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Newport Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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  • Purchase by MKS has caused shifts (in 3 reviews)

  • Currently NPO is rife with an abundance of cronyism (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Transition Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newport full-time

    Pros

    Newport's products are used in many diverse and interesting high tech applications that you can be proud to support and contribute to.

    Cons

    The organization is still trying to contend with and settle into a tremendous amount of change introduced since being acquired by MKS Instruments.


  2. "Was once a great company!"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The close colleagues were always a positive. It was a great experience for the most part. Used to have a very personal, family atmosphere. Great products and a we'll known brand.

    Cons

    Company has been lead for a long time by individuals that lack focus, innovation and leadership skills along with a personality that creates a positive motivational workplace. The company has been acquired by MKSI. There is very little synergy or overlap. MKS doesn't seem to understand Newports original core business.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the personal aspect of the company, learn to relate to your employees, be a leader and develop personalities that drive and nurture a positive motivational work environment

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Murrieta, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Murrieta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are the primary reason to work there. Work environment is generally acceptable. They do support training and development.

    Cons

    Dead end job! Unless you are brown noser, you could spend 10 years in the same position.

    Advice to Management

    Reward actual Performance! NOT BUTT KISSING, Politics and fake accomplishments. Think about the long term business, not just making this month or Quarter's numbers. Have some BALLS.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Newport"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities Excellent customers, nice team

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, No place for new ideas

    Advice to Management

    You have to take the risk to win


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, family, work during holidays

    Cons

    Many layoff per year, then rehire 1 month later

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "So-So"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Irvine, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Directionless. Departments do not communicate with one another. Each division acts as a separate entity

    Advice to Management

    Less cheerleading, more support


  7. "Manufacturing engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work at the corporate office and all of the managers have an open door policy so it very easy to speak to them when it's necessary.

    Cons

    Different groups seem to act very independent and collaboration between groups don't happen.

    Advice to Management

    The utilization of employees and resources needs to be improved. Newport has great employees but the company doesn't seem to invest in the correct sides of the business to help it grow.

  8. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and culture and vacation time.

    Cons

    low pay and not much advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newport as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent People to work with at our plant.

    Cons

    Limited funding/support for non-corporate plant. Inter-company communication is nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fluffing things to make them sound pretty. Be Honest!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "my 2 cent"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. work with current technology

    Cons

    Pay rate below market rate


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