in the industry. They are very smart, understanding, and very energetic. They need to continue to build momentum and retain top employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor management costing millions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have a lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    Management is so concerned with quantity, that the quality of the hardware and the software is appalling. The product management is disastrous, and the lack of design, planning, quality assurance, and testing cost FARO millions in customer service, training, documentation, lost customers, and tarnished reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and use the software. Hire some project managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, strong values

    Cons

    Lack of direction, poor communication around strategy and goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear about the strategic direction of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    OK company, nothing to write home about

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FARO Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, most people working there were extremely friendly and professional

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company. Good Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FARO Technologies

    Pros

    Open Culture. Learning Driven. Plenty of chances to do well and have fun if you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Competitive. Can be difficult to succeed if you are just looking to scrape by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the forward progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience, not a lot of professional growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with, great benefits, open door policy with management

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of strategic direction, there was not a lot of opportunity for professional growth, and for a metrics driven company, there are a lot of people there who get by on doing the bare minimum amount of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The absolute worst place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No pros come to mind.

    Cons

    Everything is a con here especially the management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Destroy the entire management plan and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shocking C-level incompetence. No direction. Drastically-weakened middle management. Morale down, everyone scared.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Strong HR department in terms of employee benefits. Automatic 401k enrollment. Holidays are celebrated openly. I feel like middle management (those few that are left) genuinely care for their employees and try to improve business. Good overall reputation. Good products. Service department is wonderful.

    Cons

    No info on strategic direction, no transparency by upper management. Was a great place to work until the CEO fired most of the upper & middle management. Entire organization is sales-driven--the tail is really wagging the dog. Not enough investment in R&D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees what is going on. Is there a plan?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Need new Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small company, nice people, nice location

    Cons

    Incompetent management, business processes all over the place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and connect with employees. They aren't your children and shouldn't be treated as such.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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