Coherent Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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Coherent President, CEO, and Director John R. Ambroseo
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  1. okay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work load is reasonable. salary is average.

    Cons

    no international culture. HR is harsh.


  2. Tech

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coherent as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No advancement, no perks or bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees who work so hard to make coherent what it is...


  3. Senior Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coherent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best reason to work at Coherent is life/work balance.

    Cons

    No Bonus plan for non management employees. Ability to move upward is almost non existence. Management is traditional and focus to much on weekly financial performance of the business unit.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consolidate business units. Eliminate non added management positions.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Its an OK company to for for.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coherent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked for Coherent for 10 years and the work environment is stress free, you come on time and go on time. Very farely you have to put in extra hours and if you are a family person this is very good.

    Cons

    There is no career path. You can very rarely get promotion, the increments are not in line with inflation. You keep doing same work for years.

    Advice to Management

    HR should have 360 review which means manager can review employees and employees can review manager. At present review has no value. Most of the employees gets average review and increments.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Overall okay place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coherent full-time

    Pros

    There is a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Decisions are made far too slow and everyone wants to stay in the box.


  7. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coherent full-time

    Pros

    broad knowledge from all optical laser area

    Cons

    need clear business strategy and investment,

    Advice to Management

    reduce politics


  8. Coherent Inc

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coherent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and very accomodating boss

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and management in some areas don't show appreciation for work done


  9. Helpful (2)

    Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coherent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and nice, work and life balance, decent benefit

    Cons

    no room for growth, too much politics and change in management


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not transparent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent compensation compared with peers

    Cons

    A lot of turnaround, politics

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  11. Company life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company provides free style working environment and good life balance

    Cons

    Conservative senior employees stay at company



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