Not the worst place to work, but deffinitely not the best.
Applications Engineer (Former Employee) – Wallingford, CT – February 26, 2016
I cannot comment on any other department other than the one I worked in. Although I was brought in and told that they like to promote from within, that was not what I saw. At first, I was very excited to work for a growing company within the lighting industry. After working there for 6+ months, it became evident that although they touted loving new ideas, that was actually not the case. New procedures came down to us to change something "effective two days ago" without any notice and seemingly without thought into what effects the changes would have in our daily work lives. The morale there was atrocious because some people were let go without any notice whatsoever every so often. There was a change in upper management once every 8 months or something like that and many people would get fired and then others would get hired and want to change different aspects of what we would do. As much money as the company continued to bring in (always touted "better than the year before!"), none of it ever went into getting us more training or updating our work station equipment let alone our salaries. Most people who managed our group were expected to work crazy late and/or early hours from home if they didn't get everything done during the day - regardless of whether or not the workload was really heavy and should have been spread around more. Although I did learn quite a bit there, I would not want to work for them again. If you are considering a similar position there, I would inquire about their high turnover rate.
Nice coworkers, plenty to learn, it was a paying job
Very typical "corporate" environment, do not value hard-working employees, terrible department morale