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One controller/manager to avoid

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Analyst Staff  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst Staff in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Coherent

Pros

The best reasons to work at Coherent include: (1) well-defined ERP systems and corporate controls; (2) supporting groups that are excited and motivated about the work they do; and (3) leader in the laser technology industry.

Cons

The company promotes balance in its work/life perspective. My experience could not be further from the truth. My manager (controller) was not supportive of anyone's work/life balance save for her own. She described any conflicts between weekend plans and work that she allowed to spill over to the weekend as "personal problems". I was only to pleased to terminate my employment quickly.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not transparent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Coherent

    Pros

    Decent compensation compared with peers

    Cons

    A lot of turnaround, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A learning one

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fusion, Diamond Service Technician  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Fusion, Diamond Service Technician in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at Coherent

    Pros

    The people...the way I am given the time to do things on my own...my most powerful traight is the I am a multi-tasker and Coherent Bloomfield allows me to utilize that traight to the fullest...

    Cons

    The take a very very long time to (Ican't say recognize) bring their employees to the pay grades they are supposed to be at...I feel that I bring valure to this company but one could not see that through my pay grade...I am a tech II performing at Senior Tech level...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't only take the time out to make sure your people are happy...take the time out to review their performances and pay them at the level they deserve...we are in a total inflation and I myself can't even start a 401k due to the pay grade elevel that I am in...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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