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My time at Thorlabs

Technical Marketer (Current Employee) Newton, NJ

ProsDedicated group of people building good products
Nice facility
The benefits are pretty good

ConsSome Senior Management can seem distant and unaware of the concerns and needs of employees, and often stress speed over quality.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A fun internship

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Newton, NJ

    I worked at Thorlabs as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Friendly people, company rewards for overall company performance, great for… Cons: Does not pay as well as other companies but this… Advice to Senior Management: Can't say since I only interned. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Mediocre, but getting better

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Newton, NJ

    I worked at Thorlabs full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The people are enjoyable to work with. The company is trying… Cons: The company is run by scientists that too often "recreate the wheel" rather than going with industry best practices or bringing in an expert. Owner micromanages… Advice to Senior Management: Give employees more freedom. First I mean this in terms of allowing employees to take "ownership" of their portion of the company. Second in terms… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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