Fender Musical Instruments

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Why lie? I need a guitar..

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

Pros

Fast paced, group oriented, challenging, and great people to work with.

Cons

Of course we stay late if work needs to be done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some directors and VP's are snobs. Keep door closed and won't answer general questions. Need someone to bring some light around the executive area and make it more open.

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It just doesn't get much better than this!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    If you have any interest whatsoever in music, instruments, and everything that goes with them ... it just doesn't get much better than this. I've worked here nearly 10 years and have acquired many lifelong memories in that time. I hope to acquire many more as I have every intention of working my entire career here.

    Cons

    Staffing tends to be on the light side; the hours can be long and those without passion for the subject matter typically cannot take the heat. For those who *do* have the passion over time, though, the possibilities for career advancement over time are plentiful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Fender is a great American company, a great American brand, and truly is a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fender still has my vote, but just barely.

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    Current Employee - No Comment  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - No Comment in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    The flagship product is hands down the best in the business sector. The quality, style, and the marketing of the core Fender Brand is untouchable. The company is fantastic at keeping the main Fender brand on task and meeting the market needs. Fender employs musicians who no doubt contribute to keeping Fender guitars in the good graces of the people who buy Fender guitars both professional and aspiring musicians alike. The history of Fender can be felt during every minute of the workday and in my experiences most of the employees love the product they are supporting.

    Cons

    The stellar success of Fender's flagship brand is sadly a big reason for under-performing niche brands that Fender also owns, Guild, Tacoma, Jackson as examples. There is a "rest on your laurels" attitude that sweeps through upper management every time sales are good with the Fender Brand name. But when another brand is in obvious distress and solutions are recommended often it falls on ears who would much rather hear that everything is fine and because the main brand does so well it offsets concerns. In turn, it seems the upper management doesn't really care about the lesser brands, which teaches the managers controlling those smaller brands that they shouldn't care much either. It sets up confusing and frustrating perimeters to work within and it really doesn't really seem necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees, most of the obstacles that Fender deals with as a whole could easily be fixed internally if you ask the right person for suggestions and input. Create an internal think tank, nearly everyone in the company comes from within other parts of the industry, and they bring some incredible perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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