Oclaro Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2020

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14 Ratings
  1. "GREAT place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oclaro full-time

    Pros

    Greg the CEO is AWESOME, passionate about making the company successful and really cares about his employees. Oclaro is a great turn-around story and it all started with Greg.

    Cons

    It would be good to have a little more perks like ESPP.

  2. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oclaro full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Talented People, Interesting Technology, Good Leadership

    Cons

    Uncertain Industry Future, Compensation Average


  3. "Worst manager of my life"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oclaro full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team, open environment, lots of inter-department collaboration. Every once in a while, the company throws fun events for teambuilding. Pay was industry average - with room to grow. Upper management was pretty charismatic, and definitely knew their stuff.

    Cons

    For whatever reason, my position rolled up to a manager that had no background in what it is that I did. I felt a lot of my work was never appreciated because she did not understand the processes related to the role. Constant feedback from my teammates, other coworkers outside my team, and word of mouth, and even my MANAGER's boss is that my manager is ... hard to work with. She suffers from some massive insecurity issues and is constantly looking to reaffirm her authority over those she manages. There is an absurd level of micromanagement. Time management. Schedule management. Process management. There was rarely any liberties I could take with my work; she would constantly critique and second guess all work. There has been times when I'd catch her in a mistake, and she could simply refuse to own up to it. It wouldn't be a big deal except she's a hypocrite and extremely hard on her directs. There would be verbally-loud and embarrassing reproves in public areas with other coworkers present. HR has been involved so many times with her that it's a wonder why upper management keeps her around. The team size has only shrunk, with morale at all time lows. Plenty of arguments and walk-outs/quitting employees because they can't stand her as a person.

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  4. "Director of Sales"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oclaro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Technology Leader; employee oriented. Promotions available at all levels; competitive compensation to others in the fiber-optics industry. Provided excellent training and educational benefits.

    Cons

    Many engr and manufacturing facilities offshore. Acquisition group underfunded and not aggressive in this very competitive market place. Reliance on off shore manufacturing prevented price competitiveness on commodity items.

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  5. "Sr. Manager"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oclaro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great communications and cohesiveness toward a winning goal.

    Cons

    Improve speed of new product development.

  6. "Software Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Engineer and Linux in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oclaro for less than a year

    Pros

    Company on the move, great products, good people to work with.

    Cons

    can't think of anything bad about Oclaro

  7. "Has future potential"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oclaro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent new products development, high demand from field installers, finally the years of consolidation paying off ! Network traffic is still growing, Oclaro product is needed to keep up with the growth.

    Cons

    Too much Cisco involvement, seems like there maybe another changes in the future of the company , who knows what will happen here.

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  8. "Sr Electrical Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Electrical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oclaro

    Pros

    Good company climate. Interesting job.

    Cons

    Not enough support in project development. Under-staff group so need to manage work of support.

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  9. "Amazing Turnaround"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oclaro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company has made tremendous progress in business, markets, leadership and products

    Cons

    Diverse acquisition history and geographic footprint makes it challenging

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible Work Hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oclaro full-time

    Pros

    Able to work from home as needed, very flexible hours. You are the president of your own job. Get business done is the bottom line.

    Cons

    Working at any company that is in the opticle space these days is very hard as it is a very competitive space.

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