Fender Musical Instruments Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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3.4
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Fender Musical Instruments CEO Andy Mooney
Andy Mooney
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love the atmosphere of the company and enjoy seeing guitars being made from start to finish(in 22 reviews)

  • "Company culture can be fun, some employees are great people and will do whatever they can to help(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management is a total "look at me" mentality(in 8 reviews)

  • "Guitar Tax," non-competitive pay since there's no shortage of potential employees(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Dream Job, Dream Company

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Product Manager in Hollywood, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Facilities, Fair wages, exciting products, inspiring colleagues, diversity, responsible exec team, great work/life balance

      Cons

      Large organization can create feeling of disconnection

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great experience

      Apr 13, 2021 - Supply Chain Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing company culture and a beautiful office location in northern Scottsdale.

      Cons

      Not a well developed internship program at the time; I believe that it was relatively new.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Mar 22, 2021 - HR Director in Corona, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a company that has Soul in his people and his product

      Cons

      Some time there are conflicts between art and science and negotiating future is complicated

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Can't keep talented people

      Apr 13, 2021 - Indivisdual Contributor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee discount/ sales; Working with passionate/talented musicians; Work-life balance

      Cons

      High-up stinky politics; VP level of micromanagement; No clear career path; No diversity;

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Good Stepping Stone Company

      Apr 22, 2021 - Finance Manager in Hollywood, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Working with guitars and amps is fun -R&D team is great

      Cons

      -Low pay -WFH has removed the fun culture of the company -Directors and above push down all work -Little advancement opportunities

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Brand Name, terrible behind the scenes

      Apr 15, 2021 - Senior Financial Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brand name recognition, lots of great artists

      Cons

      No work/life balance Unfair distribution of work Very low pay HR is minimal and does not care for workers

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic Digital Team

      Jan 11, 2021 - Software Engineering Manager in Hollywood, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team environment that encourages technical growth.

      Cons

      Office was a git crowded (pre-covid) but the new long term remote work policy will help with that.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

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      Mar 23, 2021 - Design Engineer II in Corona, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great team to work for

      Cons

      non-competitive salaries and merit increases that don't match inflation

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fender

      Mar 5, 2021 - Fender Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Going to NAMM and loved working with others

      Cons

      Management and Supervisors aren't supportive of their team.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Iconic company. Good pay. Zero work/ life balance

      Feb 20, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Iconic. Forward thinking. Strong brand.

      Cons

      Work / life balance. Overly zealous middle managers with their own agendas.

      2 people found this review helpful
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