Newport Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Newport President, CEO, and Director Robert J. Phillippy
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  1. Great experience in a well-balanced work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with interesting applications. The people are very kind and accommodating, and there is very little workplace drama. It is situated near many good lunch restaurants.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are no leads on a project. It can be hard getting what you need to finish a task.


  2. SR. Electrical Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reputable company, good benefits, takes care about employees.

    Cons

    Location for living in Irvine is so-so, especially apartment rent.


  3. Nice Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Newport. I enjoy what I do, the people around me and flexibility in my schedule. People are friendly, the office is nice and benefits are decent. I've worked here for almost 8 years and count myself lucky to be employed here.

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints about working for this company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Newport Corp there is room to grow for hard workers who are motivated to advance. Upper management runs the company fairly well.

    Cons

    There is weird division between different facilities. It makes no sense why the CEO allows this to happen. The Irvine facility is in an old building.

    Advice to Management

    Run the company as 1 business!! Why does lasers get away with doing their own thing? Why do we spend huge money on a single ERP system but can't pull together HR?


  6. Overall good company to work for...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A friendly work environment, okay benefit, strong brand reputation whithin photonics industry, fairly stable business due to the diversification of product and focus on research industry, lower entry barrier competitor, good customer service

    Cons

    compensation below market rate, periodic reorg leading low morale, cross-divisional issue, job market is not big enough in southern CA area to seek more compensation within industry,

    Advice to Management

    more focus on marketing and product rationalization is needed rather than the revenue growth,


  7. Newport is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Newport

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Newport full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, many long term employees. In general treats employees well. Compensation, benefits and other perks are good for industry peers. I recommend working for Newport.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the organization sometimes lacking. Company culture is very scattered throughout the organization based upon what location you are working at.


  9. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement
    Former Employee - Procurement

    I worked at Newport full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Change is the name of the game.


  10. Nice size company, with good product and industry diversity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Newport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Newport is involved in many different industries, and offers diverse opportunities for different disciplines. The leadership is always looking toward future growth and expansion.

    Cons

    Since some of the markets Newport serves are cyclical or volatile, some divisions or positions can be vulnerable to market trends.


  11. Engineering

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newport

    Pros

    They provide profit sharing and great benefits

    Cons

    Cost of living in local area is a bit high



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