Good entry level company great at expanding knowledge
Lab Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – June 26, 2016
This is a good company to start out at young, so you can gain knowledge not only about the optical field, but how a business is run. It can be demanding work, but if you put in the effort it can be rewarding.
One of the drawbacks to this company is high employee turn around; because of the fast pace and complexity f the work it can be overwhelming for people, but if you stick to it you can gain knowledge and skills that can transfer over to other industries and companies.
Another major downside is that how much you learn, and how good you are at the job is heavily dependent on how much your supervisors and managers are willing to teach you and not just make it possible to do the job, but excel at it; along with this is the apathy upper-management has towards its new employees. Almost none of the state or regional managers take the time to talk with new employees to see what the employees experience is so far, test their knowledge, or verify that they are being trained correctly. This is another contributor to the high turnaround rate, as there isn't a universal teaching method, such different management styles from managers actively teaching you incorrectly, going out of their way to hold you back, being completely apathetic towards to the point where you can count on one hand the number of conversations you've had. I've had one decent and on good manager, but I've had more bad managers than good, and that can make the biggest difference in working for this company.