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Gibson Brands Overview

Nashville, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1974
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Gibson Brands

Gibson Brands is a diverse global business best known for producing the world’s finest music and audio products and experiences.

Operating in over 80 different countries, Gibson Brands is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with leadership ... Read more

Mission: Our goal at Gibson Brands is to become the largest music and audio lifestyle company in the world by continuing our tradition of imbuing our brands with prestige, producing products of exceptional quality and continually improving our products with innovation that continually ... Read more

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Gibson Brands – Why Work For Us?


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Our people are our most important resource. We give unfailing loyalty to each other and our common purpose of producing only the finest products. In a long and storied history we have built a global legacy based on quality and innovation.

Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music and audio industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Operating in over 80 different countries, we have our headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee with leadership centers of excellence in Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Our success is measured by the impression created on everyone who has contact with us or our products through our professional response, high level of service, and commitment to the Gibson ideals.

Our goal is to become the largest music and audio lifestyle company in the world while simultaneously enhancing and improving the lifestyles of the people using our products.

We are committed to excellence. Are you?

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The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history  and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.

Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.

undefinedToday's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

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GibsonFoundation.org

Founded in 2002, theGibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment and health & welfare causes. 

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
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    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gibson is in a great place right now which makes working there all the better. There is a lot of growth and changes on the horizon; therefore, there lies more opportunity for me in my role. I love change and I call myself a "change agent" so its a great time to be at Gibson!!

    Cons

    With change there comes growing pains, but HR and leadership is working very closely to stay on top of change management and other issues.

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Gibson Brands Photos

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Gibson Brands Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Gibson Brands (Nashville, TN).

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    I am very said to say but for this to be such a big company and have such a great name Gibson Brand. The HR/Recruiting process is sad. It hurts to see as a Recruiter how we get such a bad Rep but things like this is why, the reason people find it hard to trust us once they deiced to give us a chance.

    I have been reached out too, twice from a Gibson Recruiter once about a year ago and once about 3 weeks ago. The firs time I had a Recruiter reach out over the phone, she was great I felt the first time we spoke. She reached back out to me again, letting me know she would be setting me up with a face2face interview .... Well I waited to heat back from her, I called and emailed her never got a word from her... So I felt it was their lost.

    Well 3 weeks ago, I had a recruiter reach back out to me to set up a phone conversation, Once I replied back to the email with day and times I was open to speak. I didnt get one word back from the recruiter.

    Its just sad, if you decided to move on with other prospect, Let the person know that you reached out to. What so hard about telling the prospect we decided to move another direction.

    Is so sad that we are the face of a company, the first one that anyone talks to and recruiters do this. I really hope the Manager for the NASHVILLE TN location steps in and figure out whats going on with his or her team.

    Candidate Experience should be very important to any business but I guess not with Gibson or this team because it seems they cant keep a good recruiter in that place... Get it together group, you have a big name company standing behind you!!!!

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