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"Fair Review"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst
Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good Reggnition, Work Life balance, Understanding management, 6 % 401 match

Cons

Compensation, no bonus, Foreced time off (your pay is never full pay)

Advice to Management

Need to do some pefomence bonus, give more encoragement , rewards

Other Employee Reviews for Coherent

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working as technician, moving up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very steady company, everyone has been working here for either a very long time or is a new hire due to recent growth.

    Currently lots of growth because of the rofin acquisition and because of what they have been doing to acquire market share.

    Lots of great, motivated people to work with.

    I have been working as a technician which, with overtime, pays very well. This is my first job out of college with a master's degree.

    I am actually moving up after just a year of working as a technician, so yes. It does happen.

    Cons

    As an hourly technician, Long shifts and fiscal quarter deadlines makes it hard to balance work and home life.

    Cafeteria is expensive


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Company is making money, but stuck in the past."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coherent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    +Stock keeps going up. Lots of money in the bank.
    +Some cool technology.
    +Almost impossible to get fired unless you really suck it up.

    Cons

    -Management direction is made completely unclear to employees. Lots of secrecy for no reason.
    -Company culture seems stuck in the 70s. Very "stiff" feeling. Everything by the books.
    -Ridiculous vacation policy. Start with 2 weeks, of which you need to blow 5+ days on mandatory shutdowns for Christian holidays.
    -Lots of "old guard" employees in the glass offices holding down top salaries, but who don't really do anything.
    -No appreciation/reward for doing a stellar job vs. mediocre.
    -Top shelf engineers are often left with insultingly easy tasks and not challenged.
    -Profit sharing was killed in ~2013, now we are trading at insanely high levels, and have 5 years of growth but no profit sharing return. Only the managers get profit sharing. Again, no reward for doing a top job or a mediocre one. The best you can hope is a half day of bowling or something stupid if the company kills it in a quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your employees, especially R&D engineers. You take them all for granted. And start telling them what the future vision is....or maybe there isn't one and that is the problem.

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