Newport

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

I worked at Newport

Pros

Newport products are critical part of research and high tech equipment advances in Microelectronics, Defense, Astronomy, and Life and Health Sciences. Competitive pay and good benefits.

Cons

Very fragmented company structure. Management makes decisions based on what will help them achieve their near term objectives for their department/division, not based on what is in the best interest of the customers, employees or long term interest of the share holders and company at large. Little, to no, accountability for failure to meet commitments. There are some very dedicated employees that carry the weight and step in and perform the tasks of others, but even they cannot compensate for the poor day to day management and lack of effort to improve systems, efficiencies, processes and service.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at solving systemic issues. So many resources are involved in reactive "firefighting" that nobody can or will take the time to investigate, identify the root cause, and put the issus to rest, especially because it involves so many different divisions that do not cooperate well.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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