Faronics Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Faronics Corporation is a privately held software company with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Pleasanton, California, United States, Singapore, and Bracknell, UK. Faronics develops computer software for multi-user IT environments. Faronics products are predominantly used in educational institutions, libraries, healthcare facilities, and government agencies.
An angry former employee shared his/her experience working for Faronics Corporation on Indeed in June 2017:
"The company has a view as to what it would like to become but has no real strategy in changing the company direction. Benefits are mostly nonexistent within the company."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"- They are not competitive when it comes to salary/benefits - Unrealistic expectations - They won't pay you for overtime and expect you to travel for work on weekends with no compensation - Outdated policies - Overpriced products - No proper communication channel between the different teams - Lying to customers/partners to cover up a undeveloped product - Management have no clue how to run a company of this size, most of them are puppets following 1 person's ridiculous ideology Honestly working here should only be considered as a stepping stone for people to get a few months experience and find a proper job."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Everything. Company bought out by an Indian family and they are going down hill fast. Have no regard for their employees. Manage by fear and intimidation."
Former Employee - Software Developer says"Lack of vision, weak Product Management"
Former Employee - Software Developer says"At early year of Faronics, there are a couple of talented engineers in Deep Freeze team. But these good engineers finally left. The Deep Freeze is for PC, and now it's post-PC era. You do the math. This company will die soon unless there is a new great product. The new owner is in India and he loves to save money. Clearly Canada IT workers are expensive than India. You do the math. So most of employees are laid off. The product will die one day, but India workers are so much cheaper, and so the owner are making more money now."
Current Employee - Product Manager says"It all began to end when the consultants came in and changed the strategy. Much snake oil was sold. They gave up on the market that made them successful and started chasing different verticals in different geographies. Now it is basically a fiefdom with two bosses and nothing else but worker bees."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Since the company changed ownership the prevailing mood in the office is fear. Senior management has made it very clear that ALL employees are expendable. Anyone who has even suggested that senior management might be making a mistake is fired. Owners are capricious, callous and calculating. They do not care one whit about the people who work for them, but are all about the bottom line. This is a new industry for them, yet they refuse to listen to advice from people with decades of experience. I can't decide if they are arrogant or stupid."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Was never any focus or real leadership or accountability. New owners don't care about people but they need to get their money back No opportunity for growth or career if you're in Vancouver"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Poor Leadership. Current CEO is a bald-faced liar. It's all on the way to being out-sourced to India. Some of the best Canadian employees were unceremoniously kicked to the curb. Some great Canadian employees still remain however if they are not looking to abandon ship by now, they are fooling themselves."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Lack of strategy and constantly changing direction. Recent change of ownership caused a mass exodus, some voluntary, some not so much. Would not be surprised to see the HQ moved offshore to Singapore and Canadian entity dissolved entirely."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"no present leadership -- leaders left have no experience and are running scared for their own job Faronics used to be a great place to work but in the last few months leaders left have shown that people are not important"