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"Great place to work with cutting edge technologies"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Applications Engineer
Current Employee - Applications Engineer
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Opportunities to work with the latest technologies
Work from home
Everyday is not the same

Cons

Grew to fast
Limited career advancement opportunities

Advice to Management

Retain employees by offering a career path

Other Employee Reviews for FARO Technologies

  1. "Enjoying my work and FARO culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, risk tolerant culture, exciting environment, opportunity to make a difference every day. Business is in transition and pushing the boundaries in the market so LOTS of things going on.

    Cons

    Can be a challenging environment for some as structure/processes/policies are evolving and not always at your fingertips. If you like predictability, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving innovation, reward risk takers and push the technology envelope.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A company in a very messy transition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    • 3D metrology is very technical and detail oriented
    • I like teaching others how to use it
    • You are well equipped with a high power and lots of equipment
    • Working out of the home is much better than driving to an office in traffic each day
    • Love going into manufacturing facilities and see how things are made as part of the job
    • You can see places few people have as part of your consultation role
    • You can have a flexible schedule to make your personal activities fit
    • You have total freedom to travel in the territory and the company pays for it

    Cons

    • They changed to a salary plus 3-tiered commission plan. It is confusing and you don’t have the high income potential anymore
    • Sale payday used to be very fun when we were 100% commission. Now it isn’t very much money.
    • Sales people are not remembered past todays sale. No thanks – money is their reward.
    • Money and commission opportunities are continually taken from sales instead of letting them keep it for motivation. That was our only reward right?
    • Commission system broken for many months and your pay is often not correct. It is unbelievable how many times this has happened over just the past two years
    • Pressure to sell, sell, sell – especially at the end of a quarter or year
    • Each year your territory shrinks as a penalty for sales success
    • It is not uncommon to have a product that fails and it isn’t fixed right. It effects my income and success
    • Lots of turnover in the external and internal sales team.
    • The management is constantly changing and people are confused
    • Marketing is not well staffed or helpful to the sales team
    • You have to constantly log activities and notes into Salesforce. It is not useful but very time consuming
    • Company focus on growth and expanding is leaving a customer support team that does not please the customer and processes that frustrate them

    Advice to Management

    • You drive the business for the stock share holder at the cost of your people. That is why turnover is so high
    • We are in this job for the money and that is about it. As you keep taking money motivation away, it becomes clear there is not much else that could make FARO better than somewhere else
    • Things used to be much better and this multi-year transition is a mess. We don’t know who is doing what. People are hating this
    • Key aspects that made this company great in the past – reliable products, great customer support and consistent sales contacts – are all declining


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