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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Grand Blanc, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Grand Blanc, MI

    I worked at Laird Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work ethics. Get a lot to learn

    Cons

    None. A good place to work

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    No opinion of CEO

Laird Technologies Interviews

Updated Dec 1, 2014
Updated Dec 1, 2014

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Holly, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Holly, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Laird Technologies in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received email from LinkedIn/Glassdoor with job on the list. I clicked it, looked right up my alley, so I applied. Was directed to their job website...create id, the usual.
    Answered a bunch of questions (nothing unusual) but could not get it to accept/submit. You MUST fill in ALL fields with N/A. Finally got it to submit. Opinion - very poor HR software.

    Received call from HR person in Earth City MO. Asked a few usual questions, limited technical. Was told next step would be technical phone screen.

    Email a couple of days later asking me for in person. Arranged time/date.

    Was emailed an interview schedule of people/times. Started with VP. Typical upper management overview interview, explaining company and products. Professionally done.

    Next was two from SW. One was out and out belligerent. Attacked everything I said, challenged every answer. Was more like an interrogation than an interview. Immediately decided this was one person I would NOT want to work with.

    Next was HR person. Standard HR behavioral interview with dealing with workplace conflicts (maybe this guy is known for his problems?), accomplishments, benefits etc. Professionally done.

    Project guy was next. Questioned experiences on resume. Nothing difficult. Professionally done.

    HW team was next. They were looking for some specific answers which I guess I wasn't giving them regarding competence working with HW. My read was they wanted to make sure every problem wasn't automatically "a hardware bug." Professionally done.

    One person on the interview schedule I never saw with no explanation.

    Observations....
    Everyone was wearing jackets and sweaters. While it is November in Michigan, it was in the upper 30's. Conclusion- building HVAC has a lot to be desired.
    Facility is cramped and dirty. Floors were highly worn and looked like they hadn't seen a mop in a long time.
    Given the salary and the oxymoron of "employee benefits", you'd do better getting a job on an automobile assembly line. Better working conditions, more holidays, better medical, better everything.
    HW guys were particularly bent on not getting some finger pointing SW guy. I surmised this is a major problem.

    Conclusion....
    Interview was scheduled by HQ and not properly delegated to someone locally. Very haphazardly handled. Other than the VP interview, I was rushed through everything. Promised plant tour never happened. At no time was I ever able to get in a question of my own.
    As for the SW belligerent, my take was he dumped me before he got into the room. Whether this was an EEOC problem or he was just a major sphincter, IDK nor do I care. Big shot know it all wanted to just push people around. HR needs a serious talk with that guy. I figure he's the major problem the HW guys were digging at.

    After one week, sent a WTH? email. "Still interviewing." Will not bother with sending one further.

    Interview Questions
    • Not so much a question but the amount of restraint required to not slap the SW guy.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.lairdtech.com
Headquarters Earth City, MO
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Laird Technologies feels that the shield is mightier than the sword. The company manufactures electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials such as custom metal stampings, signal integrity components, thermal management products, wireless antennas, and radio frequency modules. It also produces metalized fabric and conductive tape and offers product engineering and testing services. Laird Technologies has two divisions: Performance Materials (handset metals) which includes EMI shields, signal integrity products, and thermal management products; and Wireless Systems... More

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