Remington Arms Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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  1. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvest, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvest, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Remington Arms (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Great people!

    Cons

    Sometimes the work load is a lot


  2. Sad Times at Remington

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Remington Arms full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people. Most are very caring of their jobs and each other. The people make the company. Good benefits as far as medical, dental, etc...

    Cons

    Management, Management, Management. Backstabbing. Children's games. No communication. Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing. No longer care about employees - just a number across the board. NO work life balance in most positions and if you try to have one, you are frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management! Communicate. Give your employees a work/life balance. Stop saying the company has no money when money is flying out the door left and right. Only good thing done so far is to get rid of the good for nothing previous CEO.


  3. Racist company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they try to be polite to you

    Cons

    they are racist, especially in Huntsville. Its is not a good enviroment to work in especially if you are not white they dont communicate with you or work with you as a team have bad ethics and gossip a lot

    Advice to Management

    Look into the racist issue


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  5. Lab Technician

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Elizabethtown, KY
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Elizabethtown, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always working with something new

    Cons

    Moving Facility to Huntsville Alabama


  6. Quality Department

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Belmont, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Belmont, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Remington Arms full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has spent alot of capital on Metrology equiptment and process improvement. Training and certification classes have been on going since Ive been with the company which is nice to zee from a company. Good people to work with on projects requiring team. Have learned new philosophical approach to quality from the automotive vets that have come on board.Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Moving too fast to consoldate most of the manufacturing at the Huntsville location has had a negative inpact on the quality. Upper managment has tried to launch new product without standing by there own mission statment and new product launch system. Engineering has been put in a tough position due to the demands to get new product to market even though all involved know the product is not ready. Too many hidden agendas and CYA atmosphere makes for a negative work inviorment. Most departments are very short handed and the ones that are left have to take on extra responsibilities for long periods of time due to the time it takes HR and Management to fill a open spot.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the current product line before bringing on new lines. When you bring on a new product make sure the design is solid before making thousands of bad products. These are fire arms were talking about not toys. Get the company making money and solid products again and sell it to a private entity.


  7. If only upper Management hadn't changed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Remington Arms full-time

    Pros

    Dedication to excellence among the workers, and a high level of teamwork among the production supervisors.

    Cons

    Upper management changed and became a more adversarial than helpful force to production supervisors. They seemed to be floundering at the end of my employment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding finger pointing and in-fighting. Go back to treating your supervisors with the respect they deserve, and pay them a wage that is in line with the expectations placed upon them.


  8. Remington was a very fast paced, culturally challenging but generous company to work for. Loved it!

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    Former Employee - Employee in Madison, NC
    Former Employee - Employee in Madison, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Remington Arms full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very challenging but enjoyable experience. There is a cultural challenge in that they were in a high state of M&A activity with many high level, very talented consultants engaged at all levels within the company. Lots of opportunity to make a statement if you have the drive and passion to push hard and make things happen. Executive management is very talented and well educated but still approachable. Benefits are as good as can be expected given the current state of health care costs. Vacation policy is good and you are expected to use it. Time off is very flexible depending on the situation and the company values are positive. Good work ethics are demanded and recognized. Management has no problem giving you the resources needed to do your job especially if you are making a positive impact on the business. I would personally rate them as one of the best employers I have ever worked for. Compensation is fair to good and you can expect a high rate of personal learning and growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Considering the size of the company you can expect some cultural division. There are always pockets of nay-sayers in an organization of this size which can be a challenge if you are an impressionable personality type. Avoid these kinds of people wherever you work and you'll be better served. Leadership can sometimes be demanding especially in terms of timelines to get things done when visibility is high. Since many of the consultants engaged in the organization are highly educated and highly paid they can sometimes come off as jerks to some of the employees and staff. You need to have a good perspective on this and expect that there will be times you don't fully understand their position and trust they know what they are doing otherwise you may feel stepped on.

    Advice to Management

    Continue aggressively chasing process improvement, performance visibility and M&A system integration. It's difficult to track performance of non-integrated companies within your portfolio. Do more integration work up-front of acquisitions. Work with your consultants to understand that while yes, they are driving a lot of important process improvements and laying the foundation of change within the organization at a high level, they also need to recognize how they treat the people around them. Perception can kill motivation and ownership. People need to feel empowered and involved in process changes rather than having it pushed down their throats after all the work is done.


  9. Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Remington Arms (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was nice and ready to help each other. Also they are all polite and not intimidating at all Liked everyone

    Cons

    They were not at all in the 21st century. Very disorganized, would take money and a lot of time organizing all their employees files

    Advice to Management

    Use money to get updated systems and hire more people in HR. There are many ways to save money because their is a lot of money being lost in the way the company is managed.


  10. A lot of useful reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on guns and parts Reasonable pay

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about product or employee Upper management has no clue about gun quality and that has led to recalls and losing market share get OFF the assembly line and maybe your quality would improve. The idea of Huntsville Alabama is bankrupting the company. They keep trying to find Alabama with the profits from ilion.

    Advice to Management

    Get off te assembly line and the idea Toyota has Answer to everything as that's where most upper management came from. Start shooting all guns in the gallery, maybe you would have listened to problems with the 887 and 870s. No wonder you had a slam fire recall. Many engineers I know, many seniors who have been with the company 10-20 years have since left within the last year months making the outlook in ilion very dark, your engineering team is very scarce and anyone new will have to relearn things and there is years and years of knowledge lost. laying off employees, executive orders and your lack of QUALITY is going to destroy you. What will bankrupt you is that fact you think you man move EVERYTHING Alabama. We've heard all the problems with workers in Alabama. Have fun with all the problem children of Ilion. Te pay in ilion is good, heard the opposite in Alabama. Good luck Alabama. I give it two years before Remington either closes up completely, or or closes the doors to ilion. The birthplace of Americas oldest gunmaker.


  11. Was very unhappy with upper management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Remington Arms full-time

    Pros

    Everyone knows Remington.

    Cons

    Management was unreasonable and didn't seem to care about the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees not look down on them. You will loose a lot of employees with your attitudes. This is not the NORTH!



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