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Newport Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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  1. "Great experience in a well-balanced work environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newport part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You work with interesting applications.
    The people are very kind and accommodating, and there is very little workplace drama.
    It is situated near many good lunch restaurants.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are no leads on a project.
    It can be hard getting what you need to finish a task.


  2. "SR. Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reputable company, good benefits, takes care about employees.

    Cons

    Location for living in Irvine is so-so, especially apartment rent.


  3. "Nice Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Newport. I enjoy what I do, the people around me and flexibility in my schedule. People are friendly, the office is nice and benefits are decent. I've worked here for almost 8 years and count myself lucky to be employed here.

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints about working for this company.


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Optical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Optical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work for engineers

    Cons

    Work can be slow sometimes

    Advice to Management

    great job


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    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Newport Corp there is room to grow for hard workers who are motivated to advance. Upper management runs the company fairly well.

    Cons

    There is weird division between different facilities. It makes no sense why the CEO allows this to happen. The Irvine facility is in an old building.

    Advice to Management

    Run the company as 1 business!! Why does lasers get away with doing their own thing? Why do we spend huge money on a single ERP system but can't pull together HR?


  7. "Good place to job"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I worked at Newport full-time

    Pros

    Good conditions, good managment, I love to worked hear, I enjoy my co- workers, And I recommend this place to work.

    Cons

    This place is to far to my house, so the commute took like an one and haft hour, so I decide to look for another work closer to my heart use.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the good work, some managers to better than others, but it is the same in many places in Costa Rica.


  8. "Overall good company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A friendly work environment, okay benefit, strong brand reputation whithin photonics industry, fairly stable business due to the diversification of product and focus on research industry, lower entry barrier competitor, good customer service

    Cons

    compensation below market rate, periodic reorg leading low morale, cross-divisional issue, job market is not big enough in southern CA area to seek more compensation within industry,

    Advice to Management

    more focus on marketing and product rationalization is needed rather than the revenue growth,


  9. "Newport is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Newport is a large corporation which crosses over a number of technologies. For a technical professional is present a good deal of opportunity.

    Cons

    Because Newport has been around for so long and has grown through acquisition it sometimes feels less like a cohesive team.

    Advice to Management

    Some portion of management seems resistant to change which for a growing company in a technical field seems counter intuitive.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, many long term employees. In general treats employees well. Compensation, benefits and other perks are good for industry peers. I recommend working for Newport.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the organization sometimes lacking. Company culture is very scattered throughout the organization based upon what location you are working at.


  11. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement
    Former Employee - Procurement
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Change is the name of the game.



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