CoorsTek
2.4 of 5 18 reviews
www.coorstek.com Golden, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Way too profit focused, poor corporate culture

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at CoorsTek full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGolden CO is a beautiful little town. Company is or could be involved in some interesting markets and could have decent potential.

Might be OK as a first job out of college.

ConsThe company seems fixated on maximizing profits - even at the expense of future growth. It generally views its customers as adversaries in pricing battles and seeks to deliver minimal quality standards. It spends meagerly on things like R&D, infrastructure and marketing. For a self-proclaimed “high-tech” company it rarely comes up with any thing innovative on its own. Management seems very risk adverse.

Its growth model seems to be one of acquiring well-established and viable business then gutting them to maximize profits (wealth extraction). They apply a simplified one-size-fits-all management philosophy to all their businesses. This simplistic approach has resulted in failures of several business units and significant loss of market share in others. Their typical response to a business downturn is to immediately shed employees and increase prices (hardly a winning strategy for future growth).

Wages for worker bees are well below average. They prefer to hire temporaries for manufacturing positions. At middle management/professional levels their salaries are mediocre at best. My suspicion is at the director and VP levels the compensation is considerably better.

Nepotism is ever-present. There is a whiff of religion that finds its way into the culture (e.g. the company employs local church “chaplains” in lieu of an EAP). Communication within the company is virtually nonexistent.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should consider a new business model that builds or creates wealth instead of extracting wealth in the form of cash and transferring it to the Coors trust fund.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dead end job

Accounting (Current Employee)
Golden, CO

I have been working at CoorsTek full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Nice people to work with Cons: Management only care about making money for the Coors family.… Advice to Senior Management: Pay employees their market salaries, and you will get happier… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Unprofessional & unqualified supervisors

IT Help Desk (Former Employee)
Golden, CO

I worked at CoorsTek


Pros: Many great people, who unfortunately, are not in charge. Cons: Unprofessional conduct by supervisors who refer to staff as "idiots" behind… Advice to Senior Management: Get to know the real conduct of those who are put in positions of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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