Sig Sauer

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Sig Sauer Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice gig while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newington, NH

    I worked at Sig Sauer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had a temporary office job at SIG's headquarters in Newington NH. I was impressed by the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and nice office accommodations, but what really mattered to me was how friendly and helpful the people I worked with were.

    Cons

    It took me a long time to get up to speed because I initially received minimal training and guidance from my manager. I was left to figure things out on my own and rely on others in my work group to help me make the right connections. Also, my manager never gave me any performance feedback. While I was there, upper management was reorganized a few times in an effort to better align the company's divisions with shifting market segments. Unfortunately, the company didn't recover from a sales slump and I lost my job in a mass layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure new hires receive adequate training and clear guidance. Set clear expectations and provide feedback. Make more realistic sales projections and staff accordingly.

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

    I had a great experience working for Sig

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Exeter, NH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Exeter, NH

    I worked at Sig Sauer

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Management makes an effort to recognize employee achievements.

    Cons

    My previous employment was at a corporate headquarter for an international company... It was hard to get used to working in a manufacturing environment that had an "office area" and a "manufacturing area".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to break down the figurative "walls" between the office employees and the manufacturing employees. Manufacturing employees feel that they are treated with less respect than the office personnel.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    More layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Newington, NH

    I worked at Sig Sauer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They had great benefits. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    There have been two layoffs of 120 people each this year so far. Employees are expendable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    a very demanding place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sig Sauer

    Pros

    The people are great, and the products are top of the line. The company is located in a very good spot. Just a few miles off rt 202

    Cons

    Very damanding place to work. They expect there employees to have answer to any question they have immediatly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to get back bones and make decisions. All decisions come from the corner office.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great ideal, a poor reality

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Exeter, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Exeter, NH

    I worked at Sig Sauer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great compensation and benefits
    - Mgmt good at recognizing the company as a whole
    - Discounts on firearms, training

    Cons

    - departments don't like to interact with one another
    - too many policies and red tape to get anything accomplished
    - employees with power care more about their positions than helping the company, making it difficult to achieve individual and company success
    - the ship has a good captain but let's his crew of inexperienced, detached crew steer the ship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your brand is destroyed and your customers resent the company. You had a great thing going but you let the inmates run the asylum. You don't recognize the people who care vs. the people who work for themselves, and it shows. Consequently, morale is broken and you've taken a well oiled machine and said 'no more oil'.
    It's sad what you've done and hope the good people are able to regain their footing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Newington, NH

    I worked at Sig Sauer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount on guns and free courses at the academy are a plus and decent benefits are the best things I can say about SigSauer.

    Cons

    Constantly increasing work demands to keep up with the back orders for the companies product have led to them speeding up the milling centers beyond the tooling and machines abilities leading to constant broken tooling and the demand to run several machines . Poor quality and attitudes being the result . Constantly changing bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring quality and pride back to the shop floor and give the operators time to inspect the parts which is impossible when running up to three machines at once. In one location the supervisor told us to fake our numbers and not put down what we really had gotten . Also complete lack of inspection days on end by certain operators was allowed. Better is managment needed!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Place is a revolving door.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sig Sauer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company not afraid to spends money on latest equipment for manufacturing and overall facility.

    Cons

    No clear direction from management. No communication between departments. Everyone for themselves. People afraid of getting laid off. Constant finger pointing (the blame game) Place is a revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    They should update crappy job application website

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    Former Employee - Floater in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Floater in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at Sig Sauer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sig Sauer name and brand; building withing commuting distance from where I live

    Cons

    "Micky mouse" job application website has not changed in years; still looks like a bad first attempt from a beginner's HTML class

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want professionals, have an HR website that is at least CLOSE to the one that you advertise products. Cheaply made site reflects badly upon company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    no clue hard work to get laid off

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    Current Employee - Machining in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Machining in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Sig Sauer full-time

    Pros

    discounted guns and the co workers benefits.

    Cons

    money the hours and you work hard to just get laid off. the raises if you bust your rear to advance and learn more you may get 48 cents for a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your act together and work as one not change department heads every few months then have someone else change the policy and so on treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Blind desk drivers leading hard working average joes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sig Sauer

    Pros

    The common grunt next to you who sees the office 6 figure salaries destroying this place

    Cons

    A company that employs about 1000 people destroying the name and area workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, a line of customers at your door demanding your product is better than no line at your door at all!

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