Newport Reviews | Glassdoor

Newport Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
18 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jerry Colella
0 Ratings

18 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Traditional Working Enviornment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport full-time

    Pros

    Newport has a very traditional working environment. The quiet atmosphere allows all employees to stay focused on work with little distractions

    Cons

    Would prefer a less traditional working environment to promote employee engagement and boost office morale.


  2. "Great People, Distributed Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Newport full-time

    Pros

    Diverse company with many products.
    Great people who care about each other and serving customers.

    Cons

    Purchase by MKS has caused shifts.
    Politicized interactions between Corporate and Distributed sites.
    During my time, less than optimal coordination between sites.

    Advice to Management

    Work to develop synergies between the diverse sites in Newport.
    There is an incredible amount of talent here; work to retain and grow your people!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits package, great company to work for

    Cons

    Just Acquired, lets see what happens

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employee as the main focus. If not then the employees that are there will leave for better opportunities


  4. "Great people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newport part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are generally kind, patient, and easy to talk to. Although it's a larger company, it maintains a family-owned quality to the way business is handled.

    Cons

    Feedback of any kind is rarely offered and attention to detail seemed a low priority, leading to occasional confusion that would have otherwise been avoided.

    Advice to Management

    More attention to clarifying desired outcomes and agreement by all team members would improve the quality of work. Otherwise, it was a pleasure working with the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Metrology Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Meteorology in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Meteorology in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Newport as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great supervisor and manager! Worked with the technicians and they were all very kind and helpful.

    Cons

    Private company so when there is a hiring freeze, they may need to cut people in order to employ new members for "more needed" roles.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Highly confident and supported by a positive attitude"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Sales Administrator in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - International Sales Administrator in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newport (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the mood of the company and it was wonderful to find so many wonderful co-workers who had the same working attitude I had.

    Cons

    They made me feel so wanted it was hard to leave the company, but after so many years working in Southern California found it more reasonable to move back closer to home.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to support your employees and when they leave at the end of the day make sure they
    feel appreciated


  7. "Ok company."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Average pay scale

    Cons

    Forced vacation shut downs.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay closer attention to divisions unique needs.

  8. "Sr. Staff Reliability Failure Analysis Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Advanced Science and Technology of lasers, Excellent R&D, Great Products, Smart people.

    Cons

    The speed of Development and manufacture of new products needs to be increased.


  9. "Honest and flexible"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - White Collar, Salaried in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - White Collar, Salaried in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    Honest leadership
    Relaxed environment
    Clean and remodeled offices

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive to market
    Not a lot of employee appreciation/events
    Outdated systems
    Mediocre bonus plan

    Advice to Management

    Bring your salaries up to market and make more effort to appreciate employees with special events, the morale boost could do a lot


  10. "Intern TAC"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newport as an intern

    Pros

    Great learning environment and flexibility for exploratory research. The TAC is truly an amazing place to work as an intern. The scientists in that group are exceptional.

    Cons

    There are not many cons to working in the TAC as an intern. The major con is that the TAC is a small group of highly talented individuals and thus as an intern there is little chance of being offered a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    The management of the TAC is very involved and makes everyone feel empowered and with a sense of ownership for the projects going on.


Showing 18 of 68 reviews
Reset Filters