Newport Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. SR. Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reputable company, good benefits, takes care about employees.

    Cons

    Location for living in Irvine is so-so, especially apartment rent.

  2. A lot of growth and a lot of fun!

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    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Encinitas, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Encinitas, CA

    I have been working at Newport full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As someone just starting my career in recruiting, I couldn’t have been happier with the onboarding program at The Newport Group, or the continuous support from the management team.

    They provide in-depth and ongoing training that helps to prepare you for just about anything – and in this business, you need to be prepared for everything. It’s a very fun and relaxed work environment, where the practice leads and senior management are invested in their employees’ success, and it’s definitely a “work hard, play hard” type of culture. I think the best part of working here is having the freedom to be myself in this business/role. They aren't breeding a bunch of robots. Though they’re fairly strict about metrics and call time, they encourage creativity and individuality in the process, and allow you to build on their training and mold it to fit your style, which helps you get comfortable and has helped me succeed here.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    My best advice is to continue fostering the growth of their employees and staying tapped-in to thriving markets.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Product specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work, great friendly people

    Cons

    wages are low relative to the OC area

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  5. Great experience in a well-balanced work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with interesting applications.
    The people are very kind and accommodating, and there is very little workplace drama.
    It is situated near many good lunch restaurants.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are no leads on a project.
    It can be hard getting what you need to finish a task.

  6. Helpful (1)

    All about the money

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    Current Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Newport full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401 K Match is above average. They pay you. Have a nice HR department. Free instant coffee water. Easy to be the smartest person in the room.

    Cons

    No options for personal growth, if you are liked by your manager they can decide to stagnate your growth for their own personal gains. Middle management is incompetent and should be fired. No interpersonal skills from all of the managers. Favoritism is more important than individual performance. Lacking in proper structure and rules are not enforced. Product design is inferior and not worth the prices. Corporate mission is to buy companies and send product overseas to maximize their profit margins. Will close a product line if profit margins are to low.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be treated as an investment not a cost figure. If silicon valley is to expensive move the company to another state to improve your profit margins. Moving a product overseas is the worst idea I have seen yet from upper management due to the complexity of some of these products.

  7. Helpful (1)

    A great company with lots of potentials, but lacks good management to thrive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Industrial leader in many advanced technologies.
    Lots of experts with many years of experience that are willing to teach.
    Relax working atmospheres on most days. Good balance between work and personal life.
    Competitive 401K matching.

    Cons

    20% of the employees accomplish 80% of the work.
    Divisions do not easily share resources due to conflict of interests.
    Very little room for career advancement.
    Below market average in terms of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Too many mid-level managers. Set long term goals instead of focusing on short term profit.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Company could be worse but you will eventually want to leave.

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Newport full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401k match is great. The company is smaller so you get to know everyone. Generally good people.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible and the is almost no room for advancement. When you do get promoted they limit any pay raise to 5% rather than what the new title should pay. Pay seems below market average for all positions I held.

    Advice to Management

    Look up employee effectiveness and work on it.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Newport full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, many long term employees. In general treats employees well. Compensation, benefits and other perks are good for industry peers. I recommend working for Newport.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the organization sometimes lacking. Company culture is very scattered throughout the organization based upon what location you are working at.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT

    I have been working at Newport

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good 401K match, good benefit, the HR people are nice. Nice small quiet town. A lot to learn.

    Cons

    Very tight schedule. Not a lot of opportunties for career advancement.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Nice stable company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, work closely with technology.

    Cons

    Difficultly in up ward mobility.

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