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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 – 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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    "Many changes. New CEO and top management suggest new opportunity."

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    Great employees / coworkers and a comprehensive benefit package. Some very interesting and technically challenging projects. New CEO and leadership at the top has an opportunity to move the organization away from experiences cited elsewhere in these reviews.


    Hours can be long, budgets and schedules can be difficult to impossible to meet. Processes can be convoluted and counterproductive.

    Advice to Management

    The changes at the top present the company with a true opportunity to refocus and address issues cited in other reviews. This will require an increased emphasis upon listening to employees and a review / critical evaluation of processes / procedures to ensure that they include only "value added" steps and are truly aligned with the goals of the business / customers.

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Telephonics Interviews

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    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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