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Coherent is an international firm that designs, manufactures, and sells a wide variety of laser-based photonics products. The firm's products are used in the manufacturing & instrumentation application, including semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunication, advanced packaging, inspection & test, and reprographics. Coherent operates more than 25 office locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm is organized into two business segments: OEM laser sources and industrial laser & systems. Coherent serves flat panel displays, machine tools, automotive, medical diagnostics, and microelectronics industries. The firm provides highly competitive pay packages, healthcare benefits, and other perks to its employees. Coherent was founded in 1966, and its headquarter is based in Palo Alto, California, United States.

Company - Public
$500M to $1B
Multiple locations
Navigational / Measuring / Electromedical / Control Instrument Manufacturers
John R. Ambroseo
What departments Coherent employees work at?
other occupation45.2%
Computer / IT12.2%
Drafters / Engineering Technicians5.6%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Coherent employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Coherent: Newcomers: 12%, Experiencers: 12%, Experts: 20%, Veterans: 56%. Coherent employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Coherent employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Coherent: Applied Materials, Coherent | Nufern, Electro Scientific Industries. Typical Coherent employees have worked at Applied Materials.
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Applied Materials
Coherent | Nufern
Electro Scientific Industries
What industries did Coherent employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Coherent: Appliance & Electric Manufacturers, Niche Manufacturers, Semiconductor & Electronic Component Manufacturers, Computer Systems Design Companies, Navigational / Measuring / Electromedical / Control Instrument Manufacturers. Coherent employees most likely come from a Appliance & Electric Manufacturers industry background.
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Where did Coherent employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Coherent: Small: 35%, Medium: 14%, Large: 51%. Most Coherent employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Coherent study?
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Where did employees at Coherent study?
Oregon State University
San Jose State University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Coherent?
Time employed at Coherent: <1: 8%, 1-3: 24%, 4-8: 25%, 9-13: 20%, 14-20: 15%, 20+: 8%. Most Coherent employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Coherent rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Coherent: 80.0% Male and 20.0% Female. Age ratio at Coherent: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 16%, 31-40: 30%, 41-50: 27%, 51-60: 20%, 60+: 7%. Coherent rates - 6.0% less female than the industry average. Most Coherent employees are 31-40, which is on par with the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does Coherent rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Coherent: low. Coherent ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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What companies do Coherent employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Coherent: Apple, Applied Materials, Cutera, IPG Photonics, Lumentum. People who work at Coherent most typically go on to work for the Apple.
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Applied Materials
IPG Photonics