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EXFO Reviews

Updated May 13, 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. "Trying to look better for what they really are"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexible hours, no overtime

    Cons

    Really not up to date with current technologies, most employees will likely laugh at you if you bring design patterns, grasp principles, solid principles and tdd into a conversation. They have some really closed minded employees.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of trying to look good by faking agile, coding techniques. Why don't you just do it the right way.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Join if want to work for challenge but without any guidance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EXFO full-time

    Pros

    Good work exposes for development and experiment to learn.

    Cons

    Process was not up to market standard. It is improving little bit using scrum process.
    Main issue I observed in my tenure is support staff is not quite professional. like HR and finance. Their interpersonal skills needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Start believing the person who works with commitment and dedication .
    Build employee within the company to get motivation for the work.


  3. "management need to improvements"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune City (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune City (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    product and technical wise its good.

    Cons

    senior management is not good


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  5. "Average employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some products are very good (handheld test equipment).

    Cons

    Huge borders between BU's. Strategy and organization is constantly changing. Lack of vision for the future.


  6. "Project Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) Good Work culture.
    2) Management is Good.

    Cons

    1) No job security.
    2) There is a communication Gap with the management which can be looked on

    Advice to Management

    Please invest time and effort in people management too rather than only focus on project management and timelines.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "GOOD COMPANY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work culture is good in company

    Cons

    partiality do by manager with their people.

    Advice to Management

    need to improve food and transport facility


  8. Helpful (3)

    "EXFO PUNE, Useless Managers...Job Concerns always..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Technology is good.
    Finance team is good
    HR team is good but powerless

    Cons

    1) Powerless HR
    2) Useless Managers, Senior Manager etc.
    3) Recently lay off employees and again calling back after 6 months...what a nasty policy/decision of the Senior Manager?

    Advice to Management

    1) Give more power to HR
    2) Change Managers and Senior Manager (So called Scientist from NASA)
    3) Change the Scary environment so that people will work confidently


  9. "PQQA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&Amp; D Engineer
    Current Employee - R&Amp; D Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for working,good work life balance .

    Cons

    HR is powerless not less powerful.

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR. & Policies


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good for learning telecom.But.. Please don't ignore other reviews. They will affect you if you join."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are very good knowledge people around(in India and other countries). You can learn a lot like planning, analyzing, and Telecom domain apart from product development. Good part is they pay handsome salary and good hikes, i.e. above industry standards in India.(Don't take is one of the best in the industry, am not sure on that).There has been some policy changes and some unfriendly policies removed.

    Cons

    Company never listens to employees. People do hesitate to got to HR with their problems. They don't believe they would listen. Transparency in the processes is very low. Appraisal never shows where you stand. Your manager is ultimate boss here, whatever he says is truth for company, and management never even listens to employees, leave the fact of considering employee. If you feel the same elsewhere you will find it more here , for sure.

    Advice to Management

    Someday ask even employees, for the problems arising in the project(s). Only listening to managers is not solving the problem. There is some serious rot deep beneath. Talking one to one with developers for projects "ever" in problem will let you know some basic facts. You are smart enough to judge correct or incorrect ones. But please someday listen.


  11. "Good Place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They credit the salary of the employee regularly at the end of the month. If any month the last working days falls on weekend and holiday, the same will be credited on last working day of the month.

    Cons

    I have worked for more that 2 years in this organization with positive mind set. So i didnt realized any negatives of the organization.


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