Culture at Optics 1

We are committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive company culture. Our mission is to create an environment where our employees thrive, feel valued, and actively contribute to the success of our organization, all while making a positive impact on the communities we serve. With our core value of mutual respect, we communicate effectively while focusing on goals and results with integrity. We are uncompromisingly committed to the health and safety  of our employees, and recognize the impact of work-life balance and believe that a happy and fulfilled workforce is more productive. Our MAC Team organizes a variety of fun and engaging activities, both inside and outside of work. These events range from team-building activities, volunteer opportunities, wellness events, and social gatherings. By embodying our core values, we aim to create a company culture that not only supports our defense-related mission but also celebrates the strengths and well-being of our employees. 

Growth at Optics 1

Optics 1 recognizes that the individual success of our employees has a direct correlation with the overall success of our organization. As such, we are committed to our employees success. We provide tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities. We also have highly skilled professionals who provide mentoring and coaching to early career professionals. Our performance management process is designed to highlight employee strengths and recognize areas for improvement, while identifying opportunities for growth, development, and career advancement. Our commitment to creating a culture that supports continuous learning is the key to  the long-term success and competitiveness of our organization.

Company Events

We value camaraderie among employees and encourage a fun, happy lifestyle at work and at home. Our Morale and Culture Team hosts a number of employee and family-focused events year-round all in support of an inclusive and dynamic culture.

Commitment to Our Community

Safran Optics 1 is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We focus our outreach efforts in two major areas - giving back to our troops, Veterans, and their families and investing in next generation talent through STEM education. We are proud to provide support both by means of financial donations and through the generosity and efforts of our employees. Stated simply, taking care of our community and its members is an integral part of who we are - as a company and as a team.

Friends of Forgotten Children

Optics 1 has partnered with Friends of Forgotten Children to help donate gifts to local children throughout the Holiday Season. Based out of Concord, NH, Friends of Forgotten Children is a volunteer-run provider of food, clothing, and holiday gifts for low income and at-risk individuals and families in NH. Since 2019, Optics 1 employees have supported a total of 550 children in need.

STEM Sponsorship

Optics 1 recognizes the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and actively commits to supporting it. Our outreach program includes involvement in programs such as WickedSTEM in Milford, NH, and official sponsorship of Mayhem Robotics. Our sponsorship provides  students with opportunities to work together to build, design, code, and drive competition robots. In doing so, students develop problem-solving skills and learning a variety of engineering concepts and universal skills. 

Concord Regional Technical Center

Optics 1 had the opportunity to mentor and share our engineering knowledge with future STEM professionals at Concord Regional Technical Center. The Computer Engineering Program at CRTC allows high school students the ability to explore new technologies and learn how to integrate hardware and software for various systems including VEX robotics with sensors. Our engineers engaged with 10 different student project groups giving advice, feedback, and insight on their Automated Systems Projects.