Newport

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Newport Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
26 Reviews
2.7
26 Reviews
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Newport President, CEO, and Director Robert J. Phillippy
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  1.  

    Great experience in a well-balanced work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Product specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great place to work, great friendly people

    Cons

    wages are low relative to the OC area

  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Look up employee effectiveness and work on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT

    I have been working at Newport

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice stable company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport

    Pros

    Stability, work closely with technology.

    Cons

    Difficultly in up ward mobility.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work if you are a director or above

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport

    Pros

    The only thing that is a pro is that the company serves the industry that may not directly tie into mainstream, so does not have an affect on the recent economic downturn.
    There is no other pros

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth. Company is really focus on making upper managment and executives richer. Very low incentives for employees. No cross training and no mentoring environment to encourage growth and promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on fostering growth and mentoring of existing talent pool

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Newport is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Newport

    Pros

    Newport is a large corporation which crosses over a number of technologies. For a technical professional is present a good deal of opportunity.

    Cons

    Because Newport has been around for so long and has grown through acquisition it sometimes feels less like a cohesive team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some portion of management seems resistant to change which for a growing company in a technical field seems counter intuitive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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