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Newport Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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  • Currently NPO is rife with an abundance of cronyism (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Was once a great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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    "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


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "my 2 cent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  8. "A balanced publicly traded company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technology, wide breadth of product offering, the people, IT infrastructure, decent benefits, centrally located locale, well supported human resource group,

    Cons

    Long term planning execution is challenging due to the challenge of being a publicly traded company. The need to meet quarterly goals hamper the progresses in development.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear charter to each initiative with accountability and well-defined metrics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Next in line"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Applications Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Applications Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newport (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In was a good run while it lasted. Good people / challenges and opportunities. Diverse product lines and markets that will give good exposure.

    Cons

    Anything will and can happen - nothing is for sure . Co being sold the future sure it will be all said as 'wonderful / great' - but as we all know 'changes' with a buy out can be expected !


  10. "Ebgibeer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newport (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great medical insurance and profit sharing

    Cons

    Management communications could be better


  11. "Newport Corp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Newport (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the high technology were developed. Great people.

    Cons

    salaries can be improved, no other complain


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