Kaydon Reviews

8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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James O'Leary
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    Regional Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - RSM
    Former Employee - RSM

    I worked at Kaydon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, great products, solid company that is heavily involved in military and wind energy farms, not your typical bearing company. High tech, high accuracy, solid products..

    Cons

    Travel is plentiful, niche product results in major economic swings, feast or famine, rotating upper management personal has caused some issues in compensation, ie paying out bonuses due for targeted sales campaign..

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

Kaydon Interviews

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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sumter, SC
    Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Kaydon in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    They are pretty laid back. If they think you are someone they want to pursue they will pursue you; however, overall they lack a sense of urgency within their hiring framework. I met with two people for the first interview, an HR manager and an Operations manager. They were very friendly and helpful. For the second round of interviews, I basically met with everyone in the office and plant on the managerial side. It was a long day of several interviews, but none of them were hard or stressfull.

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    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. As long as you can do the job and sell yourself; it's a no brainer.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Kaydon Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.kaydon.com
Headquarters Ann Arbor, MI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1941
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Timken, Kaman, SKF

Just about everything has a bearing on the business of Kaydon Corporation. The company custom designs, engineers, and manufactures bearings and bearing systems, slip rings, filtration products, and seals. Kaydon operates through three segments: friction and motion control products (anti-friction and split roller bearings, and specialty balls), velocity control products (industrial shock absorbers and velocity controls), and sealing products (engine rings and shaft seals), and other businesses, including metal alloys, machine tool parts, presses, dies, and benders. Kaydon's... More

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