Faronics Corporation

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Faronics Corporation Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
27 Reviews
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    Deep freeze improvements will be a key change

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Faronics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, consultants gone
    Money directed into product development will pay off.
    focus on Deep Freeze will make customers happy

    Cons

    Medical plan needs an upgrade,
    work life balance isn't what it used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ousting the consultants was a good move and change is good, now let things be stable for a while, hope Faronics will be able to get back on track to being a company with great potential again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a shinning star, is now on life support.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great location, great people and solid software products, This was once the best work places in Vancouver with a very bright future.

    Cons

    All ruined when the management was conned by the slick talking over paid consultants, and missed the boat on the tablets, mobile and cloud opportunities in the marketplace. Turned its back on the education market and focused on corporate accounts in the worst economic climate in a generation. now is a offshore Indian company and a shell of its former self.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the basics on what made you successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    No longer a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Since the company changed ownership the prevailing mood in the office is fear. Senior management has made it very clear that ALL employees are expendable. Anyone who has even suggested that senior management might be making a mistake is fired. Owners are capricious, callous and calculating. They do not care one whit about the people who work for them, but are all about the bottom line. This is a new industry for them, yet they refuse to listen to advice from people with decades of experience. I can't decide if they are arrogant or stupid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will not offer advice as senior management won't listen to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great but new ownership changed culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Faronics Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Owners really cared about people and it was a great place to work
    Good company culture
    Some managers were really good

    Cons

    Was never any focus or real leadership or accountability.
    New owners don't care about people but they need to get their money back
    No opportunity for growth or career if you're in Vancouver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Thinks are looking up?

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    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Faronics Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Single layer hierarchy (in my department!), Good location, Recently reduced politics (layoffs!), great hotels

    Cons

    frequently changing strategy, no president's club(?), internal competition, too many changes at every level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fixed KPIs are the way to go, change is good, stability is better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    go downhill, faronics

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Faronics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    not busy. benefit is okay. Location is okay. i can not think more for this. maybe, people are nice.

    Cons

    low paid. smart people left. no innovation. The company does not want to pay for innovation or top engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more to hire best engineers. pay more to get innovative engineers. you have to learn how google or facebook kept innovative engineers. Firstly, you have to understand what is software company. i don't think faronics is a software company or technical oriented company.

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

    A Sell Out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Faronics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can think of no good reasons to work there.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership. Current CEO is a bald-faced liar. It's all on the way to being out-sourced to India. Some of the best Canadian employees were unceremoniously kicked to the curb. Some great Canadian employees still remain however if they are not looking to abandon ship by now, they are fooling themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look up the word CREDIBILITY in the dictionary. Evidently you have no idea of its relevance to success. A fifty million dollar company? Best joke I have heard in a while. Don't hold your collective breath.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a good company, now on the nose dive.

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    Former Employee - Former Sales Staff in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Former Sales Staff in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Faronics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary in the end though not a good one at start. Very nice location - just get off at Granville skytrain station, nice people to work with. Supportive managers and upper mgmt are very approachable. Very nice "gifts" every Christmas. Decent Christmas parties.

    Cons

    Too much politics! VP's are laid off or resigned and were not replaced leaving an entire dept in the dark.

    President's club is more of politics as well. There are other people more deserving of being in the club but were left out. Some awardees were simply lucky. Project fell on their lap simply because they speak French, Japanese or Spanish and closed a sales deal when somebody else started that deal. Totally unacceptable.

    Too many lay off last year and early this year 2013. Company not doing so well and with the decline of desktop sales which Faronics products heavily rely on. Company does not have a solid strategy in addressing this issue. All employees still in the company are getting ready for another wave of lay off which at this point is totally inevitable.

    Too much work for small team due to lay off and mgmt are expecting this team to deliver. Additions to the team are based in India where salary is way below Canadian standard. That's business strategy though so again... that is inevitable.

    No training whatsoever. They will just put you on the floor and start selling the product. Heck! I
    asked for a training months of trying to sell a product I barely know. A very helpful, supportive and knowledgeable tech support guy managing the test lab trained 4 sales staff. He was very helpful but he's not a pro trainer. I heard, this same guy was moved over to another dept without any training whatsoever that left him in the dark trying so hard to learn his new role. Kudos to this person who was able to provide support for the sales and customer service staff in just a few weeks learning everything on his own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was at one time a small hardware sales company that grew to become a big software company with good leaders and staff with good strategy is now on the spiral nose dive. 2 partners were so smart to sell their shares. This company need to step back, take a look at what's ahead and get their act together again to bring it back to its previous glory. Hope Faronics will be able to get back on its feet.

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

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Faronics Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, average work atmosphere, some good and personable co-workers; upper management accessible and friendly. IT support is prompt. Good location at vancouver downtown. Good team lead/architect, very supportive and hard worker.

    Cons

    Small teams and lots of work; one or two incorrigible co-workers which I think is not very uncommon; Management often do not have clear directions and changed focus several times. Invested a lot of resources in product(s) that totally failed to take off. We had 4 different VP of Engineering in 4 years, including some period with no VP Engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know what they are doing, I guess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving to India . . .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Faronics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    No pros at this time.

    Cons

    LOTS ! Management is lacking across the board. No job stability, only instability. Have no regard for employees. Long term employees recently let go with no notice and minimal severance pay. Employees successful DESPITE management. Could go on and on . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop kidding yourself. What you really need to do is develop a Deep Freeze product for tablets - that is the future. Moving Technical Support and Sales to India is going to impact sales dramatically. The US is very conscious of doing as much business in North America as possible. Being contacted by someone in India will immediately tip them off as to who they are dealing with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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