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"Past Employee"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Coherent full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Worked for Coherent for > 20 years and have seen many changes. Coherent has a lot of great people and the work environment is not bad. Salary is competitive, and had opportunity to advance.

Cons

Management is not in contact with employees and benefits have been reduced to save the bottom line. Unless you are senior manager there are no options or bonuses. People with more than 15 years have a target on their backs and in line for the next round of lay offs.

Advice to Management

Time to move forward and get new senior management. In this case, change would be a good thing.

Other Employee Reviews for Coherent

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Going down the tubes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coherent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have stock options, health benefits and a nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    I worked here for over 20 years. It used to be a great place to work. The founding president cared about his employees and treated them well. The latest president doesn't care about anything or anybody but money and is constantly taking away benefits. The new motto is: "you should be greatful you have a job".


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coherent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some good, friendly people working there and the salary was decent. Working conditions were pretty good.

    Cons

    No company loyalty. 401K match was reduced from 6 to 4%. Incentive bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions were eliminated. Older workers are not safe in their jobs or given options even if they have done a good job. People are laid off without any warning.

    Advice to Management

    A company is about more than just profits, it about the people working for the company.

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