APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS INC. Employee Reviews

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Not a terrible place to work, not good either
N/A (Former Employee) –  Sugar Land, TXApril 3, 2018
If you intend to work here for competitive pay and career advancement look elsewhere. There is high turnover on the product production side with low pay and office/administration jobs are low paid and worked hard.

Benefits are ok, paid time off is accrued by hours every Month throughout the year and based on your time employed, so you rarely have much time at the beginning of the year.

Management is strict and not very lenient for minor in late or leave early situations that come up even when salaried. They claim to be "family oriented" but I didn't see that.

Mainly Chinese speaking but can converse in English although somewhat hard to understand at times. There are a few fluent English speaking Managers and Directors, but I would say Mandarin is the primary language there.
Pros
Benefits, Away from Houston in Sugar Land
Cons
Low pay, Limited career advancement, Poor Management
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the company is good for training entry level
Senior R&D Technician (Current Employee) –  13139 Jess Pirtle Blvd. Sugar Land, TX. 77478February 21, 2018
the company is good for training entry level. Working environment is also good. Not many speaking english. But mostly chinese speaking language. Company working condition is fair.
Pros
30 minutes lunch for non-examption
Cons
they do have benefit when you got in permanant employee
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4.0
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A place to learn and advance your carrer
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Sugar Land, TXDecember 11, 2016
Fast paced and results oriented company. Great place to learn all the way from basics to latest optoelectronics concepts. Management is always willing to work with you.
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3.0
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just managrd
Project coordinator (Former Employee) –  Sugarland, TXJune 29, 2016
It wasn't that fun to be there, due to one sided culture, but I managed using my charming and lift my head up waiting for another day
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Not a pleasant experience
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Sugar Land, TXApril 5, 2016
Working 12 hours a day under pressure, pay was really low for what I was doing. Didn't matter how hard I was working, there was no appreciation.
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active and dynamic. Can survive through harsh marketing condition.
Senior Engineer III (Current Employee) –  Sugar Land, TXSeptember 21, 2015
An fast growing company. Hired lots of young and fresh engineers. Determined to dominate the optical components market. Very vertical and very hands-on on technologies. Have good future.
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4.0
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Productive and nice workplace
SPD Assembly operator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 8, 2015
- Working in clean room on an expensive and complicated machines.
- Team work leads to great performance
- Proffessional management
- nice and hard worker fellows
- the long distance between home and the work location
- Appreciation after a good performance
Cons
Medical incurance, two times (30 min.) breaks
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4.0
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Productive work place
Purchasing Buyer (Current Employee) –  Sugar Land, TXApril 23, 2014
I read the email and provide a response as soon as possible. At same time to arrange priority work list and monitory inventory level. If engineers have any purchasing request or quotation that needs to fulfill as well. As team member, I also read co-worker's send out email to make sue not skip any important message.
The most enjoyable part is to cut the lowest price from vendors.
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4.0
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learn and know more and more Quality control skill
Quality Control Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sugar LandAugust 27, 2013
1.all of income materials' quality control and taskd root cauae analysis.
2.learn more how to solving the problems and statistical process control,and supplier auditing and assessment.
3.need to have good communication skill with other departments
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