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Helpful (4)

Poor leadership, the General Manager is running the division as though it is a separate entity from the corporation.

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Rochester, NY
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Rochester, NY

I worked at Newport

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The benefits package for a position with Newport is fairly decent with the company covering 80% of Medical insurance. There is also 401K matching and profit sharing available.

Cons

The Sales group has been a revolving door for almost 5 years. This is due to several reasons, mostly because the GM, who is a micro-manager, is unable to articulate the exact requirements for what he would consider success. There are little to no systems in place to help achieve any goals that would be set either. The GM has no experience in sales and is unable to comprehend or appreciate the value of a qualified sales rep.

Advice to Management

Remove the General Manager from his position and you should see at least a 10 to 15% growth in sales! The replacement leader should embrace the Newport Corporate name and leverage this to gain access to accounts globally.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    It was outside of my field of Optics and wasn't given much freedom to branch out.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Newport

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well known name. Stable industry.Good knowledge base. There are some very good people with good work ethics. The techs are good workers and want to do as much as they can to help out in delivering a product.

    Cons

    There is no clear path to promotions. The training for all areas is weak. The is little loyalty to the employee.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if the company would provide more of a quarterly incentive. It is good to get anything in my opinion, but when the company has has the best two years of its entire history, the checks should be larger.

  2. Helpful (5)

    A good place to work if you are a director or above

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only thing that is a pro is that the company serves the industry that may not directly tie into mainstream, so does not have an affect on the recent economic downturn.
    There is no other pros

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth. Company is really focus on making upper managment and executives richer. Very low incentives for employees. No cross training and no mentoring environment to encourage growth and promotion

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus more on fostering growth and mentoring of existing talent pool

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