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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

What I dislike about the company

They don't treat their employees well and they don't pay their bills

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Gibson Brands, Inc.
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production
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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

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gibson Brands, Inc.
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Executive leadership
  • 29.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

no

Teamwork

those below management work vey well together

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gibson Brands, Inc.
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 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.

What I like about the company

Gibson makes great products, the craftsmen, everyday people who work on the factory floor. Has a great heritage and history. People have moved from all 50 states to work in TN for Gibson. Everyone is a musician.

What I dislike about the company

People have applied to Gibson. Taken a battery of tests that take hrs. Wait over 4 months with no communication from co. Then find out you are hired only after the CEO has gone through every single application himself. EVERY decision goes through him. That is why it takes so long. No matching 401k. No raises in over 6 years-yet product prices go up every year along with products. People love Gibson guitars the world over, but inside the company it is a whole different world. They are like the Enron of the guitar world in the sense that the customer has no idea how bad it is on the inside as a employee.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Gibson Brands, Inc.
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

review

3.72

Support from management

Say one thing mean another

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication

What I like about the company

Try to have family atmosphere

What I dislike about the company

None or little support from upper management

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Gibson Brands, Inc.
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Gibson Brands, Inc.
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered