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Greatbatch President and CEO Thomas J. Hook
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    Modelshop Toolmaker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clarence, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clarence, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Greatbatch.

    Interview Details

    I was hired through a forced company buyout, as Greatbatch did with multiple companies. There was no "interview" per say. They took me into the model shop, and some co-"workers" immediately didn`t waste any time in trying to make me look not capable, or qualified and prevented methods that job shops use to save/make money. After these few realized I had different, sometimes better, sometimes not, ideas that were not in their "apprenticeship" books, Some, not all acted in concert to make me look bad, thus keeping my base pay at the minimum, and raises for 6 years, adding up to less than a new hire after 6 years. A 2nd year HR person has no power over a 30 year supervisor. I blame myself for not putting them in their place, and/or not quitting before I did. Thin skin peels away fast at Greatbatch. Hopefully all operations will move to Texas sooner than later, and I will revel in these few "model makers" trying to do my new job. They will fail. But, I am not like them, and I will help them. 100% unlike what some did to myself.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you organize your tools, AND have this job done tonight? (asked and answered)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Whatever offered, ask for more. You will get it.
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Headquarters Frisco, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1970
Type Company - Public (GB)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Medtronic, HEI, Eagle Picher

Greatbatch likes to keep its business close to the heart. The company is a leading maker of batteries used in implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Other medical components include electrodes, capacitors, and feedthroughs (used to deliver electrical signals from an implantable medical device to an electrode). Greatbatch also makes batteries for demanding industrial applications, such as oil and gas exploration. Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, and St. Jude Medical are among the company's top... More

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