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Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "working enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice and cooperative coworkers, many chances to learn new staff, encouraged to take more responsibilities.

    Cons

    compensation a little bit less than average.

    Advice to Management

    increasing engineer compensation


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Quality Assurance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EFI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great coworkers, Benefits. Ability to grow with in the team. Diverse group and helpful employees throughout the company. Very knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    Management blind spots, bottom line vs. value of employee resources. Created goals and mentality of we are a great team, but when goals were attained through a lot of team effort, employees did not share in the benefits. Talked the talk, but didn't walk the walk.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, I felt a change has occurred in the last 5 years and the increases were stagnant. Odd response from management in a group setting when asked about the stagnant increases ... 'well you can always find a job somewhere else'

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    The work depends on the team in which you are. This could be either a pro or a con depending on that.
    Free Cab/ Free prints

    Cons

    The HR and management are hell bent to make you feel suffocated once you land here. Way too many rules/processes for simple things.

    Compensation is way below industry standards.


  4. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Filled with a team of hard-working people who have worked for EFI for many years in some cases. Beautiful open plan office.

    Cons

    It's location is not ideal.


  5. Helpful (18)

    "Once in a lifetime experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Working at EFI, you will soon realize the exact kind of company you never ever want to work for again. Following management's great example, you will quickly learn how to defend your silo and cover your behind. You will become a firm believer of the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do culture. You will develop extremely high tolerance to office jerks and toxic managers. You will learn the necessary survival skill of working with way below market paid and long working hours.

    Once you are ready to leave for a new company, you will feel like a super hero because your colleagues will shower you with a ton of praises and congratulations, while you can see how jealous they are looking at your grin from ear to ear like everyone else who left before you.

    Senior management has great sense of humor, such as setting company goals like achieving 80% Recommend to a friend rating on Glassdoor.

    Cons

    You feel like you have to spend your valuable time writing a long review on Glassdoor for the sake of humanity.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management knows everything and don't need any advice.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "A job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Good people at the team level. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Absolute disconnect between BUs and departments within that need to communicate to be effective. Management busy doing something but what?


  7. "Over 10 Years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the area and benefits beyond fair.

    Cons

    The consistency of policies is different department to department.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Squeezing Water Out of a Rock"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, flexibility and good benefits.

    Cons

    New management in the last few years has changed what was a relaxed culture has changed to an atmosphere of trying to make more money with a lot less resources and running employees to the ground. Management has become like drill sergeants to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better start to recognize that employees are dropping like flies to find employment that pays better and where they are treated with respect.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "A struggling company trying to get back on track, but with no clear vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Hard-working people in research and development that are generally easy to work with.

    Cons

    One of the worst senior management and leadership ever in tech, with complete disregard for respecting employees' time and work effort.

    Advice to Management

    Examine the causes that you bring to the toxic work environment, and reassess your worth and investment to the company.


  10. Helpful (14)

    "HR Rep"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Meredith, NH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Meredith, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was hired directly
    New facility in 2018
    Fiery side of software business is less bad
    The printers are big and impressive
    Many work remotely

    Cons

    This is a classic case of a manufacturing environment spending as little as they can. Meredith facility is an OSHA nightmare with bugs and mice left to infest the premises. These people are given nothing- no perks and they don't even give raises at the time of promotion- my boss was. Ew to her role and informed me her old boss was incompetent and her boss was a drunk. I was told stories about male employees who harasses customers stole equipment but were still employed due to their "good ole boys" connections. This location does not buy into the companies SPRINT propaganda. I was told I was hired to improve employee engagement as well as helping the HRBP with onboarding. These people could care less about the welfare of their employees you can tell this because they have done nothing for them in 15 years. I was fired for suggesting improvements and told that S a new person I was supposed to shut up and do my "job" which consisted of watching videos. These people stalked me for a month with a series of 5 interviews many of which were missed by them or haphazardly rescheduled. This place is a snake pit in the two weeks I was there we have five high level resignations. Good riddence!! Stop wasting people's time!!

    Advice to Management

    You're a mess. You want this to be your demo facility and bring your world wide clients there? You can start by cleaning the "guest restroom" which I've seen cleaner ones in subway stations. Practice your own corporate culture and do something about the vermin and trip hazard wires before you get a real lawsuit. Which your Meredith HRBP will leave you open for when she discriminates against people by "firing for fit"


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