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Telephonics Overview

Farmingdale, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defense
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Since our founding over 80 years ago, Telephonics has evolved from a small manufacturer of audio headsets to an advanced-technology leader, recognized globally for highly sophisticated surveillance, communications, analysis and integration solutions.

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Mission: Telephonics’ Mission is to provide innovative and cost effective electronic systems and products to military and commercial markets worldwide that meet or exceed performance and quality requirements through technical excellence, world-class manufacturing, and an ... Read more

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    Telephonics' AN/APS-147 Navy Search and Resuce

    Telephonics' AN/APS-147 radar system is critical to the success of a U.S. Navy search and rescue mission.

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Telephonics – Why Work For Us?


We Are Telephonics

There are a lot of reasons to join the Telephonics team! Beyond the 4 ½ day work week, competitive salaries, benefits package, convenient locations and great colleagues, our highly sophisticated technologies are quietly making a BIG difference all over the world.

Telephonics is recognized as a trusted communications, surveillance, analysis and integration partner to a wide range of defense, aerospace and commercial customers. Our solutions provide a tactical advantage, even in the most unpredictable of environments and help to ensure the safety and security of human, economic and government interests. 

That’s a big job and we need the best and brightest team to help us continue to accomplish these dynamic goals. Whether you’re in engineering, program management, information systems, corporate administration or a wide range of other fields, we encourage you to consider making Telephonics your work home.

We believe that innovative ideas can come from everyone and we encourage all our team members to think big. We’re deeply rooted in ethical principles and are committed to maintaining a diverse workplace while impacting the community around us.

So consider joining Telephonics today and help us to think BIG.


Telephonics' innovative technologies provide a tactical advantage and the same can be said of a career with us! From engineering the next advanced radar system to managing multi-million dollar communications programs, among a myriad of other dynamic opportunities – there are many directions your career can take when working at Telephonics.

Career Opportunities at Telephonics 



At Telephonics, we provide our employees with a comprehensive benefits package, designed to meet the diverse needs of our team members and their families. Our holistic approach ranges from exceptional health and wellness plans to a robust wealth accumulation program. We also offer unique perquisites such as four weeks paid time off, 4 ½ day work week, employee discounts, educational assistance and much more.  

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Telephonics Reviews

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Telephonics President Kevin McSweeney
Kevin McSweeney
24 Ratings
  • "Tired of the negative comments"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Farmingdale, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great people
    4.5 day workweek
    4 weeks vacation / 12 paid holidays
    winter break


    Heavy workload and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    I’m tired of sitting back and reading all the negative comments about the company I work for. Did we have a layoff – yes – but what company hasn’t in today’s business environment? Are some of our managers in need of managerial skills – yes – but the company is offering training to help correct that. Is the workload heavy – yes – but we support each other and feel proud knowing not everyone can do what we do. I am impressed by the products we design and manufacture, I am committed to the military personnel those products support and protect and I consider myself fortunate to work with some of the hardest working and dedicated people in the defense industry.

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Telephonics Photos

Telephonics photo of: Telephonics Corporate Headquarters
Telephonics photo of: Team Telephonics had fun last Friday representing their favorite teams and enjoying game-day treats to kick the weekend off on a sports-themed note!
Telephonics photo of: Team Telephonics had fun last Friday representing their favorite teams and enjoying game-day treats to kick the weekend off on a sports-themed note!
Telephonics photo of: Team Telephonics had fun last Friday representing their favorite teams and enjoying game-day treats to kick the weekend off on a sports-themed note!
Telephonics photo of: Western Employee BBQ
Telephonics photo of: Western Employee BBQ
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Telephonics Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Telephonics (Columbia, MD).


    A few weeks after applying I had a 30 minute phone screen with a human resources secretary to review qualifications and salary. Two weeks later I had a conference call with a few SEG managers and technical lead engineers. A few weeks after that call, I was invited to the SEG office in Columbia for an in-person interview with several managers and various team members.
    The interview questions and style was fairly standard; they were a mix of technical and personality questions. The on-site interviewers were late to start, and I was there for about 4 hours.
    I was somewhat surprised that no one from SEG ever followed-up after the on-site interview. I see the same systems/missile defense engineer re-posted every few weeks for over a year, and since it is such a small group I can only assume that SEG is not serious about hiring for these positions. Honestly, I had very good qualifications, and I hope SEG was not just wasting my time fishing for salary/other information. My general impression was that people on the teams didn't really get along, and it was an unproductively competetive environment. This may explain their discourtesy in failing to follow up with people they bring in for interviews.

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