I worked at Bostik (More than a year)
Leaders and co-workers were extremely intelligent and interested in improving all aspects of the company, leading to quite a few positive changes in the business in my time there.
Bostik attracts great talent. Extremely positive relationships in my department with co-workers and leaders - kind, smart, and generous individuals all around.
Leaders are very available for help/teaching/resources/discussion, which is fantastic for entry-level employees. I learned immeasurable skills from one year here.
Cross-functional teams allow members of the company from many different departments to share insights and learn from each other.
Company is interested in innovation and improvement, but sometimes these changes take a long time (3 years).
Tribal knowledge - you have to know the right people to go to in order to find out a lot of information, and this slows down your own projects because this information is housed in people's heads instead of shared/documented on the network. This is changing, but the older generation of workers are somewhat resistant to spending the time to properly record/share info.
Advice to Management
Continue to listen to suggestions from all over the company for improvements in efficiency, project/product portfolio management, and more. There's a lot of insight but it might not always make it to the top & the decision makers.
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bostik.
It was a two person interview. They ask lots about my resume, specifically about my past experiences at a rival company. They asked about my knowledge and desire for sustainability.
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