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EXFO Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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EXFO Chairman, President, and CEO Germain Lamonde
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Pros
  • Good company who want to stay long (in 5 reviews)

  • Being a product company in the telecom domain there are wide range of technologies hence it provides a wider scope to technically enhance your skills (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "software developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    nice friendly people, some of them are really smart

    Cons

    environment, benefit, salary so so


  2. "coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Coordinator in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Delivery Coordinator in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EXFO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, good workspace, great location.

    Cons

    any equipment manufacturer struggles these days


  3. Helpful (1)

    "EXFO US"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Execellent work environment (US office at least)

    Cons

    Company had some growing pains, tried to get into the Analyzer area, it's downsizing due to bad profitability in that area.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to those who have their own pace for learning and grow."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworker here are willing to share their knowledge and help to get your job done. Personal life and workload are pretty much balanced.

    Cons

    Budgets are tight. Need more communication among each departments.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on training, education especially for employees who are willing to learn and with enthusiasm


  6. "Uneven Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EXFO full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, generous vacation allocation, flexible work hours, exceptionally bright people, relaxed work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some areas of the company are very well managed, others not so much so. Can be highly tactical and reactive, making it extremely difficult to define and stay with a meaningful strategic plan. Tendency to take on an ever increasing number of new products/projects with a "zero sum game" mentality - as a result, things are often not properly staffed or funded.

    Advice to Management

    Orient the company more to a solid strategy driven approach, and give each strategic initiative the time and funding that its business case needs to succeed.


  7. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at EXFO full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good salary and benefits. Overall good company

    Cons

    Products are lacking and slow to develop. Do not listen to their employee suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your business and go for it. Put more resources towards your goal and execute.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at EXFO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good support staff and products

    Cons

    Lack of strategic vision with accounts


  9. Helpful (4)

    "good company disappoints"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EXFO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    overall good compensation, benefits and value on people; mature leadership team, well managed oveall; flexible with remote based work. Work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    suddenly, and unceremoniously dumped team players without thanks for recognition of contributions, very inconsistent with character of the company, black mark for them

    Advice to Management

    if you want a team to work hard for you, treat them like they were team members when you have to make the hard cuts! How your HR suddenly dismissed team members is a real black mark on the company character, and a bad sign of it's direction.


  10. "Good Company, Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EXFO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent telecom technology. Good executive staff, and business integrity.

    Cons

    A bit too 'Quebec City' centric. May hinder growth to be a global competitor.


  11. "Good company but cant trust anybody, watch your back at all times"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EXFO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good technology strong in the market

    Cons

    Cannot trust anybody, management may come across as friendly but they will stab you in the back.


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