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Newport Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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  1. "Manufacturing engineer"

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance here

    Cons

    Groups tend to not work together


  2. "Missed Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Good market position

    Cons

    Long product development cycles. Poor market segmentation and product definition. Both of which lead to little differentiation or competitive advantage in the market. R&D markets are slow growth. Never seemed to fully leverage the full value of the acquisitions that they made.

    Advice to Management

    Identify growth markets, crisply define your products and shorten your time to market for new products to improve competitiveness and market share.

  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Standard fareware system, flexible working environment, HR is friendly

    Cons

    several departments working in one location including manufacturing, causing the management style tends to be stricted even for sales department


  4. "Traditional Working Enviornment"

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    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.


  5. "Great People, Distributed Company"

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    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!


  6. "Absence of Management"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company Potential. Some of the highest paid employees squander their time doing wasteful activities. Watching Youtube and texting all day long while everyone else works their butt off. And then start working when everyone else is going home for 2 hrs OT. Very efficient. The manager must be blind because he sits in front of him. Another guy works 12 hrs talks for the first 2 hrs takes 2 lunch breaks and stops working 1 1/2 hr before going home. Another old man comes in very early 4 hrs before management comes in and doesn't work. The 2nd shift is a damn joke. there is no supervisor, guys are taking off during work and getting OT. It's like a Casino at night. A lot of gambling. I'm surprised that they still make profit. Employees stage work for OVERTIME. Managers and supervisors are way too passive. The lead is the only one not afraid to confront these guys without backing down and set them straight. He can be a bit too intense though.

    Cons

    Full of Prima Donna (NPO)

    Advice to Management

    Grow some balls! Don't be afraid, they're your subordinates.


  7. "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

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    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


  10. 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


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