VLOC Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. good place

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    Former Employee - Production Control Coordinator in New Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Production Control Coordinator in New Port Richey, FL

    I worked at VLOC (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    laid back, easy going company

    Cons

    closed down, laid off everyone


  2. Dysfunctional!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fabrication Tech in Trinity, FL
    Former Employee - Fabrication Tech in Trinity, FL

    I worked at VLOC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of cake, selfies and beer in the brake room...especially towards the end.
    Proof that outsourcing jobs and commercial work will never work.

    Cons

    The HR department. This was arguably the worst department in history of anything known in the work place. They "worked" once a year - open enrollment- and they even managed to murk that up.
    Enter China, depart USA jobs. All contracts that were given up were probably lost to competitors or could not be delivered. Support of China is a 24/7 365 gig, it was later discovered.

    "Quality department" and its clueless tyrant boss. More product and material in RMA, scrap and rework bins than in the production line. Imagine if a fast food restaurant worked the same

    Clueless "engineers"and "managers"..as other posters say.

    The sales department discovered a document called a "waiver"!

    Sued for non compliant parts by a defense contractor.

    After 30 years in the industry, this company is no more.

    Advice to Management

    (What management? I think they were all fired or quit to avoid the embarrassment on their so called"resumes".Your incompetence is punishment enough...I can't pile anymore than that.


  3. Went out of business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at VLOC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nearly 30 years in crystal growth and laser optics for the commercial and military contracts market

    Cons

    Poor business decisions and management caused loss of contracts, customers and eventually almost all jobs. Business shipped to China or lost to competitors. Military contracts orders never materialized as promised and the few that were won couldn't be delivered. Low morale and general poor work ethic only made things worse.

    Advice to Management

    You did a heckava job! Thank you!!!!!!


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  5. Defined incompetence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VLOC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    One realizes why it's so important to have competent engineers and technical managers in the field to actually do the work of their field of study. Great potential to do work in a niche market. It was consolidated by the parent company for parts to feed other business units.

    Cons

    Sadly all the potential this company had was wasted with years of replacing competent engineers with non engineering staff by promoting them to and giving them engineering titles. Other supporting cast of staff was just as lacking if not worse. Very few people actually had titles that matched their technical know how. "You could go to the nearest bus stop and find the next thin films technician" was the popular adage. This not only watered down the brand but it has set a scary scenario where these individuals are now scattered in the technical world leap frogging off job titles they should not have had in the first place. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong with poor management and a team of mostly unqualified staff went wrong and then some. Some people's live changed forever and not in a positive way. One can and should write a book.

    Advice to Management

    You watched too much TV...mad men met the office then office space happened. Epic failures with a deserved ending. Your heads came out the sand just in time to see the house of cards you built come tumbling down. It was embarrassing to have worked in the same building as you and some of your rear end kissers...."Adios Amigos"!!!!!!!!


  6. Exit Interview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VLOC

    Pros

    Pasco county contract manufacturing job.

    Cons

    Going out of business this year.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning and accountability required.


  7. II-VI Subsidiary going out of business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VLOC (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am thinking of what pro's there could possibly be

    Cons

    Corporate views its employees as $$$$
    Why else would they promote someone to a VP after a loss in revenue, multiple lay offs, and closing an entire facility

    Advice to Management

    stock shelves at your local store for a living


  8. cheap wages and clueless management

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    Former Employee - Coaing Tech in Trinity, FL
    Former Employee - Coaing Tech in Trinity, FL

    I worked at VLOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    air conditioned in the plant

    Cons

    a job......outsourced 80% of work to Asia countries, trying to rely on military work. Engineers are clueless and its not working out too well.

    Advice to Management

    bring back some commercial work


  9. Fair at best does not think highly of employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Port Richey, FL

    I worked at VLOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefit package was nice even if medical for the family is very expensive.

    Cons

    Management was very lacking and pay not up to industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees they are what make the company.


  10. CLUELESS

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New Port Richey, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in New Port Richey, FL

    I worked at VLOC as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A paycheck if your desperate

    Cons

    low pay is only surpassed by the low morale, company decided to outsource commercial business to Asian countries and rely on military work to keep Florida site running. Not going so well to say the least. Company mired in dysfunctional lack of management. QA manager on major power trip and there are no checks and balances, its whatever He wants, regardless of making sense or not. HR department is a revolving door and not employee friendly, don't expect the neutrality that is supposed to come from this department.

    Advice to Management

    get out of your office and check in with employees and their ideas. Try managing.



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