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