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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great location. Awesome technology.

    Cons

    Management keeps rotating in and out. Unstable and lack of direction.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No direction, same story told and no improvement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bulk of poor medical paid for. 401k

    Cons

    Poor direction, bad leadership. No management control of employees, horrible pay and people in leadership that don't belong there.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on the workforce and treat veteran employees with respect!

  3. "Ocean Optics -- A great place !"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Optics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great team and office location

    Cons

    needs better coordination between deign and manufacturing


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great companyto work for......used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work. Great people, the engineering team is exceptional. Good bonuses and benefits.

    Cons

    Sinking ship. No new product, management lost vision, unrealistic expectation of sales growth, and now the whole engineering team in Dunedin is eliminated.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "The Way We Were"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Optics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent customer dynamic, applications driven, with many long-time employees. The company enjoyed a long period of growth and product innovation that has been mimicked by many competitors.

    Cons

    Lost vision, no new product innovation, and unrealistic expectations of corporate growth. New management does not understand the customer dynamic, and the marketing has failed to sustain lead support needed to address growth expectations, while Engineering has had no new product innovation or introduction.

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to the employees, and communicate more. The management changes have been way too many to sustain any degree of culture consistency and employee confidence. This is viewed my many as a direct result of changes directed by Halma.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No Confidence in New Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Optics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good team spirit and great people to work with. Really interesting work, lots to learn.

    Cons

    The management does not communicate well. When they do address the staff there are lots of words but no information, and they seem insincere.
    There is a perception that key members of the organisation have been removed as a result of personal vendettas. This creates further distrust.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about your intentions and importantly share your plans if you have them.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It used to be a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Optics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. They really care about the customers. There is a "can do" attitude. The products are used in some really cool applications.

    Cons

    The parent company, Halma, has unrealistic expectations for sales growth. Ocean Optics just keeps changing senior management. Their IT department is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    The new management team needs to communicate. The employees have no confidence in the new management team because they don't have a plan.

  8. "built benches and aligments"

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

    I have been working at Ocean Optics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice company and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    projects seemed limited,very repetitive

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Rocking engineering company, ineffectual leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to play with some seriously cool toys. Lasers that drill right through targets. Probes that get sent to Mars and the Moon, or dropped into volcanoes. Medical systems that directly save lives. Experiment with C-4, blood and gasoline. So many cool customer projects we actually turn away work. What's not to love?

    Cons

    The company lacks dynamic leadership with a clear vision of which markets and products it will choose to prioritize; or when such visions are occasionally articulated in PowerPoint, executive follow-through with actual action is lacking. Like Microsoft, the company often seems paralyzed between maintaining legacy support for older systems, protocols, and designs, or aggressively grabbing hold of the new paradigms shaping future markets.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time in your office and more time understanding how users interact with our systems. Understand that a company can either grow aggressively or suffer in decline: equilibrium is generally not an option for technology firms (and growth requires choices).


  10. "build benches and aligment with optical fiber."

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    wonderful company with a great benefits.

    Cons

    i dont have any cons about .


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