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  1. "Was an excellent company before acquisition by Kyocera"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team atmosphere, management was always willing to listen to everyone, great pay and bonus structure. Great team building events.

    Cons

    Japanese owned company and tied to their sudden whims for reports, visits, etc. Frequent evening calls to Japan about issues they created.

    Advice to Management

    You had the best management team in the industry until the buy out by Kyocera. I understand a couple of you are left, good luck. Kyocera is a terrible company to work for so I've heard.


  2. "The company attempted to support its employees despite having to perform a reduction in force each year."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optrex America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the time, the company had a great benefits package. Quarterly to annual events to keep moral up

    Cons

    Every year had to perform a reduction in force which gives the impression the company's finances were not doing well as projected.

  3. "Good company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Optrex America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small company, open door policy. People are nice and friendly. Many cross training, good benefit, good work environment.

    Cons

    limited to career growth due to the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Good job taking care of the employees.


  4. "Good stepping stone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to gain valueable industry experience. Many in the LCD industry start at Optrex. Excellent benefits, although with the economic downturn some of them have gone away.

    Cons

    The upper management triangle is so set in stone that there is no room for innovative ideas. If you are in the "in" crowd, everything will be just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Make more business decisions based on business metrics and not personal opinions.


  5. "Great Place to Work and Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, growth from within albeit somewhat limited based on the size of Optrex.

    Cons

    Very competitive industry, parent company is investment company not looking to grow in the LCD business, possibly wanting to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Great turnaround over the previous management 5-6 years ago. Keep listening to your people and be willing to change when necessary. Its been a pleasure being here and you have created a very good team atmosphere.