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Conn-Selmer Reviews

13 Reviews
13 Reviews
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John M. Stoner Jr.
9 Ratings

    So much potential missed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conn-Selmer full-time for more than 5 years


    Music Industry, great employees, great customers, great brands and products that positively impact childern's learning and development experience.


    "Small" industry, very limited manufacturing in USA left, ledership focused primarily on cost reductions to sell products at lower price. Lack of disciplined use of Strategic Plan to make day-to-day decisions; too many "start and not finished" initiatives.... confused this lack of focus with "poor execution by employees" and consequently high employee turn-over result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-engineer sales and marketing processes; sell brand value, not only low price.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Conn-Selmer Interviews

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Elkhart, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elkhart, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Conn-Selmer.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by an in person interview at the corporate office. 6 half hour interviews with various people and executives. Interviews with CEO, CFO, Customer service Manager, Marketing Manager, etc. One day process, travel to office, interview, travel home.

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    • How would you handle the multiple brands and duplication of product?   Answer Question
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Headquarters Elkhart, IN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Conn-Selmer loves the big band sound. The company makes band and orchestral instruments, such as brass, woodwind, percussion, and string instruments, as well as their accessories, under such brands as Armstrong, C.G. Conn, Glaesel, Ludwig, Scherl & Roth, and Selmer. Conn-Selmer operates manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as in France. The company, which is a subsidiary of Steinway and represents Steinway's band segment, established the Conn-Selmer Institute to help music graduates transition into careers as teachers.

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