FARO Technologies Reviews

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

    Faro growth is based on manufacturing sector performance

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    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in Lake Mary, FL

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

    Pros

    Company aggressively pursues global presence and brand awareness in Enterprise wide quality control and inspection solutions

    Cons

    Question of USA saturation, and limited new product introduction pace and differentiation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive to find adjacencies to diversify your portfolio and offset regional and global economic manufacturing uncertainity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Talented individuals not appreciated

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at FARO Technologies

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit structure but watch your back when times are slow

    Cons

    No matter how talented or successful you may be your time is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and hang on to talented and successful individuals in good times and bad. Markets are cyclical when the down times are over your talent is gone.

  3.  

    I learned a lot while working here.

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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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, open door policy with senior management

    Cons

    Professional development could have been better

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work for young profesionals

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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

    Pros

    *It is a modern environment
    *Friendly management
    *Interesting
    *Compensation and benefits are competitive
    *Global view

    Cons

    There is a need to provide better opportunities for employee development.
    There is a need to improve the quality of the product, quality comes before profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the teams around you and make sure that those who are promoted are the ones pulling their weight. Some of them have great smiles but don’t work as hard as they pretend.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Would the last one here please turn out the light

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    Former Employee - Generally Unappreciated Employee  in  Kennett Square, PA
    Former Employee - Generally Unappreciated Employee in Kennett Square, PA

    I worked at FARO Technologies

    Pros

    The hourly workers and temps were really nice and down to earth. Very smart and talented people who care about doing the right thing. Not much backstabbing or gossip out of that lot.

    Cons

    It seemed to me that things were moving in a very regimented, corporate direction. Out was free thinking and creativity. In was new management from HQ and "this is how you should think, this is how you should feel".And LOT'S of doublespeak. I'm actually GLAD they asked me to leave because I may not have on my own. It seemed to me like a company (or at least a division) being run into the ground by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest. Stop with the whole "I can't do anything to help you because THEY won't let me"
     charade. It's obviously not a company that cares about it's employees so why portray it that way?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ride's over. Time to look elsewhere

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

    I have been working at FARO Technologies

    Pros

    Small company feel. lots of areas for growth. better senior management could make it an outstanding company. company has become a known source of high quality products so industry acceptance is very good. very young staff is several areas.

    Cons

    company grew too fast. decisions are made without thought of the consequences, usually because it's what the competition is doing. Quality has gone downhill due to some very bad decisions involving "lowest cost" bidders on projects. employees are treated as a liability instead of an asset and most long tenured employees have left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before making kneejerk reactions. Don't copy the competitions mistakes. Go back to what we do best and stop experimenting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for a while if you fit the mold

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great Technology and branding. Fun to sell. Good income on some years.

    Cons

    Cares more about shareholders than employees. Sales team comp plan is 100% commission based. Account Managers take all the financial risk. One bad year and they end up loosing a lot of talent thru layoffs or people leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think longer term and stop being obsessed with growth at all cost

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working with FARO was a good overall learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Good incentives and global equality policy

    Cons

    Regional management's unequal behaviour . Hire and fire policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand the differenet geographies/regions w.r.t. sales and marketing policies productwise and requires good investment in local extensive marketing or branding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggressive

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Aggressive and wide range of working and as well as learning. good company with handsome perks. young and dynamic people will love this.

    Cons

    every company has its own pro and cons but as i am in faro since long, i found it much better then others. good company and has very good response in the market too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very good and supportive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    What have you done for me lately

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FARO Technologies

    Pros

    good pay when automotive and aerospace industries are spending cap ex money

    Cons

    up and down. basically zero pay when you aren't selling new business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    assess the people you have more wisely

    No opinion of CEO

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