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CoorsTek Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Friendly place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CoorsTek full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    the overtime can be too much


  2. "Production Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CoorsTek full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is steady and full time.

    Cons

    It is very warm in the summer and raises are minimal.


  3. "lots of room to grow"

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    Former Employee - Technician III/Lead III-Supervisor in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Technician III/Lead III-Supervisor in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoorsTek full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    if you work hard and show determination you will grow in this company

    Cons

    get use to work many hours of overtime sometimes holidays


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  5. "Customer Service Rep."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401K plan, 100% match of the first 6%

    Cons

    Small company small room to grow


  6. "Do not consider CoorsTek"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CoorsTek full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people there are decent people. People who know what they are doing.

    Some. The rest? All just cogs in a poorly maintained machine. Sorry, nothing I have is very positive to say. Wait, the deli on the ground floor is pretty good.

    So, there, the Deli is a "pro".

    Cons

    Management holds you to expectations that were never once conveyed.

    Executives on the top floor act as if they are landed gentry.

    Zero interdepartmental communication, let alone planning. Everything is either an afterthought or so late in execution that it might as well have been an afterthought.

    Executive management is far too busy searching for "new paradigms" rather than working on getting what they have up and running. Do your job, ask the questions that your experience gives you reason to ask, and be branded as a person who is not falling in line. Even if the questions you ask are valid and in the best interest of the company that is paying you for your expertise.

    Zero documentation. Zero adherence to industry best standards.

    Advice to Management

    Small ponds, large predators, and a leak in the foundation results in catastrophe.
    Learn from your experiences, and stop believing your own lies.
    Like any combustion engine, maintenance is a must. If you continue to run without adding oil, you're going to throw a piston.

    And when you do? Game over.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Appealing slogans, but little truth"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CoorsTek (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CoorsTek is the last major technical ceramic manufacturer in the U.S. The compnay offers unique capabilities that are difficult to find elsewhere in North America. The Coors family is engaged with CoorsTek, which is wholly contolled through a family trust, and protecting the trust is always job one. The survival of the company or its business units are secondary to the survival of the trust fund.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if your last name is not Coors. John Coors stepped down as CEO over a year ago, and today the company has three Coors Family CEOs locked in a battle for supremacy. As results, corp level decisions are not always driven by what is best for the company as a whole. My rating for the CEO applies to the 3-pack that holds the title today. The company lacks vision, and it has demonstrated an almost universal inability to develop new product platforms successfully, and expand into new markets based upon their own efforts. As a result the corp strategy has evolved into "expansion through acqusition," which has resulted in destabilizing levels of debt.

    Advice to Management

    Gain the courage to select a single CEO, and stop wasting time trying to appease all branch of the family with three CEOs. NO suscessful company operates this way. The lack of a single leader leads to corp paralysis and a lack of a meaning vision.
    Either drop the corp stated values, or LIVE by them. The stated values are nothing more than glowing rhetoric if the corporation salutes them only when they're convenient, and abandons them when they are not.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CoorsTek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent and great benefits.

    Cons

    Management works from home a lot. When they are at home they are hard to reach or will not answer questions. Poor training and unrealistic expectations. Management will throw you under the bus to save themselves. If you ask questions, numerous times they will give the wrong answer and then tell you later you should have asked questions or the mistake will be counted against you. Not a team environment. Management does not want to develope employees. Tends to be a lot of finger pointing instead of working together to benefit the company.


  9. "Get it in writing, or else..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Social workforce. Efforts to create a sense of community.

    Cons

    I was offered something verbally if I would take a certain action. Then when I accepted and took action, the thing offered was withdrawn and substituted with something else that had a negative financial outcome for me. It was really too late to reverse things. I do not think well of their financial outlook or their word as a result of this. I do not like being patronized.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shifting around on a whim. Other people's lives are involved. Take care of the ones who are here working for you, we are not just your assets, but losing good people will certainly be a loss of value. Stop buying other companies please. I wish Mr Coors were back.


  10. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CoorsTek full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, give credit for your work, encouraging

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. Copays are rather high

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward. Continued investment now will reap huge rewards in the future!


  11. "Very good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoorsTek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Annual raise, good benefits, and great coworkers. Very fun and structured work place. Supervisors are in their position for a reason and don't micromanage

    Cons

    Some employees don't get the recognition they deserve. They have quarterly meetings and often supervisors recognize workers in their department for things that stood out to them. And in a way it makes you want to do everything you can and work harder than anyone else. But it seemed that the same people always got recognized for doing really nothing other than what is expected of them. Always a let down and frustrating experience unless you become good friends with the higher up supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being so kind to everyone, but some favoritism is still obvious. Frustrating when someone is working their butt off solely to benefit the company and make you proud, and you can't stop talking about the big game or choosing friends for recognitions when others have done more than expected



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