EMCORE Reviews

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EMCORE President, CEO, and Director Hong Q. Hou
Hong Q. Hou
18 Ratings

    Great place with some needed changes.

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at EMCORE full-time


    The atmosphere here is great and the management has a laid back approach to the personnel management process. I have a fluctuating schedule and my boss is more than open to me changing my schedule for the benefit of my family and school work. I came from the military before this job and the people have been understanding and have allowed me to take some time off to get my affairs in order during the moving process. Management here is for the most part easy to work with and have been more than understanding with some of the lack of experience I have in certain areas of my career field and have made a genuine effort to help me with those flaws and build on them. If you are going to school they will assist you by paying out up to 5000$ to assist you with school expenses after the school semester based on performance in the class room. if you are a Vet this company isn't one that looks at you in the social pariah kind of way. The CEO CFO and the Production managers are respectful and address you as a professional and a person. they do fun things like pay for flag football, participating in local fun events, raffles for Ipads and kindles , crossfit, book fairs and even rewarding employees with gift cards for participating in the companies healthy lifestyle promotions.


    the atmosphere here is great but the management has a bad habit of moving people into management positions without the experience or the qualifications needed. the company is growing but has a bad habit of flooding the workplace with "expendable employees" who are often laid off when the production slows down. politics, politics, politics the maturity of some employees is what causes politics in any work environment but in the management positions specifically at this company its a big problem. I have seen a disturbing trend in the case that the company often bottlenecks jobs or assigns tasks with no back up or training of others to perform the job, and obviously when people leave or quit it puts others in the department between a rock and a hard place and makes the department top heavy and sometimes renders them unable to complete there job

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    Share the wealth make sure that there is always someone who knows how to perform another persons daily tasks and responsibilities at the work place and ensure that managers take a professional and competent way of escalating issues between the multiple departments. I think the biggest thing is stop with mass hiring's if there is a possibility of layoff's, I feel that all of the production work load would balance out if there was a better flow of information and cross training employees could mitigate the layoffs and production issues.

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at EMCORE in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was a long gap of about 8 weeks between applying and the actual selection for interview. The Primary applicant had been selected and then worked for two weeks and then quit. I was then brought in as the next candidate in the queue and ran through 4 hours of interviews with 4 individuals in the management and work area. I felt comfortable in the process, and although the level of questions were detailed, the intent appeared to try and find out how I would fit into the team.

    Interview Questions
    • There were several questions about the photovoltaic semiconductor solid state physics, and the modeling of this semiconductor junction.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a salary for what I needed to make in order to make a life-transition at $65k. I was pleasantly surprised when HR added $15k to my salary request based upon my experience.
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    Average Interview

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Website www.emcore.com
Headquarters Albuquerque, NM
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (EMKR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

EMCORE is both compound and complex. The company's offerings include compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems -- chips made from complex materials, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs), as opposed to traditional silicon. Compound semiconductors support a range of high-tech devices, including photovoltaic solar cells, as well as optical components used in high-speed telecommunications networks. Solar power and fiber optics customers have included Alcatel-Lucent, Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and the US government. The US accounts for 70% of EMCORE's sales.

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