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    I have been working at Cirrus Design full-time


    Cool product, growing company, easy going environment. There are many new projects in the works making it an exciting place to work.


    Restricted advancement opportunities. Salary raises are purely based on years of experience instead of skill or work ethic.

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    Encourage hard workers and drop the dead weight. To many employees go in to sit their hours and cash their check.

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    Manufacturing Engineer/Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, MN
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cirrus Design (Duluth, MN) in June 2013.


    I started the interview process with Cirrus in early June 2013. I initially applied on the company website when I learned that the company was hiring a large number of people in anticipation for the release of the new SF-50 personal jet. Soon after I applied I was granted a phone screen with two engineers at the Duluth facility. In my opinion the screen went very well and not long after I was called in for a face to face interview. I was pleased to learn that the interview would be fully paid for by the company. This was very good news for me since I currently live on the East Coast and the trip would have been rather expensive. The travel arrangements were made for the week after my phone screen. The effort made by HR in terms of flight arrangements was poor in my opinion seeing that they used airlines with very bad reputations. Needless to say I missed my flight during one of my connections and got to Duluth a day late. In the end I could have driven to Duluth quicker than the airlines could fly me there. My on-site interview occurred in the third week of June. When I arrived at the facility it was very busy and also very hard to find a parking spot. I arrived about 5 minutes early but the senior engineer I was supposed to meet with arrived about 15 minutes late. He gave me a plant tour for about 45 minutes and I must say he did a very good job of building up a false sense of security. All I will say is that he was very young for the position he was in. The next step was a panel interview with the same two people I interviewed with over the phone. I felt like we really hit it off and we had a lot in common with each other. The interview lasted a little under one hour. The next day I had a community tour with a local re/max agent from Duluth who was very friendly. All around I enjoyed the trip and thought it went very well. In the end my premonitions were not correct. It is a real shame that companies that are expanding like Cirrus choose to spend so much money and time on a candidate that has passion for the industry and not hire them. Just my two cents.

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Headquarters Hermantown, MN
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Cirrus Design asks customers to reach for the clouds -- cirrus ones. The company, also known as Cirrus Aircraft, manufactures the SR20 and the SR22 single-engine, four-seater, piston-powered aircraft. Cirrus planes are made primarily of composite materials rather than aluminum; the company asserts that composites allow for an aerodynamically superior design. All models come with the trademark Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) that will lower the aircraft to the ground in an emergency. The company was founded in 1984 by former chairman Alan Klapmeier and his brother ... More

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