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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    1.83
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Coherent, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

1.83 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 20.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

It is a very mom N' pop shop.

Workplace Safety

A co-worker wrote me a threating text message about the IT Director. I turned into my boss, which he in turn reported it to HR. Needless to say, this same person is still working there. I felt scared.

Suggestions for improvement

  • When the Director of IT states that he know's nothing about IT....then I think it is about time to replace the IT Director with someone who does. The internal processes and procedures are circa 1988

What I like about the company

There are some redeeming qualities there, such as the quality of the products they produce. However, specifically speaking for the IT department.. very Stagnate!

What I dislike about the company

Outdated process and procedures, Fiefdoms, unqualified managers, and an overall lack of vision.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Coherent, Inc.
  • City
    Santa Clara
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    IT
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Attitude towards older colleagues

I saw a lot of older colleagues "retire" when they reached their mid-50's.

Career Development

No career development to be had. If you join the company at a certain level, you leave at the same level.

Office / Work Environment

This company doesn't provide company work phone but expects employees to be at the beck and call of managers.

Work-Life Balance

Not a great place if you are looking to be challenged. Noone really cares where you're at or what you're doing. Not a lot of accountability.

Job Security

Job security to a certain point. Older colleagues tend to "retire" on a whim.

Suggestions for improvement

  • A change in leadership, especially sales/marketing, would help the company soar. Not a lot of value placed by employees for VP who grew up in the company and has held several positions, none of which he is educated in or experienced with.

What I like about the company

Individual contributors band together to make Coherent what it is.

What I dislike about the company

Management has been with the company too long. Leadership team does not know best practices of today's leading companies.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Coherent, Inc.
  • City
    Santa Clara
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    1.83
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Coherent, Inc.
1.83
2 reviews

Industry average (Research and Development/Sciences)
3.30
21,252 reviews

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3.30
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