Fender Musical Instruments Reviews

Updated May 13, 2022

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3.9
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  • "There are some great people at Fender who are passionate about the company and want to do a good job.(in 29 reviews)
  • "Great culture and environment.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Employees were great.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Benefits are good(in 7 reviews)
  • "good pay and hours and the environment is great(in 6 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company

    Jan 13, 2022 - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Company. Fast paced but fair.

    Cons

    No glaring cons. Like a lot of companies, growth opportunities can be challenging at times.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    difficult

    May 13, 2022 - Material Handler 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    at least its not production work.

    Cons

    the items you have to move around are heavy in the mill

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    If you don't have an MBA, look elsewhere

    Apr 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employee discounts and a standard large company benefits package.

    Cons

    Large corporation. You're just a cog in an enormous machine. You are expendable and replaceable.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Management Changes

    Apr 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits were good. Some of my peers were amazing. Average pay.

    Cons

    High turn over rate. They dont put value in their employees. Constant management changes.

    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to work if you like guitars

    Mar 1, 2022 - Engineer I in Corona, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -good culture -gain experience in processes

    Cons

    -needs more members in engineering team

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Toxic Hustle Culture

    Nov 30, 2021 - Marketing 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The brand is cool and the employee discounts are nice.

    Cons

    There is zero work/life balance at Fender--it's the classic “hustle” vibe and no one respects anyone’s time. The execs share videos of kids opening gifted instruments or of rock stars playing a Strat to manipulate you into breaking your back for this company. Two colleagues who recently had children where praised for working late hours instead of being with their newborns. -There’s no growth potential because Fender “doesn’t do” promotions and loyal employees have to go through the interview process like their equity in the company means nothing and they’re not any better than some rando off the street. -Morale was super low on my team, demonstrated by everyone over 2 years leaving or trying to leave and even new hires having second thoughts. No one on the team was ever trained-- just thrown into work at full speed.

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    11 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Upper management doesn’t understand the value of design

    Oct 22, 2021 - Designer in Hollywood, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Access to cheap guitars. Wok with cool people/ musicians. Surrounded by music.

    Cons

    Upper level does not understand the value of product design. They see design as people who create logos, bandjam posters and beautiful mock-ups. The key leader of digital product doesn’t know how to play guitars nor basic knowledge of music theory. Make design decisions without design background, only based on personal taste and $$. No one can answer the question of who are our users? No official study about the users and personas. Poor user research and Usertesting process due to lack of knowledge and support from the upper management. Key leaders doesn’t know what is the difference between UX and UI design. Doesn’t know how to use technology. Micromanagement and toxic design review process. No one dare to express their honest opinions while the The person is in the room even false decisions are being made.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Meh.

    Mar 7, 2022 - Marketing Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great legacy brand. Good people on teams, and some nice perks.

    Cons

    Toxic company culture Poor communication Highly corporate

    5 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    It's okay

    Feb 9, 2022 - Process Improvement Technician in Corona, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Chill work environment, not super formal.

    Cons

    Management asks for too much a lot of the time and I saw upped management go off or yell at other managers from time to time.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good job

    Jan 17, 2022 - Assembly Worker 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good pay and hours and the environment is great

    Cons

    communication between workers can be better

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Fender Musical Instruments has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 227 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Fender Musical Instruments to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Fender Musical Instruments employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Fender Musical Instruments. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

75% of Fender Musical Instruments employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Fender Musical Instruments 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Fender Musical Instruments to be workplace, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be career development, senior leadership, management.

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