CoorsTek

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3 people found this helpful  

Way too profit focused, poor corporate culture

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Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer

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

Pros

Golden 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.

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

You 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead end job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Accounting in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Management only care about making money for the Coors family. Lower level employees are paid terribly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees their market salaries, and you will get happier people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional & unqualified supervisors

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in 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 close doors and sometimes sabotage the work of those whom they supervise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the real conduct of those who are put in positions of managing others. You have people in place routinely behaving unprofessionally toward those they supervise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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