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FARO Technologies Reviews

Updated April 13, 2018
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  • Everything is geared to provide bonuses to upper management and not the average workers (in 8 reviews)

  • management has absolutely no direction and does not communicate (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Great Place"

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

    I worked at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, time fly’s by

    Cons

    Feel like not adequately paid for work done

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to be leaner in their processes


  2. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FARO Technologies part-time

    Pros

    Challenging work. Everyday is different.

    Cons

    Workplace can use modernization and upgrades.

  3. "Horrible Corporate Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    co-workers and benefits make it passably worthwhile

    Cons

    Out of touch CEO, wage cuts, unattainable metrics, lack of upward mobility.
    This was a great place to work under the old CEO. Family atmosphere and feeling that employees were valued.
    New CEO has completely turned that around and it has affected morale which is pretty much non-existent. It's become a bad, fear based, environment. Unfortunately the sales numbers are good so the Board of Directors will never replace Raab. Employees were told three years ago he was at most a 12 month step-in. There has not been an active replacement search for over 30 months.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more than you do a dollar.


  4. "B2B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good. Don't work weekends.

    Cons

    Sales management and lack of innovation for sales CRM.


  5. "CEO is the problem"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great products. Established Brand. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    They have increasingly limited the income of their sales team by reduced commissions, territories and taking away products. Increased pressure to increase sales has made this a miserable environment. Experienced sales people are being treated the same as first year sales people with no appreciation for past production and the experienced sales people are leaving at a rapid rate. Much of the pressure comes from CEO Simon Raab's return to the company and micromanaging. When you have a CEO of a company this size reviewing and approving quotes and the daily activities of sales people something is wrong! Overall, this has become an extremely negative environment to work in.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of HR Disinformation Campaign"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None come to mind. It is a horribly run business.

    Cons

    It is obvious HR is posting fake reviews to make the place seem like a decent place to work. It is not.

    Advice to Management

    Resign immediately. You are in over your heads and it shows. At least quit lying about everything.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Slavery"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *FARO has some really awesome cutting edge technology. You can learn a lot from the products worked with.
    *FARO has fenominal benefits package.
    *Co-workers are knowledgeable and great to work with.

    Cons

    -Management is passive aggressive with bad news/punishment of employees
    -Morale is non-existent.
    -Management makes bad purchasing decisions and corrects those decisions with slashing employee perks
    -Quality is always praised to be important but the whip is constantly being cracked for quantity. When quality issues arise problems are ignored and blamed on.low level employees.
    -The company dangles financial carrots only to fall short of exp ctations when it comes time to pay out. This is after hitting all dept goals and.company stock almost doubles with two extremely positive quarters.
    -FARO is not that large of a company but has so many VPs and middle management yet the company wonders why their profit margin is so low.
    -Conditions for employees have worsened year over year.
    The list goes on and on. I don't feel it is even worth wasting my breath on this company anymore. I wouldn't suggest working for this company for very long. I would use it as a stepping stone. The company is trying to pay lower and lower wages to migrant workers.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so spineless and own up, with integrity as you ask from us, to decision making good or bad. Fire individuals whoakr bad decisions and quit promoting them because they work for cheap.

  8. "One of the best!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and fantastic people to work with. Great career as some people have been working here for decades! New acquisitions are step in the right direction

    Cons

    Provide more guidance to employees. Slow down a bit and train more employees. Create work life balance so employees feel at home.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees by creating employee surveys or engagement events


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Sad"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were no pros, here.

    Cons

    FARO is, unfortunately, a joke

    Advice to Management

    Get some real management


  10. "It's Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FARO Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Benefits from Day 1, unlike most companies

    Cons

    No clear path for moving positions internally.
    Pay is kept very hush hush because everyone makes a different amount.


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