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EXFO Reviews

Updated December 22, 2017
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EXFO Chairman, President, and CEO Germain Lamonde
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  1. "Bad Company"

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K and benefits are good

    Cons

    Management is the worst and they have lost their direction.

    Advice to Management

    Business will continue to decline until there changes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Director, Product Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Director, Product Management in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, excellent coworkers.

    Cons

    No consistent strategy, constantly shifting priorities, micromanagement from the highest levels. Wholly insufficient engineering funding across the board for the product objectives that have been committed.

    Advice to Management

    Agree to a product strategy and stick to it. Fund it sufficiently to allow it to succeed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good and safe place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EXFO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Few projects have good work environment

    Cons

    Job security is very less
    salary hike is low
    Cafeteria sucks
    Managers monitor at minute level

    Advice to Management

    Please rectify above all cons


  4. Helpful (1)

    "India mgmt is worst. does not employee friendly"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is good and technology is good

    Cons

    India management is worst. The India Head does not know how to behave with co workers. The HR KP is worst. No positive output from her

    Advice to Management

    Please replace both in India and post someone from Canada


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Trying to look better for what they really are"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "management need to improvements"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Average employer"

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    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.


  9. "Project Intern"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "GOOD COMPANY"

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    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


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