Optech Reviews

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    Engineer - R&D

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Optech

    Pros

    Highly 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.

    Cons

    Compensation 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Optech

    Pros

    Always fights for their employees.

    Cons

    no cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better contracts for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Customer focused and very collaborative culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Age agnostic, limited politics, very collaborative culture.

    Cons

    Work distributed over several locations reducing efficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the future and solving the root cause of problems.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Optech Inc.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Develop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Successful lidar based company in a small industry

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

    I have been working at Optech

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -disorganized to some degree
    -low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Become more organized

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Optech

    Pros

    cutting edge laser technology
    chances for international travel

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much middle management, should pay more attention to employee to retain people

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Stressful and Politics

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

    I have been working at Optech

    Pros

    3 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cover multitasks and handle much skills.

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Optech

    Pros

    Get some new experience in laser technology.

    Cons

    Salary is not high and too much leads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need pay attention on rearch transfer to production.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kneepads are recommended.

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

    I worked at Optech

    Pros

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

    Cons

    After 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wake 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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