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Reviews for Gibson Brands, Inc.

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.50
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.67
Internal Communication
1.50
Office / Work Environment
2.60
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.80
Challenging Work
2.40
Inclusive / Diverse
2.20

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.33
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.40
Career Development
1.67
Overall compensation for your work
2.33
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.33
Handicapped Accessibility
1.83
Workplace Safety
2.50
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 4 of 6 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 6 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 2 of 6 reviews Paid time off in 3 of 6 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 3 of 6 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 2 of 6 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 2 of 6 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 1 of 6 reviews Employee discounts in 4 of 6 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 6 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 18.Oct 2017
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Nothing

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  • 08.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

CEO is a tyrant

Support from management

No such thing. The CEO is a dictator

Freedom to work independently

No one is "trusted" by CEO BUT team member to team member is a great experience

Internal Communication

None. No meetings unless your getting fired. PUT ON NOTICE.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace CEO

What I like about the company

The employees. Very talented.

What I dislike about the company

The CEO leadership style

  • 29.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

no

  • 05.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Job Security

Job is totally unstable. Dozens have been fired all in one day with no warning. Position elimination is all financial oriented.

Inclusive / Diverse

No opinions are supported. CEO rules everything-everyone is afraid of him. Company does not support diversity or change, or raises, etc.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Everything must be changed starting with the CEO. He has his fingers in every part of the company and won't let people do their jobs. Has been known to fire people at meetings just because they disagreed with him about a guitar color. I worked nights. We were about 40% understaffed constantly. Even though I knew of hundreds of applicants waiting to work for Gibson. The delay is because the CEO demands that he approves EVERY applicant, which he takes forever to get to. He has about 3000 emails at all times. So he doesn't get around to the applicants. Meanwhile we are understaffed, working a lot of overtime for months at a time. When all he has to do is hire more people. But all the management is in a good ole' boy network. They avoid him, because everyone is afraid of being fired just by contacting him- I am dead serious. The floor managers at the plant don't care, they get payed salary, so the problems are a revolving cycle of people quitting and departments constantly being understaffed. I had a friend who worked for 21 years in Final Assembly quit because it is the worse it has ever been. You would think it would be a great place to work (but that is just smoke and mirrors) because the product is a cool product to make, but nothing is further from the truth. To improve the company, the CEO would have to leave first. Then get a professional management staff with experience from top to bottom. Not a bunch of good ole' boys who do just enough to not get fired and keep their jobs.
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

review

3.72

Support from management

Say one thing mean another

  • 14.Dec 2015
  • Employee

review

3.12
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00