Line 6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Used to be great then not so much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Line 6 full-time

    Pros

    Great staff. Lots of fun. Very progressive.

    Cons

    Management doesn't communicate well. Too much turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your instincts instead of counting on analytical data to make every decision. Your company got there by leading, not following.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you value your career don't work here.

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    Former Employee - Administration  in  Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Line 6 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual environment, good culture, laid back, innovative on their products fun environment.

    Cons

    No room for growth, management forgets the main factor for success is maintaining good employee. Too much bureaucracy. Too many politics and plays favoritism. There is no open door policy actually although they promote it to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee management and eliminate operating the business like a Mom and Pop.
    The upper management needs to review what the mid level management is doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Physically, mentally, and emotionally tired of the extraordinary epidemic dysfunction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Line 6

    Pros

    These are fleeting at an astonishing rate. Line 6 used to be an incredibly fun place to work, attracting passionate, creative, super-star talent in the music world.

    Cons

    Morale is at its absolute worst. blame game is constant. The new CEO lacks ANY experience running a company and that inexperience is running what is left of the company right into the ground. Politics are painfully forefront and horribly disrupting progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best talent is leaving, or being forced out. No advice can be given to that which can not be reasoned with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    no comment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Line 6 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    local wholesaler with high tech products hiring experienced engineers

    Cons

    was a growing technology now too competitive and not meeting evolution of industry. too much influence by original owners with emotions of a Mom/Pop company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top heavy, too may VP's and not managers/supervisors. Who really does the day to day glut of work that powers to functions of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Future Ahead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Line 6 full-time

    Pros

    Visionary products; new leaders changing bad process and practices; passionate employees; fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Resource challenge; poor IT systems and tools for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize the operation so your employees can be more efficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    interesting place to start in the music industry not a lot of room to advance in it though.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Line 6 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good discount
    good ideas
    innovative products
    employee's are nice

    Cons

    poor pay
    management doesn't seem to have it together
    Poor internal communication
    some of the employees don't seem to know what they're doing
    manufacturing problems that never seem to be resolved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking everything you're suppliers give you. Raise your quality expectations and push that through to you're manufacturing instead of bringing it down on the people that are trying to fix what your manufacturers have screwed up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was once a great place to work. Now a sad shell of its former self.

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Line 6 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are still some good, hard-working, talented people there. Being involved in music is a plus. The company parties used to be a lot of fun. Salaries are competitive. Decent benefits. They still make some good entry-level gear.

    Cons

    Company re-organizations and new marketing management every 1-2 years. Very top-heavy company, way too many managers. Board of directors focus on revenue growth at the expense of quality, innovation, and customer service. Many of the original innovators that were responsible for their early successes have either left or have been driven out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent problems are not due to the economic downturn. Low morale wasn't created by poor sales. The focus on growth at the expense of quality, innovation, and customer service isn't an inspiring or motivating message to employees. Start treating employees with respect, avoid passive aggression. Stop outsourcing so much engineering work to China. Add more people to your customer service team. Don't release products until they are truly complete. Ditch the top-heavy layer of senior management. Listen to the people who actually do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here if you value your career

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    Former Employee - Administration  in  Agoura, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in Agoura, CA

    I worked at Line 6 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    Work functions have alcohol onsite

    Cons

    Horrible management
    HR Director has a problem with women
    Heavily male dominated company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The whole HR Department needs to be cleaned out. Including the VP of Administration & HR. They've single-handedly restructured the company so many times that if the restructure didn't work the first three times then you have to look at the people doing the restructuring. You can hire the best engineers and sales people in the world but that will not save the company from failing because of politics and HR sticking their nose where it doesn't belong. How can HR be objective to policies when the VP of Administration is the Co-founders wife? Line 6 might be a large company but their problems are as if they're still a small company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great ideas, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Line 6 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    So many great ideas floating around, and people who love what they do and want to put out amazing products.

    Cons

    Management is incredibly top-heavy and seems to not want to face reality on projects. They will push engineering and other departments to incredible degrees to get products out, more so than any other employer I've been with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a new way to scope projects and hire some more help!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company has lost sight of its vision statement. Too many chiefs!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Line 6

    Pros

    Discount benifits on music gear.
    No dress code.
    After work jam sessions and quarterly company sponsored parties.
    Location to San Fernando valley.

    Cons

    With the downfall of the economy, the company has lost sight of its vision and it is reflected in how the employees are treated.
    With the lose of thier vision, the creativity and interaction amongst the teams has been stifled to a point that they are not motivated to produce anything inovative.
    Company is way too management heavy at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat and remember what it was that made this such a magical company to work for in the past. Incourage the creativity of the teams. Look closer at the teams that have had the bigest turnover in employees over the last few years, good chance it was not the employees that left or were let go that are the problem, just may be a management problem because it is the only common factor. With that said, best of luck to you guys and I hope you can turn it around for those that are still there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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