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Optical Cable Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Neil D. Wilkin Jr.
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optical Cable full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, career advancement opportunity, management that cares, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Building's interior could stand to be updated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Horrible company. Has clear money problems. Sad the Dallas location has hardly any work and VA can't enter orders right."

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    Former Employee - Sales Order Entry in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Order Entry in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers not managers. No way is last review accurate.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to change
    President needs to go. He is a rude unprofessional man
    Healthcare is high

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their work and go back to surfing or eating bonbons. Stop blaming others for the problems you create.

  3. "Best days are gone by"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optical Cable (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice coworkers, predictable schedule, good perks, good location, nice facility, paychecks come on time, clean plant, nice office, beautiful grounds

    Cons

    investment in research is too little too late, main product line seriously dated and competition is fierce, blame lands on the wrong people and then there is drama, survivors keep their heads down

    Advice to Management

    Making new sidelines is nice, but if you don't improve your main product, you'll find your business slipping away to the competition.


  4. "Terrific company with many opportunities!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Optical Cable (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    OCC is very team oriented and everyone works well together. Working hard is rewarded and the environment is collaborative across teams and across all levels. An individual really has control over their own success here at OCC - there is reward for working hard and working smart. Always a learning opportunity to be had! There is a level of excitement at OCC as there are always new initiatives and strategies being implemented to take us to the next level.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about my OCC experience.


  5. "Great Place to Work!!!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product produced at this company
    Great Environment to work in with lots of CEO support
    Lots of interactive projects with tons of collaboration

    Cons

    There are no Cons I can call out.


  6. "Quality Supervisor Day Shift"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Elliston, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Elliston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has the potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Micro managed. Management does not stand up for their workers.

    Advice to Management

    This company is top heavy. Management should stand up for their employee's.


  7. "Quality Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Optical Cable full-time

    Pros

    pay, I have no other pros

    Cons

    micro managed, treatment of employees are not good.

  8. "Production"

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

    Pros

    There are people who have worked here for a long time and are very good at what they do.

    Cons

    Very micro managed and be prepared to have tire marks where you are constantly thrown under the bus. Don't complain unless because HR will gossip about you when you walk away.

    Advice to Management

    Fix it before everyone leaves