I have been working at Materion full-time
An interesting field to work in . Good work environment.
Not many opportunities to progress within the company in the short-mid term.
I applied online. I interviewed at Materion (Elmore, OH) in May 2017.
The initial call made the company sound great a d while I researched online I initially had a good impression of the company. They then a few weeks later sent me four emails in order to sign up for a second round interview. I had to go through a safety training. I arrived fifteen minutes early and then waited until the interview time which is when they instructed me to put on the booties for my shoes and the blue outfit to cover my clothes. Then the person I interviewed with came and got me and brought me into a room with four people who were all in HR except one Operations Manager. They then informed me that they had scripted interview questions which were very bland and unoriginal and they simply took turns asking the questions and writing separate notes. It was very awkward and it seemed like they did not want to know anything about me. It was like spilling teeth to get them to give me any information about the position and when they did it was awful. They shot down ideas right away and made it seem like my HR role would be narrowed down to enforcing three rules. They told me I essentially had to recruit and do things the way they have always done them which seems like a slap in the face. Then they were kind of insulting about me having a beard because they were not allowed. Then they dropped the fact that you had to share company uniforms down to the underwear with everyone in the company which is gross and seems unneccesary when everyone could just be assigned their own personal attire. They seemed very disinterested in getting to know me. The HR Department seems well overstaffed and if the company hits hard times I am sure it could be cut in half and the same amount of work could be accomplished. Overall the interview was boring, unoriginal, scripted, unrehearsed, and lacked any way for them to gauge my abilities. It seemed like they are counting in their higher salary offerings to do the selling for them but they will soon find that they are struggling to recruit people younger than 30 for management positions. Then after all of that I was told that it would be the only interview then they wanted me to come on-site again to meet with someone who was on vacation the last time and that is when I rejected the invite. It seems like they are only looking for yes men that are poor leaders and will fit and follow it corporate mold instead of trying new things. And no amount of money is worth sharing underwear and giving up the ability to creatively solve problems.