Coherent Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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Coherent President, CEO, and Director John R. Ambroseo
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  1. Laser tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, CT

    I worked at Coherent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Great coworkers

    Cons

    Biweekly pay and more overtime


  2. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Coherent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, low turnover, reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Low turnover, hard to move within company


  3. amazing co workers that are passionate about their job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crystal Growth Tech
    Former Employee - Crystal Growth Tech

    I worked at Coherent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the company culture is fun, there are free snacks, the people are friendly and will help with any questions you have. the product is also exciting and neat to work on.

    Cons

    the organization structure was a bit confusing sometimes it was unclear where the decisions were coming from. it is challenging to perform the best work sometimes due to constraints on the product


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  5. overall a good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coherent

    Pros

    Good salary. People are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Do not have good bonus


  6. Helpful (1)

    Steady progress possible over the years

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

    I have been working at Coherent full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent group of colleagues and good team atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard to fathom management decisions. Too much political infighting

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking my vacation days away.


  7. Great company to work for. Good team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Coherent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SMART intelligent people. Good working environment

    Cons

    Growth may be limitied becuase of too many qualified people

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. fIeld service engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Changping, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Changping, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Coherent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Maintain ,repair and install laser system. Provide customer training and demostration.

    Cons

    Relatively low salary compared with HQ in Santa Clara

    Advice to Management

    Increase the bonus


  9. Fair Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst

    I have been working at Coherent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Reggnition, Work Life balance, Understanding management, 6 % 401 match

    Cons

    Compensation, no bonus, Foreced time off (your pay is never full pay)

    Advice to Management

    Need to do some pefomence bonus, give more encoragement , rewards



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