Good people to work with. Positive attitudes in a challenging environment. Always felt like you were part of something and not just a number.
Needed to improve its financial performance and product offerings to make them more competitive in the industry against much larger competitors.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Surgical Express in August 2009.
After applying online and attaching my resume, I was contacted by the corporate talent recruiter in human resources. A preliminary phone interview was conducted that covered the basic requirements for the job (education, experience, etc.). Next, I was scheduled for a one on one interview at the facility. An interview and plant tour gave me insight into the requirements of the job, allowed the plant staff to evaluate my personality and ended with the primary interview with the plant manager. Post interview, I had a quick feedback session with human resources and was then scheduled for a follow up interview at the corporate headquarters. An early am flight led to an approximate four hour day that included interviews with the Sr VP of Operations, the Sr VP of Human Resources and the Sr VP of Quality and Engineering. A flight back home ended the day. The next day I had another quick feedback session on the phone with corporate HR and then received an offer letter via e-mail the next morning.
Had I known at the time that negotiations were quite commonplace, I probably would have at least attempted to negotiate for a larger compensation package. You should always negotiate for more if you can demonstrate why you are worth more.
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