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EFI Meredith Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  • New management/ Upper management did not allow time to skill up with education (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior Management has high expectations (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Manager in Meredith, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EFI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, stock purchase plan

    Cons

    poor strategic vision, employees not valued


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Time to change carreer, company vision is changing for the worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I'm not sure I know anymore

    Cons

    zero concern given to the "regular people"... The top brass do very well while everyone else is "getting by" seems to be the norm

    Advice to Management

    follow through on promises


  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Meredith, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great work environment, pay is high, benefits are great, work experience and career growth

    Cons

    They do lay offs normally every 3-5 years and unfortunately if you are at the bottom, or a newly hire, you may get the boot.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off people who work hard and lay off the people that take advantage of expense reports


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Things could be improved..."

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    Former Employee - Production Tech in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Meredith, NH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people to work with; interesting work

    Cons

    corporate management needs to appreciate their employees better..local management was very good,but their hands were tied by upper management. Too many vague reasons for no pay increases,yet corporate was always bragging about getting to be a "billion dollar company"...You didn't do it alone..try rewarding the folkes who got you there.

    Advice to Management

    quit buying new companies,and appreciate the employees here that help contribution to your Billion dollar company goal


  6. "Valuable Learning Experience"

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    Former Contractor - Test Machine Operator in Meredith, NH
    Former Contractor - Test Machine Operator in Meredith, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EFI as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly. Plenty of Opportunity to learn the job. Good Experience. Learned a lot in a short period of time. Pay was very good

    Cons

    Maybe too friendly - too relaxed. Job was good when they were busy. Business slowed down and work force was quickly reduced. Was hired to run a machine - Company was happy if you could also fix the machine and maybe do some programming - No On site manager - unclear of what needed to be done - Lots of printers - Ink and chemicals being used - air quality could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Please be more upfront with employee and more professional. Have an on site manager with clear expectations of what needs to be done and what is expected of the employee. Company needs to hire good workers instead of keeping them as long term temps


  7. Helpful (4)

    "The line between reality and fantasy is often ignored at great cost."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Meredith, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Meredith, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Sets goals & shares with employees on quarterly basis for growth & profitability.
    -Flexibility available when one needs to work from home as needed (personal issues or winter storms).
    -Salary and Benefits seem to be higher than most companies in the state.
    -Has an active and mobile safety committee committed to employee safety.
    -Currently is very busy and has employees wearing many "hats" so there is a perception of job security.
    -Very aggressive in the desire to grow profit through growth and acquisitions.
    -Recognizes 3-4 qualified employees per quarter from across the entire company with an MVP type award.

    Cons

    -The aggressive desire to grow profit through growth and acquisitions is NOT matched with enough labor force nor time to effectuate the overly zealous build plans quarter to quarter. Burn out and discontent should be expected if things continue as they are.
    -Changes are often frequent, incomplete and implemented in way UNDER lead time and without adequate testing.
    -Time and financial waste as a result of the ECO process is not adequately measured and tracked for reduction as a way to enforce accountability and efficiency among stakeholders.
    -Employee surveys are advertised as "anonymous" but if the department you work in is small enough, they really aren't. There is pressure to complete these surveys with no guarantee the a properly conveyed contribution to improvement by a respondent will get adequate review.
    -Blaming/shaming is a standard operating procedure on a DAILY basis- oftentimes, this is done in open-air meetings.
    -Under these conditions (listed above), employees are strongly admonished to keep a "positive" outlook and attitude and any inkling of discontent is met with sharp criticism and the "victim" label. This is not conducive to building morale and encouraging a more active and positive employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    -What you do great:
    Allowing for ways for a better work-life balance for some employees (probably more for the salaried individuals than hourly). A great benefits package is offered.
    -What you need to hear and then do something about:
    Get your feet back on the ground and your collective heads out of the clouds and truly evaluate what can REALLY be done vs what is desired in the build plan. STOP with the shame/blame procedures. It's demoralizing and will not go anywhere in retaining talented employees.
    -Grow the business without trodding your own employee base under foot.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Politics and Games"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Meredith, NH
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Meredith, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who worked here were excellent to work with. Newer management was also a pleasure to work for.

    Cons

    Older seasoned management plays games with contract employees and says one thing and does another.

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced high tech company that rewards productivity and creativity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Meredith, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Meredith, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people from many different engineering disciplines all working together to bring innovative technologies to market, set in a beautiful location.

    Cons

    Some of the facilities are old and run-down looking. Priorities are constantly changing. Difficult to lure top-quality engineers to this location.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone knows this is nowhere"

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    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Meredith, NH
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Meredith, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are the most important asset to this company

    Cons

    The company treats employees like toilet paper

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little money your employees, stop buying used furniture, fix the leaking roof.


  11. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meredith, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    I am well paid for my position, have a career that is bot challenging and rewarding. Good benefits. Company puts your family first on many issues.

    Cons

    Sometimes goals and priorities change a little too quickly. More would get done if people were allowed to finish one project before starting another. And of course outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember that while soft costs do not fit into a spreadsheet, there are some softcosts associated with outsourcing that may exceed the benefit.



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