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Coherent Overview

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Santa Clara, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1966
Company - Public (COHR)
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Lord Almighty, Coherent is just a hunk of burning light. The company specializes in light wave manipulation, called photonics, to manufacture and market all types of lasers. Operations straddle high-volume production of commercial lasers and components, and specialized, custom ... Read more

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    "Great company with positive outlook"

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    Pros

    Coherent is a great place to work if you're looking for a collaborative, open-door culture where people are skilled and driven in their areas of expertise, yet balanced and pleasant to work with. Management is flexible and open to ideas so it's a good environment to contribute both individually and as a team member. Recent integration with Rofin has expanded the business and the company continues to grow at an exciting pace with an impressive product portfolio and positive outlook. Many people have been with the company for 15-20+ years, which speaks for itself!

    Cons

    Room to centralize some internal processes, but expect this to improve as integration continues to roll out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Continue to invest in innovative product development, invest in talent and keep up with training opportunities.

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Coherent Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Coherent.

    Interview

    Interview with 5 people in 30 minutes slots (1 on 1s). Very conversational and not very technical (advertised targeting new graduates). Mostly common interview questions (strengths, weaknesses, career goals, etc). Each interviewer appeared to focus on a different part of a resume for the entire time slot.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you had a conflicting opinion with a person while working on a project and how you tended to resolve the issue?   1 Answer
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