Nikon Precision
3.4 of 5 10 reviews
www.nikonprecision.com Belmont, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 6, 2014

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Toyohiro Takamine

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Experience

Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood benefits, good salary. Good work/life balance, relocation assistance

ConsDocumentation is not good. Sometime is difficult troubleshoot problems without the right documents

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

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Excellent Employer

Field Service Engineer IV (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible, competitive, takes care of their employees

ConsA bit slow to respond to global changes and keep up with the rest of the world.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The company has great benefits, but has it flaws.

Field Service Engineer (Former Employee)
Chandler, AZ

I worked at Nikon Precision full-time for more than a year

ProsThe benefits package is great, very good medical insurance and no waiting times to be vested into any of the benefits.

ConsManagement, training and pay. The managers give favors to the worker that are their friends outside of work, and cover up the mistakes they make. There is a total lack of training, than later on they expect you to know everything about the training a elite few received. And lastly pay could be better, for the economy it is good. But compared to the industry it is low.

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

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Billing At Nikon

Billing Specialist (Former Employee)
Belmont, CA

I worked at Nikon Precision full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Training Provided. Great People to work with.

ConsAt the moment nothing at all that I can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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Service (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent relocation and health benefits

ConsVolatile marketplace (semiconductor industry), many lay offs in the past 10 years. Many dissatisfied employees. No upward mobility for a long term career.

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

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Good company

Field Service Engineer IV (Current Employee)
Rio Rancho, NM

I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay and benifits. Challenging work environment .

ConsEach region acts independently, company policies are only guidelines to follow or not.

Difficult customer.

Advice to Senior ManagementBasic fairness would be nice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work. Would work there again if I needed a job.

Field Service Engineer (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Nikon Precision

ProsGreat bunch of guys to work with.
Challenging work which frequently requires you to think off the cuff.
Information isn't spoon fed to you so you get good troubleshooting experience.
Good benefits (although that is changing with a struggling economy)

ConsWork environment can be a little unprofessional at time.
Pay isn't what it used to be.
Usually small raises.
No car allowance.
There is a lot of information hoarding going on by some trying to be heros which can make it tough to do you job sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more feedback options from service personnel. Needs to be more transparency between the field, Belmont, and Japan. It's easy to feel disconnected from the company and hence the company goals when you just work at a customer site day in and day out. I think FSEs would take more ownership if they felt like they were truly a part of the company and made a difference.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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10 Years Behind the times

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nikon Precision full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAwesome benefits. Certain people are great, opportunities to be pushed and thus grow are pretty frequent.

ConsWEAK leadership. Zero communication about anything. Fighting fires is the only way the company knows how to operate. Lack of investment in the people and technology used by people in their jobs. This is a "no can do" type of company vs. a "can do". Seriously behind the times in being innovative and using technology to make processes better. Some people work very hard while others coast.

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome managers who actually lead instead of getting too involved in the details.

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

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Mixed bag

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nikon Precision

ProsGood pay and benefits, long-term job security.

ConsAt some satellite operations that are located near semiconductor fabs, there can be little to no oversight by upper management. As a result of this there are some mediocre long-term employees, and some very unprofessional long-term employees. These people's behaviors go unnoticed in a large bureaucracy and they are very unproductive and disruptive. Also, there is a lack of organization and communication. There is poor communications with related Japanese operations.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire and reward positive, team oriented people who treat fellow employees with respect and also behave in a professional manner. Have better, more effective communications with employees and related companies. Upper Management should make a concerted effort to weed out unprofessional and inadequate employees, as they are very costly and unproductive and are lawsuits waiting to happen. In this down economy, there would be no problem finding people who can do the job much better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too much politics, too many games

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nikon Precision

ProsGood place to learn about the equipment and technology.

ConsPolitical atmosphere where much goes on behind closed doors and decisions made for personal gain.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse management to grow opportunities for the company instead of holding people back.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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