FARO Technologies

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FARO Technologies Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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FARO Technologies President, CEO, and Director Jay W. Freeland
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  1. 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 (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
  2.  

    Need new Management

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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 (less than an 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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Talented individuals not appreciated

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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

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