Kaman Music Reviews

Updated June 6, 2015
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  1. Went through lots of changes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaman Music full-time

    Pros

    Loved the people, since I am a musician it was great to be around music related stuff for work. I loved my job.

    Cons

    The few years I worked there our mother company (FMIC) made lots of changes to the KMC structure and there was a lot of uncertainty and fear if we would be the next budget cut. FMIC sold KMC but only after a major lay off which I was let go along with many others.

    Advice to Management

    New mother company (JAM) keep the staff and structure stable and realize the talent you have in the building, don't make the mistakes the previous owners made that dismantled a great group of people!


  2. Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaman Music full-time

    Pros

    Great Place ... Nice people...Great benefits

    Cons

    None when I was there

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  3. Purchasing Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great history, tremendous story of growth.

    Cons

    Need to shake up the status quo

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people. Provide training, opportunity and feedback.


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  5. Constant State of "What's Next?" with a Hint of "Are We Out of the Woods Yet?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman Music full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team players in every department, smart and forward thinking individuals who strive for excellence.

    Cons

    Finance people trying to run a business that consists of "selling horse hair and vacuum tubes out of a catalog". Since I've been here KMC Music (formerly known as Kaman Music) has been in a constant state of flux since being purchased by Fender (FMIC). Larry Thomas drove out all of the good management at Kaman, brought in GC cronies, and lowered morale in unprecedented speed. Since Mark Terry has come on board and KMC is being sold things seem to be going in the right direct, but nobody knows what that direction really is.

    Advice to Management

    Make the selling of KMC quick and painless - let us keep our jobs.


  6. This place is a disaster!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was great for my first 10 years, but has gone down the tubes since it was sold to Fender.

    Cons

    Nothing good going on here now, all the old management has been let go. They just closed Ovation Guitars, and sold Guild to the son of the former CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Sell KMC to someone who cares about the company, get it out of Fenders hair!



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