Opnext
2.7 of 5 7 reviews
www.opnext.com Fremont, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Harry L. Bosco

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Poor performing upper management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Opnext

ProsGreat group of skilled engineers

ConsInability of upper management to define a clear strategy

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to new Oclaro mgmt- provide a clear vision and product direction to business development and engineering team

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

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Too much politics, not enough focus on bottom line improvement & individual & organizational performance

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

I worked at Opnext

ProsTechnology leadership in optical networking gave them the edge in recruiting & retaining key talent. They offer an end-to-end solution from component to line cards, pushing the edge of possibilities in optical networking.

ConsLack of strategic vision. Inability to effectively communicate and execute organizational goals. Doesn't hold leaders or individual contributors accountable for performance and promotes incompetent performers to leadership positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementListening to brown nosers will eventually result in what it smells like... Focus on results, not politics and the company could be a market leader again.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This company is in big trouble

Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Opnext

ProsWorking on cutting edge optical technology is a challenge and a lot of fun. Small company atmosphere makes it easy to learn about many aspects of the business.

ConsBusiness model is not good. Margins are bad. Competition is intense. Losing market share. Japan-USA tensions are high and cooperation is almost non-existent, if not hostile.

I don't see this company being one of the winners in the coming optical component consolidation.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to make high-performing employees want to stay.
Find a way to differentiate the products from the competition.
Hold sales team accountable for their targets.
Fix the Japan-USA rift or else close down one of the sites.
Do you really need an office in NJ?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fremont, CA

I worked at Opnext full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExperienced and skilled people to work with

ConsFiber optics market is tough

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OKay Place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Opnext full-time for more than 3 years

ProsReasonable work hours and flexible work hours

ConsNo career growth and directions from senior management is often unclear

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to delegate decision making further down the management chain of control

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor Top Management

Reliability Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

I have been working at Opnext

ProsIt was great and declined, unskillful technical management

ConsNeed a job, poor management technical skills

Advice to Senior ManagementHand on on issues and long term strategy

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Senior Principal Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Los Gatos, CA

I worked at Opnext full-time for more than a year

ProsEngineers are allowed to express their creativity

ConsNot the market leader in their field

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