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  1. built benches and aligments

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Optics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice company and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    projects seemed limited,very repetitive

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. build benches and aligment with optical fiber.

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    wonderful company with a great benefits.

    Cons

    i dont have any cons about .


  3. Helpful (6)

    Rocking engineering company, ineffectual leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to play with some seriously cool toys. Lasers that drill right through targets. Probes that get sent to Mars and the Moon, or dropped into volcanoes. Medical systems that directly save lives. Experiment with C-4, blood and gasoline. So many cool customer projects we actually turn away work. What's not to love?

    Cons

    The company lacks dynamic leadership with a clear vision of which markets and products it will choose to prioritize; or when such visions are occasionally articulated in PowerPoint, executive follow-through with actual action is lacking. Like Microsoft, the company often seems paralyzed between maintaining legacy support for older systems, protocols, and designs, or aggressively grabbing hold of the new paradigms shaping future markets.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time in your office and more time understanding how users interact with our systems. Understand that a company can either grow aggressively or suffer in decline: equilibrium is generally not an option for technology firms (and growth requires choices).


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  5. Good Company, good atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ocean Optics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people to work with

    Cons

    Struggle to growth and hence carreer development is an issue


  6. Helpful (2)

    Inverted pyramids and glass ceilings at play

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Optics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company produces some of the world's most innovative scientific devices. Their engineering staff is among the best in the US and they are genuinely excited - as a team - when they are able to solve problems and find answers. The headquarters is situated in a small-town-USA area that lends to its casual and welcoming environment. The benefits package is extremely good.

    Cons

    Management is now larger than the actual workforce and about half of management is redundant and/or not skilled at leading a team. There is a disproportionately small number of minorities and even fewer females in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Cull your management team to fit the number of people who actual create, work and implement. Look more towards talents in minority communities and to female staff with skills.



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