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"Great co-workers and very relaxed atmosphere"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexible and very friendly people. Good benefits

Cons

Company kept down sizing and kept expecting the same work output. Went above and beyond on many occasions and still was not good enough for job security.

Advice to Management

Most of the success for the company came in the lower level work. People worked countless hours and effortlessly to make the quarter demands. Yet the company continued to higher upper management positions in lieu of keeping jobs at the lower level. These are the people that makes ESI have successful quarters. It is shameful that you rid the american people of jobs and outsource overseas.

Other Employee Reviews for Electro Scientific Industries

  1. "lack of leadership and vision"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers.
    Flexible work (but long) hours.

    Cons

    No career growth.

    Rediculous performance evaluation process.

    No visibility on what to do next.

    Two kinds of managers: 1, the kind that makes flashy plans but cannot execute the plans. 2, the kind that just follows their bosses or acts as a middleman but provides no support.

    ESI has acquired a number of companies in the last decade, and the majority of them have been destroyed. The rest of these acquired companies have been signifantly down sized. None of the acquisitions have shown any business advantange in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Are you really treating your people the way you say on the posters?


  2. "ESI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Electro Scientific Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart colleagues and interesting work. Given the freedom to drive projects to resolution. A large variety of customers and applications.

    Cons

    If management is not focused on your project you will get little to no support. If management is focused on your project it will be micro-managed to oblivion.

    Lack of resources to cover the projects tackled.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the number of projects so that those that are important are done right. Be more realistic in timelines and goals. Get out of meetings/your office and listen to what your team tells you.

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