I worked at Ceradyne full-time
Good people, great hours, good pay.
Downtime between projects... can get bored if you're a busy body.
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ceradyne (Costa Mesa, CA) in November 2011.
It was smooth and quick. The interview process went well. The first interview was a phone screening, followed by personal interview, as well as group interview. The questions were specific to experience. I was able to gain information about the company as they gained information about me.