FARO Technologies Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Strong growth, Weak leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    FARO is in a sweet spot for a growing public company. The barriers to entry in its industry are very high, the number of competitors is very low, and its products are among the best in class for what they do. Not surprisingly therefore, the company enjoys very high gross margins and uses those margins to drive more R&D activity and to fund a M&A pipeline that will likely bear some fruit in the coming years. FARO's benefits plan is fairly good, but compensation is about average.

    Cons

    Political strife in the leadership team runs rampant, and this stress creates a competitive environment that is unhealthy. FARO's CEO is a hands-off leader, whose greatest strength is public speaking, but who is not involved enough to address (or perhaps even see) the problems his relatively new leadership team has created. The America's managing director is a micro-manager that lacks sensitivity and compassion for her employees. I would rate attrition risk high right now.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO's direct reports are not getting along, and something needs change there. An effort needs to be made to reverse the tide of discontent that is seeping into FARO's bones. More events and programs designed to make employees feel appreciated and respected would also be a benefit.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A plan? Yesterday, it's one thing; today, another thing; tomorrow, probably something else?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Somewhat interesting work. Offers PTO. Nothing special with regards to compensation or training.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. Lack of solid management. Priorities changing every day. Can we even take PTO?

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it! If you want people working during weekends, pay for it.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Dynamic Growing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at FARO Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Poor management costing millions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Try and use the software. Hire some project managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall, good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, strong values

    Cons

    Lack of direction, poor communication around strategy and goals

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about the strategic direction of the company


  8. Great Company. Good Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FARO Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the forward progress.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good experience, not a lot of professional growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  10. Helpful (3)

    The absolute worst place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros come to mind.

    Cons

    Everything is a con here especially the management team.

    Advice to Management

    Destroy the entire management plan and start over.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Need new Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, nice people, nice location

    Cons

    Incompetent management, business processes all over the place

    Advice to Management

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



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