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Telephonics Reviews

Updated June 28, 2018
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Pros
  • "4 1/2 work week other than that nothing" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Half Day Fridays and great engineering talent" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "People are treated with little to no respect the upper management is borderline insane HR are beyond incompetent" (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. "Aerospace Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere for the staff.

    Cons

    Not enough coffee for the staff.


  2. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time

    Pros

    Love the company and my job!

    Cons

    Do not like my commute from home.

  3. "Shipping and receiving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for a warehouse

    Cons

    Big volume not enough employees.
    Strict on breaks

    Advice to Management

    Step it up


  4. Helpful (4)

    "The best days are yet to come.. and they will soon!"

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    Current Employee - Chief Scientist in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Chief Scientist in Farmingdale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Company has lots of potentials, and many ideas in the pipeline. It is exciting to work here. The CEO is energetic, visionary and very supportive. My direct managers do listen to advices and comments, and are easy to reach. What I ask is usually approved, and what I suggest is usually taken seriously into consideration.

    The company pays for IEEE Membership and is supportive of IEEE activities.

    Cons

    Too much focus on charge numbers, paperwork, process. Sometimes Telephonics behaves more like a manufacturing house rather than an engineering company. But it's changing... and the leadership is aware of it, and wants more R&D, innovation and growth of the portfolio. Changes take time, but will happen!

    Advice to Management

    Believe in Telephonics and be optimistic. Accept changes and new ideas. Improve products and invent new ones. Relax processes. Invest in, train and mentor engineers. Believe in the people we have. Improve communications between executives, business development, engineering, and program management.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "SENIOR REPAIR TECH farmingdale 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Repair Tech in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Repair Tech in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee once a while

    Cons

    We had laid-offs few times every year. They laid-off talented people and hired new people with no skills. I don’t recommend to get a job at Telephonics. Telephonics does not care regular employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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

    I worked at Telephonics full-time

    Pros

    The people really make this place. Work environment is conducive for progress depending on the people leading.

    Cons

    Some of the practices are antiquated and should be updated.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company in general"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telephonics full-time

    Pros

    Very strong Engineering support team

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours rather than focus on efficiency and effeciveness, decreased benefits

    Advice to Management

    There are occasions of micro management

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Had some exciting products

    Cons

    Company is owned by Griffon and contributes a lot of cash to them. Griffon is basically a housing market company that doesn't understand the importance of R&D money to keep up with the technical advances necessary to stay competitive the the Defense market space.

    Advice to Management

    Griffon - Learn more about technology and its business model. Invest a lot more into Telephonics. The Farmingdale facility has an competative advantage in being on the runway so flight testing is easy. Also,has an advantage in being able to test radar from the roof top with real targets aircraft and ship targets.

    Telephonics - Brain storm with the employees (engineers) , what to spend the IRAD on to over come the stigma of "woe are us, we can't be competitive because we are so far behind". In particular no one has solved the Drone threat problem. Maybe acquisition is a path. Kevin has a tough job to over come all the business as well as the personal issues. He is definitely trying. Get out of the box, think really big.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Look forward to 2018"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4-1/2 day week, great talented people, good benefits

    Cons

    New interesting work is needed

    Advice to Management

    Be more interactive with employees, praise their accomplishments and embrace their failures as teachable moments. Keep a positive attitude.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Tired of the negative comments"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Farmingdale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    4.5 day workweek
    4 weeks vacation / 12 paid holidays
    winter break

    Cons

    Heavy workload and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    I’m tired of sitting back and reading all the negative comments about the company I work for. Did we have a layoff – yes – but what company hasn’t in today’s business environment? Are some of our managers in need of managerial skills – yes – but the company is offering training to help correct that. Is the workload heavy – yes – but we support each other and feel proud knowing not everyone can do what we do. I am impressed by the products we design and manufacture, I am committed to the military personnel those products support and protect and I consider myself fortunate to work with some of the hardest working and dedicated people in the defense industry.


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