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I would not recommend to apply to work with this company , at least not the Fiber Optics div.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alhambra, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA

I have been working at EMCORE

Pros

Still dealing with advanced tech.
Some good employees left.
Nothing else , good ideas ...but still only ideas.
Good HR team

Cons

Still in the 80s from managment style and tools.
Not orgenized ....huge overhead and bad manag.
Bad communication and lack of resources.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Come and visit more often. Call some of the common employees to tell you what they think.
You must solve those issues and revive the company .....remote control doesn’t work. for such a bad shape company ,you need to have team that doesnt afraid to do the hard work.

Unfortunately you don’t have such a team.....Luckily you still have some good employee left ....but they are all rusted and need to be revived.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for EMCORE

  1.  

    Frustrated by the management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMCORE

    Pros

    Good, intelligent and hard working colleagues. Good technologies.

    Cons

    Very limited resources and hiring process is extremely slow. Management is a mess, with defined priority shifts but not willing to slow down on ANYTHING. Very poor benefits. In short words, company does not really care about the employee. Appreciation is only at verbal level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more efficient and stick to the plan. Not changing it on a weekly basis. Drive quality from internal and not ONLY drive by customer.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMCORE full-time

    Pros

    If you're a slacker, you're safe: Slow to get rid of dead weight.
    You can work 9 to 5 here.

    Cons

    Poorly focused management team
    Little employee empowerment, everything needs approvals.
    Stifling bureaucracy - You need to fill out a form or a ticket for even menial tasks.
    Cash strapped organization - stingy to no raises
    Antiquated IT (still using Win XP32) - Snails pace of implementation of new technology.
    Road blocks instead of solutions offered as default response to change requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making decisions faster, focus on reducing the stifling overhead and time consuming bureaucracy, consider streamlining the operations by reducing administrative busy work, hold people accountable, don't allow for so much finger pointing when things don't get done. Fire foot draggers and poor performers (at all levels). Focus on results, not just talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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