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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    25%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.61
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.70

Reviews for Coherent inc

Reviews - What employees say

2.61 Employees say
2.70 Applicants say
  • 11.Jul 2018
  • Application

Application questions

  • just questions related to my CV
  • no personal questions about me as a person, which I found unusual in the interview

Comment

1. Improve customer service orientation: Interviewing candidates in person requires an individual feedback as to why the person was not chosen in the end or at least a personalized email. A standard system generated response 3 days after a personal email from the applicant to the recruiter is in my view bad style.
2. travel time and costs: they let me travel 8 hours for a 1 hour interview which was rescheduled before in order to do it at a day where the 101 manager also should have attended. During the interview, only after my questioning, the interviewer admitted, that this person would not be present that day. I think that this company should leverage modern technology for their process and do a video conference interview first if it is only for 1 hour and meeting one person, instead of having the candidate take off a full day.

Sufficient Response
3.00
Application Response Time
4.00
Predictable
3.00
Professionalism
3.00
Completeness of information
3.00
Interview Atmosphere
3.00
Respectful treatment
3.00
Interview responses
3.00
Clarity of next steps
1.00
Timeliness of Decision
1.00
  • Company
    Coherent, Inc.
  • City
    Santa Clara
  • Applied for position
    job applicant
  • Year of application
    2018
  • Result
    Rejected
  • 29.Oct 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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
    Salem nh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 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

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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    50%
    Satisfactory (1)
    25%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.61
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.70

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