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8 days ago

Logistics Analyst

Smith and Wesson Springfield, MA

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the most legendary brands in the world, and is a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design… Job Board


17 days ago

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Smith and Wesson Springfield, MA

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the most legendary brands in the world, and is a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design… Job Board


17 days ago

Buyer

Smith and Wesson Springfield, MA

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the most legendary brands in the world, and is a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design… Job Board


26 days ago

Senior Product Engineer

Smith and Wesson Springfield, MA

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the most legendary brands in the world, and is a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design… Job Board


8 days ago

HR Operations Administrator

Smith and Wesson Springfield, MA

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the most legendary brands in the world, and is a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design… Job Board


11 days ago

Accounts Payable Associate

Smith and Wesson Springfield, MA

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the most legendary brands in the world, and is a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design… Job Board


11 days ago

Channel Marketing Manager

Smith and Wesson Springfield, MA

Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson is one of the most legendary brands in the world, and is a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design… Job Board


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    World Class Brand - Chasing Share Value

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    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    S&W is one of the most iconic brands in existence today. A long and storied past, S&W exudes the cool factor from the moment you enter the fortresses front gate. As a public company S&W offers a very competitive compensation package for senior managers offering a full suite of normal benefits plus 401k match, profit sharing, and shareholder equity opportunities. A solid environment if you're ok with the far right views of the gun trade. Laser beam focus on increasing shareholder equity provides easy insight into what it will be like working for this company. There's a top notch employee Shooting Sport Center and work life balance is good. Time off is encouraged within HR guidelines.

    Cons

    The tight cultural environment makes it tough to fit in if you are an industry outsider. If you're not pro-gun, don't bother. Young CEO is tough and aggressive. Dives in and out of micro management mode across all departments. Will shift gears on a dime and has no problem with slash and burn tactics to meet financial goals. Has built a team of executive minions around him that have learned to say what he wants to hear. Creativity is lacking because of that. Laser beam focus on share price means same for operations and marketing with only the largest segments the market considered with minimal concern for historical brand or breadth of line strength. Sales staff is very knowledgable but sales lead lacks creativity. Barriers between departments are thick and need to be navigated carefully… politics get really interesting here. You'll need to be on your toes constantly to assure your on the right side of the inner circle.

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    Executive management needs to clearly define multi-year plans that embraces more than just top line financial goals. Senior and mid level management needs to work in unison "across the isle" to build strategies that deliver on those plans. There is incredible talent and fierce dedication inside the walls at S&W - barriers between departments must be eliminated for the company to reach it's fullest potential. In order for that to happen you need to lead by example.

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