Newport
2.7 of 5 24 reviews
www.newport.com Irvine, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

ProsNewport 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.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementLook 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    I worked at Newport


    Pros: The benefits package for a position with Newport is fairly decent with the company… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Remove the General Manager from his position and you should see at least a 10 to 15% growth in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    It was outside of my field of Optics and wasn't given much freedom to branch out.

    Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: There is no clear path to promotions. The training for… Advice to Senior Management: It would be nice if the company would provide more of a quarterly incentive. It is good to get anything in… More
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