- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Special Devices full-time (Less than a year)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
This company invests a lot into its employees. It goes above and beyond minimum safety requirements and fosters a collaborative work environment. The company offers great benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a matching 401k plan, PTO, many company holidays, and tuition assistance. Job stability, room for growth, ongoing training, and an open door policy set this company apart from many others.
There is a lot of required overtime, approximately 10-20 hours per week. Many people look at this as a benefit but I have heard that some people do not like working all of the hours and sometimes causes people to look for other jobs.
Advice to Management
Find a way to have OT become more voluntary than required and I think SDI can become the employer of choice. SDI has a lot to offer employees but the reality is that some people cannot commit to working 50-60 hours per week on a permanent basis.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Special Devices.
It was a very fast process. Very straight forward and to the point. Had an informative interview with the recruiter then the next day met with the two supervisors and HR.
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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...