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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Portland, OR
Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR

I have been working at Electro Scientific Industries

Pros

The people at ESI are smart and easy to get along with. There's a wide variety of technology and a lot of it is cutting-edge. The company is small enough that any individual can make a noticeable difference if they want to get off of their butt. Intentions are almost always good.

Cons

There's been an incredible amount of churn in personnel over the last 5 years. The company is in the process of transitioning from old-school where 25+ years of service was typical to new-school where 5 years of service is industry average. Strong, team-building leadership is undervalued and almost non-existent. Company culture doesn't include constructively critical periods of review across entire disciplines but rather pits engineers against one another for once-yearly reviews. Check the stock price history.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a hard look at the corporate culture

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Electro Scientific Industries

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    ESI

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at Electro Scientific Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Kind environment
    Great training
    Caring to employees

    Cons

    nothing particular to be mentioned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great co-workers and very relaxed atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electro Scientific Industries

    Pros

    Flexible and very friendly people. Good benefits

    Cons

    Company kept down sizing and kept expecting the same work output. Went above and beyond on many occasions and still was not good enough for job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the success for the company came in the lower level work. People worked countless hours and effortlessly to make the quarter demands. Yet the company continued to higher upper management positions in lieu of keeping jobs at the lower level. These are the people that makes ESI have successful quarters. It is shameful that you rid the american people of jobs and outsource overseas.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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