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Excellent place to work
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Carp, ON6 May 2019
The people I worked for were fantastic and very knowledgeable about there respective fields. Everyone worked diligently and effectively to get everything done. As well soccer is huge at OZ as most of the employees love soccer or play soccer.
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Very good place to work
AP, AR, Payroll Admin (Former Employee) –  Carp, ON20 March 2019
It was a very good place to work and I enjoyed a lot.
it is a place you can learn a lot. it is like a university for new to the job market. although it seems at the beginning everything strange.
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no
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Nice people. Poorly run
Fiber Optic Assembler (Former Employee) –  Carp, ON19 October 2018
So many nice people work there....but the management is awful. Weekly meeting to get yelled at. 44+ hours a week with not breaks. Lunch room was taken away and the lunch room was moved to a locker room. Learned a lot there, but there was no room for moving up in the company.
Pros
nice people.
Cons
Owner, long hours no breaks. Owner. Having lunch in a locker room. and worse owner
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Very toxic environment
ERP Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa West, ON25 May 2018
You never know when the owner is going to yell at you or someone else.

Hard to make improvements when the owner has to approve every process change. especially since he is not knowledgeable in all areas.
Pros
None
Cons
Owner
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Some nice people, nice facilities, poor management.
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON5 April 2018
Many great people work at OZ Optics that are intelligent and dedicated to doing a good job. The management is not good, there is no trust and no room for advancement.
Pros
Great facilities, some very good eomployees
Cons
Very poor management, long after hours meetings held captive by senior management not relative to specific job tasks.
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Very positive work experience
IT Technician (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON4 April 2018
I learned several techniques for troubleshooting Virtual Machines and data servers. Most enjoyable part of the job was the diversity of tasks that where assigned to me. They ranged from working on optical devices to technocal programs on the computer such as Matlab, Labview, and various others.
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Unprofessional owner's and some staff
Fiber Optic Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 January 2018
Some of the staff made me uncomfortable and their behavior was unprofessional. They do not pay enough for the work required. The lack of communication skills provided by the owner's is discouraging and causes the employees to suffer.
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4.0
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Good Place to Work
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 December 2017
Nice place to work. Always busy. Long hours but pay was always on time. Dependable and reliable growing company. It is not a dream! place but it is like everywhere else. Would work for them again.
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Great little shop
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Stittsville, ON23 November 2017
I had a really good experience working at Oz Optics. I was young when I worked there and looking back feel like they are like the ex girlfriend that got away.. They say you never know what you have til its gone, and I feel that way about Oz Optics. They had so many great things for the employees. For example, a free meal every week. Shuttle buses to help people commute to and from work. Accessibility to indoor sporting functions, soccer leagues, all kinds of workout rooms, prayer rooms, fun family days with blow up castles and bbqs.. so many perks. They even had an easter egg hunt all around the grounds, paying out upwards of $20 per egg!! But it wasnt even about the money per egg, looking back just seeing how it made a great working environment, and great relations between co-workers.. Like I said earlier, the one that got away.. lol
Pros
too many to list
Cons
my own inexperience in industry
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Awful placw
Electro-optics Engineer (Former Employee) –  ottawa, on21 October 2017
Awful workplace very stressful and fast paced
I learned a lot because of the nature of the job
Managers have very bad attitude
Awful culture
nothing enjoyable about this place
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything, Owner
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Just ask people about OZ and hear what they say
Fiber Optic Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 August 2017
When it.comes to learning on the go it starts slow but eventually you will learn a lot since it includes a R&D dept. Overall the owners are a bit coocoo and when your wife is the HR director dont expect your rights to be honoured.
Pros
None
Cons
Management, shouting matches
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4.0
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Fast paced, Family Owned, Growing
Senior Fiber Optic Technician/ Process Technician (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON20 October 2016
A family owned fiber optics manufacturing environment, onsite gym/soccer dome, offer a good health plan, busy and fast paced engineering environment.
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A learning experience
PM Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON29 May 2016
Lead by excellent CEO. Great company with great people. Heavy workload as expected so work life balance can be a challenge sometimes but it is not "unreasonable".
Pros
Supportive colleagues
Cons
salary structure is on the low side
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Bad management, rude supervisors,Stressful workplace
engineer (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON13 December 2015
Most of supervisors and managers have no university knowledge. The work atmosphere is not good for PhD or MSc graduates, because the wrong management system, does not let them to express their creativity and their new ideas.
This is is waste of time for educated people to stay permanently at this company. A "photonics engineer", or "fiber optic engineer" is not doing engineering work in OZ optics. His /Her duty indeed is assembly work. The reality is that ~90% of engineers and scientists doing assembly of the products ,not engineering of the products.
Most of the components manufactured in OZ optics had been design many years ago.There is no innovation, no new products .The R&D is done by a few people on very specific products , like sensors. There is no professional production line.

The work atmosphere is very stressful. The schedulers are very rude . Bully behavior of the superiors is very common. The managers are often nervous. Everything is in RUSH in OZ optics.
Pros
useful technical experiments.
Cons
long hours, very low salary, high level of stress and tension.
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4.0
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Not good management
Equipment Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 November 2014
I was responsible for the maintenance and instrumentation for the facilities needs. It was a fast paced environment that required constant attention. I was trying to take over a position that two people were previously employed at. I loved the challenge of the job and looks forward to a similar job.
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3.0
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It was a good place to work
Custodian (Former Employee) –  Carp, ON12 June 2012
Over all it was a fun day @ work .Allways looked forword to my shift . but a bad week end on my shif brott it to an end.
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