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BinOptics Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1.  

    Challenging career. Self motivated individuals thrive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at BinOptics

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. Time off requests almost never denied. Friendly work environment. Ability to advance if you are assertive.

    Cons

    Must be very assertive to get a salary raise, or advance. Vacation time does not increase with more years of service. No vision coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tendency to hire too many engineers/managers without projects to justify the need for the resource. Deadlines for projects often not based in reality. (Ie we have 4 weeks to develop a new device to impress a potential customer).

    Recommends
  2.  

    Don't work here unless you prefer to go insane

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Singulation Operator in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Singulation Operator in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BinOptics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I met one friend
    There was a pond outside you could walk around if you are able to squeeze the time in on your ridiculously short breaks

    Cons

    Sitting for 12 hours straight
    Half hour unpaid lunch and only 2 additional 15 minute breaks
    Managers are unenthusiastic and mostly uninvolved
    No room for advancement, they just move you around to different jobs but you're status will stay the same forever
    The tasks were tedious and hard on your body (ex. Looking through microscopes for 12 hours)
    Working with coworkers was like reliving highschool drama
    The training was disorganized and unhelpful
    I learned more from my coworkers than from management
    Upper management won't allow you to move to jobs that require more involvement and training if you plan on going back to college (personal experience)
    They are trying to expand the company and increase production but lack equipment and proper training
    Some days you'd have to "wait your turn" or fight over a microscope because coworkers would steal them from under you - Not enough equipment!! This would happen with chairs as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people enough to justify the torture they have to endure on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No advancement pay increases are a joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Tech in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at BinOptics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not any I can think of
    Most employees are nice

    Cons

    12 hour shifts
    No structured training system
    Negotiated pay is what you're stuck with, raises are less than inflation if any
    Production Management does not understand how long it takes to perform the jobs
    Unrealistic expectations and tons of overtime
    Lack of equipment maintenance
    Not enough machines or people to install them
    Micromanagement at all levels
    Upper management Too focused on selling company and lining their own pockets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually pay people , train people, and hire competent people to help expansion. Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Firefighting every day without recognition or reward.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    very high salary 110k plus

    Cons

    expect to work 60H including WE. Rude and very aggressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your soft skills and be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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