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Telephonics Reviews

Updated Apr 26, 2019

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Found 119 reviews

2.6
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Telephonics CEO Kevin McSweeney
Kevin McSweeney
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "4 1/2 work week other than that nothing(in 13 reviews)

  • "Half Day Fridays and great engineering talent(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management is absolute garbage(in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Confident"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Huntington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Telephonics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New work added in every department assures focus and a challenge to advance our talents to a higher opportunity

    Cons

    Not enough cross trained teams to exchange the knowledge needed to produce and ship product faster

    Advice to Management

    Staying focused and strengthening your team from within their core will reap you the respect and high energy needed to have them engage your company and self worth at a whole new level.

    Telephonics2019-03-23
  2. "Okay"

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      Current Employee - Video Editor 

      I have been working at Telephonics full-time

      Pros

      Laid back work environment, casual setting

      Cons

      management can be very rude at times

      Telephonics2019-04-26
    • Helpful (4)

      "Sinking Ship"

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

      I worked at Telephonics full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      lots of down time. if you enjoy doing nothing, being non productive and watching the clock all the while getting paid a decent salary this job is for you. it is a production company that doesn't produce anything!

      Cons

      upper management is absolute garbage. one of which prides himself on how many people he has fired. the other knows absolutely nothing about the job he has or what the employees appointed under him do all day.

      Advice to Management

      QUIT

      Telephonics2019-03-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not that bad"

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

      I have been working at Telephonics full-time

      Pros

      Matching + 3 Weeks PTO + Benefits.

      Cons

      Lacking leadership. Not a good moral through the company.

      Advice to Management

      Employees need to be motivated from leadership and changes need to be implemented much quicker.

      Telephonics2018-12-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Stuck in the 80s"

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

      I worked at Telephonics

      Pros

      Overall Professionalism Decent work environment Good stepping stone

      Cons

      Salary compensation is a joke. The older you are the likely you'll get a bigger raise. The youth is pushed to the side, no promotions or significant raises for the younger crowd. People retire and they don't get replaced, more workload thrown to others with little to no compensation. No room for growth. Each day it looks more like a Ghost town stuck in medieval technology and way of thinking.

      Advice to Management

      Consider mentoring and actually putting into place, before all the few young employees leave. Be more generous with raises and give effective raises to those who truly deserve it, not to the suck-ups who'll retire in a year.

      Telephonics2018-11-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Just wasn't for me"

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      Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Farmingdale, NY
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Telephonics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Great company culture - Excellent engineering teams - Easy to dig-in and grow

      Cons

      - Fair amount of churn - Majority of technology is not innovative or cutting edge

      Telephonics2018-10-07
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good people, rough environment"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY

        I have been working at Telephonics full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great department leads in some departments 4 1/2 day work week ( Get to leave at 12pm all year round)

        Cons

        Most department heads are no good Poor communication between departments and within departments Low pay scale Hard to progress or get promoted

        Telephonics2018-07-22
      • Helpful (7)

        "Barely a stepping stone on the way to a better job."

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        Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Huntington, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Telephonics full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Half day Fridays - but comes at a cost of 10 hour work days.

        Cons

        Management all the way up from the CEO's and down to the Supervisors are only out to benefit and protect themselves. They will over promise to the customer and under deliver due to unrealistic goals. When it's close to the end of the month they will ask you to work overtime in order to fulfill their unrealistic goals. There is no cross training. It's very typical for only one person to know how to do a specific job...

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        Advice to Management

        Retire. Step Down. Let newer fresher ideas direct the company. You hold on so dearly to your old ways because "it's always worked this way". You're only getting left behind at an exponential rate of speed and you do no one any good by coasting along into retirement. You do not care about anyone but yourselves and EVERYONE knows it.

        Telephonics2018-08-01
      • "Human Resources"

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        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.

        Telephonics2018-06-28
      • "Aerospace Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Telephonics

        Pros

        Great Atmosphere for the staff.

        Cons

        Not enough coffee for the staff.

        Telephonics2018-06-11
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