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"Great team, poor management"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good collaboration and team work at the mid-management level and below.

Cons

Senior management does not listen to employee recommendations.

Advice to Management

Listen to the rank and file, they know what needs to be changed.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The embodiment of the Peter Principle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    SureFire is a well-respected brand within the world of firearms and tactical products. The company is willing to invest in R&D and product development at a level that very few companies would be willing to touch. For that reason, the company is able to create products of the highest quality and performance levels.

    Cons

    The Peter Principle is found throughout senior management. Most people in management have their positions because of their personal relationship with the founder/owner of the company and have been with SureFire for decades. Very few people in senior management have the level of business education that most companies of SureFire's size would require and, because of their length of time with SureFire, are completely unfamiliar with basic business practices found throughout the professional world.

    Advice to Management

    It is time for many in senior management to retire; which is highly unlikely. Instead, expect to see SureFire go through some painful years of cost cutting and restructuring.


  2. "Cool product/manufacturing company in OC"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    There is a great, collaborative team environment. Overall, the management team worked well together and the HR team did a great job in supporting the employees. The company at the time was about 450 employees in size, so it fostered an environment where most everyone knew each other. Folks seemed to really enjoy their work and many worked there for years. The history of SureFire is very rich and fascinating. Overall, I was happy to be there and work with some very bright and accomplished individuals.

    Cons

    It's a small-medium sized company and while it's a family atmosphere, it can take a bit longer to advance up the career ladder.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciated the opportunity to work at a solid company and hope the Senior management continues to do a great job as I recall when I was there.

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