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26 Reviews
26 Reviews
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Joel L. Hawthorne
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    New CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at GrafTech International full-time for more than 10 years


    I'm excited about our new CEO Joel Hawthorne. Craig Shular did a great job motivating employees and he picked an excellent replacement in Joel. Graftech is a good company that treats its employees fairly.


    Uncertainty caused by the recent proxy fight. Steel industry cycle that has affected company profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with your plan, econemy is improving.

    Positive Outlook
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GrafTech International Interviews

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Parma, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parma, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at GrafTech International in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The initial phone screens went smoothly and I was quickly brought in for a face to face interview. It was an entire day interview. I started off by giving a 45-60 minute presentation on my current business. This was followed by sequential interviews always with 2 people and rarely asking the same question. It was a grueling but not annoying day.

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    Offer was generous and included relocation and a signing bonus. No negotiation was necessary.
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GrafTech International Awards & Accolades

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Northeast Ohio's Best Places to Work, North Coast 99, 2008

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Headquarters Parma, OH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Public (GTI)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

If GrafTech International were a bard, it could wax poetic in an ode to the electrode. The company is a leading maker in the US of graphite electrodes, which are essential to the production of electric arc furnaces. GrafTech also manufactures advanced carbon materials, flexible graphite products, flow field plates, gas diffusion layers, and carbon electrodes and refractories for the aeronautics, construction, energy, fire protection, marine, and transportation industries. Customers include Arcelor Mittal, BaoSteel, Elkem, Griffin Wheel (railroad wheels), Samsung... More

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