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Updated Jun 8, 2021

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3.0
46%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
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James Curleigh
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Neat product and some great people(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great coworkers, great brand name(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "They are only worried about pushing out as many guitars everyday as possible(in 16 reviews)

  • "Although in the interview they tell you there is no salary cap the truth is there is no raises so no need for a cap(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Acoustic Rocks!

      Apr 19, 2021 - Production in Bozeman, MT
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The Acoustic Leaders and Team Members are amazing. They care and are passionate to build the BEST Guitars in the World. We work hard, but do it all for each other and our customers. Great pay, benefits, and advancement opportunities.

      Cons

      There are no cons to working at Gibson Acoustic, great place and great people.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company Headed In The Right Direction

      Mar 11, 2021 - Facilities Engineering Manager in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great Brand - Great History - Positive Momentum Toward The Future - Re-Establishing Roots and Worthy Product Lines - The toxic culture of the past is changing as stronger leadership is joining and placing focus on supporting its employees. - Opportunities for further financial growth of the business are endless. - Plenty of low hanging fruit. - Was not planning to leave, just had a better opportunity arise.

      Cons

      The only con is that change is a long process, it is not overnight. There are many battles that still need to be fought in getting this company to the pinnacle. However, the leadership in the company is stronger then it ever has been and is on the right track to success.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Comapy has a good CEO

      Jun 8, 2021 - AP Manager in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They are a fun company but my manager made the job unbearable.

      Cons

      Lower level management is horrible

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Didn't know any marketing concepts

      May 19, 2021 - Former Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very talented quality people to work with, all of which have now left the organization.

      Cons

      CEO who micromanages with no context to projects. Majority of projects were bottlenecked at his approval all the time, so deadlines get pushed. Didn't know any marketing or advertising concepts. Discussions with management was often heated arguments and unproductive. Takes on projects that company was clearly lacking in capability and expects you to figure it out along the way. Upper management always talked about doing a company retreat but it never happens.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 17, 2021 - Gibson Employee in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Always work to go around

      Cons

      When there is no work. It's dry

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Outstanding Experience

      Mar 25, 2021 - Manager, Production in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Awesome Brand, People, and Culture.

      Cons

      None to report. There may have been issues in the past; however, the current leadership team wants the best for the people and product.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      They don't care if it hurts you

      Apr 13, 2021 - Production Supervisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The company is well know for their brand in the industry.

      Cons

      The management is harsh and treats people harshly. They say whatever they wanted to say and they don't care if it's unprofessional or rude, or if it would hurt you. They'd ask you to do things no one should, and would insult you if you don't.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      More duties than other positions

      May 7, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I get two days off weekly

      Cons

      This job entails the responsibilities of a manager, but also does the work of a staff. There are a lot more duties in this position compared to both mentioned. Pay is in between the manager's and the staff but most likely near the staff's pay.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      New leadership = New company

      Jan 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I didn’t work at Gibson under the old leadership but the new leadership has been amazing. There is far less turnover, work life balance is back with employees encouraged to take vacation, the feeling that you are valued as an employee. I really could go on and on.

      Cons

      I honestly cannot think of a con currently.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      So much drama

      Apr 23, 2021 - Inspector in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay was decent, that’s what kept me for so long.

      Cons

      Drama from a bunch of white good ol boys.

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