FARO Technologies Employee Reviews

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Good wages
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Londonderry, NH24 February 2017
Communication with management is difficult. Management makes rash decisions. Benefits and wages are good. Company does not seem that they are very well organized and departments don't communicate with each other.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
no job security
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Very poor management
Accounting Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Londonderry, NH17 February 2017
Our company was acquired by FARO Technologies and we were told that they intended to let the company continue to be a division of FARO and that there would not be any changes to our facility. Four months later they consolidated all operations to their other facilities in the US.

Management was not prepared for this take over and the transition has been poor.
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Technical Support Specialist Tier II (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL26 January 2017
FARO is a great place to work to get familiar with the Metrology and 3D Documentation industry. The people there are extremely friendly and resourceful.
Pros
N/A
Cons
N/A
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Small company under pressure from the market
Executive (Former Employee) –  Exton, PA26 January 2017
FARO has great technology but has lost its competitive advantage from a lack of new products. Being publicly trader, this has put tremendous pressure on the company. They have recently gone through several layoffs of both top management and production people. So its no longer a stable work environment. Otherwise, friendly co-workers make it a nice workplace. Can still be a good place to start a career.
Pros
Friendly co-workers, good PTO, average benefits
Cons
Poor leadership, not enough new products cause layoffs
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i miss working here
Total Quality Administrator (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL9 January 2017
I loved working at FARO. The people are great. The products are great and innovative. I received great opportunities to move around in the company and learn and grow professionally. Had the economy not taken such a hit in 2008 and 2009, I believe I would still be there.
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Work is great, company overall good. Management is bad
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL18 December 2016
Typical day- Day of work on line dirty, boring, difficult at times

What I've learned_ Section assembly, disk centering, cartridge assembler, final assembly, Comp/Cal, acc.assembly.

Management- Management has changed they are unkind, talk down to you, never takes ideas as good.

Co-works- Co-works must work as a team it makes the job run smoothly, some make the job harder trying to work alone, they don't follow PLC and do the job the right way.

Hardest part of job. Part shortages, people being out sick being short when working the line.

Enjoyable part of job. Working as a team, working with friends, doing something you love.
Pros
quaterly bonuses
Cons
not enough hourly rate
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Excellent Company to work
Senior Recruiter (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Exton, PA13 December 2016
It was a wonderful experience working with FARO. Supportive managers and a very calm, safe and work friendly environment to be a part of.
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Nice place to work
Software Engineer - contractor (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL1 June 2016
Interesting problems to work at, high level of applied math and algorithms knowledge required. Average compensation and good benefits for employees.
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Pretty on the outside not so much on the inside
Inside Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL25 May 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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Not a good company to work for.
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL 3274616 May 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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Good company to work at
Software Engineer - contractor (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL18 April 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 California15 March 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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Great Company with Awesome Perks
sales engineer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GA30 November 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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SERIOUS CREATIVITY AND DESIGN
Opto-Mechanical Tech (Former Employee) –  Exton, PA11 November 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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it was nice working with my group
final prep (Former Employee) –  lake mary fl22 October 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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Productive and fun place to work for
Technician (Current Employee) –  Lake Mary, FL1 October 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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Productive and learning Environment
Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FL7 September 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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Watch your back.
Technician (Former Employee) –  PA24 June 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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FARO provides excellent benefits package
Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee) –  Lake MAry, FL1 June 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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Look out for number one
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Exton, PA31 May 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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3.6
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