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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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2.1 19 reviews

27% Approve of the CEO

EMCORE President, CEO, and Director Hong Q. Hou

Hong Q. Hou

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13% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people, interesting technology

    Manager (Former Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsThe employees were dedicated, talented, and most departments had a family feel to them. My VP was one of the best executives/leaders with whom I've ever had the pleasure to work - highly competent and innovative with contagious enthusiasm.

    ConsUps and downs of the business could be very stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay & benefits were outstanding...but don't rely on that as the sole method of retaining your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Emcore has the potential to be a market leader, but the internal disfunctional management is killing this company

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsThe cutting edge technology in several areas is an incentive to work at this company.
    And I liked the can-do attitude to get problems solved at the technical level.

    ConsThere were several million-dollar programs that were being run as graduate student projects. No documentation, no work processes, and 'star' leaders that would not work with anyone. Teamwork was not something that was encouraged, and individual mistakes were severely punished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in an experienced business management team and demote the PhD's to technical leadership. Focus on the value of product lines, and the actual costs of each product line. Install teamwork processes, and create business processes and structures. Make the effort to really value your personnel, instead of using them as a cash-flow balancing tool.

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

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    Great people to work with..challenging environment

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsEmcore is on the leading edge of fiber optic and photovoltaic technology. I've worked with some of the smartest people and made life long friends.

    ConsThe photovoltaic division managers have no idea how to motivate people. They manage by bullying and threats rather than positive feedback. They do not convey a consistent vision and stray too much from the companies core competencies in order to expand the business.

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

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    waste of time

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) Alhambra, CA

    Prosnone, none , none , none

    ConsLayoffs , Layoffs and more Layoffs .... good people are leaving .
    Record success in loosing $$ year after year .

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind new management

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

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    Good people and good ideas flushed down the drain by incredibly inept management

    Engineer (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsThe technical staff who work here are typically incredibly knowledgeable and talented.

    ConsThe high talent level is dragged down by an inability to remove obvious dead weight, which typically moves up the ladder with this company. If you are useless, or are good at sounding intelligent without putting any effort into your ideas you should apply today with this company, you will probably make manager within a few years. Salaries are abysmal, and the rewards are only verbal. If you can pay your bills with "atta-boys" you will be just fine. Unfortunately, most of us need an monetary investment in our personal worth from our employer. The saddest part is that everyone at the company who is not buddy-buddy with senior management knows that it is a terrible company, and has grown to expect things to not change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo join a terrorist organization, so they can benefit from your highly effective ways at demoralizing members and destroying competent people.

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

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    Emcore is one of to many companies that treat the employees with respect, professionalism, and support.

    Maintenance Technicianll (Former Employee) Alhambra, CA

    ProsIn Emcore is a company that you can learn a lot of work and increase you skills and experiences in the field

    ConsThe team work is good and if you have an opinion how to do better way to work the respect that opinion or advise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Facilities Maintenance Management. Is great cause they always see on you safety first and they make the best for you in the work area. And attending safety meetings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad management and poor performance, it is about time for a change of some top C-Level management

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) Alhambra, CA

    ProsQuality engineering , some departments have very advance skills and product portfolio.
    There are some good quality people but not when it get to Sr. management and C level management.
    Company has a great potential if they would made the right decision ( focus , cut overhead , invest ,etc)

    Conslack of investment , lack of resources, no clear vision and focus, struggling to manage cash flow.
    work load is not balance in some areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk less do more! Stop promising things that you can't deliver.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the most dysfunctional companies I've ever worked at

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee) Alhambra, CA

    ProsUmm.... I guess if you suck at your job then you might be safe here.

    ConsPretty much everything from pay to incentives to equipment to employee morale and getting anything accomplished. Oh and the stock price performance is a joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. You're all talk and no substance. It amazes me that you're still employed in your capacity considering the stock price performance and the inability of your company to do anything well. If it wasn't for the US government propping you guys up you're house of cards would have been dead a long time ago. Talk is cheap and everyone worth keeping can see through your charades.

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

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    Poor management, poor training. China company taking control

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsThe are no pros other than I have a job this week. Some people are nice.

    ConsNo raises, no bonus, benefits cut, no money to get tools needed to do job. Management hands off. Benefits horrible. Salary low. People do not help. 80s style management except its 30 years later.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet the dead management out or just move to china.

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

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    Duct tape and Bailing wire

    Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsSome very good people who are working very hard to keep the place afloat. These people are worth way more than they are getting.

    ConsNo interest in fixing things the right way.....just slap it back together and keep the wafers moving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you intend to keep the manufacturing in the states (questionable) then you will need to modernize some of your equipment.

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

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