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  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.52
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for EFG Companies

Reviews - What employees say

2.52 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Feb 2018
  • Employee
  • Company response included

Suggestions for improvement

  • better communication with employees

What I like about the company

company events are fun, hr really includes everyone

What I dislike about the company

extreme layoffs, yet ceo continues to spend money

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    EFG Companies
  • City
    Irving, TX
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company response

Thank you for reaching out and providing constructive feedback. As it is our goal to continue to improve communication with all team members across all departments, we would like to discuss your experience at EFG. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sue Jewell, our HR Director, at 972-445-8359. She’s looking forward to your call.



Company Culture

The company assumes that its employees aren't smart enough to realize that they are being lied to. They will pay very well, but they expect to own your soul.

Support from management

Executive management is completely out of touch with what it takes to perform the tasks they require. They demand too much from too few employees. They have reached a point of trying to cut costs so much that they can't afford the long-term employees that know how to handle the business. They will bring in cheap replacements that have no idea what they are doing.

Teamwork

Every person is out to protect themselves.

Freedom to work independently

Depending on where you are within the company, they most likely will not micromanage you because they don't have managers that know what you are supposed to do on a day-to-day basis.

Career Development

At one time, EFG was all about promoting from within and allowing people to grow, but that's changed within the last five years. Now its more about who you know and whether or not you are a "favorite". If you aren't a favorite of whoever is in charge at the time, you'll never make it anywhere.

Overall compensation for your work

Again, they pay well and have fantastic benefits, but they will want to own you 24/7.

Environmental Friendliness

They believe in recycling batteries and cans, but not paper. They replaced all office trashcans with blue recycle bins but no one actually recycles that paper. The cleaning crew just dumps it in with all other trash.

Work-Life Balance

Salaried employees are expected to work at least 60-70 hours a week. You must be available at all times including vacations. There are no breaks from EFG. They own you.

Job Security

You never know when you will be laid off. They state that they don't do it except under dire circumstances, but they have a culling every year or two.

Challenging Work

There's tons of challenging work since you'll constantly be trying to figure out how to do 60 hours of work in 40 hours...if you want to spend any time with your family. You'll also have to figure out how to do the extra work created by the "favorites" that are not required to pull their own weight. EFG is notorious for keeping the lazy folks around because they are a family member or a favorite of some executive.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Weed out the dead weight and quit expecting your other employees to make up for it. That includes executives. And stop lying to the employees. They aren't as dumb as you think they are and it just makes them resentful.

What I like about the company

EFG likes to do fun activities for their employees. It's a nice break.

What I dislike about the company

EFG seems to be more concerned about the numbers than its employees or its customers. Once they became metric-focused, they lost all desire to "take care" of people. They work their employees like dogs and treat their customers accordingly.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    EFG Companies
  • City
    Irving, TX
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company response

Thank you for reaching out. While we have increased our focus on exceeding industry averages and put a laser focus on our metrics, it has always been our intention to achieve industry-leading results while staying true to our family culture. We would like to get a better understanding of your experience based upon your post. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sue Jewell, our HR Director, at 972-445-8359. She’s looking forward to your call.



  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • Company response included

mediocre

1.22

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get new CEO, operations admin manager and sales manager, AND BE OPEN NEW IDEAS, promote within !!!! And get ride of the old HR. Director, worthless!!!!!

What I like about the company

N/A

What I dislike about the company

Management has a mediocre mentality, drawing the big check

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    EFG Companies
  • City
    Irving, TX
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company response

Thank you for reaching out and providing feedback. We wish you future success in your endeavors.




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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.52
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

EFG Companies
2.52
3 reviews

Industry average (Office Administration)
3.25
12,970 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,661,000 reviews