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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in East Bend, NC
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in East Bend, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none!!! WORST COMPANY EVER!!!!!!

    Cons

    A horrible place to work. Management puts people against each other. I would rather go to prison than work there again. They lie, steal your commissions and play power games and manage by fear and intimidation

    Advice to Management

    Resign!!! You suck!!!!!!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "No loyalty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MRV Communications full-time

    Pros

    They have designed some fair products.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor planning
    Poor organization
    Poor cost controls
    Haven't made a profit in ten years. Still in business because they sold off other divisions.
    They replaced their whole finance department in one year.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees that are telling you Flextronics can't do the work.
    Why make them a sole source when you don't need to do it?
    Top heavy

    MRV Communications Response

    Aug 31, 2016 – Global Director, Human Resources

    In the past 18 months the organization has worked to bring in new leadership to help with the planning, organizational design and cost controls. Outsourcing of manufacturing operations is ... More


  3. "sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MRV Communications as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    none its a pathetic company

    Cons

    all - never come to work here

    Advice to Management

    leave


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Investors are not the only unhappy ones"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MRV Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Laid back environment.
    - Good place for the new people to acquire experience as one here person wears many hats.

    Cons

    - The pay is well below industry standards. It is not common to hear some of the employees here haven't had a raise in 5 years.
    - Corruption & nepotism at middle and upper management levels. Many family members, friends, relatives of middle and upper management hold high paying jobs despite serious lacks of qualifications. Upper managers make purchases the company does not need for kickbacks.
    - Incompetent & backward management at multiple levels. Some set goals that would only align with their personal advancement with complete disregard to the employees and the whole company.
    - Several individuals in engineering who lack decency and respect for others. It is not uncommon to hear people yell at another for screwing up. Yet these mean and nasty individuals have been here for many years since they are friends/relatives of someone in upper management. They yell at their managers and directors at meetings, in front of everyone, making them quit within a few months.

    MRV Communications Response

    Aug 31, 2016 – Global Director, Human Resources

    Since you have left the organization in 2013 there have been significant changes in the leadership within MRV. This new leadership has addressed many of the concerns you discussed and continues to ... More


  6. "vp sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    nice company. very unstable company

    Cons

    nice company. ery unusable

    Advice to Management

    take good people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was very good place to work for many years till ~2010. Since then it is downhill."

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MRV Communications full-time

    Pros

    salary and other benefits are OK. Some R&D projects are interesting

    Cons

    The company made some brave strategic decisions during the last 2 years, which may have negative impact on the near future.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Conflict at its best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering is beyond good...it's great. Some of the people are simply outstanding.

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership from day one. One division controls the company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house across the pond


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