Newport

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Newport is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Newport

    Pros

    Newport is a large corporation which crosses over a number of technologies. For a technical professional is present a good deal of opportunity.

    Cons

    Because Newport has been around for so long and has grown through acquisition it sometimes feels less like a cohesive team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some portion of management seems resistant to change which for a growing company in a technical field seems counter intuitive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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