EMCORE Reviews

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    Bad management and poor performance, it is about time for a change of some top C-Level management

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Alhambra, CA

    I have been working at EMCORE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quality engineering , some departments have very advance skills and product portfolio.
    There are some good quality people but not when it get to Sr. management and C level management.
    Company has a great potential if they would made the right decision ( focus , cut overhead , invest ,etc)

    Cons

    lack of investment , lack of resources, no clear vision and focus, struggling to manage cash flow.
    work load is not balance in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk less do more! Stop promising things that you can't deliver.

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

    I would not recommend to apply to work with this company , at least not the Fiber Optics div.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA

    I have been working at EMCORE

    Pros

    Still dealing with advanced tech.
    Some good employees left.
    Nothing else , good ideas ...but still only ideas.
    Good HR team

    Cons

    Still in the 80s from managment style and tools.
    Not orgenized ....huge overhead and bad manag.
    Bad communication and lack of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come and visit more often. Call some of the common employees to tell you what they think.
    You must solve those issues and revive the company .....remote control doesn’t work. for such a bad shape company ,you need to have team that doesnt afraid to do the hard work.

    Unfortunately you don’t have such a team.....Luckily you still have some good employee left ....but they are all rusted and need to be revived.

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

    Poorly managed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMCORE full-time

    Pros

    If you're a slacker, you're safe: Slow to get rid of dead weight.
    You can work 9 to 5 here.

    Cons

    Poorly focused management team
    Little employee empowerment, everything needs approvals.
    Stifling bureaucracy - You need to fill out a form or a ticket for even menial tasks.
    Cash strapped organization - stingy to no raises
    Antiquated IT (still using Win XP32) - Snails pace of implementation of new technology.
    Road blocks instead of solutions offered as default response to change requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making decisions faster, focus on reducing the stifling overhead and time consuming bureaucracy, consider streamlining the operations by reducing administrative busy work, hold people accountable, don't allow for so much finger pointing when things don't get done. Fire foot draggers and poor performers (at all levels). Focus on results, not just talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Even when we thought we were doing good, we weren't doing good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMCORE full-time

    Pros

    I knew quite a few incredibly intelligent, experienced, incredibly hard-working folks while I was there.

    Very good experience with high-tech product.

    Cons

    Twice in poor economic times paycuts were instituted for 3+ months. Only one of those times was any effort made to re-pay the employees for what basically amounted to a loan.

    We always seemed incredibly understaffed BEFORE the most recent layoffs.

    Management violates many of the common-sense rules of economics, like not upcharging for more advanced forms of technology, not reinvesting any money back into the company in the form of internal R&D and by not generally treating its employees with a high level of respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try focusing on your people and profit and long-term health of the company. You focus too much on revenue, which is foolish. Raise the prices of your products until you lose a bid or two so that you better understand the market space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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