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FARO Technologies Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Everything is geared to provide bonuses to upper management and not the average workers (in 8 reviews)

  • Sale payday used to be very fun when we were 100% commission (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great and growing company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, great employees and team.

    Cons

    Communication should be better within departments/

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees, share expectations for team. Share changes with staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources Generalist"

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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

    Excellent location and office environment

    Cons

    Long work hours and heavy work load

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Specialist Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Had may great opportunities for growth within the company
    - Great training on products
    - Benefits package
    - Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    - Overtime is most likely necessary but, most companies require it.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Teammates that are fun to work with
    - The industries and clients we serve
    - The level of the technology solutions we provide

    Cons

    Not much, but you have to be the type that is self-driven, work well with others, can deal with rapid change, be open to opportunities as they come by, and work smart.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great technology
    Great benefits
    New products launched constantly

    Cons

    You need to be very self-driven and only rely on a few collegues
    Big changes on all levels all the time causing frustration and nervousity amongst the staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company more consistent and rely on people more
    Continue to develops new products


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing technology and talented team!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter (Contract) in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter (Contract) in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FARO is a growing company with amazing technology.This is a great environment for individuals who are looking to make an impact and leave a footprint with a topnotch organization. No matter your title, your ideas will be heard and you will have the ability to have a great sphere of influence.They are in the midst of unprecedented global growth so it is an ideal time to join their growing team.

    Cons

    With unprecedented growth comes (expected) growing pains. If you are a person looking for micromanagement and standard operating procedures for every process, this is not the right fit for you. The company is growing and evolving so you have to be prepared to make and improve processes where need be.

    Advice to Management

    As you continue to grow keep in mind you are hiring a team member not a resume. The best on paper or even the best qualified candidate is not always the best candidate to balance your team. You are doing a great job keep it up!

  8. "Great Place to Start Out"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FARO Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For the brief time I worked here, I had a great time. I loved the people I was working with (who soon became friends), and I really enjoyed learning from my boss. I got to travel and see the country, meet new people, and learn about other interesting companies. The tech was very cool and easy to pitch to customers. Everyone at the company was very friendly, and the compensation/ benefits weren't too shabby. I made my own schedule, with minimal supervision (i.e. no one breathing down my neck). Several great opportunities to start a career, especially in Sales. I was salaried while I was in this role.

    Cons

    I was unfortunately laid-off only 6 months because sales were significantly down. When I was hired on right out of college, I was told I would have several opportunities to move up the latter because the company was growing and sales were high. I wish there was more clarity at the beginning, whether or not they knew.

    Also, Account Managers work on 100% commission. While that may be a pro to most, it definitely sucks when the company is doing poorly.

    Advice to Management

    I just hope that you get things back on track!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benefits, loved my coworkers. 100% commission so we earned what we closed. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Lots of hours on the road and we were commission only, so you need to sell to get paid. We had to use our own cars, but we did get good mileage.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downingtown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FARO Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Products! Great benefits with good pay. Great service and sales channels to support our customers.

    Cons

    Lots of demands. Can be a challenge to balance work/personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in infrastructure to increase efficiency of the day to day operations


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