I have been working at Bend Research full-time (More than 5 years)
Talented amazing employees. Lots of opportunity within the company to explore new roles in different departments and grow your talents. Overall love all the people I work with. Opportunities to work out or play sports at lunch. (Soccer, frisbee, etc)
Pay is good for central Oregon for entry level jobs.
Rapid expansion is causing some growth pains.
Advice to Management
Work on a strategy for retention during this busy time.
I applied online. I interviewed at Bend Research (Bend, OR) in December 2015.
I had a 30 minute interview at a recruiting event. Then they flew me to Bend for a full day of interviews. They paid for everything for my trip there. It took almost 2 months from when I applied until my interview. The on-site interview lasted from 9-3, and I had about 10 half hour interviews throughout the day. I had to submit a writing sample before I went. Every other interviewer asked me a few technical questions. A couple of them even only asked me technical questions during their interview. I was not prepared for this because anyone I had talked to said they only asked a couple really easy questions. I think the technical questions would have been okay if I had just reviewed a few key concepts. I think their interview process is getting more rigorous.