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EFI Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.3
52%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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EFI CEO Jeff Jacobson
Jeff Jacobson
7 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Work Environment, Upper Management, Realistic work schedules(in 28 reviews)

  • "The senior management doesn't understand how their company works or where the issue lie(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at EFI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and a fun culture

    Cons

    Can be very focused in certain areas of the business while neglecting others

    EFI2018-09-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Portfolio company focused on Print and Packaging"

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

    I worked at EFI full-time for 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.

    EFI2017-08-13
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Low job security"

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

    I have been working at EFI full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, work from home, good benefits, good colleagues. Opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Based in the main UK office, job security is very poor. Staff is overworked due to bad (non-existent) management. Staff is made redundant or encouraged to retire early. Career progression is almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in all your employees not just those in India

    EFI2017-06-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly, flexible company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dronfield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours within reason Opportunity to work from home Yearly bonus Friendly management Summer and winter staff parties

    Cons

    No progression. Career path is missing Outdated office No staff room Sloppy work is sometimes acceptable Some poor planning

    EFI2016-01-27
  5. "great people company"

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    Former Employee - Senior PCB Designer in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people made working at EFI very special. They truly worked as a team in the Engineering department. Management left you to do your job but were there to handle any issues that might arise.

    Cons

    EFI has been going through an acquisition that caused several people to be let go and more are leaving on their own. Not sure where it will all end up once the storm is over.

    EFI2019-11-11
  6. "Great Products and Services, Executives lack vision"

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    I have been working at EFI

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, innovation and worker bees trying to help the customers.

    Cons

    The management seems to lack direction. They are just putting out fires.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about the company concerns.

    EFI2019-11-14
  7. "I have been working at EFI full-time for more than 8 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learn new things, Work-Life Balance, Work environment

    Cons

    I don't see any major problem as such only Frequent Management changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep Going

    EFI2019-10-23
  8. "Brand presence in the country with both indirect (distribution) and direct sales."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EFI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products and technologies, big brand

    Cons

    Diversity sometimes give you problems connecting people.

    Advice to Management

    People management is my strong skill, been to 30 countries for both work and travel/study. Worked with both local and MNCs and understand the Southeast markets well.

    EFI2019-10-22
  9. "Associate Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EFI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home, cab facility,work life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing advice for the management

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    EFI2019-10-24
  10. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at EFI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    nothing much over all good organizaiton

    EFI2019-10-08
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