FARO Technologies

FARO Technologies Employee Reviews

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SERIOUS CREATIVITY AND DESIGN
Opto-Mechanical Tech (Former Employee) –  Exton, PANovember 11, 2015
Great place to work, everyday you learn something new.
Great team, state of the art facilities, part of the Fortune 100.
Good place to start a career.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
no cons
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Productive and fun place to work for
Technician (Current Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLOctober 1, 2015
Faro offers a great environment with a relaxed culture very family oriented. Amazing benefits package great management with plenty of room for advancement.
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it was nice working with my group
final prep (Former Employee) –  lake mary flOctober 22, 2015
Great company to work fore.People was normal . the most importan for me was the benefits.my superviser was very down to eart and knows how to treat the emploies
Pros
they trast what you know.
Cons
used of cell phones all day
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Pretty on the outside not so much on the inside
Inside Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLMay 25, 2016
I worked at FARO prior to the departure of the former CEO. The technology is impressive however the sales quotas and projections unrealistic. I was laid off after poor third quarter earnings along with many others. this company looks successful but is very top heavy. Employees gripe, all the time and there is not real job security. the building is beautiful but the equipment sold lags behind technology when compared to competitor products.
Pros
nice building
Cons
no job security
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Productive and learning Environment
Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 7, 2015
Great work place with a tremendous amount for growth and development. Great benefits and great management. FARO is a rapidly growing company that is expanding at great rate.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
None
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Good company to work at
Software Engineer - contractor (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLApril 18, 2016
As a SW Engineer you'll be lucky to have an interesting problem to solve, but be prepared to the unexpected end of financing and the consequent contract termination...
Pros
Interesting problems
Cons
Management's lack of strategic vision
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Great exposure to all aspects of engineering
Sales Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Southern CaliforniaMarch 15, 2016
Being a sales support engineer for Faro has exposed me to a variety of engineering industries. I have learned a great deal about quality inspection and its roll in the manufacturing process. Anything that is manufactured has to inspected at some point.
Pros
Exposure
Cons
Minimal Guidance
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Not a good company to work for.
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL 32746May 16, 2016
The management are bullies and conniving. HR will not help you if you need help and will falsified document in order to get rid of you and not pay you.
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Fun workspace, professional and friendly work environment.
Manager Software QA (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLMay 29, 2015
Worked for Faro for 11 years and it's a great company to work for.

Nice work environment, great benefits, great people, good pay, good social activities, good management.
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FARO provides excellent benefits package
Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee) –  Lake MAry, FLJune 1, 2015
Learned how Sales and Operations planning is conducted. Learned how to read and act upon MRP messages. Transitioned into SAP in 2014. Learned how forecast is loaded into MRP in SAP
Pros
excellent benefits package
Cons
long drive from my home
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Great Company with Awesome Perks
sales engineer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 30, 2015
FARO is an innovative company with cutting edge technology.They have a great work environment, however they offer little job security.
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wouldn't recommend it
Marketing (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLMarch 2, 2013
the pay is great but whomever first said, "money doesn't buy happiness," worked here first.
it's a "yes-man" mentality and the less competent you are, the more "successful" you will be here.
leaving this place was the best thing that ever happened to many of my former co-workers and me.
if you don't mind working for a place without a soul, apply today.
Pros
great pay and benefits
Cons
soul-stealers, incompetent management, back-stabbing, hostile work environment
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Look out for number one
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Exton, PAMay 31, 2015
Company is in growth mode with R&D into new opportunities due to overall immaturity of technology. Constantly expanding product line in complementary manner. However, too many duties with too few engineers lead to rushed work and released products with extremely poor quality and yield in the first year. The company is extremely profitable due to its strong sales staff but they are extremely quick to layoff engineers without a moment's notice. Company is moving to much flatter structure. In the past 6 months, they have removed 10% of "senior" engineers twice, then hired replacement "junior" engineers. However, a similar number of "junior" engineers are leaving with competitive offers. This is leading to a horrible job atmosphere with the rotating door of co-workers.
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Metrology Industry Leader
Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLJune 6, 2012
Company with a 30 year history of success and innovation.
It allows me to learn about technologies used in a variety of fields. I gain more experience with capital sales in domestic and international markets.
Pros
income, benefits, new technologies
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Inside Sales Specialist
Inside Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLSeptember 18, 2012
Heavy phones. Money motivated. 90% commissioned sales salary.
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Watch your back.
Technician (Former Employee) –  PAJune 24, 2015
Lots of gossip and back stabbing. Also asked to pass defective components so that late products could be shipped. One person was nice enough to tell me that the manager was going to use me as a fall guy. I gave them my resignation in writing and left.
Pros
GOOD PAY
Cons
BACK STABBING ENVIRONMENT
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Friendly work place with a mind set on success
Shipping Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary FLNovember 18, 2014
A typical day started with printing out a log that showed the amount of work or shipments that needed to go out that day. complete with number of pieces and address of destination. One of the things I learned while working at FARO was attention to detail which is very important when shopping to different location foreign and domestic.
Co-workers at FARO i believe is one of the things that made it fun and easy to come to work. They had a real family feel and there was really an open door policy where everyone had a voice. The hardest part was sometimes having to meet certain deadlines within a short amount of time, specially when we were depending on other coworkers to finish in time but we always managed to get it done in time. The most enjoyable par about FARO was the family aspect of the job. I believe when you have a team of people that are all like minded and have the same goal makes working easier and enjoyable.
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Great Company
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLApril 2, 2015
Very good company to work for. Management from bottom to top all great. Company outings all with family in mind. Great things for employees.
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Great Place to Work, Smart and caring co-workers.
Production Technical Lead (Current Employee) –  kennett square, PANovember 7, 2012
The co-workers are the best thing about this place - very smart group of people that genuinely care for one another. They all work hard to produce and service the best Laser tracker in the business.
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Growing Company. Good products. Management changes.
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLMarch 31, 2014
A lot of work to do in a work day. Micro manage style for the sales team. The company has very good products but the top management has a way of doing things on a whim and has changed top level execs in the last year.
Pros
innovative products.
Cons
micro manage. sales vp arrogant.
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Overall rating

3.6
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3.5
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