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"Awesome place to work!"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Buyer/Purchasing Agent
Former Employee - Buyer/Purchasing Agent
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Taylor-Guitars full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Innovative, great team and family atmosphere, free onsite chiropractor, espresso machines, management cares about their employees, end of year bonuses, fun atmosphere.

Cons

Getting docked for being 5 minutes late. This was obviously my fault, not the employers.

Other Employee Reviews for Taylor-Guitars

  1. "Good Work, Good People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bind and Sand Department in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Bind and Sand Department in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taylor-Guitars full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are nice, the work is satisfying and the culture is pretty good. They have company BBQs and once hired a massage company for the employees. They have an on site chiropractor. Employees get discounts after a year I believe.

    Cons

    High Turnover in Management, lunch break is short.

    Advice to Management

    Hire department managers that will put some years into one department. Ask longterm employees ideas that they may have for production.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Direction, Zero Accountability, No Strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Content Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taylor-Guitars full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A family-like environment with affable coworkers who socialize after hours. It's a music industry gig so there are perks like the annual NAMM show, concerts, potential to see a musician (hey they're people too!). Bob Taylor knows nearly every single employee's name and makes an effort to chat about things other than the daily grind. "How's your family? Kids? etc."

    There are remarkable people at Taylor. Kind and friendly. However, there are a few bad apples who've spoiled the bunch.

    Cons

    The marketing team is dysfunctional and lacking in strong, effective leadership. The digital team is reactionary, ineffective and under-resourced. "Shoestring" in talent and capabilities. Lead by a punitive, duplicitous director who is incapable of listening, a "talks a lot, says little of substance," bullish micromanager with little knowledge of digital design, system infrastructure, data management, branding or process. Consistently overcomplicates simple things and simplifies the complex. Does not set clear goals with specific expectations. The default is to "manage up" rather than lead the team to success from consensus.

    The leadership in the marketing department does not conduct frequent, rigorous performance reviews or reward results. Frequently disregards experts, data, and best practices and industry standards. They make a policy of endorsing expensive, time-consuming, complex, improperly scoped projects that don't improve sales or elevate the brand. The lack of accountability extends upwards and unfortunately, is a systemic issue of arrogance.

    Career path and goals are not clearly defined by management and HR are directly attached to profit sharing which is arguably a conflict of interest.

    A hostile work environment with punitive, opaque leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders and managers based on "character" with real, relevant experience. Effective managers listen to their employees, consider alternative viewpoints, and are fair decision-makers.

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