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Updated Oct 19, 2022

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Found 302 of over 308 reviews
3.5
49% Recommend to a Friend
69% Approve of CEO

Found 300 of over 308 reviews

3.5
49%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
Approve of CEO
Gibson Brands CEO James Curleigh (no image)
James Curleigh
37 Ratings

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Pros
  • "With few exceptions there are great people in the company who work tirelessly to product and deliver a very cool product.(in 34 reviews)
  • "has good pay and you get to work on very nice guitars(in 16 reviews)
  • "Nothing really only thing is good benefits they will work you until you're literally dead(in 13 reviews)
  • "The insurance is good.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Great employees.(in 6 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Place To Work

    Sep 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, good benefits, fun to be around guitars

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place ! Could be a dream job for the right person.

    Aug 19, 2022 - Machine Operator in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's an easy job somewhat physically demanding. You stand all day but it's not too strenuous. The management's really good and they'll work with you. If you don't do well one spot they'll find something for you. They're really employed oriented They make it known that their employees are very important. It's not a company where you're just a number but you're the reason why they're in business. A couple times a year the CEO will come to the factory and talk to the employees . That makes me feel like we're very important.

    Cons

    People have a habit of getting stuck in the same departments . You'll try to move and they won't let you sometimes. I think they could do a better job at letting employees experience more of working in different parts of the factory. As I kind of said before they have a habit of making you trapped in the department.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed

    Oct 11, 2022 - Production Machinist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    •decent pay •middle of the road benefits •time and a half most weeks, if you want it •most of your coworkers are champions and they get it •decent coffee machine •WinCo is open 24/7 across the street

    Cons

    •Forced Overtime •Less than 1 week notice for Saturday work (it's possible they'll demand you work 6 weeks worth of Saturdays on a whim) •Incompetent production management who will punish you for doing too well, and make it even worse if you do what they say •Lack of clear communication in every aspect •Work standards are poorly implemented and not adhered to •They will fire individuals who accidentally dismember themselves on company property that has no safeguards installed •Less than 1 week notice for cut hours •They will not provide you with company shirts •Your body will be destroyed •Taco Bell is paying the same hourly rate

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Binder

    Oct 19, 2022 - Binder 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, overtime opportunities, benefits, skills, etc

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, Strenuous, unplanned overtime, little growth opportunity

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Unique Place To Work

    Aug 10, 2022 - Binder 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pay, PTO, and benefits are fantastic. I've gotten 6 raises in the 2 years I've been there, two of those were factory wide, and the other four were because of my performance. You can get up to 30 PTO days, and everyone gets 11 paid holidays off. You start off with 10 PTO days.

    Cons

    The overtime can be outrageous sometimes. Management has gotten a little better about it, but sometimes we find out we're working 6 days a week at the start of the work week. The best way to have a good work-life balance here is to request a handful of Fridays off. (It's a M-F job, if you get Friday off, that means you get a 3 day weekend).

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Absolute joke of a company

    Aug 26, 2022 - CNC Operator in Bozeman, MT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Slim to none, only if you like overtime

    Cons

    Management is terrible, they all seem nice on the surface but they could care less about you and your life. This place needs a good strike, I’ve never worked for a place that runs off a point system. Most places do a 15 min grace period to clock in but if your 1 minute pass your clock in time you get a point. After 10 points….. bye bye. Also a 1$ inflation raise was a good slap to the face. Yea let me take 28$ home per week like it’s gonna do something. I left here and they didn’t care one bit, found a job doing 1/4 of the work with twice the pay. Don’t get stuck doing something you don’t love.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Gibson luthier thoughts

    Sep 29, 2022 - Professional Luthier in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    So much fun, an amazing experience

    Cons

    Can sometimes be rather demanding

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Gibson

    Jul 3, 2022 - Milling Machine Operator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, coworkers

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Wood Work

    Jun 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Paid decent money for a honest living

    Cons

    Hot all the time and breaks are cut short

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Gibson Brands in Bozeman Montana

    Dec 9, 2021 - Production Team Member in Bozeman, MT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are lots of very nice people working at Gibson. There are two shifts early morning until 2:30pm or 2pm until 10:30. You learn one job, get good at it and you may get promoted to another department. They are open to requesting a different department if you want a change. If you need time off you can request it. There is a calendar to check before you ask, so you know if the time off is available in your department.

    Cons

    You just need to know it is factory work. Whatever job they put you in, you do that for 8 hours. It can be monotonous. Time off is hard to get because there are so many employees wanting the same holidays and sometimes the same weekends. Just be prepared to work in a factory...if thats not your thing, look elsewhere. Pay is not great...back in 2017. It is minimum wage starting at $13 an hour. I just couldn't live on $430 net a week.

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Gibson Brands has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 308 reviews left anonymously by employees. 49% of employees would recommend working at Gibson Brands to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 13% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Gibson Brands employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Gibson Brands. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

49% of Gibson Brands employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Gibson Brands 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

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

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