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Updated Feb 16, 2014

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2.9 9 reviews

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Donald Carswell

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Engineer - R&D

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHighly dynamic working environment with lots of product development initiatives going on. You tend to work on different application areas with different markets. Gives good exposure to different industries, commercial/space/defense.

    ConsCompensation lower than industry standard. Need to increase the compensation for engineering staff to levels as surveyed by OSPE/PEO for them to retain their talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAlways fights for their employees.

    Consno cons for this company

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better contracts for your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer focused and very collaborative culture

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsAge agnostic, limited politics, very collaborative culture.

    ConsWork distributed over several locations reducing efficiency

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in the future and solving the root cause of problems.

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

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    Optech Inc.

    Data Processor (Former Employee) Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    Pros-coworkers were nice
    -excellent learning opportunity within an innovative and emerging field
    --great opportunity for exposure to international clients

    Cons-insufficient pay for the amount of work done
    -not employee oriented considering they are the foundation of the company
    -lack of employee appreciation or promotion
    -high employment turnover/lack of employee retention
    -training could significantly be improved, especially of new employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop strategies to retain employees, build morale, and provide proper compensation for your workers. The lack of appropriate compensation, respect and appreciation drove me to leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Successful lidar based company in a small industry

    Data Processor (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Good team environment
    -Fairly laid back
    -Great opportunity to learn new things

    Cons-disorganized to some degree
    -low salary

    Advice to Senior Management-Become more organized

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    great place to learn about laser technology but they don't treat employee well

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscutting edge laser technology
    chances for international travel

    Consfinancial compensation does not justify the amount of work
    last minute flip flop
    dysfunctional at times

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo much middle management, should pay more attention to employee to retain people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful and Politics

    Data Support Specialist (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros3 days a week
    ok health care
    chance to advance career
    chance to work overseas
    - some coworkers are creat and supportive team environment

    Cons-long 12 hour shifts
    - politics within the firm
    - multi task heavily
    - provide reasons and incentives for career advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to make things better by listening to bot sides at times instead of trusting the person who has been very long in the business. Try to qualify people for the job before hiring them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cover multitasks and handle much skills.

    Technician (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGet some new experience in laser technology.

    ConsSalary is not high and too much leads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed pay attention on rearch transfer to production.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kneepads are recommended.

    Bring Kneepads and Lube! (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsVery cutting edge products (Laser based 3D imaging, terrain mapping, space). Good co-workers.

    ConsAfter I joined during the first few years it was great. But, when the owner's son took over, it was only the ass kissers who got promoted. Another way to get a promotion, or even protection by management was to sleep around with your manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and kick yourselves in the ass! You laid off a bunch of people just so that you can give yourselves a nice bonus! In return another 20 people quit in disgust! Stop protecting those worthless middle managers and stop promising customers delivery times that are next to impossible to meet with a working product.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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