I have been working at Bend Research full-time
Great people, great values! There is a lot of amazing work that goes on here and a lot of great minds. If you want to be challenged, be a part of an innovative company, and feel appreciated this is the place.
I honestly don't have anything negative to say about this company
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Bend Research (Bend, OR).
I came for an interview on the Friday before Memorial Day. They paid for some of my travel expenses (hotel for 2 nights; I had to pay for transportation to and from home, which at that time was in Corvallis, I had just graduated from OSU.) I did a phone screen interview, and then came on site for the second interview. I talked to 5 people from various departments in the morning. I had a few good conversations. They did not tell me anything about what I'd be doing everyday, and instead were more interested in what I would expect from the job there (I think they were waiting for me to say "I'm a dedicated researcher", and when I didn't say those words, that was the quick beginning of the end.) I then went for lunch with two guys who did not even tell me what departments they were from. They talked about their kids and about how much money their homes were now worth since they had bought them. After we returned from lunch, the interview was suddenly over. The said "oh, the 3 more people we wanted you to talk to are all going to be busy this afternoon so we'll end it right here. You can expect somethin' in the mail from us." (I assumed the 'something' would be an offer letter or a rejection letter). I got nothing. I emailed the lady who I had set everything up with originally a couple weeks later to follow up. About a week went by after that and I then got an email from someone completely different, who I had not met during the interview, that said "Thanks for taking the time to come interview, but we are pursuing other candidates and your candidacy is no longer being reviewed by us." Overall I found them to be rather unprofessional. I'm glad they didn't make me an offer. A month later I got a job as a QC chemist up in Portland, which was much more to my liking and more in line with my professional goals. I was never a big fan of Harry Lonsdale (founder of this company) anyway, so just as well.
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