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Orbotech Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
19 Reviews
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    Field Service Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Orbotech full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Kind of stable environment, nice personal

    Cons

    Too conservative, low salaries, no place to advanced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a chance to new people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unstable company

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    Former Employee - Integration in Yavne (Israel)
    Former Employee - Integration in Yavne (Israel)

    I worked at Orbotech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of my direct managers, were excellent

    Cons

    The company deals with highly unstable areas:
    1. PCB
    2. Flat panel displays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yavne (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yavne (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Good location, culture, work-life balance & food.
    Very insightful job, a lot to learn.
    Well-structured.

    Cons

    Senior management constantly on vacation; things takes time to get done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Corporate Culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Orbotech full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Optical inspection and repair tool in FPD LCD industry is not bad. I worked in the division merged from Photon Dynamics. People are experienced and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Small working group. Business process is not optimized due to the merging process, so it took a lot of effort to find out how to process pretty standard process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Orbotech is a great Israeli company, good people and atmosphere , a real learning place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbotech full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly and warm. Always assist you if you need any help.

    Cons

    PCB- Very niche sector

  7.  

    Nice place, good atmosphere

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    Former Employee - QA Student in Yavne (Israel)
    Former Employee - QA Student in Yavne (Israel)

    I worked at Orbotech as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice people, feels like home

    Cons

    Low salary. Company doesn't compensate the good employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Orbotech is a typical family business

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I have been working at Orbotech full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A place using soft people practices

    Cons

    Slow in decision making and not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management team is aging team

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company operating in bad markets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbotech

    Pros

    - A true industry leader
    - Most of the managers and employee are very nice and supportive
    - Lots of opportunities for R&D people
    - Can truly learn about doing business in APAC

    Cons

    - Most of the business trips are to APAC only and minimum 2 weeks - a real burden on the family
    - Operates in technological niches and therefore the industry knowledge is mostly irrelevant in Israel
    - The company is not growing. Constant pressure on profits
    - When there are profits, they don't trickle down to employees
    - Low compensation relative to high-tech industry
    - Increasing office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Review compensation policy
    - Review 2 week trip policy - cause of a lot of distress
    - Kill unsuccessful projects

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start, not for life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orbotech

    Pros

    You can work at the headquarters and see and influence critical decisions.
    Some bright people work there, but their numbers are getting smaller everyday because they leave.

    Cons

    Low compensation, non competitive salaries.
    Good people are leaving the company.
    Most development is moving to APAC region.
    No real innovation in the past 10 years - usually reuse existing concepts, and don't understand why competitors pass them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more chances. Otherwise, competitors will take over the market.
    Rethink who your manafement team is. Some of them should not be there. Spending many years in a company is not a reason to keep someone as a manager.
    You are loosing good people. Think why this happens and fix it.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good, stable company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbotech full-time

    Pros

    Orbotech is a stable company that's been around for 30+ years. The company strives to be a "family" and provides employees with a decent work-life balance. Employees tend to work here for many years.

    Cons

    Orbotech operates in markets that are highly cyclical, and therefore, there can be times of high pressure to meet customer/internal needs.
    For the past few years, Orbotech has been operating under the mantra of "doing more with less", so employees are pushed to work hard.
    Career progression is limited, as people tend not to leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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