Special Devices Reviews

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Christopher Hunter
5 Ratings
  • Great people and management but too many hours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Special Devices full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Safety is number one over everything, they are a VPP company.

    Cons

    You find out on Wednesday your schedule for the rest of the week, a lot of overtime

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Special Devices Interviews

Updated Mar 17, 2015
Updated Mar 17, 2015

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    Production Team Member Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Special Devices.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview, one from HR and 2 managers, got offered the position one week later, and waited another week for the new hire orientation. I loved working there because of the people I worked with but the only negative thing I could say is the schedule.

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Website www.specialdevices.com
Headquarters Simi Valley, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1959
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

For now, Special Devices is facing delays in blasting off. The company aims to take its place among the leading US makers of initiators (pyrotechnic devices) -- used primarily in automotive airbag systems. The airbag initiators activate inflators that enable the airbag to be deployed. The company also makes micro gas generators that remove seatbelt slack in the event of a collision. Special Devices sells its products primarily to airbag manufacturers, including Autoliv and TRW Automotive. Special Devices filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in late 2008. The... More

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