Assembler (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – September 4, 2017
Topcon is an ok place to work, it really depends on your personal goals and the department that your in. If you have a an education it will be good as you will most likely be in a respectable position, if you don't and your in the warehouse or production you'll be surrounded by incompetence. No chance to advance within the company unless they really like you or you're related to someone in management. Small raises each year but good benefits, good place to earn income while you look for something better or finish school.
Manufacturing Manager (Former Employee) – Pleasenton, CA. – April 17, 2017
Utilize telecommunication devices such as Beacon radio, GSM, ISM or Pac-Crest 30 W or 5W radios to transmit corrected precision position data to the rover receivers for accuracy down to millimeter level and troubleshoot as needed.
Southeast Survey Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – August 20, 2016
I was the S.E. Sales rep and as such had about twenty dealers for the Topcon Product. The company is very innovative and is leading edge technology for the surveying and construction industries. We had the best sales force/dealer network in the industry. My job was to train and support the dealers in my area. The rest of the nationwide sales team were the best. The Topcon product was good quality and priced very competitively with good support and service. There was a management change in 2000 and a shift in company objectives. The central corporate office was moved to California from New Jersey. The focus became the construction industry over the survey industry. The company has remained innovative and competitive.
Sr. Systems Engineer / Project Manager (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – October 28, 2015
Good company to work at but they have too many managers at every level and not enough workers. When I started, I worked in a department that had 2 techs for 450 staff. While the company grew to more than 1500 our staff only increased by 1.
HR department is not the employees advocate. when trouble come up that they need to address, they just push it back on to the other departments to solve. They appear to be more interested in there own agenda.
Terrible pay structure. not enough parking at their locations
Parts Specialist/Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – July 2, 2014
manage online ordering setup pricing/discounts for repair parts work with stockroom to fill orders answer calls regarding parts backup for customer service reps Purchase supplies and equipment as needed manage 3rd party repairs, process Purchase order for payment
Stockroom Supervisor (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – October 29, 2013
Work at Topcon was always challenging because everyday there was something new that you learned. Always a new process to learn which makes it challenging.But the work everyday would keep you on your toes and very busy. Always making the customer priorty and keeping them trying your best to keep them happy. Looking back I do miss all the daily task that would make my day.
Like my boss, just not much chance of me advancing.
Administrative Support (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – June 25, 2012
Every Morning, I arrive around 7:30AM. Make the Executive coffee, and I make sure the Executive kitchen is ready for the day. I proceed to the breakroom and stock all the cups, sugar and cream. I am in charge of the ink and toner order and all supplies in the mail room. Every 2 weeks I put in a Costco order. I train the reception area, and I also go back and forth from our two buildings checking supplies. I help facilities with any Administrative duities asked of me.