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  1. "Research on the cutting edge."

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

    Pros

    Teledyne Scientific conducts contract research for internal and external customers. The largest external customer is DARPA. The job demands that personnel stay current on the state of the art in one or more technical fields. These research projects can be incredibly rewarding allowing you to work with top academicians through out the country.

    Cons

    There has been some churn at the senior management level. Past management was relatively heavy-handed on an organization that basically runs itself. Current management seems to recognize the importance of directing with a light hand. The CEO, Robert Mehrabian, is an unbelievably smart man.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best, give them the tools to pursue their passion.


  2. "Changing the Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Teledyne Scientific (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is doing a good job in changing the culture to a positive, pro-active, culture that see's the value in all.

    Cons

    The business can be cyclical at times. Leadership needs to develop a process to keep employees during the lows.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe and trust in your employees and they will believe and trust in leadership.

  3. "could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    exciting areas of development, good products offered

    Cons

    poor morale, needs better management


  4. "Senior Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Teledyne Scientific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice location, great professional staff. Brilliant people.

    Cons

    Very low morale and dire future business outlook. Very high attrition as people are jumping ship.


  5. "Great Location and Facility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location and beautiful grounds and facility.

    Cons

    Always a struggle bringing in funding.


  6. "4 years at Teledyne"

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    Current Employee - Scheduler in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Scheduler in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Teledyne Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting work with unique challenges

    Cons

    Lacking direction, decisions are made without consideration of other departments. Challenging environment to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and do everything in your power to support them


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Shameless Cronyism and Poor Compensation"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teledyne Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are both intelligent and personable. The research projects are truly engaging.

    Cons

    The site director puts his friends in senior level positions and inflates their contributions and achievements while downplaying those of others. He has also redirected resources from successful programs to support his friends in cases where their programs are not as successful. There is no evidence of any oversight of the director's behavior from upper management. The site operates essentially in a vacuum. Likewise, corporate offers minimal support to employees at the site. IT routinely refuses to fix problems. HR is aloof and unhelpful. Pay is low relative to other potential employers.

    Advice to Management

    The NC site is a liability to the company. Corporate should decide to either shut down the NC site or start exercising some oversight and providing better administrative support.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Failed to provide W2's to employees"

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

    I worked at Teledyne Scientific full-time

    Pros

    They will tell you exactly what you want to hear.

    Cons

    They do not seem to care the slightest for their employees. Repeatedly misled employees. Failed to provide required information in a timely manner for tax and medical purposes. At the end of February I am still waiting for my W2 and cannot get a hold of the people responsible. I was not provided with medical plan information until after a plan decision had to be made to prevent a lapse in coverage. I was repeatedly misled during the beginning of my employment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people and at least give them the impression that you care.


  9. "Senior Research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teledyne Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to conduct interesting research into many DoD related programs. Some very smart people in diverse areas.

    Cons

    Interesting at first, but then degraded by poor management over time and lack of support. Several clicks that block participation to contribute ideas. Some managers are not well versed in the underlying technologies and decide by favorites versus credible input making snap uninformed decisions.

    Advice to Management

    You need better people who have the appropriate background to manage different groups with less reliance on politics and balanced with some depth of understanding of the technologies including support for all employees in their group.


  10. "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teledyne Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing really, but the pay isn't bad.

    Cons

    Micromanagement from mostly senior level ( in each department). Each program is very poorly managed and budgeted. No room for career advancement also raise and bonus are almost none existent. The quality system is a joke, not regularly enforced as well lacks hazardous safety awareness. In a nut shell the whole company needs an absolute make over. From purchasing, financing, operations, HR, Inventory, QA, you name it! its terrible!

    Advice to Management

    Sell the sites to a more professional and promising company, because you honestly do not know what you are doing. Maybe Teledyne as a whole but, the management that run the Camarillo and Thousand Oaks facilities lack in every aspect. Its shocking that they work DoD contracts. Also a factor software would be good to invest in that incorporates inventory, equipment, status of process work flow, etc.


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