Newport
2.7 of 5 24 reviews
www.newport.com Irvine, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Newport President, CEO, and Director Robert J. Phillippy

Robert J. Phillippy

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    A company with no strategy, struggling to remake it's identity, poor prospects for organic growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits package is good and competitive with other companes

    ConsCompany is acting more like a holding company than a cohesive business. Poor integration of recent acquisitions particularly in creating a coordinated sales force. Overlapping product lines and internal competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a 5 year plan and implement it, focus on core competencies,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsNewport products are critical part of research and high tech equipment advances in Microelectronics, Defense, Astronomy, and Life and Health Sciences. Competitive pay and good benefits.

    ConsVery fragmented company structure. Management makes decisions based on what will help them achieve their near term objectives for their department/division, not based on what is in the best interest of the customers, employees or long term interest of the share holders and company at large. Little, to no, accountability for failure to meet commitments. There are some very dedicated employees that carry the weight and step in and perform the tasks of others, but even they cannot compensate for the poor day to day management and lack of effort to improve systems, efficiencies, processes and service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at solving systemic issues. So many resources are involved in reactive "firefighting" that nobody can or will take the time to investigate, identify the root cause, and put the issus to rest, especially because it involves so many different divisions that do not cooperate well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor leadership, the General Manager is running the division as though it is a separate entity from the corporation.

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsThe benefits package for a position with Newport is fairly decent with the company covering 80% of Medical insurance. There is also 401K matching and profit sharing available.

    ConsThe Sales group has been a revolving door for almost 5 years. This is due to several reasons, mostly because the GM, who is a micro-manager, is unable to articulate the exact requirements for what he would consider success. There are little to no systems in place to help achieve any goals that would be set either. The GM has no experience in sales and is unable to comprehend or appreciate the value of a qualified sales rep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the General Manager from his position and you should see at least a 10 to 15% growth in sales! The replacement leader should embrace the Newport Corporate name and leverage this to gain access to accounts globally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsThe 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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementNeed to focus more on fostering growth and mentoring of existing talent pool

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Would look elsewhere for advancement

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)

    Pros401 K matching is good. Wide variety of products, Once you find a connection at another site they tend to be helpful.

    ConsPoor compensation, mediocre health plan for a company of its size. Micromanaged from the CEO down. No clear picture as to the direction the company is going in. ESOP and Option Grants are all but unheard of at any level below director.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo brand recognition as Newport,, Spectra-Physics div is the rogue elephant, a shell of what it once was. Management needs to leverage the the whole of Newport and act as one company. The reputation in the field is suffering. Time for some changed in the old boy network across all the divisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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