Newport

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Newport Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Newport part-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Newport

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice size company, with good product and industry diversity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with room for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newport full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, room to grow, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management hears only what they want and does not listen to the employee who actually knows the situation on the ground.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Change is the name of the game.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive, experienced a lot of growth opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Neat technology, good engineering team

    Cons

    Communication and process needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you are, direction is not always clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Newport is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Newport

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good company to work for...

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

    I have been working at Newport

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company with lots of potentials, but lacks good management to thrive

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

    I have been working at Newport full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industrial leader in many advanced technologies.
    Lots of experts with many years of experience that are willing to teach.
    Relax working atmospheres on most days. Good balance between work and personal life.
    Competitive 401K matching.

    Cons

    20% of the employees accomplish 80% of the work.
    Divisions do not easily share resources due to conflict of interests.
    Very little room for career advancement.
    Below market average in terms of compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many mid-level managers. Set long term goals instead of focusing on short term profit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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