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"not a good company to learn technical experience"

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Current Employee - QA CT&S in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - QA CT&S in San Mateo, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

low work loan. It is more stable than working in small company.

Cons

They force employee to take "company time-off" every year. And ask employee to take holiday when their vacation time is "too high"(but still under the legal limit). Their raise and bonus doesn't occur at the end or beginning of the year, but they have to wait until the 1st quarter is over.

The company give out "restricted stock", but they are divided into pieces, and you need to stay in the company 4-6 years to claim all the stocks.

Advice to Management

Different department have different promotion standard. There are department that give out promotion just because their employees have work for certain amount of years, and there are departments that never give out promotion unless they have to! ( I have seen a QA engineer worked for EFI for 8 years without any promotion, and I have seen a hardware engineer worked for 6 years in order to promote to senior. But they both are very competent person!!!) (But I also see people got promoted for absolutely NO REASON, and they don't know what they are doing!)

Other Employee Reviews for EFI

  1. "Good Salary"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Nice convence, medical, food policy

    Cons

    Insecurity
    Not much further.
    Everything is US defined

    Advice to Management

    They are incapable to address advice


  2. "Portfolio company focused on Print and Packaging"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Dronfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Dronfield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a very coherent strategy to be the one stop shop supplier to customers in their target market, offering hardware, consumables as well as all manner of niche software. Well on their way to dominating their market in the geographies they are interested in....

    Cons

    As with a lot of US companies I feel that EFI has struggled to make significant progress outside its US heartlands. There have been several acquisitions of 'overseas' software providers that serve the same or adjacent markets but the management focus was very much stuck on winning the remaining parts of the US market, a strategy that was getting past the point of diminishing returns in opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Getting serious about opportunities outside of the US would unlock a huge amount of potential for EFI.

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