CVI Melles Griot

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsA business where the individual has an opportunity to standout and make significant contributions that impact the overall success of the company.

ConsEach North American office (NY, NM, CA) operates very differently with a unique culture that may or may not be desirable to everyone. Melles Griot has struggled to achieve anything better than "also-ran" status for too many of their core future growth technologies. As a result, business growth has been largely flat for the last several years leading to internal budget tightening and increased work loads.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs a manufacturing company, unless the CVI-MG develops significant optical component technology that is truly original, protectable, economically valuable, and with multiple customers (a difficult and expense task), it will be hard to achieve grow significantly greater than the general economy (few % per year) without acquisitions or a revised product strategy. The current OEM component product lines are under attack, brand loyalty is eroding everywhere while manufacturing quality levels are increasing around the world as prices drop. As a result, every year it is more difficult to maintain sustainable differentiation for OEM component products that end up buried inside the finished device. I suggest adding an instrument or major sub-system (reprographics or biotech light engines, for example) presence in NA to fuel future growth.

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    Applications Engineer (Former Employee) Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at CVI Melles Griot full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: A lot of nice and knowledgable coworkers Cons: Limited investment in new technology Advice to Senior Management: Put more resource to new things More
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    Not a good place to work

    Senior Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at CVI Melles Griot full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Great co workers and interesting work Cons: Constant turnover of upper level management leads to constant change. Little support from other managers/departments. Constantly apologizing to customers for our mistakes. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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