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EMCORE President, CEO, and Director Hong Q. Hou

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    Rowing the boat with one paddle.

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) Newark, CA

    ProsLaid back work environment. Good work/life balance. There was a solid foundation at least from a resource standpoint after the divestiture from Intel.

    ConsClear lack of direction from senior management. Their acquisition of Intel's Optical Platform Division was followed by sugar coated kool aid speeches of how the employees are the most important asset. Six months later there was a mass layoff because of The Great Recession. Those who were left were given promotions even though they were not the best candidates to fill in the void. To say that title inflation runs amok at that place is an understatement. My very job was posted on the company's website a year ago, and I was not even given time of day after applying again. Wow, so you didn't even consider calling back those you laid off? Quality costs, but it looks like you don't want to put your money where your mouth is after reading the other reviews by current and former employees.

    I cringe thinking what has become of all the top shelf test and capital equipment that is languishing in a shelf or storage area. I'd love to use a fraction of it in my current job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't know who replaced the senior management that left during the great purge, but they seem to be no better. You failed to retain the best and the brightest and it shows in your standing in the fiber optics space

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Super cheap company with good technology

    Engineer (Current Employee) Newark, CA

    ProsVery bright engineers who enjoy the technology

    ConsExtraordinarily cheap company which refuses to spend money on even the basics (office supplies, lab supplies, laptops, wireless that works); currently offers salaries below market value because of the bad economy; has very poor benefits (thank God for my wife's benefits!); many people seem bitter at the company culture of "do twice as much with half the support"

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate from Lotus Notes, for God's sake! It has the worst GUI ever. That will save us many hours per week of extra work.

    Spend a little money to keep your employees happy; give them the tools they need to do their jobs. Otherwise, as the economy gets better, there will be a huge exodus.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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