I worked at The Coastal Companies full-time (More than 5 years)
The Coastal Companies is an organization that treats employees like family. It was an uplifting, positive work environment where I made lifelong friendships and professional connections. They respect their employees and value family time and work/life balance. They are willing to pay decent salaries and provide attractive benefits.
The industry took a hit during the economic downturn and had to lay off may employees.
Advice to Management
Continue to value your dedicated employees and make whatever decisions necessary to deliver on promises to your customers.
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Coastal Companies in March 2009.
I had two interviews with this company in which the job was offered on the spot during the second interview. After the first interview with the direct supervisor of the position, I was asked to create an advertisement for the company to show my marketing abilities. After a satisfactory review of my project, I was given more detail about the job by the Vice President of the Company and offered the job. I started two weeks later. It was a very pleasant experience.
I negotiated an annual salary rather than hourly rate. It was well received.
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