an insight of our daily life...
The PHOTONIS Group is a leading multinational high technology. We are proud of what we achieve.
Our employees have chosen to work at PHOTONIS. Discover here what they say that makes our company such a special place.
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It's nice to work with PHOTONIS, because the work is clean and nice to do. Together we make a special and interesting product.
As an employee you get opportunities to develop yourself and work even in other departments. You definitely can learn from it.
In addition, they listen to your opinion. My experience is that here you are not just 'one of many employees'!
“What I like is to work in high technology; there is a large variety at the technical level. You can find a wide range of occupations and specialists. This company allows us to evolve and it allows its employee to develop competences and to progress in jobs. Indeed, I had the luck to have different and various occupations. The atmosphere is very good, sometimes we can feel a little bit of tension because we are happy to be involved in our activities for a common goal.I am proud to work at PHOTONIS, because it is varied company, we have a rewarding job and overall in our small area”
“I am proud to work at PHOTONIS for many reasons; First, our company is the leader is Night Vision products and we manufacture high technical products. We are a big team, with 75 years experience, that's why we have a big knowledge, a good know-how, competences and values. Also, for us the quality is very important and we respect our criteria. The atmosphere has always been good, the work is varied, and our managers try to promote the polyvalence. The polyvalence creates competences and competences are rewarded. My occupation fascinates me. I've done a skills assessment / Skill appraisal, this has promoted my career. Then, after 35 years in the company, I am proud to have participated in its development feel important and I am pleased to bring my know-how. I want people remember me for my work.”
“The combination of unique technology and the culture is what makes PHOTONIS a great company (for example, the Screenmaking department, where else would you find that?).
The whole process is very laborious and requires a lot of handwork. You work with operators, chemistry and physics at the same time. I find the technology behind the product fascinating. I find it`s a form of art that humans are capable of thinking and creating something as useful as this.
There is a very open culture, everybody listens, thinks along, they are looking for solutions. You can ask everyone for help and if they can`t assist themselves, they inform you who can help. I never experienced being treated different for being a woman and though I was the first female manager within production in the Netherlands I only got positive feedback on that.
I hope to keep working at PHOTONIS for a while longer. If you work at a company where everything is already completely set, you are basically doing maintenance. I find it very pleasant that the company is still growing, innovating and changing.
There is never a dull moment!”
"I like to work at PHOTONIS because we manufacture high technology products, we do precision work. PHOTONIS is highly respected; it is very well-known in Brive and the area. Indeed people know that they provide a very good atmosphere, good working conditions and a good team spirit - that why they would like to join us. Our plant management succeeds by listening to all employees. The company is always there to support us both personally and professionally....”
“The atmosphere is very good and the work within PHOTONIS is physically not heavy. Together we stand for our product, for which everyone delivers his share, everyone is important. Together we ensure only excellent products are leaving the factory. That gives you a proud feeling. In our company you can achieve something when you commit yourself to your job, that’s something you can influence yourselves. Before I worked here I wondered what was done, everyone wore a white jacket and I was not accustomed to that. I noticed very quickly that I was very welcome and I am very happy that still is the case. So you feel at home and feel involved in the company and your colleagues. I hope to be able to work here for many more years .”
“I joined the company in August 2012. I was attracted by the high technology and the wish to discover new products. After 3 months in the business, I really feel to have made the right choice because on the one hand, for the “technological” aspect. Indeed, I‘ve satisfied my wish to "see other things" with products that appeal to a wide variety of trades and technologies and highly specialized expertise. On the other hand for the "human" aspect because I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and working conditions within the company. The working atmosphere is both serious and friendly, which promotes human contact. Quickly we can notice that the company’s human values are not only displayed but shared daily by all employees. PHOTONIS is really a dynamic company where we feel good, we are recognized for our work, and then we want to give the best of ourselves.”
“I’m proud to work at PHOTONIS because this is an international company with an excellent reputation and stability. PHOTONIS offers us working conditions compatible with our family life. The company also committed to my development and improving my career. When I joined the company, I started working in production. Thanks to PHOTONIS, I've obtained a diploma of commercial officer. I feel valued in this company and I hope to work at PHOTONIS for a long time”
“PHOTONIS is a warm company. We have good contacts with each other and reasonably short lines. As technical service we have direct contact with the person for whom you are doing a job. I have almost 40 years ago quite deliberately chosen for a company in the high technology. Especially that technical aspect captivated me already then and still now. There are still many new developments that keep it interesting. I still like working here very much!”
My introduction period was very good and intense. All collegues were very open and helped me to find my way in the whole company, not only the different departments but also the production processes. If there is a problem everybody is willing to help, even ideas for improvements are easy to discuss and implement. Contacts with our colleques in Brive are also very good. As part of my introduction I visited them in France for three days. Now I know who I can contact and we exchange information when needed. It is really nice to have good cooperation between both sides. Being a Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer I have a lot of contact with the suppliers about our components. During my introduction I was also given the opportunity to visit to many key suppliers to learn more about the hightechn components they produce and the technical issues they have. It is good to build a good relationship with them to improve discussions about specifications and measurements on our components. I already learned a lot and I hope to work here for many years!