I worked at CoorsTek full-time (More than 3 years)
Great company to work for. Strong leadership. Excellent training opportunities. Great benefits, including a good company match 401k. Decent advancement opportunities.
The leadership was lack luster in a few departments, that contributed to a lot of unnecessary "emergency's". At times the fall in line or else mentality overshadowed larger problems, by trying to force erratic and unnecessary rule changes.
Advice to Management
My biggest suggestion would be for senior management to look at the departments that are running more efficiently and smoothly then others, and realize and take to heart the fact that it's the direct supervisors and how they implement their culture and treat their employees.
I applied online. I interviewed at CoorsTek (Golden, CO) in May 2017.
Let me start by saying that this position spoke directly to all my strengths. I had every skill in the job description and had spent the past year working for a commercial microscopy laboratory. I was well suited to excel and surpass expectations for this position.
I applied for the job online and was called by a recruiter within a few days. After hearing more details about my background, the recruiter said he felt I was very qualified for the position and if I didn't receive a call to setup an interview, I should call him back on Friday (2 days from initial call). I didn't get a call to setup the interview, so I called the recruiter on the number he provided me. My call went to his voicemail where I left him a detailed message requesting that he call me back.
I never received a call back from this recruiter, who was a young man. I felt that something had gone wrong in the process, therefore I called him again a week later, and again I was directed to his voicemail. The only time when I was able to contact him, was when my call was directed via an internal line. After finally getting a hold of him, he said the hiring manager was reviewing my candidacy and should call me to set up an interview shortly (this is 1.5 weeks after my initial contact with him). This made me excited because I felt that I still had a shot at getting this interview (which I'm very confident I would've done well at).
A month goes by, and the call from the Hiring Manager never came. I called this recruiter once a week, requesting that he return my call and update me on the status of the job. The recruiter NEVER ONCE called me back after leaving 5 voicemails over a month period. Finally I got a hold of him through the internal line and he said that THEY FILLED THIS POSITION WEEKS AGO THROUGH AN INTERNAL APPLICANT. 1.5 months after my initial contact for this position, my submission still shows up as "Hiring Manager Review" on the careers website.
As a job-seeker, I've seen a lot of shady tactics from big companies, but this CoorsTek experience really takes the cake. It's obvious to me that they didn't really care about my candidacy for this position, and this recruiter in general doesn't feel accountable to anyone he's recruiting. CoorsTek is a wonderful company, but unfortunately, their Recruiting department (in Golden, CO) is incredibly unprofessional.
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