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Aqua Star Overview

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Seattle, WA
51 to 200 employees
1990
Company - Private
Agriculture & Forestry
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Aqua Star (USA) Corp. is a leading global frozen seafood sales, marketing, and distribution enterprise headquartered in Seattle, WA. Our company products include shrimp, fish, squid, crab meat, crab in-shell, and shellfish. We serve food service customers, such as restaurant ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Aqua Star Reviews

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    Current Employee - Database Support Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Database Support Specialist in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Aqua Star full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good supervisors, not top heavy. Provide gym allowance and parking allowances/bus passes. Good medical and dental benefits and 401K matching.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work on holidays get another day off instead of overtime. No advancement opportunities. In IT sometimes have to work from home in the evening.

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    Procurement Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Aqua Star (Seattle, WA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Reasons for Declining

    My personal life situation changed and would not allow me to move to Seattle.

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