I worked at SAFT (Less than a year)
Overall a pretty fun work environment... everyone is friendly and helpful (minus a few employees), work schedule was pretty relaxed (40 hours per week, but daily hours weren't set in stone), and received 1.5 pay for overtime.
As an intern I learned a lot and witnessed a lot of very cool projects. However, because of the work that Saft does, the tasks for interns tend to be somewhat basic and low risk (which is pretty much expected anywhere).
It is very difficult to get hired unless you know someone in the company. Most of the interns have a parent working there. I was fortunate enough to get the job by knowing a guy who used to work there and he connected me to the current engineering manager.
Also, I was contacted by Saft for the first time only a week before I started my internship. The hiring process was quick but it felt too rushed for me. On the other hand I wasn't even interviewed before being offered the job, which is guess is a pro.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SAFT (Valdosta, GA) in December 2016.
Worse interview I have ever been on. First, I had to pay for everything except the airline ticket. I showed up at the rental car and found out it was not prepaid. Same for hotel. I did get reimbursed, but I was out $500 for over a month. Totally unprepared to pay these expenses out of my pocket and wait for reimbursement. Second, they scheduled my interview on a company celebration day. High level execs flew in for the event. They were very distracted and did not give me a good interview. I thought the entire process was unprofessional. On a positive note, they allowed one extra day for me to look around the area to see if I would like living there.
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