CyOptics Reviews | Glassdoor

CyOptics Reviews

7 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Ed J. Coringrato
6 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Overall good. Great place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wafer Fab Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Wafer Fab Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CyOptics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible for employees. Good benefits. Minimal to no micromanaging. Employer willing to work with you to get training. Able to take issues up the chain as the lowest man to the CEO.

    Cons

    Too hard to get fired. Some employees have been there so long they are slow and inefficient with no repercussions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get to attached to employees. Treat the good ones right and push repeat offenders more.


  2. "Process Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CVD PROCESS ENGINEER in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - CVD PROCESS ENGINEER in Edison, NJ

    I worked at CyOptics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn about semi-conductor

    Cons

    very less pay, not many opportunities to grow.

  3. "It was a job..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good.
    I lived close to the job.

    Cons

    The insurance was good under CyOptics, but became a joke under Avago.
    The manager (not my direct supervisor) in my area seemed to favor females and discipline young men a lot.
    The manager (not my direct supervisor) in my area allowed her friends to talk to her for multiple hours a day, but if someone that she didn't approve of spoke for 5 minutes she would get scowl as quick as day and you would know it.
    2nd shift = not much of a social life
    The staff are very particular with who they like and who they don't as they'll snitch on coworkers, while they themselves take an extra 30 minute break.
    The engineers had a lot of the machines designed to do a lot of work for you. All you had to do was ensure that it wasn't messing up, which made life very boring quick.
    There is no moving up the management cycle per se unless you go back to school as an engineer or tech school.
    Each shift has it's only personality and you don't want to be on their bad sides.
    The longer you are there the less you do, but if you set a presidence for the amount you do every day and then slack off they'll get on you like white on rice.

    Do not get on the bad side of one of the bosses or it feels like hell every day.

    Advice to Management

    Some bosses need a stern talking to.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Contractor - Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CyOptics as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Engineers are pretty smart and helpful. Managers are ok. Benefits are good if you become permanent employee.

    Cons

    Things are sometimes strict because of a few people in the past who ruined it for everybody...


  5. "Great Learning Experience for entry level"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Operator in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Contractor - Operator in South Plainfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CyOptics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, and great mentors. Job is pretty relaxed for an operator. Take initiative and you will be favored.

    Cons

    Low compensation for the amount of work accomplished. Micromanagement is excessive.


  6. "Competent people and a friendly relaxed attitude."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CyOptics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All of the employees are good at their jobs and rarely annoy you or get in your way. As a new employee people were very friendly and helped me get up to speed. There is always more than enough to do, but it's not overwhelming.

    Cons

    Some of the business practices are a bit archaic, which is to be expected since the company is spun off of so many different businesses. There are a lot of little catches to memorize that used to make sense but don't really anymore.

    Advice to Management

    They never really interfered with me and I've never been in management so I don't feel comfortable giving advice.


  7. "A friendly and rewarding summer job."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay, not based on quotas.
    Friendly coworkers.
    Nice clean building makes for good work environment.
    Understanding superiors.
    Always available for overtime.

    Cons

    Long commute.
    Short lunch break doesn't allow for going out to lunch.
    Each pod forms its own little clicks with no overall sense of community.

    Advice to Management

    Areas of production must understandably be separated but try and unite your workers, get them talking with one another by having more company based events.
    Also clean up the building, the hallways are not a place for storage.