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Telephonics Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Pros
  • 4 1/2 day week, Christmas shutdown, pay is decent (in 11 reviews)

  • The people, the benefits, half day Fridays, winter shutdown (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • They are a bunch of "YES" people to Upper Management (in 8 reviews)

  • Too many to describe but main issue is corrosive culture driven by senior management behaviors (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Many changes. New CEO and top management suggest new opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telephonics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees / coworkers and a comprehensive benefit package. Some very interesting and technically challenging projects. New CEO and leadership at the top has an opportunity to move the organization away from experiences cited elsewhere in these reviews.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, budgets and schedules can be difficult to impossible to meet. Processes can be convoluted and counterproductive.

    Advice to Management

    The changes at the top present the company with a true opportunity to refocus and address issues cited in other reviews. This will require an increased emphasis upon listening to employees and a review / critical evaluation of processes / procedures to ensure that they include only "value added" steps and are truly aligned with the goals of the business / customers.


  2. "Making Progress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time

    Pros

    It's been a long time coming and change for the better is happening. A company doesn't get fixed in months when it has been broken for years. Workers are dedicated and skilled. The work we do is important to our customers and we take pride in everything we do. Senior leaders seem to be listening more. They still need to work on this but their efforts are more noticeable. Overall it's still a good place to work.

    Cons

    It's not for everyone because the demand from our customers puts a lot of pressure on all of us. You can find something to complain about in any company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us informed on what is happening with our business. Keep making the right changes in senior management so that leadership keeps getting better.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work at telephonics. It is a toxic environment and will turn you into a nasty back stabbing person so stay away. The management philosophy is to fire people in a humiliating way not because you did something wrong but because they can't meet their payroll or pay their vendors.

    Cons

    Many cons to working at telephonics. If you get recently hired you will be the first to be fired because of their first in first out policy. They will make you miserable so you either quit (which they prefer) or you shut down so they can fire you for cause. I have countless examples of good knowledgeable hard working people being fired in a public humiliating way. On layoff day they call your name over the PA system and everyone knows. There are internal gangs that see to it you get in arguments so they can make a case to HR for you to be fired. Stay away from telephonic. Their want ads are completely phony because they want to give the perception they are doing well. And the good people are leaving in droves some out of fear others out of good sense about a bad company.

    Advice to Management

    It's tough to give advice to such a group of thugs. They are mostly comprised of bullies and flunkies from other companies who think they are cleaning house but in fact ruining it for all and turning moral really bad. When management does get around to firing regardless of loyalty and hard work it's brutal. No two week notice, healthcare ends that day, no chance of finding another job from within. The current managent thrives on these type firings and it a sad testimony for them. In my career I never came close to a layoff or firing until I worked at telephonics. And the management has become experts at firing people and gaming the system. They know the reactions, laugh about it to themselves and move on to the next victim and yes they are always looking for victims to scare into working harding until you fall off a cliff. So stay away don't bother they will be out of business soon anyway.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "No Rewards for Longevity or Dedication"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telephonics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 4 1/2 day work week, mostly good, dedicated employees.

    Cons

    A dying company. Used to be a great place to work, not anymore. Moral is terrible, have constant layoffs ( which includes being walked out the door with everyone watching) and they show no consideration for dedicated, long term employees (maybe show some compassion????). Employees are leaving in droves. Human Resources needs to grow a backbone or be completely replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Come into this century. Reward people for their long, hard work instead of laying them off.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Huntington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None at all at this place.

    Cons

    No place to perform a career. Even thought if you are a good worker, you won’t get a decent increase in your salary. Layoffs twice a year.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Run away --fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 1/2 week Time off pool was good , People are great to work with, The workers work as a team to get things done

    Mangers & supervisors work with the people

    Cons

    Management--- New CEO is trying to build up moral but his management doesn't follow the lead. They want to management by threat of losing your job. To much politics, if you are not liked by upper magnet you can do noting write, if they like you break all there rules

    No communication about what's going on is passed down.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house starting with Sr. Management, bring in people who want to motivate the workers not beat them down so they feel important


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Huntington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow associates are very helpful to show you the mechanics of your job. Workload is demanding but doable.

    Cons

    Don't count on your immediate or Human Resources to cover your back. They are a bunch of "YES" people to Upper Management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees that are doing the job. Middle Mgmt. are old school and just kissing up because they don't know any better.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Manufacturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Huntington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Half day on Friday and good hard working people

    Cons

    Employees not treated well. Upper Management in Huntington should be replaced, the morale is very low. The VP is bringing in his friends who are over paid and have no contribution. HR needs to wake up and fix the problem.

    Human Resources needs to wake up and address the problems before the company closes.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect or you will lose key employees.


  9. "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telephonics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best people to work with and the best boss ever.

    Cons

    Some of the coworkers would hate if your work ethic superseded theirs.


  10. "Great place to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Inspector in Huntington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always busy lots of overtime.

    Cons

    None what so ever. Do your work and you'll be ok.


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