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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Production Manager Review of the Company Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility and freedom for growth and development, both professionally and personally are present in my current position. The leadership at the company for which I am a contract employee are very aware that I could be somewhere else but choose to remain with them in this capacity. They treat me as one of their own, inviting me into company meetings and work with others outside of the company.

    Cons

    No benefits, such as paid time off, health insurance, company contributions to a 401K plan. If I don't work, I don't get paid. I can end up working in excess of 60 hours per week at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to express your gratitude to your contract employees. If it is possible to offer them some additional perks to make up for the lack of benefits, consider this in the compensation/pay that is offered. Remember you don't have to pay for the benefits package of a full time employee, so it is possible to extend a bit more to the contract employee as they prove their benefit to the success of your company.


  2. "OptiMedica experance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior PCB Designer
    Former Employee - Senior PCB Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at OptiMedica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are somewhat nice. No supervision. Simple work load.

    Cons

    People do not work as a team. Proper computers and office equipment not given.

    Advice to Management

    Send your managers to Management school and have them show up at work to speek to the employees they hire.

  3. "Startup that sold its manufacturing to Topcon.. Treated old employees poorly... now in early Startup Mode again (2010)"

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart, caring people. Polite and driven to make customers happy. Advanced (80- people) startup but sold manufacturing to Topcon in July, 2010. Now, Optimedica is small (20 persons) and back in early Startup Mode.

    Cons

    New Optimedia is not driven to make a new cataract product before they run out of money. Hiring like crazy (Oct 2010) high end engineers only. Some Bosses (in RnD) in old Optimedia were not that smart and brown nosers. Say they care about people (manufacturing/customer/QA) but did not when they sold the that part of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better.. be more honest about money in the bank and be so darn "happy" all the time.


  4. "Self Employed 1099--not relevant to review`"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility
    I can take as much vacation as I want
    I like my boss
    Good money in a good economy
    Can choose my own clients

    Cons

    Lack of steady income, limited learning opportunities
    Need to continually look for new contracts.
    Difficult to sell while also delivering wrok

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time prospecting. Do a better job networking with past clients. Attend training seminars to enhance capabilities. Work more.


  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    must supply own medical and dental

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Decent pay, low benefits"

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    Former Employee - Land Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Land Manager in Shreveport, LA

    Pros

    Contract land manager work in petroleum exploration can be very lucrative if one receives proper training and sticks with it for over 3 years. You can also have some flexibility in scheduling your tasks.

    Cons

    No company benefits in contract work. Salaries are usually per day and you are an "at will" employee meaning they can let you go at any time for any reason.

    Advice to Management

    Implement more training programs with periodic reviews and requirements for certification. Provide incentives to retain your top talent. Explore digital options for mapping.


  7. "100% commission means self reliance"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    Pros

    You are the boss. You have no limitations on your income level.

    Cons

    You must wear many different hats...sales, manager, accountant, human resource mngr, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and the competition will fade away. The cream always rises.

  8. "self employed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    being self employed is the best

    Cons

    no health benefits or paid vacations

    Advice to Management

    being self employed means you're the boss


  9. "Recruiting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter
    Recommends

    Pros

    You are fully responsible for your own success and can blame no one for your failure.

    Cons

    Must be self motivated, driven and like working independent of others in order to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    I am very happy working as a Self Employed 1099