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Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Coherent full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

People are friendly and nice, work and life balance, decent benefit

Cons

no room for growth, too much politics and change in management

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company had so much potential

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    Current Employee - Purchasing  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at Coherent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    get people to work with
    workers were engaged

    Cons

    there was no leadership
    management was not engaged in creating a positive place to work
    management was not concerned about the workers just their reporting into headquarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your roles may be stepping stones in your careers but to the average worker these are their lives please be more responsible for the choices you make and understand the long term results to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    One controller/manager to avoid

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    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
    No opinion of CEO
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