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Conn-Selmer Reviews

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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19%
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Conn-Selmer CEO John M. Stoner Jr. (no image)
John M. Stoner Jr.
22 Ratings
  1. "Unique"

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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conn-Selmer

    Pros

    It is an extremely interesting place to work

    Cons

    Change happens very slowly here.

    Conn-Selmer2014-01-15
  2. "Behind with the times. Barely supports staff"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Conn-Selmer

    Pros

    The people you work with are nice.

    Cons

    Complete lack of resources, planning, basic knowledge of business in most departments.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is identified as an issue but the upper management has done nothing but implement rules and procedures that creates more stress and work for employees. Give workers empowerment by giving them resources not spending all the budget to get more upper management.

    Conn-Selmer2019-11-13
  3. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Conn-Selmer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind.

    Conn-Selmer2019-09-03
  4. "Use to love it"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Eastlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conn-Selmer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work with good people upper management is horrible

    Cons

    If you are a women you don't get the same respect as the men do

    Advice to Management

    They have no clue what they are doing. I hope someone helps us soon. Most of us would like to keep our jobs. Please help us in Eastlake

    Conn-Selmer2019-09-03
  5. "Don't Expect to Stay Here Long"

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    Former Employee - Rough Assembly in Eastlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Conn-Selmer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Weekly pay - Good pay (depending on the department) - Good hours - Paid breaks - 401k - PTO - Overtime (Occasionally) - Benefits (Okay at best) - Gain good experience to find better jobs

    Cons

    - Company values and technology is stuck in the 1950's - Poor upper and middle management - Poor communication - Poor training - Union dues and benefits take half your paycheck - Zero sick days - Point system for absences is poorly thought out - Forced to use vacation time during company shutdowns - No chance of career advancement beyond the peon level - Cutthroat environment - Management and HR turn a... blind eye to wrongdoings - Union cares little of their people - Knowingly violates the contract between the company and union - Imminent lay-offs with little to no warning (Usually right before major holidays)

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    Advice to Management

    Stop playing the blame-game. Stop the department competitiveness. Start communicating and carry it through to the end, don't stop it half way through or pass it off to someone else. Get your act together and show the dedication you claim to have for the company. Long time employees are leaving out of resentment and taking decades of knowledge with them because of the rapid decline of the company. Stop keeping the... dead weight workers simply because you 'need' people. Keep track of production and replace those who aren't pulling their weight.

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    Conn-Selmer2019-02-26
  6. "Musical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Conn-Selmer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Doing the job is great.

    Cons

    No room for growth, unorganized

    Conn-Selmer2019-01-12
  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conn-Selmer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Being part of producing musical instruments that bring joy to so many people

    Cons

    No respect or loyalty for long term employees

    Conn-Selmer2018-08-06
  8. "utility"

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    Former Employee - Utility in Elkhart, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Conn-Selmer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    easy, low stress, family oroented

    Cons

    lower end of wage scale

    Advice to Management

    celebrate your employees

    Conn-Selmer2018-07-03
  9. "reviwer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Conn-Selmer full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement at Conn Selmer.

    Cons

    Each department has their own Human Resource Department.

    Conn-Selmer2018-06-04
  10. Helpful (5)

    "15 years of WASTED OPPORTUNITIES AND MISSED POTENTIAL (You know who !)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Conn-Selmer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None really however it will be a great case study on what happens with lack of oversight, no board and example of abuse of people and workforce anybody remember the strike !, brands remain resilient. ... Smoke and Mirror "get to know us" and "we listen show" with educational peanut efforts...

    Cons

    1. Failure to create a winning vision and culture by the "President". (Since I cant succeed it must be everybody else - REALLY - and then faking insecurity and humbleness shovel sales man charm!) 2. Functional leaders are weak and surrounded by incompetent, untalented and worst unwilling to learn individuals.

    Advice to Management

    1. Modernize the USA Manufacturing and not just lip service for educator Visits. 2. Move customer service to Philippines. (WATSON and Alexa would be better !) 3. Outsource IT to Bangladesh. (India has become too expensive...) 4. Eliminate all sales and marketing roles (Let them play trumpet, trombone and sax or golf all the time and send the N-A-Z-I back to Germany) 5. HR will write the story line before... and after the facts to cover all up in announcements, count wellness steps and use D- "transitions"recruiters to bring in A + Talent. 6. HIRE CFO timing is everything in 2018 -- and expand Finance ! 7. Invest in bathrooms and carpets as

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    Conn-Selmer2017-11-26
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