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Coherent Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
9 Reviews
3.0
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Coherent President, CEO, and Director John R. Ambroseo
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    Senior Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its an OK company to for for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical in Santa Clara, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall okay place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    reduce politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Coherent Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not transparent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Coherent

    Pros

    Decent compensation compared with peers

    Cons

    A lot of turnaround, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Coherent

    Pros

    Balance of work and family life

    Cons

    Resources very limited and little support from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees make a company successful.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coherent

    Pros

    The work can be interesting and there is some degree of stability with the company.

    Cons

    The leadership of the company shows a degree of contempt toward it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate that you value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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