Mission: Unparalleled quality is our obsession. Aqua Star's mission is to understand seafood and apply that expertise at every stage - from the moment it leaves the water to the time it reaches your plate. Our attention to detail, relentless focus on quality, and ...
I worked at Aqua Star as a contractor (More than a year)
The work environment is fairly relaxed and the pay is average. Free soda and beverages in the break area.
The expectations placed on employees are not always clearly defined or change over time to something that employees are not in agreement with.
Advice to Management
Set clear expectations from the beginning with employees. If those expectations change, make sure you follow through with communicating them as employees may not be on board with them. It's better to find a new job than to have conflict over expectations that you don't understand.
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Aqua Star (Seattle, WA) in August 2011.
After applying for a position that was posted on their website (without a posting date), I was notified that the job had just been offered to someone else, but that there was another position that had just been created in another department. After expressing my interest, I proceeded to the phone interview. I was then called in to interview in-person. The first part of that meeting was the administration of the Wonderlic IQ test. Then I met with the director and vice president of the division, separately. I was called in once more for what I thought was the final round of interviews, but was actually just to meet the CEO and get his approval.
During the process, I occasionally felt some disconnect with the various people I met- there wasn't always a great chemistry, but I did eventually get the offer. Perhaps I was not the first choice, but I would recommend others to not let an awkward feeling translate to rejection.
The benefits package at Aqua Star is great- medical, dental, health stipend, commuter stipend, etc. Two weeks of vacation, sick days, and personal days plus all the standard holidays.
Reasons for Declining
My personal life situation changed and would not allow me to move to Seattle.
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