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- Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
I worked at Alliant Techsystems (Less than a year)
The pay, product was interesting, close to home.
Company was unstable, RIFs, benefits decreasing.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Alliant Techsystems (Bacchus, UT) in March 2015.
I applied to ATK because I previously interned at the Rocket Center location for 2 summers during my undergrad. I received an email rather quickly from the department manager. Since I'm in my final year of receiving my PhD in Polymer Chemistry, I informed him that I would not be able to start until December (I applied in February). He said that the start date wasn't a particular problem (I'm assuming this is due to the role of the position), and that they were "excited looking through [my] resume". After a few unsuccessful attempts at a phone interview, we finally talked (about 2.5 weeks later). The phone interview lasted about 1 hour, as I was somewhat familiar with the company. We talked about the conference I recently attended, the specifics of the job. It was an initial screening. I didn't hear anything back (he was on a business trip for a week and a half). I had to keep checking in with him via email. The whole experience, though a bit frustrating because of the timeline, felt promising toward employment. About a month after the process started, I was informed that someone internally applied for the position (with 15 years experience) and that they were no longer considering me. It was kind of a let down.
- General screening questions. Asked about my research, topics in my research group. General science discussion. Most of the time we talked about the company. I asked questions about location, living, the area, the others I'd be working with and their backgrounds. We knew some of the same people from the time that I'd interned at a different location. 1 Answer
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