Optics 1 Overview

  • www.optics1.com
  • Bedford, NH
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 1987
  • Subsidiary or Business Segment
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)

CompetitorsUNKNOWN

Optics 1 is a global leader in full-service state-of-the-art design and production of electro-optical products, systems, and sensors. We specialize in the design of compact, high-performance electro-optical systems including visual augmentation systems, laser range finder ...

Optics 1 Reviews

3.4
67%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
Approve of CEO
Joe Bogosian
Joe Bogosian
9 Ratings
5.0
Former Employee, more than 1 year

"Great management, products, company"

Mar 3, 2021 - Sales in Bedford, NH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I loved my experience at Optics 1. I moved to another company because it was a better fit for what I was looking for at the time. However, the team, especially my management was incredibly supportive

Cons

Not really a con....if you are looking to coast, this isn’t the place for you.
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Optics 1 Interviews

Experience
Positive50%
Negative50%
Getting an Interview
Applied online100%
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  1. Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bedford, NH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Optics 1 (Bedford, NH)

    Interview

    Afternoon interview, one-on-one with five separate individuals. Optics 1 dress code of the day included t-shirts, Hawaiian shirts, running shoes, and jeans with holes in them. First person was twenty minutes late - causing a cascade of confusion with all the other interviewers. All but one conversation interrupted by at least one cell phone call. New employees (1 year or less) appeared sincere to me while the older experienced employees were arrogant and condescending beyond belief. Majority of interview conversation was either about themselves and how great they were, or about how chaotic the company had become - no program management, no real technical guidance, and while they had a lot of "managers" and people who had been there forever there was in essence no leadership. Explosive growth has apparently severely damaged what was once a good place to learn and work. Very nice building (approaches Taj Mahal status), beautiful furniture, everything brand new, and a mammoth lobby filled with cliches written all over the walls - a bit of a bizzaro world. I thought the job description was unjustifiably broad, which included "travel expected", but intuitively it was hard to tell if this was a real interview of someone experienced in optical systems or just some sort of window dressing for the written record. Note that the recruiter is an independent contractor and not an employee of Optics 1. My recommendation is interview and DiSC profile training for the engineering department. Jeans and running shoes are fine, but the cell phone distractions and complaining about the lack of company leadership to a potential new-hire is not. Given the number of red flags, receiving the "thanks but no thanks" email 24 hours later was clearly a relief.
    Interview

    First question (from all 5 interviewers): "So tell me about yourself."

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...Employees genuinely feel invested in their programs and making sure that they are successful, and the leadership is sincere in its commitment to making Optics 1 a great place to work....

September 14, 2019

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