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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities to promote career.

    Cons

    None that I have experienced.


  2. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mfg Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mfg Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good coworker and good environment

    Cons

    too much politics and conspiracy

    Advice to Management

    watch your employees carefully and fairly

  3. "Laser Technician"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Spectra-Physics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learned various types of high powered lasers.

    Cons

    Due to economy's situation, to let go some family members (employees)

    Advice to Management

    More involvement of the market situation.


  4. "Sr. Staff Reliability Failure Analysis Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectra-Physics full-time

    Pros

    Advanced Technology, Excellent R&D, Smart people. A Good place to grow and to work.

    Cons

    The efficiency for development of and manufacture of new products need to be increased.


  5. "Great product line"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to build extremely complex laser systems

    Cons

    Challenging but exciting work if you are building complex system.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, social team members but pay on the lower end"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mentor-ship from engineering managers for technical staff. Currently, the Tucson facility is doing really well financially. Lots of exciting products and projects to work on in engineering. Good work/life balance, and chances to interact with co-workers socially outside or work. Overall, very cohesive work group.

    Cons

    Pay low compared to other high-tech corporations in Tucson. Cliques can seem to form, with hints of favoritism for promotions and key project staffing

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (3)

    "In the business of making flux capacitors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its pretty well established in the lasers industry but I'm not sure how it compares to working at the company that starts with a "C" and ends with a "oherent". The name might hold a certain level of cache in the optics/lasers industry if it shows up on your resume.

    Cons

    The only way to advance yourself is to do your job real well and threaten to leave. Then they'll attempt to dissuade you from leaving by throwing more money at you. Most, if not all, the processes from the life cycle development to inventory management (and everything else in between) is royally f-ed up.

    Advice to Management

    You need to fix most the business processes if you want to remain one of the relevant players in the lasers industry.

  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra-Physics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    innovate and creative team, positive spirit, great technology,

    Cons

    budget constraints on cooperate level, too much bureaucracy and formality,

    Advice to Management

    strengthen local management, empower key employees, improve pay, more freedom to technological teams,