Oplink Communications Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Oplink Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice of the people over there

    Cons

    working so long through the night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. Oplink is a great company to work for. I enjoyed my work there with very interesting and kind co workers

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    Former Employee - Optical Integration Testing Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Optical Integration Testing Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Oplink Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Defintiely the hands off approach to there management style.

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. NO vision. NO upper management. NO reason to work here

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    Former Employee - Product in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Product in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Oplink Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay checks won't bounce. But on other side, they go over expense reports like your asking for gold given back in return

    Cons

    CEO likes to yell at all. But if you don't understand Chinese. Don't worry. He'll yell at you at that. One time he yelled at one guy in Chinese for an hour in front of everyone. Saw him throw a girls phone against a wall. Only thing worse than his temper is his lack of thoughts. He tells everyone what to do. And he will not listen to people or things. He only want his idea and he change his "mandatory" ideas every other day. He yells at you if you leave after only nine hour work hours for reason like family. And yells at people for not going to "volunteer" Saturday meetings where he yells and talks more Chinese for no reason than having people in the room and under control for six days instead of only 5. You will learn nothing at this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell CEO his child behavior is not good. Maybe to be against the law. And just makes him look bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Product Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oplink Communications

    Pros

    Very friendly Chinese cultured company

    Cons

    not much cons to say

  6. great benefits with no job potentials

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oplink Communications full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hours
    lots of freedom of doing your own thing
    great benefits

    Cons

    you will never be promoted or raised
    management only cares about making money and not its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please reward your people sometimes. they will work harder for you that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. important starting point of my career. learned plenty everyday

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    Former Intern - QA Testing Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Intern - QA Testing Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Oplink Communications as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    great opportunities to work with talent guys, easy communication with co worker oversea, great chance to learn a lot, cool and promising products

    Cons

    overtime working for ful-time workers but not for intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i don't know management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    The 6-7 day work week leaves no room for work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Oplink Communications full-time

    Pros

    The company offers a wide range of benefits. Free lunch is provided at Monday meetings and free dinners are provided Monday through Thursday.

    Cons

    The free dinner is likely just a tactic to get people to stay and work extended hours. You are expected to leave no earlier than 6 PM and you are expected to work all Saturdays and some Sundays for a long, exhausting 6-7 day work week. There really is no work-life balance. And it is important to note that the positive reviews about this company sound exactly like things the CEO or upper management would say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great opportunity...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oplink Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great opportunity to work with team full of very nice people; great opportunity to fill up those boring Saturdays by working the expected 6 days a week. great opportunity to enjoy Chinese food & culture, free dinner daily; immersion technique to learn Mandarin. nicest co-workers, I will miss them.

    Cons

    do not expect normal business processes, reasonable project timelines, collateral approval process, or work issue resolution. only 1 persons opinion matters, and it will not be yours, even if it's under your area of responsibility. having lunch in groups with co-workers outside of office is discouraged to the point of being feared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is no point giving advice to management. they know what the problem is and make excuses for it every day, but they can not do anything about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. No idea how this company wasn't ranked as one of the top companies to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oplink Communications full-time

    Pros

    If you're willing to learn, working here is like getting an MBA, JD, and PhD all at once.

    Cons

    Not for you if you're lazy, useless or generally are not interested in attending lectures everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Chinese company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Oplink Communications

    Pros

    Dont' really think there is any pro of Oplink.
    A well known bread in fiber optics industry with old technology.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, upper level management don't pay attention to the market needs.
    Do not have clear directions for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to the future need. buy some company will solid base and can generate revenue.
    do the research before you buy a company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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