I worked at C. F. Martin & Co. full-time (More than 10 years)
Very Interesting work with decent pay scales and benefits. Plenty of good coworkers to ride out the day with. Great scent if you are into the way woodworking smells. Opportunity to grow is there for employees who desire more responsibility although it may or may not come with higher pay.
Favoritism and manager ego's can be enough to drive one crazy. Some compensation for higher paid individuals never made sense to me (i.e better match on 401K for those who make more just tilts the scales harder against the lower paid).
Advice to Management
Make sure your mid level management is listening to their employees and giving them what they need to excel.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at C. F. Martin & Co. in November 2011.
CF Martin does not make quick decision, as the Hiring Process is a lengthly process. But the people are down to earth individuals, and easy to speak to.
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