I have been working at nLIGHT full-time
The culture at nLIGHT is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Each and every person is passionate about the company's products. There are a lot of very intelligent and talented people who will gladly share their knowledge and experiences with you to help you grow and learn.
I have no cons about this company.
Advice to Management
Thank you for creating an atmosphere that is conducive to working hard and learning.
I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at nLIGHT (Vancouver, WA) in September 2012.
Require a prepared presentation. A lot of emphasis is placed on how much care and attention is put into the oral presentation. Then it was several hours of 1:1 with different people which was wearing. Everyone was positive and pleasant. But I was tired by the end of it.
Not much negotiation. It was not the best of economic times.