IRIDEX
3.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.iridex.com Mountain View, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Theodore A. Boutacoff

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Started Out As 5 Stars

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IRIDEX full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPreventing blindness has it's own great karma.
Iridex was a great company to work for for many, many years.
An incredibly innovative company within their field.

ConsLots of management turnover resulting in a great deal of confusion.
Some bad business decisions, particularly in the area of acquisitions.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways pay attention to the people who work for you and your customersfirst.
Make sure that people get continuing training and skills upgrades.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bait and Switch

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IRIDEX full-time

ProsFlexible on work hours. Can't really list any others.
Depending on the group you work in there's profit sharing and you get stock, though it's quite devalued.

ConsManagement: Far more Chiefs than Indians. There are quite a few people with the title of Vice President but with no direct reports. The company is a bit top heavy. Lot's of supervisors with inflated job titles but not much experience in the job or managing people or expectations.

Several employees who are under qualified working positions that serve no ad value to the organization.

There is too much focus away from their core competency which is lasers for opthalmology.

Projects were too ambitious with no forethought or Marketing based research. No project or company plans.

No advanced R&D.

No communication between Marketing and Engineering.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the bottom line and on your core competency. Don't go a completely different direction if there is no proof from marketing that it is needed. Get your core products stabilized and under control. If there is a VP that has no direct reports, that person should not be a VP same goes for a manager or supervisor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IRIDEX as a contractor

ProsKnowledgeable Manager presses you to perform your best.

ConsCompany still struggling to grow.

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If you want to be less than successful then go to IRIDEX

Accountant (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at IRIDEX full-time for more than a year

Prosnothing except that they are in the red and might go under this year

Consbad work environment.
no bathrooms except for 1
terrible front desk reception
no leadership from the top down.

Advice to Senior Managementplease help with getting the whole company fired and start from scratch

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful working conditions

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at IRIDEX full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmall company, family like atmosphere, good salary and benefits

ConsNew management team does not share the previous owner's style

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a good experience

Responsabil Contract (Current Employee)

I have been working at IRIDEX full-time

Prosyoung and dynamic team, opportunity to advance

Conscurrently there are no downsides

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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