DiCon Fiberoptics

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Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Engineer

    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at DiCon Fiberoptics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great family work balance and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    limited opportunity for career growth.


  2. ACCOUNTANT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DiCon Fiberoptics

    Pros

    Large office building and lots of parking space. Opportunity to handle all accounting relative area in a business.

    Cons

    Difficult screening exam covered accounting principles, accounting theories same as in CPA exam. Bad management.


  3. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DiCon Fiberoptics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of hands-on experiences.
    Co-workers are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Pay is low, manager's instruction is not clear.
    Manager is not willing to accept any suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    No comments


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  5. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DiCon Fiberoptics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Have hands on experiences . Some co workers are kind and nice.

    Cons

    Turn over rate is high, pay is pretty low comparing to similar industries. Micro management style. Manager is not willing to take any opinion from employees.

    Advice to Management

    Manager should be trained well and should be willing to communicate with employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible office morale, very little direction, and unbelievable employee turnover rate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DiCon Fiberoptics

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

    Pros

    It's a small team, so you can expect to be able to learn in a variety of ways. Also, because it is a small company, it is easier to interact with upper management.

    The facility is fairly large and there is ample space.

    Cons

    This is the definition of a soul crushing job. In the years I have worked there, almost all of my coworkers have been extremely depressed with their jobs. The company is small but you'll see at least 2 or so people leave every month. Alot of people leave after less than a year. There are also many instances where people just walk out within a week of being hired and just never come back. It's that bad.

    This is mostly because people aren't valued at DiCon. Management makes it very clear that employees are expendable. The style of management here is to pinpoint anything remotely wrong and never reward a job well done.

    Another huge issue is that job responsibilities can become really vague. It's a small company and because so many people leave, the remaining employees are often left to handle everything. Of course, these employees are never compensated for doing extra and they just get taken advantage of by DiCon.

    All this means that most of the talent moves on (who wouldn't if they had a choice?), and the company is left with people who don't really care and are just there for the paycheck. Things move really slowly with the company because alot of those people don't care to do their job to the best of their ability and because of the shortage of people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to raising company morale. Some big changes will need to happen if employee turnover is to go down. And please put the managers through some actual training. Being good at something does not translate to being good at directing other people to do that something.


  7. Helpful (1)

    need to be jack of all trades

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    Former Employee - Software Firmware Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Software Firmware Engineer in Richmond, CA

    I worked at DiCon Fiberoptics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On paper, compensation may not be as high as other tech companies, but considering it's based in East Bay with lower housing costs and no need to commute (unless you want to live further away in more expensive places), their pay is probably on par.

    People are expected to show up at work at 9am, which may seem like micro-management. Sure it's nice to get into work any time you want to and "work from home" when you feel like (neither are allowed). But having worked at places where those freedoms are allowed, after couple years it actually gets frustrating because 1. you see some co-workers not taking their job seriously 2. not everyone gets the same freedom. So looking back I see their approach as a good thing because everyone is treated equally as far as work schedule is concerned.

    Cons

    There are a lot of 1 person departments/teams here. So you can be asked to be jack of all trades just because no one else knows how or wants to do a certain task. The consequence is you don't really get to develop and excel in one area. It could hamper career development if you plan on moving on else where.


  8. A company provided you learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DiCon Fiberoptics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned thing on the fly

    Cons

    Salary is okay. No growth opportunity.



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