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  1. "HR/Recruiting Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Recruiting Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Recruiting Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work as challenging as well as fun. Also, people were extremely friendly and helpful. The work environment was fast-paced and fun. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    The commute was a challenge for me since I live in South San Jose. The HR department completely changed while I was there as they lost both the Dir of HR and her sup at the end of March. Hope they do well with the new Dir of HR. Company is going through some growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    At the time, upper management was wonderful.


  2. "If you want to be less than successful then go to IRIDEX"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing except that they are in the red and might go under this year

    Cons

    bad work environment.
    no bathrooms except for 1
    terrible front desk reception
    no leadership from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    please help with getting the whole company fired and start from scratch


  3. "Wonderful working conditions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IRIDEX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company, family like atmosphere, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    New management team does not share the previous owner's style

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


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  5. "Started Out As 5 Stars"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Preventing blindness has it's own great karma.
    Iridex was a great company to work for for many, many years.
    An incredibly innovative company within their field.

    Cons

    Lots of management turnover resulting in a great deal of confusion.
    Some bad business decisions, particularly in the area of acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Always pay attention to the people who work for you and your customersfirst.
    Make sure that people get continuing training and skills upgrades.


  6. "Lots of potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRIDEX full-time

    Pros

    The company has solid products with good customer reputations. Management is aware of needs to improve and to innovate. There are a few world class engineers and they are hiring more.

    Cons

    The company is in a very special niche and it requires lots of special skills that take time to develop.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and customers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bait and Switch"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IRIDEX full-time

    Pros

    Flexible on work hours. Can't really list any others.
    Depending on the group you work in there's profit sharing and you get stock, though it's quite devalued.

    Cons

    Management: Far more Chiefs than Indians. There are quite a few people with the title of Vice President but with no direct reports. The company is a bit top heavy. Lot's of supervisors with inflated job titles but not much experience in the job or managing people or expectations.

    Several employees who are under qualified working positions that serve no ad value to the organization.

    There is too much focus away from their core competency which is lasers for opthalmology.

    Projects were too ambitious with no forethought or Marketing based research. No project or company plans.

    No advanced R&D.

    No communication between Marketing and Engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the bottom line and on your core competency. Don't go a completely different direction if there is no proof from marketing that it is needed. Get your core products stabilized and under control. If there is a VP that has no direct reports, that person should not be a VP same goes for a manager or supervisor.


  8. "Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at IRIDEX as a contractor

    Pros

    Knowledgeable Manager presses you to perform your best.

    Cons

    Company still struggling to grow.


  9. "a good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Responsabil Contract
    Current Employee - Responsabil Contract
    Recommends

    I have been working at IRIDEX full-time

    Pros

    young and dynamic team, opportunity to advance

    Cons

    currently there are no downsides