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Updated April 25, 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. "Buck stops, where?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people (mostly non-management) to work with

    Cons

    Management operates with blinders.
    Employees are considered bodies, not people

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing and be responsible for maintaining your employees well-being and work environment


  2. "Agile Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agile Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Agile Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EFI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team , Great company, Awesome work culture.

    Cons

    None. Cant find any.


  3. Helpful (6)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Free Soda, Free Parking, Nothing.

    Cons

    Management. No room for growth. Treated like a peon.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your veteran employees with respect and stand up for them when it comes to reviews.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Meh... It could have lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia Designer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Multimedia Designer in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best flex time a person could enjoy and long holidays.
    Pay was good and the work environment was good. A lot of nice people that I worked with, very down to earth... unlike upper management.

    Cons

    New management/ Upper management did not allow time to skill up with education. Limited time on projects. Working extra long hours and no appreciation. Non-stop communication (micro management 24/7)

    Advice to Management

    Give breathing space, allow time for education and stop communicating to employees after hours.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ouch !!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time

    Pros

    The company revenue hits all time high. Flex time and no set hours.

    Cons

    DTO and vacation can be limited. You may work 12 hours days, but you may get the boot

    Advice to Management

    Take care your employee. Stop laying off people who work hard and lay off the people that take advantage of expense reports


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Stay Away! - Horrible company in comparison to Bay Area standards"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    They provide good benefits and have a cafeteria onsite. The campus itself is gorgeous and very modern.

    Cons

    This is a horrible company to work for. Management is all talk, no action and always play the blame game when a problem occurs. With companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, etc in the area it is not worth working here. You are better off at these more efficient companies or a start up. The pay is well below market standards and they will work you 10+ hours a day. New Grads especially should stay away! This company will provide no training or career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Board needs to get rid of the CEO and CFO and hire leadership that will get management to invest in its employees.


  10. "Working in QA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Good environment to work
    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Senior Management has high expectations
    Resources may be limited
    Compensation


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many great colleagues there; nice onsite food service, facility was great for walks at lunch, and close to many good restaurants.

    Cons

    Employee affirmation was stilted and insincere most of the time. Employee benefits were just enough to be competitive, but never conveyed any particular commitment on the part of management. Management confused cutting excess with cutting essentials, causing multiple employees to leave as soon as they could to avoid burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Valuing your employees more would benefit you, and the company, as well as the employees. There's a difference between cutting fat and cutting muscle and bone; you need to learn the difference.

    EFI Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Manager Talent Acquisition Americas

    Thanks for your feedback on valuing employees. We do agree that employees are the most important asset of the company. I hope you were able to participate in some of the many programs and initiatives ... More


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