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Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, nice co worker

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, lack of industry training/education, politics.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employee.


  2. Helpful (12)

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

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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 (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.

  3. "Working in QA"

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    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


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Product Manager"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some flexibility with telecomuting, depends on department.

    Cons

    Politics. Low pay. Low morale. High stress. Cheap.

    EFI Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Manager Talent Acquisition Americas

    Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on your time with EFI in Fremont. We are glad that you found the flexibility of telecommuting a pro.

    In regards to the cons you listed, I... More


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good benefits & employee stock program, good vacation allowance (unlimited w/approval), opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Corporate management are useless, focused on all the wrong things, treat employees bady, penny pinching to the extreme, then wasteful to the other extreme. Bought lots of successful companies, then completely changed & ruin them. Too many cliques within the company, harboring use-Les, worth-Les, Sycophantic people. If you like to get on by brown nosing, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop seagul managing the companies you buy & let them run themselves the way they should be. Forget about revenue & concentrate on actual real profit (not the non-gaap rubbish you keep measuring everything by)

    EFI Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – Manager, Talent Acquisition Americas

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We are thrilled that you have found your work here interesting and we are very proud of the benefits we offer to our employees.

    EFI being a... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great co-workers who work hard and help out.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. There are multiple "bosses" with conflicting agendas. Very reactive environment here urgent trumps the important.

    Advice to Management

    FInd out what is going on. Policies are implemented but not followed..

    EFI Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Manager Talent Acquisition Americas

    Thank you for the feedback. Multiple priorities can definitely be frustrating and impact productivity when they are in conflict. IT’s work in identifying global process owners, aligning investments... More


  9. Helpful (8)

    "No Job Security if employed in EFI USA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work times. Allows partial or full telecommuting.

    Cons

    They want as few Developers in USA as possible. Everything is moving to offshore (India)

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent of your policies.

    EFI Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Manager Talent Acquisition Americas

    Thank you for taking the time to review your time at EFI. It sounds like you enjoyed the flexible schedule,and many of our employees do as well. We are sorry to hear that you felt we were moving... More


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Okay company to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting works if you are in the right group. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Promotion is not transparent. Process especially fixing bugs is tedious as company tries to save money by moving supports to India. Not much monetary incentive to speak of, no stock grant, bonus or profit sharing is in name only, yearly salary increase is not even keeping up with inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your good performers. Find out why bugs take a long time to fix, i.e talk to individual contributors that actually fix them, not managers or VP as they will tell stories that you want to hear. With bugs in queue, individual contributors don't have time to develop the next great thing that benefits the company in the long run.

    EFI Response

    Nov 2, 2016 – Manager Talent Acquisition Americas

    Thanks for the feedback – especially around making promotions more transparent. We hope you were able to take advantage of some programs like 2 year lookback on employee stock purchases during your... More


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