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EFI San Francisco Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Misguided"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, good location, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Not so awesome management at some department heads.

    Advice to Management

    Merit based rewards, not rewards for kissing up the best.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "QA tester"

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

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

    Pros

    flexibility, good facilities, convinient location.

    Cons

    working as contractor more than 5 years without vacation time, medical, paid holidays, salary rise.

    Advice to Management

    dropping quality to overseas standard with American price on product is not wise.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "ok place to work if you don't mind working lots of hours during quarter end"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fremont, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at EFI as a contractor

    Pros

    Non quarter end better hours.

    Cons

    Quarter end - long hours (around 15+ hours a day during close)

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more people to share the quarter end long hours.


  5. "Agile Project Manager"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Ouch !!"

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    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


  7. 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.

  8. "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


  9. 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


  10. 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


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