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I thought by coming to Gibson I'd be working for a world class guitar company, I was wrong.

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Current Employee - Hourly Worker in Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Hourly Worker in Nashville, TN

I have been working at Gibson Guitar

Pros

Excellent co-workers. It's interesting to see the process that goes into building a guitar, if you're into that.

Cons

Absolutely terrible communication between management and employees. Schedule is constantly up in the air. You're allotted vacation days but basically never allowed to use them. You're given one heck of a sales pitch about the company when you start, but you'll find out soon enough it's not much more than a sales pitch. If you're thinking of working here, BE SURE TO ASK IN THE INTERVIEW THE HOURS YOU WILL BE WORKING, DON'T LET THEM BEAT AROUND THE BUSH AND BLOW SMOKE IN YOUR FACE. They'll tell you one thing but when you start working it will be something else. If you're absolutely desperate for a job, give this place a shot. If not, you'd be better off somewhere else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be upfront with employees. Not being upfront gives the impression you don't know or don't care. It builds resentment and contributes to low morale.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    You take the blame

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Gibson Guitar

    Pros

    Great brand history and legacy.

    Cons

    You are expected to perform at superhuman levels with little support, little staff, and little resources. Let me use an analogy to decribe daily life: You are expected to pull a rabbit out of a hat daily, but due to internal draconian laws set by the CEO, you are not permitted to posess a rabbit and/or hat. You are not allowed funding to purchase said rabbit and hat. In addition, you are required to submit a daily report to the CEO explaining why you did not pull a rabbit from the hat, but you are not allowed to cite the draconian rules as an excuse. You are responsible to figure it out yourself. Prepare to be blamed, and publicly humiliated in scathing and insulting email messages that copy most of the other employees in the company. This is how you are "motivated" to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After all the reviews with advice for the leadership at the company, the CEO still will not listen. He thinks its' only a few "disgruntled ex-employees" who are posting these reviews. He is 100% wrong. No one at the company respects him.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Gibson custom shop.very unreasonable

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Scuff Sander in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Scuff Sander in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Gibson Guitar

    Pros

    Clean place,good benifits.could be enjoyable under correct management

    Cons

    Poor communication,treat employees like crap,no acknoledgement of good work or working harder or past expectations to get the job done,unreasonable late policy,they dont care if something happens beyond your control that makes you just a few minutes late.supervisors are more concerned with degrading employees than quality of work,they act irritated if you ask questions and then chastize you for not knowing what to do,shop manager didnt even introduce himself,i was thrown in and expected to know the company as if id been there for years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more reasonable and understanding with employees.encourage hard quality work.treat people with respect.get new supervisors!if you want to make more guitars dont fire good workers for being a few minites late one day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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