Going to be sticking around for years to come! Happy employee!! :)
Operator III Lead (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – January 4, 2019
Overall, I'm very happy working at SolAero (formerly Emcore). It has had its ups and downs over the years but I think it's a good place to work.
The company culture is unmatched compared to some of the other manufacturing environments I have worked in. They offer free snacks, free gourmet coffee, and fun employee events. It can be a little stressful at times, but so can any work environment. Management is friendly and communicates with the employees well. Every month or so, they have "All Hands Meetings" with employees to communicate what changes are occurring in the company. They also have a landing page on company intranet that changes as needed to let you know of upcoming changes.
They also communicate various internal positions and promotions to allow you to grow within the organization. They are a very safety-oriented company as well, and I can tell they generally care for their employees. They also have a nice, approachable, and knowledgeable human resources staff, which is key.
The only downside is the location because it is a bit of a pain working so close to the airforce base, you do get some serious traffic in the morning and at 5pm when the base lets out. But, I recommend this workplace to my friends and family and I often do because there are employee referral bonuses!
Free coffee, Free Snacks, Nice Coworkers & Friendly Environment
by the Airforce base - so traffic can be frustrating