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Helpful (4)

"Super cheap company with good technology"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Newark, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Newark, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very bright engineers who enjoy the technology

Cons

Extraordinarily cheap company which refuses to spend money on even the basics (office supplies, lab supplies, laptops, wireless that works); currently offers salaries below market value because of the bad economy; has very poor benefits (thank God for my wife's benefits!); many people seem bitter at the company culture of "do twice as much with half the support"

Advice to Management

Update from Lotus Notes, for God's sake! It has the worst GUI ever. That will save us many hours per week of extra work.

Spend a little money to keep your employees happy; give them the tools they need to do their jobs. Otherwise, as the economy gets better, there will be a huge exodus.

Other Employee Reviews for EMCORE

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I would not recommend to apply to work with this company , at least not the Fiber Optics div."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still dealing with advanced tech.
    Some good employees left.
    Nothing else , good ideas ...but still only ideas.
    Good HR team

    Cons

    Still in the 80s from managment style and tools.
    Not orgenized ....huge overhead and bad manag.
    Bad communication and lack of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Come and visit more often. Call some of the common employees to tell you what they think.
    You must solve those issues and revive the company .....remote control doesn’t work. for such a bad shape company ,you need to have team that doesnt afraid to do the hard work.

    Unfortunately you don’t have such a team.....Luckily you still have some good employee left ....but they are all rusted and need to be revived.


  2. "Frustrated by the management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good, intelligent and hard working colleagues. Good technologies.

    Cons

    Very limited resources and hiring process is extremely slow. Management is a mess, with defined priority shifts but not willing to slow down on ANYTHING. Very poor benefits. In short words, company does not really care about the employee. Appreciation is only at verbal level.

    Advice to Management

    Be more efficient and stick to the plan. Not changing it on a weekly basis. Drive quality from internal and not ONLY drive by customer.

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