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www.kaydon.com
Ann Arbor, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
1941
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Just about everything has a bearing on the business of Kaydon Corporation. The company custom designs, engineers, and manufactures bearings and bearing systems, slip rings, filtration products, and seals. Kaydon operates through three segments: friction and motion control ... Read more

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James O'Leary
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    Pros

    Lots of upside selling high dollar specialty bearings in to multiple defense and aerospace Original equipment manufacturers. Small managable 3 state territory. Good benefit package.

    Cons

    Limited customer base. Four to Five days a week on the road. Tough with young kids, ideal for single person, or empty nester willing to try.

    Advice to Management

    New products should be developed to expand market segment away from miltary and aerospace. Need more opportunities to grow sales and need more products

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Kaydon Interviews

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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sumter, SC
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Kaydon (Sumter, SC) in January 2014.

    Interview

    They are pretty laid back. If they think you are someone they want to pursue they will pursue you; however, overall they lack a sense of urgency within their hiring framework. I met with two people for the first interview, an HR manager and an Operations manager. They were very friendly and helpful. For the second round of interviews, I basically met with everyone in the office and plant on the managerial side. It was a long day of several interviews, but none of them were hard or stressfull.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. As long as you can do the job and sell yourself; it's a no brainer.   Answer Question
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Kaydon Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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